Ufone (Tum He Tou Hoo)By: Fazal Muhammad
“India is very important to Nokia and to the global mobile communicationsindustry as a whole,” said Soren Petersen, senior vice president for Nokia’sMobile Phones unit said in a statement.
A mobile network operator (MNO), also known as carriage service provider (CSP), wireless service provider, wireless carrier, mobile phone operator, or cellular company, is a telephone company that provides services for mobilephone subscribers.The process of becoming a mobile network operator within a country usuallybegins by acquiring a radio spectrum license from the government. The precisespectrum obtained does depend on the type of mobile phone technology theoperator intends to deploy. For example, a Global System for MobileCommunications (GSM) network will require a GSM frequency range.The government may allocate spectrum using whichever method it chooses,although the most common method is an auction. Recent allocation of 3G andWiMax licenses in Europe has been auctioned.
Based on the market research released by Gartner, in 2007 the mobile phonemarket registered more than 1.15 billion units sold. This is more than 16%increase compared to 2006 (990.9 million units sold). The developing markets(China, India and others) played a great role in boosting the numbers. In thedeveloped countries, such as the US, Canada, Germany, France etc., most of theconsumers already had their phones, but were looking for replacements withbetter functionality (hi-res cameras, TV support, GPS, etc.).The leader in sales for 2007 is Nokia with 435 million units sold. In Q4, theFinnish company managed to gain 40% of the market share, but it will still needto stabilize its positions in the US. Perhaps it should try to offer some of its N-series with a service by one of the major wireless players on the mainland.
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