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Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM) - Global Strategic Business Report

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FEATURED COMPANIES

  • Alcatel-Lucent (France)
  • Ericsson (Sweden)
  • Motorola, Inc. (US)
  • NovaCard (Russia)
  • Sagem Orga GmbH (Germany)
  • Telefónica SA (Spain)
  • MORE
This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM) in Millions of US$ by the following technology segments: 2G & 2.5G (including GSM, GPRS & EDGE), and 3G (including WCDMA & HSPA). The report provides separate comprehensive analytics for the North America, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Middle East, Latin America, and Africa. Annual forecasts are provided for each region for the period of 2006 through 2015. The report profiles 311 companies including many key and niche players worldwide such as America Movil S.A.B. DE C.V., AT&T Mobility LLC, Bharti Airtel Limited, Deutsche Telekom Group, T-Mobile International AG & Co. KG, France Telecom, Orange Plc., Hutchison Telecommunications International Limited, Mobile TeleSystems OJSC, NTT DoCoMo, Inc., Rogers Communications, Inc., Telefónica SA, Movistar, Telecom Italia S.p.A, Verizon Communications, Inc., Verizon Wireless, Vodafone Group Plc., Dynacard Co. Ltd, Gemalto NV, Giesecke & Devrient GmbH, Incard S.A, NovaCard, Oberthur Technologies, Sagem Orga GmbH, Alcatel-Lucent, Amoi Electronics Co. Ltd, Arima Communication Corp, Compal Communications, Inc., Ericsson, Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd., LG Electronics, Inc., Motorola, Inc., NEC Corporation, Nokia Corporation, Nokia Siemens Networks, Nortel Networks Corporation, Samsung Electronics, and TCL Corporation. 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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FEATURED COMPANIES

  • Alcatel-Lucent (France)
  • Ericsson (Sweden)
  • Motorola, Inc. (US)
  • NovaCard (Russia)
  • Sagem Orga GmbH (Germany)
  • Telefónica SA (Spain)
  • MORE
GLOBAL SYSTEM FOR MOBILE COMMUNICATIONS (GSM)

A GLOBAL STRATEGIC BUSINESS REPORT

CONTENTS

I. INTRODUCTION, METHODOLOGY & PRODUCT DEFINITIONS

Study Reliability and Reporting Limitations I-1
Disclaimers I-2
Data Interpretation & Reporting Level I-2
Quantitative Techniques & Analytics I-3
Product Definitions and Scope of Study I-3
GSM Subscription Segments I-4
SIM Cards for 2G and 2.5G GSM Services I-4
UICC - Smart Card for 3G Services I-5

II. Executive Summary

1. INDUSTRY OVERVIEW II-1
Introduction II-1
Developing Markets Sustain Growth of GSM II-1
GSM Operators Endure Dismal Revenues II-2
Global Market Overview II-2
Current & Future Analysis II-2
Subscriber Identity Module II-3
Universal Integrated Circuit Card II-3
GSM - The Undisputed Leader II-4
Table 1: Global Mobile Market (2008): Percentage Breakdown
of Number of Subscriptions by Technology (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-4
Global Deployed Base Stations II-5
Table 2: Global Total Deployed Base Stations (2007 & 2008):
Percentage Breakdown of Number of Deployed Base Stations
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-5

2. MARKET TRENDS AND ISSUES II-6
Non-GSM Operators Migrate to GSM II-6
Operators Use New Structure to Simplify Roaming Agreements II-6
Multiple Subscriptions Become Inevitable II-6
Integrated Applications Impel Growth of 3GSM II-6
Popularity of Traditional SMS Remains Strong II-7
Prepaid Customers Continue to Exceed Post Paid Customers II-7
GSMA Initiatives Reduce Hardware Prices II-7
Voice Revenues Continue to Decline II-8
Radio Spectrum Resources are Depleting II-8
Number Portability Keeps Smart Card Manufacturers Guessing II-8
Mobile Penetration Rates Exceed 100% in Advanced Markets II-9
Mobile Phones Enable Safe Money Transfer II-9
Growing Acceptance of WCDMA Video Mail Solutions II-9
WCDMA Handsets Offer GPS Services II-9
GSM Expands Its Services to Machine-To-Machine Communication II-10
Home Pricing Principle to Pull Down Roaming Rates II-10
Smart Card Manufacturers Change Strategies II-10
Handset Manufacturers Prefer Local Smart Card Providers II-10
Price Factors Overtake Quality Factors II-11

3. PRODUCT OVERVIEW II-12
Global System for Mobile Communications II-12
GSM Subscriptions - The Intangible Products II-12
GSM Subscription Segments II-12
Smart Card - The Key to Mobile Communication II-13
SIM - Smart Card for 2G and 2.5G Services II-14
UICC - Smart Card for 3G Services II-14
History of GSM II-15
GSM Ahead of CDMA II-16
CDMA - No Mean Technology II-16
GSM Specifications - The Basic Parameters II-17
Access Method II-17
Modulation II-17
Speech Coder II-17
Frequency Band II-18
Channel Separation II-18
Duplex Distance II-18
Transmission Rate II-18
Overview of GSM Infrastructure Systems II-18
Mobile Station II-18
Base Station Systems II-18
Network and Switching Systems II-19
Operation and Support System II-19
Geographic Units of GSM Network II-19
Cells II-19
Location Areas II-20
MSC/VLR Service Area II-20
PLMN Area II-20
Basic GSM Services and Features II-20
Roaming II-20
Voice Mailing II-20
DTMF II-20
Short Message Service II-21
Cell Broadcasting II-21
Fax Mail II-21
Group III Facsimile II-21
Secondary Services II-21
Services Continue to Evolve II-21
Evolution of 3G Standards II-22
Migration of GSM from 2G to 3G II-22
High-Speed Circuit Switched Data (HSCSD) II-23
General Packet Radio System (GPRS) II-23
Major Technical Upgrades for GPRS II-24
Enhanced Data rates for GSM Evolution (EDGE) II-24
Technology Changes for EDGE II-24
Wideband CDMA - The Dawn of 3G Services II-25
Important Features of WCDMA II-25
WCDMA - Not a CDMA2000 Version II-26
High Speed Packet Access (HSPA) II-26
Major General HSPA Features II-26
High Speed Downlink Packet Access (HSDPA) II-26
High Speed Uplink Packet Access (HSUPA) II-27
HSPA Continues to Evolve II-27

4. PRODUCT/SERVICE LAUNCHES II-28
Sagem Orga Launches New SIM Cards II-28
T-Mobile Launches EDGE Network II-28
Quebecor Launches New Cellular Phone Network II-28
Globacom Launches HSPA Network II-28
Telcel Launches HSDPA II-28
Etisalat Nigeria Commences Commercial Services II-29
Tata Teleservices to Introduce GSM Services II-29
Global Payments Introduces New Mobile Payment Service II-29
Huawei Unveils New Products II-30
Kyocera to Introduce GSM Phones II-30
Nokia Siemens Networks Introduces Dual Carrier EDGE Solution II-30
HTC Launches New Mobile Phone II-30
HTC Unveils New Touch™ 3G for Complete Mobile Experience II-31
Samsung and Alcatel-Lucent Unveil Device-Plus- Infrastructure
Solution II-31
MTN Launches MIM Service II-31
China Unicom Launches GPRS Data Services II-32
Vivatel Offers 3G Services II-32
Blue Ocean Wireless Unveils GSM Network for Merchant Vessels II-32
Etisalat Launches GSM Operations II-32
Mascom Introduces Mobile Internet II-32
China Mobile to Roll Out EDGE Service II-32
T3G and NXP Introduce New Handset II-32
Motorola to Introduce New High-End Cellular Phone II-33
China TechFaith Introduces New Dual Mode Phone II-33
HTC Launches Powerful New 3.5G Touch Dual™ Device II-33
HTC Launches Touch™ Mobile Phone II-34
Ericsson Introduces Local Call-Switching Across GSM Base Stations II-34
Ericsson Launches FemtoCell Solution II-34
Meridian Mobile Launches Fly GSM Mobile Phones II-35
Intex Technologies Launches Three GSM Mobile Phones II-35
Nortel Unveils New All-IP Product Line II-35
Oberthur Launches 512MB SIM Card II-35
Telefónica Móviles and Ericsson Demonstrate HSDPA Services II-36

5. RECENT INDUSTRY ACTIVITY II-37
Vodafone Acquires Majority Stake in Ghana Telecommunications II-37
Verizon Wireless Completes Acquisition of Rural Cellular II-37
T-Mobile Snaps Up SunCom Wireless II-37
DoCoMo Acquires Stake in TMIB II-38
Etisalat Purchases Minority Stake in Swan Telecom II-38
VolgaTelecom Acquires Ulyanovsk GSM II-38
VimpelCom Buys Majority Stake in Sotelco II-38
Mobile TeleSystems Acquires Astrakhan Mobile and Mar Mobile II-38
Mobile Tele Systems Takes Over Mobilnye Sistemy Svyazi II-38
NTT DoCoMo to Acquire Minority Stake in BOW II-39
Truphone to Take Over SIM4travel II-39
Cyberhand to Acquire ACTIO Mobile II-39
Turkcell to Buy Majority Stake in BTN II-39
China Unicom Merges with China Netcom II-40
VimpelCom Collaborates with GTEL II-40
NSN Signs Agreement with China Mobile II-40
Sagem Orga Enters into an Agreement with MAT II-40
Ericsson Signs Joint Venture Agreement with STMicroelectronics II-41
NXP and STMicroelectronics Forms ST-NXP II-41
Ericsson Inks Supply Agreement with Digicel II-41
Motorola Signs Vinaphone GSM Network Expansion Contracts II-42
Nortel Bags BSNL Contract II-42
Ericsson Bags SingTel Mobile Network Expansion Contract II-42
Ericsson Bags Digicel GSM/EDGE Supply Contract II-42
Ericsson Bags Meteor WCDMA/HSPA Services Contract II-43
Alcatel-Lucent Secures US$10 Million Contract from TrueMove II-43
Alcatel-Lucent Secures Contract from Africell Burundi II-43
Alcatel-Lucent Signs Contract with MTN Yemen II-44
Unitel Offers Contract to Alcatel-Lucent II-44
Safaricom Enters Into GSM Interconnection Contract with Telkom
Kenya II-44
Tusmobil Selects Supply Stations of Nokia Siemens II-44
TIM Brasil Selects Ericsson for Providing WCDMA/HSPA Network II-45
Ericsson Signs Network Expansion Agreements with Chinese
Mobile Operators II-45
Warid Telecom Selects Ericsson to Upgrade GSM/GPRS Network II-45
Nokia Siemens Secures Network Expansion Contract from HCPT II-46
VimpelCom and Ericsson Agree to Deploy WCDMA/HSPA Network II-46
SK Telecom to Enter into Partnership with China Unicom II-46
Nokia Siemens Bags Network Expansion Contract II-46
Huawei to Build National GSM Network in Vietnam II-47
Ericsson Secures Contract from Kuzey II-47
Ericsson to Expand GSM Core Network in Bangladesh II-47
Telus and Bell to Construct WCDMA Based Overlay II-47
Huawei to Offer GSM and 3G Network II-48
Ericsson Partners with Síminn to Offer WDCMA/HSPA Network II-48
China Unicom Extends GPRS Roaming Services II-48
Azercell Enters Multiple Roaming Agreements II-48
Ericsson Secures Expansion Deal with Sunrise II-48
Nokia Siemens Secures GSM Capacity Expansion Contract II-49
Digicel Secures License to Operate GSM Network II-49
TELCEL Selects Ericsson to Launch 3G Network II-49
ZTE Bags Mobile Phone Equipment Supply Contract from Maxis
Communications II-49
Airtel Signs Contract with Ericsson for GSM Expansion II-49
Haier Enters into Partnership with BSNL for GSM Services II-50
Ericsson Bags Contract for Network Expansion from Hanoi Telecom II-50
R-Com Collaborates with Alcatel-Lucent II-50
ZTE Corporation Enters into Supply Agreement with Vodafone II-50
Trilogy Launches VIVA II-50
Tunisiana Deploys Flexi ISN Solution II-51
Econet to Establish Telecommunication Services II-51
Celcom Partners with Ericsson II-51
Idea Cellular Awards Contract to NSN II-52
Alcatel-Lucent Acquires UTRAN from Nortel II-52
Oberthur Acquires I'M Technologies II-52
AT&T Acquires Edge Wireless II-52
GCI Acquires Alaska Wireless Communications II-53
Mobile TeleSystems Acquires Stakes in International Cell Holding II-53
MTS Takes Over Bashcell II-53
AT&T Acquires Dobson Communications II-53
MTS Acquires Outstanding Stake in Uzdunrobita II-54
China Mobile Communications Acquires Paktel II-54
Aricent Acquires Stake in Cellular Basestation Development Group II-54
VimpelCom Acquires CSK II-54
Orascom Telecom Completes Acquisition of Mobilink II-55
Altimo Completes Acquisition of Sotelco II-55
TeliaSonera Acquires MCT Corp II-55
Saudi Telecom to Acquire Stake in Maxis II-55
SMART Communications to Acquire Stake in Blue Ocean Wireless II-55
CUCL to Acquire Unicom Group Assets in Guizhou II-56
Jabil Circuit Agrees to Acquire Assets in Nokia Siemens II-56
Paivis to Take Over Detroit Phone Cards II-56
Mobistar Signs Agreement to Acquire VOXmobile II-57
Operators Merge Wireless Infrastructure II-57
Blue Ocean and JRC Partner to Provide GSM Communication Services II-57
Eventis Mobile Obtains License for GSM 900/1800 Services II-58
Freedom Wireless Secures MNVO License II-58
Qualcomm Inks WCDMA Licensing Deal with Sagem II-58
QUALCOMM Enters into Licensing Agreement with Lenovo Mobile II-58
Batelco Inks GPRS Roaming Deal with Mobilink Pakistan II-59
Siemens and Nokia Sign Memorandum of Understanding with NEC II-59
Alcatel-Lucent Secures Contract from Celcom II-59
Comfone Includes China in Key2roam Portfolio II-59
Personal Offers Expansion Contract to Ericsson II-59
China Mobile Pakistan Selects Ericsson as Partner in Expansion
of Network II-60
Ericsson Provides GSM/GPRS Network Infrastructure to Movistar II-60
Ericsson Signs Contract for GSM Expansion with Idea Cellular II-60
Ericsson Wins Turnkey Contract from BSNL II-60
LGC Wireless Completes First Stage of Deployment II-61
Ericsson Secures GSM/EDGE Contracts from Digicel Group II-61
Ericsson Secures Order for Network Expansion II-61
TeliaSonera to Buy Equipment from Nokia Siemens II-61
Alcatel-Lucent Bags Network Expansion Contract II-61
Orcon Inks Agreement with Vodafone New Zealand II-62
Nokia Wins Network Development Contract from MegaFon II-62
Indosat Extends Contract with Ericsson II-62
Nokia to Invest for Capacity Expansion at Chennai Plant II-63
Idea Cellular Selects Ericsson to Provide GSM Network II-63
Verizon Wireless Plans to Build 4G Network II-63
Motorola Bags Contract to Expand GSM/EDGE Network II-63
Nokia Siemens Networks Bags Contract from Henan Mobile II-63
Ericsson to Upgrade and Expand TMIB's Network II-64
Rogers Wireless to Expand GSM Network II-64
Uganda Telecom Extends GSM Network II-64
China Mobile Grants US$394 Million Worth Contracts to Motorola II-65
Mubadala Enters into Partnership with Etisalat II-65
China Mobile and Ericsson Enter Network Expansion Agreement II-65
NSN and Idea Cellular Announce GSM Network Expansion Contract II-65
Alcatel and Lucent Merge to Form Alcatel-Lucent II-66
Nokia and Siemens Merge II-66
Oberthur and Diversinet Sign Collaboration Agreement II-66

6. FOCUS ON SELECT PLAYERS II-67
Service Providers II-67
America Movil S.A.B. DE C.V. (Mexico) II-67
AT&T Mobility LLC (US) II-67
Bharti Airtel Limited (India) II-67
Deutsche Telekom Group (Germany) II-67
T-Mobile International AG & Co. KG (Germany) II-68
France Telecom (France) II-68
Orange Plc. (UK) II-68
Hutchison Telecommunications International Limited (Hong Kong) II-68
Mobile TeleSystems OJSC (Russia) II-69
NTT DoCoMo, Inc. (Japan) II-69
Rogers Communications, Inc. (Canada) II-69
Telefónica SA (Spain) II-69
Movistar (Spain) II-70
Telecom Italia S.p.A (Italy) II-70
Verizon Communications, Inc. (US) II-70
Verizon Wireless (US) II-70
Vodafone Group Plc. (UK) II-71
Manufacturers and Suppliers of Smart Cards II-71
Dynacard Co. Ltd (Taiwan) II-71
Gemalto NV (The Netherlands) II-71
Giesecke & Devrient GmbH (Germany) II-71
Incard S.A (Switzerland) II-72
NovaCard (Russia) II-72
Oberthur Technologies (France) II-72
Sagem Orga GmbH (Germany) II-72
Manufacturers and Suppliers of Infrastructure/Handsets II-73
Alcatel-Lucent (France) II-73
Amoi Electronics Co. Ltd (China) II-73
Arima Communication Corp (Taiwan) II-73
Compal Communications, Inc. (Taiwan) II-73
Ericsson (Sweden) II-74
Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd. (China) II-74
LG Electronics, Inc. (Korea) II-74
Motorola, Inc. (US) II-75
NEC Corporation (Japan) II-75
Nokia Corporation (Finland) II-75
Nokia Siemens Networks (Finland) II-76
Nortel Networks Corporation (Canada) II-76
Samsung Electronics (South Korea) II-76
TCL Corporation (China) II-77

7. GLOBAL MARKET PERSPECTIVE II-78
Table 3: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for
Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM) by Geographic
Region - North America, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding
Japan), Middle East, Latin America and Africa Markets
Independently Analyzed with Number of Subscriptions
(Cumulative) in Thousands for Years 2006 through 2015
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-78

Table 4: World 9-Year Perspective for Global System for Mobile
Communications (GSM) by Geographic Region - Percentage
Breakdown of Number of Subscriptions (Cumulative) for North
America, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle
East, Latin America and Africa Markets for Years 2007, 2010 &
2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-79

Table 5: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for 2G &
2.5G GSM by Geographic Region - North America, Europe,
Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East, Latin America and
Africa Markets Independently Analyzed with Number of
Subscriptions (Cumulative) in Thousands for Years 2006 through
2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-80

Table 6: World 9-Year Perspective for 2G & 2.5G GSM by
Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Number of
Subscriptions (Cumulative) for North America, Europe,
Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East, Latin America and
Africa Markets for Years 2007, 2010 & 2015 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-81

Table 7: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for 3G
GSM by Geographic Region - North America, Japan, Europe,
Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East, Latin America and
Africa Markets Independently Analyzed with Number of
Subscriptions (Cumulative) in Thousands for Years 2006 through
2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-82

Table 8: World 9-Year Perspective for Global System for 3G GSM
by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Number of
Subscriptions (Cumulative) for North America, Japan, Europe,
Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East, Latin America and
Africa Markets for Years 2007, 2010 & 2015 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-83

III. MARKET

1. NORTH AMERICA III-1
A.Market Analysis III-1
Current & Future Analysis III-1
GSM Gains Momentum in North America III-1
Product/Service Launches III-2
Strategic Corporate Developments III-2
Select Players III-6
Service Providers III-6
AT&T Mobility LLC (US) III-6
Rogers Communications, Inc. (Canada) III-6
Verizon Communications, Inc. (US) III-6
Verizon Wireless (US) III-6
Manufacturers & Suppliers of Infrastructure/Handsets III-7
Motorola, Inc. (US) III-7
Nortel Networks Corporation (Canada) III-7
B.Market Analytics III-8
Table 9: North American Recent Past, Current & Future
Analysis for Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM)
by Technology - 2G & 2.5G, and 3G Markets Independently
Analyzed with Number of Subscriptions (Cumulative) in
Thousands for Years 2006 through 2015 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-8

Table 10: North American 9-Year Perspective for Global
System for Mobile Communications (GSM) by Technology -
Percentage Breakdown of Number of Subscriptions (Cumulative)
for 2G & 2.5G, and 3G Markets for Years 2007, 2010 & 2015 III-8

2. JAPAN III-9
A.Market Analysis III-9
WCDMA Riding on High III-9
Select Players III-9
NTT DoCoMo, Inc. - A Major Service Provider III-9
NEC Corporation - Manufacturer & Supplier of
Infrastructure/Handsets III-9
B.Market Analytics III-10
Table 11: Japanese Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis
for 3G Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM) Market
Independently Analyzed with Number of Subscriptions
(Cumulative) in Thousands for Years 2006 through 2015
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-10

3. EUROPE III-11
A.Market Analysis III-11
Current & Future Analysis III-11 End of GSM Era III-11
Dawn of UMTS Era III-12
Smart Card Manufacturers Change Strategies III-12
Home Pricing Principle to Pull Down Roaming Rates III-12
Mobile Voice Volume Exceeds Fixed Voice Volume III-12
Product/Service Launches III-13
Strategic Corporate Developments III-14
B.Market Analytics III-17
Table 12: European Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis
for Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM) by
Geographic Region - France, Germany, Italy, UK, Spain,
Russia and Rest of Europe Markets Independently Analyzed
with Number of Subscriptions (Cumulative) in Thousands for
Years 2006 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-17

Table 13: European 9-Year Perspective for Global System for
Mobile Communications (GSM) by Geographic Region -
Percentage Breakdown of Number of Subscriptions (Cumulative)
for France, Germany, Italy, UK, Spain, Russia and Rest of
Europe Markets for Years 2007, 2010 & 2015 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-18

Table 14: European Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis
for Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM) by
Technology - 2G & 2.5G, and 3G Markets Independently
Analyzed with Number of Subscriptions (Cumulative) in
Thousands for Years 2006 through 2015 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-19

Table 15: European 9-Year Perspective for Global System for
Mobile Communications (GSM) by Technology - Percentage
Breakdown of Number of Subscriptions (Cumulative) for 2G &
2.5G, and 3G Markets for Years 2007, 2010 & 2015 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-19

3a. FRANCE III-20
A.Market Analysis III-20
Current & Future Analysis III-20
Strategic Corporate Developments III-20
Select Players III-21
France Telecom - A Major Service Provider III-21
Oberthur Technologies - A Manufacturer & Supplier of Smart
Cards III-21
Alcatel-Lucent - A Manufacturer & Supplier of
Infrastructure/Handsets III-21
B.Market Analytics III-22
Table 16: French Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for
Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM) by Technology -
2G & 2.5G, and 3G Markets Independently Analyzed with
Number of Subscriptions (Cumulative) in Thousands for Years
2006 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-22

Table 17: French 9-Year Perspective for Global System for
Mobile Communications (GSM) by Technology - Percentage
Breakdown of Number of Subscriptions (Cumulative) for 2G &
2.5G, and 3G Markets for Years 2007, 2010 & 2015 III-22

3b. GERMANY III-23
A.Market Analysis III-23
Current & Future Analysis III-23
Product/Service Launch III-23
Select Players III-23
Service Providers III-23
Deutsche Telekom Group III-23
T-Mobile International AG & Co. KG III-24
Manufacturers & Suppliers of Smart Cards III-24
Giesecke & Devrient GmbH III-24
Sagem Orga GmbH III-24
B.Market Analytics III-25
Table 18: German Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for
Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM) by Technology -
2G & 2.5G, and 3G Markets Independently Analyzed with
Number of Subscriptions (Cumulative) in Thousands for Years
2006 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-25

Table 19: German 9-Year Perspective for Global System for
Mobile Communications (GSM) by Technology - Percentage
Breakdown of Number of Subscriptions (Cumulative) for 2G &
2.5G, and 3G Markets for Years 2007, 2010 & 2015 III-25

3c. ITALY III-26
A.Market Analysis III-26
Current & Future Analysis III-26
Strategic Corporate Development III-26
Telecom Italia S.p.A - A Major Service Provider III-26
B.Market Analytics III-27
Table 20: Italian Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for
Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM) by Technology -
2G & 2.5G, and 3G Markets Independently Analyzed with
Number of Subscriptions (Cumulative) in Thousands for Years
2006 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-27

Table 21: Italian 9-Year Perspective for Global System for
Mobile Communications (GSM) by Technology - Percentage
Breakdown of Number of Subscriptions (Cumulative) for 2G &
2.5G, and 3G Markets for Years 2007, 2010 & 2015 III-27

3d. THE UNITED KINGDOM III-28
A.Market Analysis III-28
Current & Future Analysis III-28
Product/Service Launch III-28
Strategic Corporate Developments III-28
Select Service Providers III-29
Orange Plc. III-29
Vodafone Group Plc. III-30
B.Market Analytics III-30
Table 22: UK Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for
Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM) by Technology -
2G & 2.5G, and 3G Markets Independently Analyzed with
Number of Subscriptions (Cumulative) in Thousands for Years
2006 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-30

Table 23: UK 9-Year Perspective for Global System for Mobile
Communications (GSM) by Technology - Percentage Breakdown of
Number of Subscriptions (Cumulative) for 2G & 2.5G, and 3G
Markets for Years 2007, 2010 & 2015 III-31

3e. SPAIN III-32
A.Market Analysis III-32
Current & Future Analysis III-32
Select Service Providers III-32
Telefónica SA III-32
Movistar III-32
B.Market Analytics III-33
Table 24: Spanish Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for
Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM) by Technology -
2G & 2.5G, and 3G Markets Independently Analyzed with
Number of Subscriptions (Cumulative) in Thousands for Years
2006 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-33

Table 25: Spanish 9-Year Perspective for Global System for
Mobile Communications (GSM) by Technology -Percentage
Breakdown of Number of Subscriptions (Cumulative) for 2G &
2.5G, and 3G Markets for Years 2007, 2010 & 2015 III-33

3f. RUSSIA III-34
A.Market Analysis III-34
Current & Future Analysis III-34
Strategic Corporate Developments III-34
Select Players III-36
Mobile TeleSystems OJSC - A Major Service Provider III-36
NovaCard - A Manufacturer & Supplier of Smart Cards III-37
B.Market Analytics III-37
Table 26: Russian Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for
Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM) by Technology -
2G & 2.5G, and 3G Markets Independently Analyzed with
Number of Subscriptions (Cumulative) in Thousands for Years
2006 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-37

Table 27: Russian 9-Year Perspective for Global System for
Mobile Communications (GSM) by Technology - Percentage
Breakdown of Number of Subscriptions (Cumulative) for 2G &
2.5G, and 3G Markets for Years 2007, 2010 & 2015 III-38

3g. REST OF EUROPE III-39
A.Market Analysis III-39
Current & Future Analysis III-39
Product/Service Launches III-39
Strategic Corporate Developments III-39
Select Players III-41
Manufacturers & Suppliers of Smart Cards III-41
Gemalto NV (The Netherlands) III-41
Incard S.A (Switzerland) III-41
Manufacturers & Suppliers of Infrastructure/ Handsets III-41
Ericsson (Sweden) III-41
Nokia Corporation (Finland) III-42
Nokia Siemens Networks (Finland) III-42
B.Market Analytics III-43
Table 28: Rest of Europe Recent Past, Current & Future
Analysis for Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM)
by Technology - 2G & 2.5G, and 3G Markets Independently
Analyzed with Number of Subscriptions (Cumulative) in
Thousands for Years 2006 through 2015 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-43

Table 29: Rest of Europe 9-Year Perspective for Global
System for Mobile Communications (GSM) by Technology -
Percentage Breakdown of Number of Subscriptions (Cumulative)
for 2G & 2.5G, and 3G Markets for Years 2007, 2010 & 2015 III-43

4. ASIA-PACIFIC III-44
A.Market Analysis III-44
Current & Future Analysis III-44
Robust Economy Impels GSM Growth III-44
Asia-Pacific - The Global GSM Activity Hub III-44
3G Services Take Time to Takeoff III-45
China III-45
Government Tightens Procedure for Prepaid Customers III-45
Handset Manufacturers Prefer Local Smart Card Providers III-45
India III-45
Lucrative GSM Market III-45
Table 30: Indian Global System for Mobile Communications
(GSM) Market (2005-2008): Net Additions of GSM Subscribers
in Thousands (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-46

Table 31: Leading Players in Indian GSM Market (2008):
Percentage Breakdown of Number of Subscribers for Airtel,
Vodafone Essar, BSNL IDEA and Others (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-46
Vietnam III-46
Telecommunication Entities Favor GSM Expansion III-46
Product/Service Launches III-47
Strategic Corporate Developments III-50
Select Players III-63
Service Providers III-63
Bharti Airtel Limited (India) III-63
Hutchison Telecommunications International Limited (Hong
Kong) III-63
Manufacturers and Suppliers of Infrastructure/ Handsets III-64
Amoi Electronics Co. Ltd (China) III-64
Arima Communication Corp (Taiwan) III-64
Compal Communications, Inc. (Taiwan) III-64
Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd. (China) III-64
LG Electronics, Inc. (Korea) III-65
Samsung Electronics (South Korea) III-65
TCL Corporation (China) III-65
Manufacturer & Supplier of Smart Cards III-65
Dynacard Co. Ltd (Taiwan) III-65
B.Market Analytics III-66
Table 32: Asia-Pacific Recent Past, Current & Future
Analysis for Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM)
by Technology - 2G & 2.5G, and 3G Markets Independently
Analyzed with Number of Subscriptions (Cumulative) in
Thousands for Years 2006 through 2015 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-66

Table 33: Asia-Pacific 9-Year Perspective for Global System
for Mobile Communications (GSM) by Technology - Percentage
Breakdown of Number of Subscriptions (Cumulative) for 2G &
2.5G, and 3G Markets for Years 2007, 2010 & 2015 III-66

5. MIDDLE EAST III-67
A.Market Analysis III-67
Current & Future Analysis III-67
Hyperactive GSM Markets III-67
Product/Service Launches III-68
Strategic Corporate Developments III-68
B.Market Analytics III-69
Table 34: Middle East Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis
for Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM) by
Technology - 2G & 2.5G, and 3G Markets Independently
Analyzed with Number of Subscriptions (Cumulative) in
Thousands for Years 2006 through 2015 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-69

Table 35: Middle East 9-Year Perspective for Global System
for Mobile Communications (GSM) by Technology - Percentage
Breakdown of Number of Subscriptions (Cumulative) for 2G &
2.5G, and 3G Markets for Years 2007, 2010 & 2015 III-69

6. LATIN AMERICA III-70
A.Market Analysis III-70
Current & Future Analysis III-70
Strong Growth Markets III-70
Argentina III-70
Brazil III-70
Chile III-70
Colombia III-71
Mexico III-71
Peru III-71
Venezuela III-71
Exorbitant Taxes Impede Growth of GSM III-71
Product/Service Launches III-71
Strategic Corporate Developments III-72
America Movil S.A.B. DE C.V. - A Major Mexican Service Provider III-74
B.Market Analytics III-75
Table 36: Latin American Recent Past, Current & Future
Analysis for Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM)
by Technology - 2G & 2.5G, and 3G Markets Independently
Analyzed with Numbe of Subscriptions (Cumulative) in
Thousands for Years 2006 through 2015 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-75

Table 37: Latin American 9-Year Perspective for Global
System for Mobile Communications (GSM) by Technology -
Percentage Breakdown of Number of Subscriptions (Cumulative)
for 2G & 2.5G, and 3G Markets for Years 2007, 2010 & 2015 III-75

7. AFRICA III-76
A.Market Analysis III-76
Current & Future Analysis III-76
Africa is Faster than the Americas III-76
Scope of 3GSM in Africa III-76
Price Factors Overtake Quality Factors III-77
Product/Service Launches III-77
Strategic Corporate Developments III-78
B.Market Analytics III-81
Table 38: African Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for
Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM) by Technology -
2G & 2.5G, and 3G Markets Independently Analyzed with
Number of Subscriptions (Cumulative) in Thousands for Years
2006 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-81

Table 39: African 9-Year Perspective for Global System for
Mobile Communications (GSM) by Technology - Percentage
Breakdown of Number of Subscriptions (Cumulative) for 2G &
2.5G, and 3G Markets for Years 2007, 2010 & 2015 III-81

IV. COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE

Total Companies Profiled: 311 (including Divisions/Subsidiaries - 431)
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Region/Country Players
  • ----------------------------------------
The United States 40
Canada 12
Japan 6
Europe 146
France 5
Germany 7
The United Kingdom 15
Italy 4
Spain 5
Rest of Europe 110
Asia-Pacific (Excluding Japan) 114
Latin America 39
Africa 49
Middle East 25
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  • Service Providers
  • America Movil S.A.B. DE C.V. (Mexico)
  • AT&T Mobility LLC (US)
  • Bharti Airtel Limited (India)
  • Deutsche Telekom Group (Germany)
  • T-Mobile International AG & Co. KG (Germany)
  • France Telecom (France)
  • Orange Plc. (UK)
  • Hutchison Telecommunications International Limited (Hong Kong)
  • Mobile TeleSystems OJSC (Russia)
  • NTT DoCoMo, Inc. (Japan)
  • Rogers Communications, Inc. (Canada)
  • Telefónica SA (Spain)
  • Movistar (Spain)
  • Telecom Italia S.p.A (Italy)
  • Verizon Communications, Inc. (US)
  • Verizon Wireless (US)
  • Vodafone Group Plc. (UK)
  • Manufacturers and Suppliers of Smart Cards
  • Dynacard Co. Ltd (Taiwan)
  • Gemalto NV (The Netherlands)
  • Giesecke & Devrient GmbH (Germany)
  • Incard S.A (Switzerland)
  • NovaCard (Russia)
  • Oberthur Technologies (France)
  • Sagem Orga GmbH (Germany)
  • Manufacturers and Suppliers of Infrastructure/Handsets
  • Alcatel-Lucent (France)
  • Amoi Electronics Co. Ltd (China)
  • Arima Communication Corp (Taiwan)
  • Compal Communications, Inc. (Taiwan)
  • Ericsson (Sweden)
  • Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd. (China)
  • LG Electronics, Inc. (Korea)
  • Motorola, Inc. (US)
  • NEC Corporation (Japan)
  • Nokia Corporation (Finland)
  • Nokia Siemens Networks (Finland)
  • Nortel Networks Corporation (Canada)
  • Samsung Electronics (South Korea)
  • TCL Corporation (China)
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