Market Corner - 09/03/08

Publié le par Jean Arnal

A few set of market information released this week:

  • VIA and Bitway will deliver a green, low-power, low-cost (€310) PC for the Brazilian market.

  • According to Nielsen Mobile, 23% of US mobile users reported seeing an ad on their phone in the past month, while more than half of them responded to the ad. They agree receiving ads, if it lowers the bill or increases content and content quality.

  • IBM is partnering with VDEL and LX Polska to develop a low-cost, Linux-based PC for Eastern Europe.

  • A cluster made of 16 PSP3 game devices can provide a computing power equal to 400 PCs. The OS is Linux-based and PSP3 are interconnected via Gigabit Ethernet.

  • Following the OFC/ NFOEC show, it is clear that there is an opportunity window for 40Gbit/s gear, waiting for 100 Gbit/s deployment that would not be effective before 2012 in WAN. The target for this year is a 40G system costing no more than 2.5 times the cost of four 10Gbit/s.

  • According to Infonetics research, the WiMAX market grew 46% in 2007 to reach $800m, and is expected to grow to $7.7bn by 2011.

  • Flat rate is fashionable: After the four largest US operators, T-Mobile and Vodafone Germany launch a €80 a month flat rate services for frequent users, covering calls to fixed, mobile numbers in Germany.

  • According to ARCEP, 98% of French people will be covered in 2009.

  • According to Global Industry Analysts, global sales of fiber optic components are likely to go past $44bn by 2010, as demand for fiber is likely to reach 103m km by 2009.

  • ABI Research places Samsung as the top mobile WiMAX equipment vendor, ahead of Motorola and Cisco.

  • Hype, Hype: according to a new report from Portio Research, there would be 5bn mobile subscribers by 2012, and 488.8m mobile TV subscribers by the end of 2010.............

  • Juniper Research predicts that 2.6bn mobile tickets would be delivered by 2011 to just over 208m mobile users, generating about $87bn revenues.

  • According to Canalys, total global shipments of mobile GPS navigation devices hit 39m (+132%) in 2007.

  • 3G Americas says that it would be over 500m GSM-family mobile subscribers in the Americas by the end of 2008.

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