Monthly Archives: November 2010

As broadband spreads across the plant, will operators learn from past mistakes?

I was reading the other day that there our chums at Informa Telecoms & Media reckon there are now some 12 million Mobile Broadband subscribers in Africa right now, and that this figure will rise to a staggering 265 million … Continue reading

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Which MNO will be wooing Branson in the UAE?

TelecomsMarketResearch resides in the beautiful Chiltern Hills, which lie to the north west of London, and are about 20 miles from Heathrow Airport by fast car if London’s orbital motorway is running smoothly – which it is doing a little … Continue reading

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Death of Fixed not a forgone conclusion

Collective the human species are a fickle lot: we tend to chase after the latest technology and cheerfully rubbish what has served us day-in, day-out as if has no future merit. Fixed telephony is a case in point. We tend … Continue reading

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MNOs find ready support for rural initiatives

Bill and Melinda Gates have been picking some very interesting projects to sponsor recently. One that particularly caught my eye in a recent issue of ‘Africa & Middle East Telecom-Week’ was that they are about to pop a cool USD … Continue reading

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Recession – what recession? The global mobile market just keeps on growing

Sitting here at my desk at TelecomsMarketResearch a lot of ‘factoids’ cross it on a daily basis. One that stood out in today’s torrent of e-mails, press briefings and blogs was that at the end of 2009, worldwide mobile service … Continue reading

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Mobile emerging markets to reap benefits of hyper-efficient base station technology

Passing across my desk this morning was a note from Nokia Siemens Networks (NSN) press department announcing the launch of its new Flexi BSC, with what it claims to be ‘industry-first’ features. NSN says that it offers an 80 percent … Continue reading

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Rural Africa is the new frontier: report

Hardly a week goes by now without one of the leading analyst firms – or indeed the lead vendors – sounding off about the enormous potential in the emerging markets: Africa and Asia being seen as the significant drivers for … Continue reading

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