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Ringtones - Global Strategic Business Report

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FEATURED COMPANIES

  • 3Gupload.com, Inc. (US)
  • GoldPocket Wireless (US)
  • MAGIX (US)
  • NMK, Inc. (US)
  • RMD Dance, Inc.
  • Tao Group (UK)
  • MORE
This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Ringtones in US$ Million. The Major product segments Analyzed are Monophonic Ringtones, Polyphonic Ringtones, and Master Ringtones. The report provides separate comprehensive analytics for the US, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Rest of World. Annual forecasts are provided for each region for the period of 2002 through 2010. The report profiles 147 companies including many key and niche players worldwide such as 3Gupload.com, Inc., Blue Frog Mobile, Dijji™ Corp., InfoSpace, Inc., Jam Direct, Kanematsu USA Inc., MAGIX, Mobile Streams, MonsterMob, m-Qube, Namco Networks America Inc., NMK, Inc., Retro Ringtones LLC, SEGA® of America, Varsity Media Group, Inc., Versaly Entertainment, WideRay, Xingtone, Zingy, Beatnik, European Computer Telecoms Group, FasPay Technologies, Inc., GoldPocket Wireless, Mobilitec, Nellymoser, NMS Communications, PalmSource, Inc., Qpass, Siemens M2Y, SK Telecom, Tao Group, UI Magic, Unicell, Wave Arts, YellowPepper, Alcatel, Alltel, Cingular Wireless, China Mobile Communications Corp., Chunghwa Telecom Co. Ltd., Eurotel Praha, Spol., Helio LLC, KDDI Corp., NTT DoCoMo, Orange, O2 Plc, NEC Corp., SunCom Wireless, Sprint Nextel Corp., Swisscom Mobile Ltd., T-Mobile USA, Telstra Corp. Ltd., Telus Mobility, Verizon Wireless, Virgin Mobile USA, Vodafone Group Plc, Broadcast Music, Inc., EMI, RMD Dance, Inc., Sony BMG Music Entertainment, Universal Music Group, Warner Music Group, BenQ, Haier, Kyocera Corp., LG Electronics, Inc., Motorola, Inc., Nokia Corp., Panasonic (Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Samsung Group, Siemens, and Sony Ericsson. 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

  • 3Gupload.com, Inc. (US)
  • GoldPocket Wireless (US)
  • MAGIX (US)
  • NMK, Inc. (US)
  • RMD Dance, Inc.
  • Tao Group (UK)
  • MORE
RINGTONES

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
Market Definitions and Scope of Study I-3
Monophonic Ringtones I-3
Polyphonic Ringtones I-3
Master Ringtones I-3
II.
1. Global Market Overview II-1
Toning Up the Market II-1
Mobile Music Revels the Ringtone Industry II-1
Master Tones Lease a New Life to Ringtones II-1
Master Tones Chink into the Armor of iPods II-1
It’s a Young Market II-1
Ringtones Scouting for Killer Applications II-2
Led by Technology than Leaders II-2
Competition Pushes Prices Down II-2
Not Place for Many II-2
SMS for Ringtone Downloads
Minting Money for Content Providers II-3

2. Current and Future Analysis II-4
Ringtones Ringing Loud II-4
Regional Perspective II-4
Asia-Pacific Dominates II-4
Table 1: World Market for Ringtones (2006): Regional Markets
Ranked by Percentage Share of Retail Revenues
Asia-
Pacific, Europe, Japan, US and the Rest of World (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-4
US: Picks Up Most of the Growth II-4
Table 2: Fastest Growing Markets for Ringtones Worldwide:
Countries/Regions Ranked by Compounded Annual Growth in
Revenues for the Years 2002-2010
US, Asia-Pacific, Europe,
Rest of World and Japan (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-5
Segmental Perspective II-5
Monophonic Ringtones II-5
Monophonic Ringtones
Falling Fortunes II-5
Asia-Pacific Leads Monophonic Ringtone Market II-5
Table 3: World Market for Monophonic Ringtones (2006):
Regional Markets Ranked by Percentage Share of Retail
Revenues
Asia-Pacific, Europe, US, Japan, and the Rest
of World (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-5
Japan Witness Fastest Market Decline II-5
Propped by Technical Simplicity and Low Costs of Downloading II-6
Technology Sophistication in Handset Market
A Big Blow II-6
Marred by Indiscriminate Pricing of Online Ringtone Service
Providers II-6
Polyphonic Ringtones
Time for Pack Up II-6
Asia-Pacific Leads the Global Market for Polyphonic Ringtones II-6
Table 4: World Market for Polyphonic Ringtones (2006):
Regional Markets Ranked by Percentage Share of Retail
Revenues
Asia-Pacific, Europe, US, Japan, and the Rest
of World (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-6
US: The Fastest Growing Market for Polyphonic Ringtones II-7
Table 5: Fastest Growing Markets for Polyphonic Ringtones
Worldwide: Countries/Regions Ranked by Compounded Annual
Revenue Growth for the Years 2002-2010
US, Asia-Pacific,
Europe, Rest of World and Japan (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-7
Declining Costs and Improving QoE Fuel the Market II-7
Gaining Muscle but not Immune to Master Attack II-7
Master Ringtones II-7
Master Ringtones Witness Rapid Growth II-7
Asia-Pacific Overtakes Europe as Largest Market for Master
Tones II-8
Table 6: World Market for Master Ringtones (2006): Regional
Markets Ranked by Percentage Share of Retail Revenues -
(Asia-Pacific, Europe, US, Japan, and the Rest of World
includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-8
US Master Tone Market Witness Rapid Growth II-8
Table 7: Fastest Growing Markets for Master Ringtones
Worldwide: Countries/Regions Ranked by Compounded Annual
Growth in Revenues for the Years 2002-2010
US, Asia-
Pacific, Europe, Rest of World and Japan (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-8
Customer Experience and Advanced Handsets Drives Master
Tone Market II-8
Equally Enthralling Entire Value Chain II-9
Distribution and Digital Rights Management
Overriding
Challenges II-9
Ringtone Piracy Worries Music Companies II-9
High Profile Competition Puts Tabs on Revenues II-9

3. Market Trends and Issues II-10
Mergers and Acquisitions Propel the Ringtone Market II-10
Ringtone Market Goes Crazy II-10
Gaming in the Ringtones Industry II-10
Realtones Set to Rule the Ringtone Market II-10
Cross Market Synergies Help Companies Sustain II-10
Old Age Group Drives Mobile Music Market II-10
Mobile music revives down falling music industry II-11
Ringtones Partake the Battle Against Falling ARPUs II-11
Auctions Drive Ringtone Market II-11
Video Ringtones
A Potential Competitor for Revenue II-11
Ringtones Add Retail Space II-11
Teaming Up for Mutual Benefit II-12
Music Companies Target Ringtone Market for Additional Revenues II-12
VoIP: Knocking into the Ringtone Space II-12
Getting Repeat Customers
A Big Problem II-12
Less Promotional Efforts for Ringtone Market II-13
Marred by Unscrupulous Practices II-13

4. Product Overview II-14
Mobile Content
A Backgrounder II-14
Mobile Entertainment II-14
Fall in Voice Service Revenues Led to Rise of Mobile
Entertainment Market II-14
Ringtones II-14
Definition and Overview II-14
Evolution of Ringtones II-15
Ringtones revert declining revenues of conventional mobile
service market II-15
Polyphonic Ringtones Barge into the Monophonic Terrain II-15
Types of Ringtones II-15
Monophonic Ringtones II-15
Polyphonic Ringtones II-15
Music Ringtones II-16
Distribution Channel Overview II-16
Players in Ringtone Distribution Channel: II-16
Music Companies II-16
Mobile Content Provider II-16
Mobile Content Syndicator II-16
Mobile Portal II-16
Service Providers II-16
Revenue Models II-17
Pay-per use II-17
Recurring flat-fee Subscription II-17
One-time Access Fees II-17
Revenue Sharing Models II-17
Time Specific Pricing II-17
Factors Determining Ringtone Downloads II-18
Mode of Delivery II-18
Digital Rights Management (DRM) II-18

5. Enabling Technology Developments II-19
Nokia’s HSDPA Expedites Download Capabilities II-19
Beatnik’s BAE Raises the Quality Bar for Polyphonic Melodies II-19
Nellymoser Introduces Patented Technology II-19
WizzTone Develops System for Online Creation of Ringtones II-19
PalmSource Issues Licenses to Wave Arts’ MobileSynth™
Technology II-19
Avanquest Launches Ringtone Media Studio II-19

6. Service Innovations/Introductions II-20
Pepsi, Motorola and Yahoo Join Forces to Offer Mobile
Ringtone Service II-20
Legend Mobil Introduced Two New Online Mobile Content Service
Portals II-20
Namco Introduces New Set of Game Ringtones II-20
AIS Introduces Video Ringtone Service in Thailand II-20
Namco America Releases New Ringtone Application II-20
Nokia Unveils CoolZone Mobile Content Distribution Service II-20
FasPay and DX3 Jointly Introduce MYORT Master Ringtone Service II-21
Xingtone Introduces Upgraded Version of Xingtone Ringtone
Maker™ Software II-21
Interactive Unveils Sound-LinkTM Service for Budding Music
Artists II-21
Napster Joins Forces with Dwango to Launch Napster Ringtone II-21
Retro Ringtones Unveils ‘Cult Ringtones’ in the US II-21
Varsity and m-Qube Jointly Introduce Online Mobile Content
Service II-21
Zingy Teams Up with MTV to Unveil Ringtones Created by Timbaland II-22
BBC Introduces Online Ringtone Service II-22
3GUpload.com Introduces Music Ringtones Service II-22
SK Telecom Launches MelOn Online Mobile Music Service II-22
Sony Ericsson and SMEI Jointly Introduce “Pre-Play” Ringtone
Service II-22
T-Mobile Releases "HiFi" Ringers for Valentine’s Day II-22
Launches in the Recent Past II-23
Faith West’s Modtones™ Hits the Australian Market II-23
Prepaid Ringtones from Moviso II-23
Ztango Develops Exciting Polyphonic Ringtones II-23
Phoneserve Eyeing the Saudi Arabian Market II-23
Over-The-Air Wireless Forays into Ringtones Market II-23
Disney Ringtones to the US Clientele II-24

7. Recent Industry Activity II-25
MonsterMob Takes Over W-Infinity Communications II-25
UI Magic Buys Mtogo II-25
EMI Inks Online Licensing Contract with Arvato II-25
Musiwave Signs an Agreement with TELUS II-25
MobileActive Introduces SMS Content Services in the US II-25
Smart SMS Inks a Master Deal with GoldPocket II-26
InfoSpace Inks Contract with fuse II-26
Monstermob Acquires Russia-Based Mobicon II-26
Zingy Join Forces with Aaliyah II-26
9 Squared Inks Agreement with Nellymoser II-26
Xingtone Inks a Marketing Deal with Roxio II-26
EMI Inks a Pan-European Contract with T-Mobile II-27
Leap Enters into an Agreement with Mobile Stream II-27
EMI Joins Forces with Nokia II-27
MFORMA Partners with Billboard to Market New Music Services II-27
Bamboo and Unicell Jointly Launch TopTone II-27
Interactive Games Licenses Donald Trump Ringtone II-27
WideRay Joins Forces with TWEC II-28
Blue Frog Signs Partnership Agreement with YellowPepper II-28
Velocity Unveils Two Ringtone Service Portals II-28
Dwango Inks Marketing Agreement with FunMail II-28
Namco Enters into Marketing Agreement with SEGA II-28
MonsterMob Takes Over 9 Squared II-28
Index Acquires 123Multimedia II-29
RMD Signs a Licensing Agreement with Music Wave II-29
Napster Enters into Agreement with Dwango to Introduce ‘
Napster Mobile’ II-29
Strategic Corporate Developments in Past II-29
Sprint joins forces with UMG II-29
T-Mobile inks marketing deal with Universal Mobile II-29
InfoSpace Acquires Moviso II-29
Cellular One partners with Ztango II-30
NEC Electronics Releases muPD9990 Mobile Ringtone Chip II-30

8. Focus on Select Players II-31
Content Developers, Providers & Ringtone Portals II-31
3Gupload.com, Inc. (US) II-31
Blue Frog Mobile (US) II-31
Dijji™ Corp. (US) II-31
InfoSpace, Inc. (US) II-31
Jam Direct (US) II-31
Kanematsu USA Inc. (US) II-32
MAGIX (US) II-32
Mobile Streams (US) II-32
MonsterMob (UK) II-32
m-Qube (US) II-32
Namco Networks America Inc. (US) II-32
NMK, Inc. (US) II-32
Retro Ringtones LLC (UK) II-33
SEGA® of America (US) II-33
Varsity Media Group, Inc. (US) II-33
Versaly Entertainment (US) II-33
WideRay (US) II-33
Xingtone (US) II-34
Zingy (US) II-34
Application/Enabling Technology Developers II-34
Beatnik (US) II-34
European Computer Telecoms Group (Germany) II-34
FasPay Technologies, Inc. (US) II-34
GoldPocket Wireless (US) II-35
Mobilitec (US) II-35
Nellymoser (US) II-35
NMS Communications (US) II-35
PalmSource, Inc. (US) II-35
Qpass (US) II-35
Siemens M2Y (UK) II-36
SK Telecom (Korea) II-36
Tao Group (UK) II-36
UI Magic (US) II-36
Unicell (Israel) II-36
Wave Arts II-36
YellowPepper (US) II-37
Mobile/Wireless Service Providers/Operators II-37
Alcatel (France) II-37
Alltel (US) II-37
Cingular Wireless (US) II-37
China Mobile Communications Corp. (China) II-37
Chunghwa Telecom Co. Ltd. (Taiwan) II-37
Eurotel Praha, Spol. (Czech Republic) II-38
Helio LLC (US) II-38
KDDI Corp. (Japan) II-38
NTT DoCoMo (Japan) II-38
Orange (UK) II-38
O2 Plc (UK) II-39
NEC Corp. (Japan) II-39
SunCom Wireless (US) II-39
Sprint Nextel Corp. (US) II-39
Swisscom Mobile Ltd. (Switzerland) II-39
T-Mobile USA (US) II-39
Telstra Corp. Ltd. (Australia) II-40
Telus Mobility (Canada) II-40
Verizon Wireless (US) II-40
Virgin Mobile USA (US) II-40
Vodafone Group Plc (UK) II-40
Music Companies II-41
Broadcast Music, Inc. (US) II-41
EMI (UK) II-41
RMD Dance, Inc. II-41
Sony BMG Music Entertainment II-41
Universal Music Group (US) II-41
Warner Music Group (US) II-42
Handset Manufacturers II-42
BenQ (Taiwan) II-42
Haier (China) II-42
Kyocera Corp. (Japan) II-42
LG Electronics, Inc. (Korea) II-42
Motorola, Inc. (US) II-43
Nokia Corp. (Finland) II-43
Panasonic (Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd) (Japan) II-43
Samsung Group (Korea) II-43
Siemens (Germany) II-43
Sony Ericsson II-44

9. Global Market Perspective II-45
Table 8: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for
Ringtones by Geographic Region
US, Japan, Europe, Asia-
Pacific (excluding Japan) and Rest of World Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$
Million for the Years 2002 through 2010 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-45

Table 9: World 9-Year Perspective for Ringtones by Geographic
Region
Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for US, Japan,
Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan) and Rest of World
Markets for the Years 2002, 2006 and 2010 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-45

Table 10: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for
Monophonic Ringtones by Geographic Region
US, Japan, Europe,
Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan) and Rest of World Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$
Million for Years 2002 through 2010 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-46

Table 11: World 9-Year Perspective for Monophonic Ringtones by
Geographic Region
Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for
US, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), and Rest
of World Markets for the Years 2002, 2006 & 2010 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-46

Table 12: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for
Polyphonic Ringtones by Geographic Region
US, Japan, Europe,
Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan) and Rest of World Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$
Million for Years 2002 through 2010 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-47

Table 13: World 9-Year Perspective for Polyphonic Ringtones
by Geographic Region
Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales
for US, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan) and
Rest of World Markets for Years 2002, 2006 and 2010 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-47

Table 14: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for
Master Ringtones by Geographic Region
US, Japan, Europe,
Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan) and Rest of World Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$
Million for Years 2003 through 2010 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-48

Table 15: World 9-Year Perspective for Master Ringtones by
Geographic Region
Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for
US, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan) and Rest of
World Markets for Years 2003, 2006 and 2010 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-48

III. MARKET

1. The United States III-1
A.Market Analysis III-1
Ringtones Uplift the Falling ARPU’s III-1
Current and Future Analysis III-1
European & Japanese Ringtone Companies Make Moves in US
Market III-1
Master Music Tones Poised to be Prime Drivers of Mobile
Music Markets III-1
Women Download More Ringtones than Men III-2
Store Sales Spur Ringtone Retailing in the US III-2
The Reign of HFA III-2
Service Innovations/Introductions III-2
Pepsi, Motorola and Yahoo Join Forces to Offer Mobile
Ringtone Service III-2
Legend Mobil Introduced Two New Online Mobile Content
Service Portals III-2
Namco Unveil New Set of Game Ringtones III-2
Namco America Release New Ringtone Application III-3
Retro Ringtones Unveils ‘Cult Ringtones’ in the US III-3
Xingtone Introduces Upgraded Version of Xingtone Ringtone
Maker™ Software III-3
Namco Enters into Marketing Agreement with SEGA III-3
Interactive Unveils Sound-Link™ Service for Budding Music
Artists III-3
Varsity and m-Qube Jointly Introduce Online Mobile Content
Service III-3
Zingy Teams Up with MTV to Unveil Ringtones Created by
Timbaland III-4
3GUpload.com Introduces Music Ringtones Service III-4
T-Mobile Releases "HiFi" Ringers for Valentine’s Day III-4
Launches in the Recent Past III-4
Prepaid Ringtones from Moviso III-4
Over-The-Air Wireless Forays into Ringtones Market III-4
Ztango Develops Exciting Polyphonic Ringtones III-5
Disney Ringtones to the US Clientele III-5
Recent Industry Activity III-5
UI Magic Buys Mtogo III-5
Smart SMS Inks a Master Deal with GoldPocket III-5
InfoSpace Inks Contract with Fuse III-5
Xingtone inks a marketing deal with Roxio III-6
Zingy Join Forces with Aaliyah III-6
Leap Enters into an Agreement with Mobile Stream III-6
PalmSource Issues License to Wave Arts’ MobileSynth™
Technology III-6
MFORMA Partners with Billboard to Market New Music Services III-6
Avanquest Launches Ringtone Media Studio III-6
Bamboo and Unicell Jointly Launch TopTone III-7
Interactive Games Licenses Donald Trump Ringtone III-7
WideRay Joins Forces with TWEC III-7
Blue Frog Signs Partnership Agreement with YellowPepper III-7
Dwango Signs a Partnership Deal with FunMail III-7
RMD Signs a Licensing Agreement with Music Wave (US) III-7
Napster Enters into Agreement with Dwango to Introduce ‘
Napster Mobile’ (US) III-8
Strategic Corporate Developments in Past III-8
Sprint Joins Forces with UMG III-8
InfoSpace Acquires Moviso III-8
Cellular One partners with Ztango III-8
Review of Select Players III-8
Content Providers III-8
3Gupload.com, Inc. III-8
Blue Frog Mobile III-8
Dijji™ Corp. III-9
Faith West Inc. III-9
InfoSpace, Inc. III-9
Jam Direct III-9
Kanematsu USA Inc. III-9
MAGIX III-9
Mobile Streams III-9
m-Qube III-10
Namco Networks America Inc. III-10
NMK, Inc. III-10
SEGA® of America III-10
Varsity Media Group, Inc. III-10
Versaly Entertainment III-10
WideRay III-11
Xingtone III-11
Zingy III-11
Application/Enabling Technology Developers III-11
Beatnik III-11
FasPay Technologies, Inc. III-11
GoldPocket Wireless III-12
Mobilitec III-12
Nellymoser III-12
NMS Communications III-12
Qpass III-12
U I Magic III-13
Yellow Pepper III-13
Mobile / Wireless Operators III-13
Alltel III-13
Cingular Wireless III-13
Helio LLC III-13
SunCom Wireless III-13
Sprint Nextel Corp. III-14
T-Mobile USA III-14
Verizon Wireless III-14
Virgin Mobile USA III-14
Music Companies III-14
Broadcast Music, Inc. III-14
Universal Music Group III-15
Warner Music Group III-15
Handset Manufacturers III-15
Motorola, Inc. III-15
B.Market Analytics III-16
Table 16: US Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for
Ringtones by Product Segment -Monophonic Ringtones,
Polyphonic Ringtones and Master Ringtones Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$
Million for Years 2002 through 2010 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-16

Table 17: US 9-Year Perspective for Ringtones by Product
Segment
Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for
Monophonic Ringtones, Polyphonic Ringtones and Master
Ringtones Markets for 2002, 2006 and 2010 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-16

2. Japan III-17
Market Analysis III-17
Current & Future Analysis III-17
Market Trends III-17
Japanese Master Tone Market is on High III-17
Japanese Market Dominated by Standard Pricing Model III-17
Karaoke Sparks New Interest in Japanese Ringtone Sector III-18
Market Saturation Leads to Operators Seeking Opportunities
Beyond Ring tones III-18
Regulations III-18
Recent Industry Activity III-18
Velocity Unveils Two Ringtone Service Portals III-18
Index Acquires 123Multimedia III-18
NEC Electronics Release muPD9990 Mobile Ringtone Chip III-18
Review of Select Players III-19
Mobile/ Wireless Operators III-19
NTT DoCoMo III-19
KDDI Corp. III-19
NEC Corp. III-19
Handset Manufacturers III-19
Kyocera Corp. III-19
Panasonic (Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd) III-19
B.Market Analytics III-20
Table 18: Japanese Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis
for Ringtones by Product Segment -Monophonic Ringtones,
Polyphonic Ringtones and Master Ringtones Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$
Million for the Years 2002 through 2010 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-20

Table 19: Japanese 9-Year Perspective for Ringtones by
Product Segment
Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for
Monophonic Ringtones, Polyphonic Ringtones and Master
Ringtones Markets for the Years 2002, 2006 and 2010 (
includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-20

3. Europe III-21
A.Market Analysis III-21
Current & Future Analysis III-21
European Mobile Music to Rule Music Industry III-21
The Emergence of 3G Technology Boosts the Ringtone Market III-21
Market Witnesses Increase in Partnerships and Acquisitions III-22
Flawed Pricing Strategies Hamper Monophonic Ringtone Market III-22
Market Encounters Several Hurdles III-22
Youngsters Drive the European Ringtone Market III-22
Prepaid Users Vs. Postpaid Users III-22
Regional Market Snapshots III-22
The UK III-22
Market Overview III-22
Ringtone is Introduced as Song in the UK III-23
Teenagers and Young Adults Drive the UK Ringtone Market III-23
Mobile Phone Services Specifically Designed for Families
Gain Momentum III-23
Music Piracy Extends to Mobile Market in the UK III-23
Operators Shift Focus Towards Ringback Tones III-23
Russia III-23
Market Overview III-23
Germany III-24
Market Overview III-24
Germany
Second in Europe to Start Ringtone Chart III-24
Artists and Music Groups Oppose the Ringtone Trend III-24
Service Innovations/Introductions III-24
Nokia Unveils CoolZone Mobile Content Distribution Service III-24
FasPay and DX3 Jointly Introduce MYORT Master Ringtone
Service III-24
BBC Introduces Online Ringtone Service III-25
Sony Ericsson and SMEI Jointly Introduce “Pre-Play”
Ringtone Service III-25
Recent Industry Activity III-25
Monstermob Takes Over W-Infinity Communications III-25
EMI Signs Online Licensing Agreement with Arvato III-25
Musiwave Inks an Agreement with TELUS III-25
Monstermob Acquires Russia-Based Mobicon III-26
9 Squared Inks Agreement with Nellymoser III-26
EMI Inks a pan-European Contract with T-Mobile III-26
EMI Joins Forces with Nokia III-26
MonsterMob takes over 9 Squared III-26
Strategic Corporate Developments in Past III-26
T-Mobile Inks Marketing Deal with Universal Mobile III-26
Review of Select Players III-27
Content Providers III-27
MonsterMob (UK) III-27
Application Developers III-27
European Computer Telecoms Group (Germany) III-27
Retro Ringtones LLC (UK) III-27
Siemens M2Y (UK) III-27
Tao Group (UK) III-27
Wireless Operators III-28
Alcatel (France) III-28
Eurotel Praha, Spol. (Czech Republic) III-28
O2 Plc (UK) III-28
Orange (UK) III-28
Vodafone Group Plc (UK) III-28
Swisscom Mobile Ltd (Switzerland) III-29
Music Companies: III-29
EMI (UK) III-29
Handset Manufacturers: III-29
Sony Ericsson (Sweden) III-29
Siemens (Germany) III-29
Nokia Corporation (Finland) III-29
B.Market Analytics III-30
Table 20: European Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis
for Ringtones by Product Segment -Monophonic Ringtones,
Polyphonic Ringtones and Master Ringtones Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$
Million for Years 2002 through 2010 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-30

Table 21: European 9-Year Perspective for Ringtones by
Product Segment
Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for
Monophonic Ringtones, Polyphonic Ringtones and Master
Ringtones Markets for 2002, 2006 and 2010 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-30

4. Asia-Pacific III-31
A.Market Analysis III-31
Current & Future Analysis III-31
Regional Market Snapshots III-31
India III-31
The Fastest Growing Market in Asia-Pacific Witnesses
Intense Competition III-31
A Challenging Market for Mobile Content Services III-31
Indian Mobile Operators Enjoy Major Share in Music
Download Market III-32
Bollywood Drives the Mobile Market in India. III-32
Videotones
The Next Big Thing in Indian Market III-32
Ringtone Piracy Pesters Indian Market III-32
Australia III-32
Australia is a Growing Market for Ringtones III-32
Record Companies Shift Focus to Ringtone Market III-32
High End Mobile Handsets Boost Content Market III-32
Rapid 3G Penetration Ensures Rise in Mobile Music Market III-33
Piracy, Competition and Broadband Penetration Cause
Decline in Sales. III-33
Latest Technological Advancements
A Curse to Ringtone
Market III-33
Regulation III-33
China III-33
A High Potential Market for Mobile III-33
Ringtone Piracy Plagues Chinese Market III-34
Ringtones Give Way to Ringbacks in Chinese Market III-34
Service Innovations/Introductions III-34
AIS Introduces Video Ringtone Service in Thailand III-34
SK Telecom Launches MelOn Online Mobile Music Service III-34
Launches in the Recent Past III-34
Faith West’s Modtones™ Hit the Australian Market (Australia) III-34
Recent Industry Activity III-35
MobileActive Introduces SMS Content Services in the US III-35
Review of Select Players III-35
Mobile/ Wireless Operators III-35
China Mobile Communications Corporation (China) III-35
Chunghwa Telecom Co Ltd (Taiwan) III-35
SK Telecom (Korea) III-35
Telstra Corporation Limited (Australia) III-36
Handset Manufacturers III-36
BenQ (Taiwan) III-36
Haier (China) III-36
LG Electronics (Korea) III-36
Samsung (Korea) III-37
B.Market Analytics III-37
Table 22: Asia-Pacific Recent Past, Current & Future
Analysis for Ringtones by Product Segment
Monophonic
Ringtones, Polyphonic Ringtones and Master Ringtones Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$
Million for Years 2002 through 2010 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-37

Table 23: Asia-Pacific 9-Year Perspective for Ringtones by
Product Segment
Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for
Monophonic Ringtones, Polyphonic Ringtones and Master
Ringtones Markets for the Years 2002, 2006 and 2010
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-38

5. Rest of World III-39
A.Market Analysis III-39
Current & Future Analysis III-39
Regional Market Snapshots III-39
Brazil III-39
Music Companies Look to Ringtone Market for Revenue III-39
Record Labels and Musicians Whine Bigger About Smaller
Share of III-39
Unicell (Israel)
A Key Application Developer III-39
B.Market Analytics III-40
Table 24: Rest of World Recent Past, Current & Future
Analysis for Ringtones by Product Segment
Monophonic
Ringtones, Polyphonic Ringtones and Master Ringtones Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$
Million for Years 2002 through 2010 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-40

Table 25: Rest of World 9-Year Perspective for Ringtones by
Product Segment
Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for
Monophonic Ringtones, Polyphonic Ringtones and Master
Ringtones Markets for the Years 2002, 2006 and 2010
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-40

IV. COMPETITION

1. 2Thumbz Entertainment (USA) IV-1
2. Aaliyah (USA) IV-2
3. Advanced Info Service (AIS) (Thailand) IV-3
Table 26: Annual Sales Analysis: 2004-2005 (In Baht
million) IV-3

Table 27: Annual Sales Analysis by Segments: 2004-2005
(In Baht million) IV-3
4. Advanced Telecom Services, Inc. (USA) IV-4
5. AG Interactive (USA) IV-7
6. Air Browse (USA) IV-7
7. Air Media, Inc. (USA) IV-8
8. Alcatel (France) IV-10
Table 28: First Quarter Sales Analysis: 2005-2006 (In €
million) IV-11

Table 29: First Quarter Sales Analysis by Segment:
2005-2006 (In € million) IV-12

Table 30: Annual Sales Analysis: 2004-2005 (In €
million) IV-12

Table 31: Annual Sales Analysis by Segment: 2004-2005
(In € million) IV-12
Table 32: Annual Sales Analysis by Geographic Region:
2004-2005 (In € million) IV-12
9. Alltel Corporation (USA) IV-20
Table 33: Half Yearly Sales Analysis: 2005-2006 (H1)
(In US$ million) IV-20

Table 34: Half Yearly Sales Analysis by Segment: 2005-
2006 (H1) (In US$ million) IV-20

Table 35: Annual Sales Analysis by Quarter: 2004-2005
(In US$ million) IV-21

Table 36: Annual Sales Analysis by Segment: 2004-2005
(In US$ million) IV-21
10. Arvato Mobile GmbH (Germany) IV-24
11. Avanquest France (France) IV-26
12. Bamboo Mediacasting (USA) IV-30
13. BBC Worldwide Limited (UK) IV-31
14. Beatnik, Inc. (USA) IV-34
15. BenQ Corporation (Taiwan) IV-36
Table 37: First Quarter Sales Analysis: 2005-2006 (In
NT$ billion) IV-37

Table 38: Annual Sales Analysis: 2003-2005 (In NT$
billion) IV-37
16. Billboard (USA) IV-42
17. Bling Software (USA) IV-42
18. Bluefrog Mobile, Inc. (USA) IV-43
19. Broadcast Music, Inc. (USA) IV-45
20. Buongiorno Vitaminic S.p.A (Italy) IV-47
Table 39: First Quarter Sales Analysis: 2005-2006 (In €
million) IV-47

Table 40: Annual Sales Analysis:2004-2005 (In €
million) IV-48
21. China Mobile Communications Corporation (China) IV-51
22. Chunghwa Telecom Co., Ltd. (Taiwan) IV-52
Table 41: First Quarter Sales Analysis: 2005-2006 (In
US$ million) IV-52

Table 42: Annual Sales Analysis: 2003-2005 (In US$
million) IV-52
23. Cingular Wireless LLC (USA) IV-53
Table 43: First Quarter Sales Analysis: 2005-2006 (Q1)
(In US$ million) IV-54

Table 44: First Quarter Sales Analysis by Business
Segment: 2005-2006 (Q1) (In US$ million) IV-54

Table 45: Annual Sales Analysis: 2003-2005 (In US$
million) IV-54

Table 46: Quarterly Sales Analysis: 2004-2005 (In US$
million) IV-55

Table 47: Annual Sales Analysis by Business Segment:
2004-2005 (In US$ million) IV-55
24. Classic Ringtones Ltd. (UK) IV-62
25. Dadamobile, Inc. (USA) IV-62
26. DecentXposure, LLC. (USA) IV-63
27. Dijji™ Corporation (USA) IV-63
28. Dinomobile (Canada) IV-64
29. DX3 Technologies Ltd. (DX3) (UK) IV-65
30. Egoscout (USA) IV-66
31. EMI Group Plc (UK) IV-67
Table 48: Annual Sales Analysis: 2004-2005 (In £
million) IV-68

Table 49: Annual Sales Analysis by Segment: 2004-2005
(In £ million) IV-68

Table 50: Annual Sales Analysis by Geographical Region:
2004-2005 (In £ million) IV-68
32. European Computer Telecoms Group (Germany) IV-73
33. Eurotel Praha Spol Sro (Czech Republic) IV-75
34. Faith, Inc. (Japan) IV-79
Faith Communications (USA) IV-80
Moderati (USA) IV-81
35. Faspay Technologies, Inc. (USA) IV-82
36. Flycell, Inc. (USA) IV-83
37. For-Side Dot Com, Inc. (Japan) IV-84
38. Funmobility, Inc. (USA) IV-85
39. Funmobile (Hong Kong) IV-89
40. Fuse Networks (USA) IV-91
41. Goldpocket Wireless, Inc. (USA) IV-92
42. GSMsoft / ULF Wiberg (Sweden) IV-93
43. Haier Group Company (China) IV-94
Haier America (USA) IV-95
44. Hands-On Mobile (USA) IV-97
45. Helio LLC (USA) IV-98
46. Inetis Ltd. (Slovenia) IV-98
47. InfoSpace, Inc. (USA) IV-99
Table 51: First Quarter Sales Analysis: 2005-2006 (Q1)
(In US$ million) IV-101

Table 52: First Quarter Sales Analysis by Business
Segment: 2005-2006 (Q1) (In US$ million) IV-101

Table 53: Annual Sales Analysis: 2003-2005 (In US$
million) IV-101

Table 54: Quarterly Annual Sales Analysis: 2004-2005
(In US$ million) IV-101

Table 55: Annual Sales Analysis by Business Segment:
2004-2005 (In US$ million) IV-102

Table 56: Annual Sales Analysis by Geographical Region:
2004-2005 (In US$ million) IV-102
48. Interactive Games, Inc. (USA) IV-108
49. JamDirect, Inc. (USA) IV-109
50. Kanematsu Corporation (USA) IV-110
Kanematsu USA Inc. (USA) IV-110
51. KDDI Corporation (Japan) IV-111
Table 57: Annual Sales Analysis: 2003-2005 (In ¥
billion) IV-111

Table 58: Annual Sales Analysis by Segment: 2004-2005
(In ¥ billion) IV-112
KDDI Okinawa Co., Ltd. (Japan) IV-114
52. Kyocera Corporation (Japan) IV-115
Table 59: Nine Months Sales Analysis: 2005-2006 (Nine
Months Ended, December) (In ¥ million) IV-117

Table 60: Nine Months Sales Analysis by Product
Segment: 2005-2006 (Nine Months Ended, December) (In ¥
million) IV-117

Table 61: Nine Months Sales Analysis by Geographic
Region: 2005-2006 (Nine Months Ended, December) (In ¥
million) IV-118

Table 62: Annual Sales Analysis: 2003-2005 (In ¥
million) IV-118

Table 63: Annual Sales Analysis by Product Segment:
2004-2005 (In ¥ million) IV-118
Table 64: Annual Sales Analysis by Geographic Region:
2004-2005 (In ¥ million) IV-119
Kyocera Wireless Corporation (USA) IV-123
53. Leap Wireless International, Inc. (USA) IV-127
Table 65: Half Yearly Sales Analysis: 2005-2006 (H1)
(In US$ million) IV-127

Table 66: Half Yearly Sales Analysis by Quarter: 2005-
2006 (H1) (In US$ million) IV-128

Table 67: Annual Sales Analysis: 2003-2005 (In US$
million) IV-128
54. Legend Mobile, Inc. (USA) IV-131
55. LG Electronics, Inc. (Korea) IV-132
Table 68: Annual Sales Analysis: 2003-2005 (In KWN
trillion) IV-133

Table 69: Annual Sales Analysis by Segment: 2003-2004
(In KWN trillion) IV-134
56. MAGIX (USA) IV-140
57. Mamob (USA) IV-141
58. MatrixM, Inc. (USA) IV-142
59. Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd. (Japan) IV-143
Table 70: Nine Months Sales Analysis: 2005-2006 (Nine
Months Ended, December) (In ¥ million) IV-144

Table 71: Nine Months Sales Analysis by Segment: 2005-
2006 (Nine Months Ended, December) (In ¥ million) IV-144

Table 72: Annual Sales Analysis: 2003-2005 (In ¥
million) IV-144

Table 73: Annual Sales Analysis by Segment: 2004-2005
(In ¥ million) IV-144

Table 74: Annual Sales Analysis by Geographic Region:
2004-2005 (In ¥ million) IV-144
60. Mediaworx Interactive Pty., Ltd. (Australia) IV-151
61. Microsoft Corporation (USA) IV-152
Table 75: Half Yearly Sales Analysis: 2005-2006 (H1)
(In US$ million) IV-156

Table 76: Half Yearly Sales Analysis by Segment: 2005-
2006 (H1) (In US$ million) IV-157

Table 77: Annual Sales Analysis: 2003-2005 (In US$
million) IV-157

Table 78: Annual Sales Analysis by Segment: 2004-2005
(In US$ million) IV-157

Table 79: Annual Sales Analysis by Geographic Region:
2004-2005 (In US$ million) IV-158
62. Mixxer (USA) IV-172
63. MobileActive Limited (Australia) IV-173
64. Mobile Gear LLC (USA) IV-174
65. Mobile Media Partner AS (Norway) IV-175
66. Mobile Sound Labs, Inc. (USA) IV-175
67. Mobile Streams PLC (UK) IV-176
Mobile Streams (USA) IV-179
68. Mobileguru Ltd. (UK) IV-180
69. Mobilitec, Inc. (USA) IV-182
70. MobiMarketing (Australia) IV-183
71. Monstermob Group PLC (UK) IV-184
Table 80: Annual Sales Analysis: 2004-2005 (In £
million) IV-184

Table 81: Annual Sales Analysis by Segment: 2004- 2005
(In £ million) IV-184
Table 82: Annual Sales Analysis by Geographic Region:
2004-2005 (In £ million) IV-185
9 Squared, Inc. (USA) IV-186
72. Motorola, Inc. (USA) IV-188
Table 83: First Quarter Sales Analysis: 2005-2006 (In
US$ billion) IV-190

Table 84: First Quarter Sales Analysis by Business
Segment: 2005-2006 (In US$ billion) IV-190

Table 85: Annual Sales Analysis: 2003-2005 (In US$
billion) IV-190

Table 86: Annual Sales Analysis by Business Segment:
2004-2005 (In US$ billion) IV-191
Table 87: Annual Sales Analysis by Geographic Region:
2004-2005 (In US$ billion) IV-191
Table 88: Quarterly Sales Analysis: 2004-2005 (In US$
billion) IV-191
73. m-Qube, Inc. (USA) IV-202
74. MRM Studios, Inc. (Philippines) IV-205
75. MTV Networks (USA) IV-207
76. Musiwave (France) IV-211
77. Namco Networks America, Inc. (USA) IV-212
78. Napster LLC (USA) IV-214
79. NEC Corporation (Japan) IV-219
Table 89: First Quarter Sales Analysis: 2005-2006 (In ¥
billion) IV-220

Table 90: Annual Sales Analysis: 2003-2005 (In ¥
billion) IV-220

Table 91: Annual Sales Analysis by Business Segment:
2004-2005 (In ¥ billion) IV-220

Table 92: Annual Sales Analysis by Geographic Region:
2004-2005 (In ¥ billion) IV-221

Table 93: Quarterly Sales Analysis: 2004-2005 (In ¥
billion) IV-221
80. Nellymoser, Inc. (USA) IV-227
81. NMK, Inc. (USA) IV-228
82. NMS Communications Corporation (USA) IV-229
Table 94: First Quarter Sales Analysis: 2005-2006 (In
US$ million) IV-229

Table 95: Annual Sales Analysis: 2003-2005 (In US$
million) IV-230
Table 96: Annual Sales Analysis by Geographic Region:
2004-2005 (In US$ million) IV-230
83. Nokia Corporation (Finland) IV-235
Table 97: Half Yearly Sales Analysis: 2005-2006 (H1)
(In € million) IV-238

Table 98: Annual Sales Analysis: 2003-2005 (In €
million) IV-238

Table 99: Annual Sales Analysis by Sgment: 2004-2005
(In € million) IV-238
Table 100: Annual Sales Analysis by Geographic Region:
2004-2005 (In € million) IV-239
84. NTT Docomo (Japan) IV-259
Table 101: Annual Sales Analysis: 2003-2005 (In ¥
billion) IV-260

Table 102: Annual Sales Analysis by Segment: 2004-2005
(In ¥ billion) IV-260
85. O2 PLC (UK) IV-265
86. Opera Telecom Ltd. (UK) IV-267
87. Orange SA (UK) IV-270
88. PalmSource, Inc. (USA) IV-271
Table 103: Annual Sales Analysis: 2004-2005 (In US$
million) IV-271
89. Pappumobile (India) IV-274
90. PepsiCo, Inc. (USA) IV-276
Table 104: Half Yearly Sales Analysis: 2005-2006 (H1)
(In US$ million) IV-278

Table 105: Half Yearly Sales Analysis: 2005-2006 (H1)
(In US$ million) IV-278

Table 106: Half Yearly Sales Analysis by Segment: 2005
  • 2006 (H1) (In US$ million) IV-278
Table 107: Annual Sales Analysis: 2003-2005 (In US$
million) IV-278

Table 108: Annual Sales Analysis by Quarter: 2004-2005
(In US$ million) IV-279

Table 109: Annual Sales Analysis by Segment: 2004-2005
(In US$ million) IV-279

Table 110: Annual Sales Analysis by Geographic Region:
2004-2005 (In US$ million) IV-279
91. Phat Tonez (UK) IV-282
92. Primetones.Com (USA) IV-283
93. Qpass, Inc. (USA) IV-284
94. Rediff.Com India Limited (India) IV-287
95. Retro Ringtones LLC (USA) IV-288
96. RGC Tones (UK) IV-289
97. Ringtone Media Studio (USA) IV-289
98. RMD Entertainment Group (USA) IV-290
99. Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (South Korea) IV-291
Table 111: First Quarter Sales Analysis: 2005-2006 (In
KRW trillion) IV-292

Table 112: Annual Sales Analysis: 2003-2005 (In KRW
trillion) IV-293
100. Sega Of America, Inc. (USA) IV-298
101. Shazam Entertainment (UK) IV-301
102. Siemens AG (Germany) IV-302
Table 113: Half Yearly Sales Analysis: 2005-2006 (H1)
(In € million) IV-303

Table 114: Annual Sales Analysis: 2003-2005 (In €
million) IV-303

Table 115: Annual Sales Analysis by Segment: 2004-2005
(In € million) IV-304

Table 116: Annual Sales Analysis by Geographic Region:
2004-2005 (In € million) IV-304
Siemens M2Y (UK) IV-316
103. SilverBirch Studios, Inc. (Canada) IV-317
104. SK Telecom (Korea) IV-318
105. Skype Limited (Luxembourg) IV-323
106. Smart SMS Corporation (USA) IV-324
107. Sonic Solutions (USA) IV-326
108. Sony BMG Music Entertainment (USA) IV-330
109. Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications AB (Sweden) IV-333
110. Sprint Nextel Corporation (USA) IV-334
Table 117: First Quarter Sales Analysis: 2005-2006 (In
US$ billion) IV-335

Table 118: First Quarter Sales Analysis by Segment:
2005-2006 (In US$ billion) IV-335

Table 119: Annual Sales Analysis: 2003-2005 (In US$
billion) IV-335

Table 120: Annual Sales Analysis by Quarter: 2004-2005
(In US$ billion) IV-336

Table 121: Annual Sales Analysis by Segment: 2004-2005
(In US$ billion) IV-336
111. SunCom Wireless, Inc. (USA) IV-339
112. Swisscom Mobile AG (Switzerland) IV-342
113. Symbios Group (UK) IV-342
114. Synapsy Mobile Networks GmbH (Germany) IV-343
115. Tao Group Limited (UK) IV-344
116. Telstra Corporation Ltd. (Australia) IV-346
Table 122: Half Yearly Sales Analysis: 2005-2006 (H1)
(In A$ million) IV-349

Table 123: Annual Sales Analysis: 2003-2005 (In A$
million) IV-349

Table 124: Annual Sales Analysis by Segment: 2004-2005
(In A$ million) IV-350
117. Telus Mobility (Canada) IV-356
Table 125: Nine Months Sales Analysis: 2004-2005 (Nine
Months Ended, September) (In US$ million) IV-356
118. TGT Transglobal Technologies Ltd. (Ireland) IV-361
119. Thumbplay, Inc. (USA) IV-362
120. T-Mobile USA, Inc. (USA) IV-363
121. ToneThis (USA) IV-366
122. Trans World Entertainment Corporation (USA) IV-367
Table 126: First Quarter Sales Analysis: 2006-2007 (In
US$ million) IV-368

Table 127: Annual Sales Analysis: 2004-2006 (In US$
million) IV-368

Table 128: Annual Sales Analysis by Segment: 2005-2006
(In US$ million) IV-368
123. txtNation (UK) IV-370
124. UI Magic, Inc. (USA) IV-372
mtogo (USA) IV-372
125. Unicell (Israel) IV-373
126. Universal Music Group (USA) IV-374
127. Unwiredtec, Inc. (Australia) IV-378
128. Varsity Media Group, Inc. (USA) IV-379
129. Velocity International Corporation (USA) IV-381
130. Velti PLC (UK) IV-382
Phonebling, Inc. (USA) IV-385
131. Verizon Wireless (USA) IV-386
Table 129: Nine Months Sales Analysis: 2004-2005 (Nine
Months Ended, September) (In US$ million) IV-386

Table 130: Nine Months Sales Analysis by Operation:
2004-2005 (Nine Months Ended, September) (In US$
million) IV-387
132. Versaly Entertainment (USA) IV-391
133. Virgin Mobile USA (USA) IV-392
134. Vito Technology Ltd. (Russia) IV-393
135. Vodafone Group PLC (UK) IV-395
Table 131: Annual Sales Analysis: 2003-2005 (In US$
million) IV-395
136. Warner Music Group (USA) IV-399
Table 132: Nine Months Sales Analysis: 2005-2006 (Nine
Months Ended, June) (In US$ million) IV-402

Table 133: Nine Months Sales Analysis by Segment: 2005
  • 2006 (Nine Months Ended, June) (In US$ million) IV-402
Table 134: Annual Sales Analysis: 2004-2005 (In US$
million) IV-402

Table 135: Annual Sales Analysis by Segment: 2004-2005
(In US$ million) IV-402
137. Wave Arts, Inc. (USA) IV-407
138. WideRay Corporation (USA) IV-409
139. WiderThan Co., Ltd. (Korea) IV-411
Table 136: Half Yearly Sales Analysis: 2005-2006 (H1)
(In US$ million) IV-411

Table 137: Annual Sales Analysis: 2003-2005 (In US$
million) IV-412

Table 138: Annual Sales Analysis by Segment: 2004-2005
(In US$ million) IV-412

Table 139: Annual Sales Analysis by Geographic Region:
2004-2005 (In US$ million) IV-412
140. Wippit Ltd. (UK) IV-414
141. Wireless Entertainment Services Finland Ltd. (WES)
(Finland) IV-415
142. Xingtone (USA) IV-416
143. Yahoo!, Inc. (USA) IV-418
144. Yamaha Corporation (Japan) IV-419
Table 140: Annual Sales Analysis: 2004-2006 (In ¥
billion) IV-420

Table 141: Annual Sales Analysis by Segment: 2005-2006
(In ¥ billion) IV-421
Table 142: Annual Sales Analysis by Geographic Region:
2005-2006 (In ¥ billion) IV-421
Table 143: Annual Sales Analysis by Segment: 2004-2005
(In ¥ billion) IV-421
Table 144: Annual Sales Analysis by Geographic Region:
2004-2005 (In ¥ billion) IV-422
145. YellowPepper Wireless LLC (USA) IV-425
146. Zero9 Srl (Italy) IV-426
147. Zingy, Inc. (USA) IV-427
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  • Content Developers, Providers & Ringtone Portals
  • 3Gupload.com, Inc. (US)
  • Blue Frog Mobile (US)
  • Dijji™ Corp. (US)
  • InfoSpace, Inc. (US)
  • Jam Direct (US)
  • Kanematsu USA Inc. (US)
  • MAGIX (US)
  • Mobile Streams (US)
  • MonsterMob (UK)
  • m-Qube (US)
  • Namco Networks America Inc. (US)
  • NMK, Inc. (US)
  • Retro Ringtones LLC (UK)
  • SEGA® of America (US)
  • Varsity Media Group, Inc. (US)
  • Versaly Entertainment (US)
  • WideRay (US)
  • Xingtone (US)
  • Zingy (US)
  • Application/Enabling Technology Developers
  • Beatnik (US)
  • European Computer Telecoms Group (Germany)
  • FasPay Technologies, Inc. (US)
  • GoldPocket Wireless (US)
  • Mobilitec (US)
  • Nellymoser (US)
  • NMS Communications (US)
  • PalmSource, Inc. (US)
  • Qpass (US)
  • Siemens M2Y (UK)
  • SK Telecom (Korea)
  • Tao Group (UK)
  • UI Magic (US)
  • Unicell (Israel)
  • Wave Arts
  • YellowPepper (US)
  • Mobile/Wireless Service Providers/Operators
  • Alcatel (France)
  • Alltel (US)
  • Cingular Wireless (US)
  • China Mobile Communications Corp. (China)
  • Chunghwa Telecom Co. Ltd. (Taiwan)
  • Eurotel Praha, Spol. (Czech Republic)
  • Helio LLC (US)
  • KDDI Corp. (Japan)
  • NTT DoCoMo (Japan)
  • Orange (UK)
  • O2 Plc (UK)
  • NEC Corp. (Japan)
  • SunCom Wireless (US)
  • Sprint Nextel Corp. (US)
  • Swisscom Mobile Ltd. (Switzerland)
  • T-Mobile USA (US)
  • Telstra Corp. Ltd. (Australia)
  • Telus Mobility (Canada)
  • Verizon Wireless (US)
  • Virgin Mobile USA (US)
  • Vodafone Group Plc (UK)
  • Music Companies
  • Broadcast Music, Inc. (US)
  • EMI (UK)
  • RMD Dance, Inc.
  • Sony BMG Music Entertainment
  • Universal Music Group (US)
  • Warner Music Group (US)
  • Handset Manufacturers
  • BenQ (Taiwan)
  • Haier (China)
  • Kyocera Corp. (Japan)
  • LG Electronics, Inc. (Korea)
  • Motorola, Inc. (US)
  • Nokia Corp. (Finland)
  • Panasonic (Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd) (Japan)
  • Samsung Group (Korea)
  • Siemens (Germany)
  • Sony Ericsson
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