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ULC (Ultra Low Cost) Phones/Handsets - Global Strategic Business Report

  • ID: 1382320
  • July 2010
  • Region: Global
  • 317 Pages
  • Global Industry Analysts, Inc

This report analyzes the Global market for ULC (Ultra Low Cost) Phones/Handsets in Million Units. Annual estimates and forecasts are provided for the period 2006 through 2015. The report profiles 43 companies including many key and niche players such as Fly Mobile Phones, Huawei Communication, Hop-on, Inc., Haier Co.Ltd., Kyocera Communications, Inc., LG Electronics, Inc., Motorola, Micromax Informatics Limited, Nokia Corporation, Ningbo Bird Co., Ltd , Panasonic Mobile Communications Co., Ltd., Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications AB, Vodafone Group Plc, and Zhong Xing Telecommunication Equipment Company Limited. Market data and analytics are derived from primary and secondary research. Company profiles are mostly extracted from URL research and reported select online sources.

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Study Reliability and Reporting Limitations I-1
Disclaimers I-2
Data Interpretation & Reporting Level I-3
Quantitative Techniques & Analytics I-3
Product Definitions and Scope of Study I-3

II. Executive Summary

Current Market Scenario: A Quick Primer II-1
Table 1: Untapped Potential for ULC Phones Worldwide:
Breakdown of Mobile Penetration Rate (%) by Select Country
for 2009 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-1
Growing Mobile Subscriber Base in Developing Countries
Encourage Growth II-2
Table 2: World Mobile Phone Market (2009): Breakdown of
Number of Mobile Phones in Use by Country (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-2

Table 3: Global Mobile Phone Market (2009&2012F): Percentage
Share Breakdown of Shipment Volume by Geographic Region
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-3

Table 4: Global Mobile Phone Market (2009&2012F): Percentage
Share Breakdown of Shipment Volume by Communication Standard
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-3
Brutal Economic Climate Triggers Growth in Developed Markets II-4
Mobile Internet to Drive Demand for ULC 3G Phones & Vice Versa II-4
Rural Distribution & After-Sales Service of ULC Phones: A
Challenge to Reckon With II-4
ULC Phones: A Disruptive Innovation in the Making II-5
Table 5: Global Handset Market (2008): Percentage Share
Breakdown of Volume Sales by Handset Category (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-5
Competition II-6
Global ULC Handset Single-Chip Solution II-6
Outlook II-6
Innovation: A Talisman for Success II-7
GSMA: Chasing the Dream of Universal Access to Communication
Services II-7
Special Focus on the Chinese & Indian Markets II-8
China II-8
Market Overview II-8
Key Statistical Findings II-8
Table 6: Chinese Mobile Handset Market (2008): Percentage
Share Breakdown of Volume Sales of Top 10 Vendors (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-8
India II-9
Market Overview II-9
Key Statistical Findings II-10
Table 7: Indian Mobile Phones Market (2009): Percentage
Share Breakdown of Revenue by Player/Brand (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-10

Table 8: Indian Mobile Handset Market (2008): Percentage
Share Breakdown of Volume Demand by Price Range (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-10

Table 9: Indian Import Market for GSM Mobile Phones in the
Sub-$50 Segment (2007): Breakdown of Volume Imported by
Vendor (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-11

Table 10: Import Market in the Sub-$50 Segment for CDMA
Phones in India (2007): Percentage Share Breakdown of
Import Volume by Country of Origin (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-11

Table 11: Import Market in the Sub-$50 Segment for CDMA in
India (2007): Percentage Share Breakdown of Import Volume
by Leading Chinese Manufacturers (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-12

Table 12: Indian Mobile Phones Market (2008): Percentage
Share Breakdown of Volume Sales by Handset Category
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-12

ULC (Ultra Low Cost) Phones: A Definition II-13
Applications of ULC Phones II-13
Consumer Clusters for ULC Phones II-13
Drivers behind Creation of a Successful ULC Product II-14
Achieving Price Reduction in ULCHs II-14
Table 13: Percentage Share Breakdown of Costs of Various
Components in A ULC Phone II-15

Vodafone Rolls Out New Ultra Low-Cost Mobile Devices II-16
Fly Mobile Unveils MC150DS in Russia (Russia) II-16
Samsung to Launch T239 II-16
Mi-Fone Unveils Mi-X II-16
Vodafone Unveils Vodafone 225 and Vodafone 125 II-17
ST-Ericsson Unveils 4908 and 4910 EDGE Platforms II-17
Digicel Group Launches Coral-200-Solar Mobile Phone II-18
Quantum Telecom Rolls Out ULC GSM-WiMAX Mobile Handset II-18
Infineon Technologies and SkyCross Unveil Integrated Handset
Architecture II-18
Infineon Technologies Launches X-GOLDTM 110 II-19
LEVEL Vision Electronics to Launch New Collection of Entry-
Level Mobile Phones II-19
Safaricom Introduces Simu ya Solar II-19
Amalfi Semiconductor Unveils Transmit Module for ULC and
Entry-Level Phones II-19
NXP Semiconductors Rolls Out Nexperia Single-Chip Solution II-20
TriQuint Semiconductor Unveils GSM Tx Module and PA-Duplexer
Module II-20
MTN Group to Launch MTN-Branded Handsets II-21
Infineon Technologies Introduces New XMM 1020 and XMM 1028
Platforms II-21
Nokia Launches Low-Priced Mobile Phones & Services II-22
Motorola Launches Motorola W388 II-23
Spice Mobile Unveils Spice S-525 II-23
Hop-on Unveils Six New Phones II-23
Jurong Technologies to Launch New Range of ULC Mobile Handsets II-24
Infineon Launches X-Gold 213 and X-Gold 113 Mobile Phone Chips II-24
Spice Telecom to Unveil Cheapest Mobile Phone II-24
Mizi Research to Unveil Reference design for ULC Mobile Phone II-24
NXP Semiconductors Introduces NexperiaTM PNX4903 II-25
Texas Instruments Unveils "LoCosto ULC" Single Chip Platform II-26
SKY MobileMedia to Develop New Software and Hardware Solution II-26
Sony Ericsson to Manufacture Handsets in India II-27
Texas Instruments Integrates Java Virtual Machine with LoCosto
platform II-27
TechFaith Wireless to Expand Operations into Markets of Low &
Ultra Low-Cost 3G Handsets II-28

China Mobile Inks Agreement with ST-Ericsson II-29
Quantum and Runcom Technologies Ink Agreement II-29
ZTE and Vodafone Ink Agreement II-30
NXP Semiconductors Enters into Partnership with Orpat Group II-30
TechFaith Wireless Collaborates with QuickTel II-30
NXP Takes Over Cellular Communication Operations of Silicon
Laboratories II-31
NXP Semiconductors Selects CEVA-Teak DSP Core of CEVA for ULC
Handsets II-31
Nokia Selects E-Goldvoice Single Chip Solution of Infineon II-32
Infineon Technologies to Deliver ULC2 Platform to ZTE II-32
Vodafone Group Signs Agreement with ZTE II-32
Unicom to Purchase ULC CDMA Handsets II-32

Fly Mobile Phones (Russia) II-33
Huawei Communication (China) II-33
Hop-on, Inc. (USA) II-33
Haier Co.Ltd. (China) II-34
Kyocera Communications, Inc., (USA) II-34
LG Electronics, Inc., (South Korea) II-34
Motorola (USA) II-34
Micromax Informatics Limited (India) II-35
Nokia Corporation (Finland) II-35
Ningbo Bird Co., Ltd (China) II-35
Panasonic Mobile Communications Co., Ltd. (Japan) II-36
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (South Korea) II-36
Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications AB (Sweden) II-36
Vodafone Group Plc (UK) II-36
Zhong Xing Telecommunication Equipment Company Limited (China) II-37

Table 14: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Ultra Low Cost Phones (ULC) Phones/Handsets by Geographic
Region - China, India and Rest of World Markets Independently
Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Million Units for Years
2006 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-38

Table 15: World 10-Year Perspective for Ultra Low Cost Phones
(ULC) Phones/Handsets by Geographic Region - Percentage
Breakdown of Unit Sales for China, India and Rest of World
Markets for Years 2006, 2009 and 2015 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-39


Total Companies Profiled: 43 (including Divisions/Subsidiaries - 45)

Region/Country Players
The United States 9
Canada 1
Japan 2
Europe 9
Germany 1
The United Kingdom 2
Rest of Europe 6
Asia-Pacific (Excluding Japan) 23
Africa 1

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