Market Corner - 23/02/08

Publié le par Jean Arnal

A few set of market information released this week:

  • According to several European organizations (Universities and Businesses), the NEWTON project has led to a 3-D photonic crystal to be used as a key telecom network component in next years.

  • According to Gfk, 1.1bn mobile units were sold in 2007 worldwide. European mobile penetration was 95% and a subscriber base of 800m. China reported a 39% penetration rate and a subscriber base of 525m, while India had 210m subscribers and a penetration rate of 19%. Africa had a total of 250m users and a penetration rate of 27%.

  • According to IMS Research, the cellular infrastructure market is expected to be flat or slightly declining in 2008 and 2009.

  • ABI Research forecasts 462m mobile TV users, of which over 260m in APAC, by 2012.

  • According to In-Stat, multimedia home networking is growing, but still not mainstream. Global home networks with at least one PC and at least one networked CE device will grow by about 100% in 2008.

  • According to Global Insight, mobile broadband is going mainstream; more rapidly in developing markets and only in five years in Europe.

  • Mobile phone accessories sales could be worth $40bn in 2008.

  • Analysys warns telcos to favor investment in core and service-delivery architecture rather to focus on next-generation access (NGA) if they want higher revenue and higher margins (real cash savings) in the long term. Revenue benefits from higher speed access or TV market are not great enough to compensate for the accelerating declines in legacy services.

  • According to Dell'Oro, Huawei is on track to become 3rd largest WCDMA vendor, and displace ALU.

  • US mobile phone sales reached 146m units for a total of $11.5bn in 2007.

  • According to Informa, internet-based mobile phone sales would double between 2007 and 2012 and account for 21% of total devices sales, or $38bn. Europe will be the main market with 47% share.

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