Mobile operators strategies - 10/02/08

Publié le par Jean Arnal

Orange (France) sold 20,000 iPhones in January, or 90,000 units in total since the launch. Sales are slowing (Xmas effect for sure), but Orange continues to gain new customers (50% of iPhone buyers). Orange targets 400k to 500k units sold in 2008.

ATT Mobility will increase its 3G footprint to add 1500 additional cell sites in 80 US market and reach over 350 US markets by the end of the year.

Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) would begin the 3G licensing process in 2008.

BT has launched a new MVNO service for business customers in Spain.

Saudi Zain (S. Arabia) plans to launch operations in S. Arabia in 2H08.

Kohlberg Kravis Roberts (KKR), an equity fund, has invested $250m in Bharti Infratel.

3UK and O2 UK will combine their respective mobile video services into a single platform accessible to both operators' customers.

DoCoMo plans to sell its 49% stake in Telargo to Ultra (Slovenia).

Vodafone introduced the Blackberry Pearl 8110 with integrated GPS in the UK.

Telcel (Mexico) launches HSDPA services , first in four cities, then nine additional towns in a first phase.

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