Mobile operator strategies - 12/01/08

Publié le par Jean Arnal

Mobitel (Georgia), a Vimpelcom company, won a mobile license in Georgia in the 850MHz band.

Orange has sold 70,000 iPhone in one month in France. It is good score in the middle of the operator' s target range. Apple has sold almost 5m units worldwide in 2007 and targets 10m by the end of 2008.

P Phone will become MVNO in China using China Mobile network in Jiangxi province.

Gamma Telecom has signed 3UK' s first MVNO deal.

Tiscali plans to unveil a mobile service in UK in 2008 by re-branding Toucan Mobile, a company it had bought in 2007.

Mobilink plans to invest an additional $500m in Pakistan.

ESPN Mobile TV is born, as a JV between ESPN and MobiTV. It will offer live and multicast events, news, analysis, ...

TDC has unveiled HSDPA services in Denmark.

Virgin Mobile France is the fourth French mobile operator with about 800 k subscribers.

Etisalat (UAE), Qtel (Qatar) will separately bid for a license in Lebanon.

MTN (S. Africa) is considering taking a stake in Mobinil (Egypt).

CANTV (Venezuela) plans to launch its GSM overlay network in May.

Hutchison Whampoa has delayed break-even point for its 3G operations to 2009.

In the US, TV broadcasters, LG and Harris will be ready to start transmitting TV signals to portable devices (such as the MPH for Mobile Pedestrian Handheld) in 2009 using a competing technology to DVB-H and MediaFlo.

NTT DoCoMo (Japan) ended PHS (personal handy-phone) service at end-2007, a 12-year adventure in wireless local loop.

T-Mobile Hungary and Vodafone are partnering to launch trial DVB-H service in Hungary.

Vodafone UK announced HSDPA downstream speed of 7.2Mbit/s and upstream speed of 1.4Mbit/s.

HT Mobile (Vietnam) plans to migrate its CDMA network to GSM.

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