Market Corner - 15/09/08

Publié le par Jean Arnal

A few set of market information released this week:

  • Qualcomm said that the demand for 3G continues to be healthy in the US.

  • Turkmenistan and Azerbaijan plan to lay a portion of the Trans-Asia-Europe (TAE) optical fiber cable line across the Caspian Sea.

  • O3b plans to deploy new worldwide satellite-based infrastructure for providing high-speed internet service in emerging nations in Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Middle East. O3b is backed by Liberty Global, Google and HSBC Principal Investments.

  • BSG (Broadband Stakeholder Group) estimates that providing high-speed broadband service in each household in the UK would be a huge £30bn.

  • According to Unstrung, WiMAX femtocells could play a major role in providing service in densely populated urban areas. But most vendors take a wait-and-see approach to the technology for now.

  • Nokia sold over 15m high-end phones, or 47% of all smartphone shipped in 2Q08. Smartphones accounted for 11% of all mobiles sold.

  • According to Infonetics, ALU and Motorola account for 2/3 of worldwide mobile WiMAX equipment revenues, while Alvarion leads the fixed WiMAX market (25% market share). Worldwide fixed and mobile WiMAX equipment revenue topped $402m in 2Q08.

  • CDG announced that 1xEV-DO technologies have surpassed 100m customers worldwide.

  • According to LightCounting, 10-GigE optical transceiver shipments in 2008-2011would grow at a CAGR of 37%.

  • In the USA, iPhone mobile internet traffic has almost doubled.

  • NSR announces that mobile TV user base is expected to grow 10-fold by 2013.

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