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http://www.financialexpress.com/news/nokia-firm-on-smartphone-plans-in-india/562001/ Nokia India has said it will continue to increase its footprint in the smartphone segment in India in the year 2010, contrary to recent reports in the international media that the company would reduce its smartphone portfolio. VineetTaneja, director marketing, Nokia India, said, ³Going forward, we will continue to drive our smartphones into new markets with a very focused and streamlined portfolio. Nokia is today the clear numerouno in the smartphone market, with close to 35% market share globally in the third quarter of 2009.´ India shipped 4.8 lakh units of smartphones during Q3 CY2009. The top three smartphone vendors during Q3 of calender 2009 were Nokia, HTC and RIM. ³Together, these vendors had a share of nearly 90% of the India smartphones market in terms of unit shipments during the period July-September 2009,´ said Naveen Mishra, manager, telecommunications research practice, IDC India. However, their individual market share in the smartphone category and the same as a percentage of their revenue could not be estimated. According to IDC, the India mobile handset market recorded shipments of 100.74 million units in the 12month period ended September 30, 2009, thereby recording a year-on-year growth of 1.5% (over the 12-month period ended September 30, 2008). Nokia was reported to be looking at halving its smartphone portfolio next year to reduce µunnecessary differentiation¶ and maximise the effort behind a few key models. According to Gartner, Nokia¶s market share in the worldwide smartphone segment reached an all-time low in the third quarter of 2009, at 39%, compared to 45% in the second quarter of 2009. At the same time, the market share for RIM, HTC, Apple and Samsung increased. Smartphones contributed 1.9% to the overall global handset market in the September 2009 quarter, as against 2.8% in the previous quarter. Nokia has renewed its entire range of converged devices including Nokia N97 mini (N900, N97, N97 mini, N86). It is also expanding smartphone capabilities and features into midrange, such as the Nokia 5230. ³We believe 2010 will see us further increasing our footprint in smartphones. Symbian, our choice for smartphones, continues to be the world¶s market leading smartphone platform, accounting for 50.3% of all smartphones globally. We also have measures in place to push smartphones down to new price points globally,´ added Taneja. Nokia¶s overall market share in Q3 of this year declined 1.5% points year-on-year due in part to component shortages that may...
will form a portfolio of phones running on Nokia's updated operating system ." Shivakumar added." Analysts feel that Nokia is losing out to Apple and Research in Motion's Blackberry in the smartphone segment. The three devices. which is going to happen by the first quarter next year. 3G.. along with the much-anticipated N8.com/search?q=cache:wRzGYvY7y0J:dailyconnect. Over 100 million people who bought phones in the last three years are likely to go for replacement of their devices at that time." http://webcache. Nokia unveiled three new devices --. During its annual Nokia World event held here this year. said. First. During its annual technology event earlier last week.140 units in the 2009 calendar year. has given a clear indication that it will focus on the lucrative segment globally as well as in India. Besides smartphones.in/2010/09/07/gil-2010-india-the-global-community-of-growth-innovation-andleadership/+smartphones+in+india+in+2016&cd=24&hl=en&ct=clnk&gl=in GIL 2010: India. Shivakumar said "The dual SIM market in India has picked up because of tariff arbitrage as the new operators are offering lower call rates. Nokia Vice-President (Markets) NiklasSavander." Nokia India MD D Shivakumar said.PTI Nokia expects 3G to double smartphone market share in India LONDON: Handset-maker Nokia today said that with the launch of 3G mobile services and people opting to go for replacement of old devices. 2010. the smartphone market in India is set to more than double in the next two years. The Global Community of Growth. which is the market leader with an over 50 per cent market share in India. announcing the launch of the company's latest smartphones.. it was feeling the heat in the smartphone segment and was trying to revive its portfolio. 12. We plan to sell 50 million of the new smartphones post their launch.E7. According to technology-focused analyst house Canalys. The second one is the replacement cycle. the Indian smartphone market was 2.126.19 Sep. Innovation and Leadership Posted by Editor on 9/07/10 Categorized as Reports .38PM IST. Launching dual-SIM doesn't mean that the brand got weaker or Nokia's business model was wrong.000 smartphones e very day globally. Though Nokia claims they are still the leaders." Talking about the influx of low-cost Chinese handsets in the Indian market. C7 and C6 --all using the latest Symbian software. "The market for smartphones will be more than double in two years as two things come together at the same time. Nokia. Asked whether Nokia was forced to come out with dual-sim phones on account of the runaway success of domestic players offering features-rich dual-SIM mobile phones.googleusercontent. Nokia will also come up with a range of dual-SIM devices. "Nokia sells 260. "All the devices are set to enter the Indian market by this year. Shivakumar said the market has already stabilised and most of the players are already "losing steam.
Another potential area would be mobile marketing and mobile advertising. would show increased traction. mobile TV and convergent communications. exploiting new trends that expand the addressable market and ARPU potential and adopting a clean-slate approach to avoid repeating the mistakes of other developed market operators.2016. Innovation and Leadership. growing at a CAGR of 39. registering 49 percent in the period 2009-2010 and with the advent of 3G. MD. Bangalore. . The operators are evaluating partnerships. The 3G/BWA spectrum and the advent of WiMAX and LTE-based 4G technologies will play a crucial role in shaping the broadband industry in India. though not very effective yet. In this context.70 percent for the period FY 2010 . The Information and Communication Technologies think tank focused on the 3G Transforming the Communication Ecosystem India has witnessed the highest growth rate of mobile subscribers. The adoption would be evident even amongst enterprises. gaming. Smartphones are changing consumer behavior like never before by enabling consumers to access the Internet via mobile devices. outsourcing opportunities to rollout their network and services and this provides a tremendous opportunity to the equipment providers. and smartphone providers. Frost & Sullivan. South Asia. especially. which would be consumer centric services. A successful 3G business model would require a portfolio approach to 3G services and expanding the set of applications and services.The Global Community of Growth. recently concluded their 2nd annual flagship event GIL 2010: India .Frost &Sullivan. The success of the smartphone as a consumer device has fundamentally improved the ease of use and access of 3G services. that were held parellely. Operators who have data-centric state-of-the-art 3G networks will be best positioned to capitalize on this emerging growth segment.2016. The Indian mobile market is still voice-intensive and is the operators major source of revenue. Emergence of third-party application stores that provide greater revenue share to developers and enable consumers to access a greater variety of applications would be a crucial tipping point. The ability to provide a richer portfolio of applications and services will enable improvement in data ARPUs.4 million units. The 3G opportunity increases with the options on handsets. content providers.20 percent for the period FY 2010 . voice-based 3G services will see greater acceptance. social networking. and will grow at a CAGR of 21. Applications like video conferencing. had specific industry think tank sessions and several panel discussions. The VAS market for 3G is expected to be USD 1260 million. dongles and other devices. Introduction of 3G/BWA has opened a huge market for equipment vendors. besides focusing on CEOs perspective on growth. This coupled with high churn rates and falling voice tariffs means that a wireless data strategy will be essential for operators going forward. The smartphones volume for CY 2009 was 2. since enterprises are becoming increasingly aware of the mobility advantage to their organization in terms of increasing productivity and decreasing operational cycles. marketers are anticipated to spend increasing amounts of money on marketing. Middle East and North Africa. According to AnandRangachary. at The Leela Palace. presence and instant messaging. Enterprise mobility is one such area. the telecom industry and mobile services are only expected to see an upsurge. The Congress. The pricing wars in India have put pressure on ARPUs.
company name. inspiring and creating a continuous flow of new ideas and fresh perspectives. at caroline. If you are interested to know more on the Information & Communications Technology think tank or other insights shared at GIL 2010: India. Liveperson. the smartphone market has gone from being a premium product to a highly segmented space. are all engaged in sharing. Wall Street Journal was the Official Newspaper Partner.The delay in allotment of the 3G spectrum to operators is a major hurdle to the rollout of services in the country.000 (around 13 models). This comes on the back of the fact that the intelligence agencies currently do not possess capabilities to monitor data transfer through any high-speed internet applications (Skype/video calls/Google Video chat). Through this cooperative effort. Rs 6. Bulldog Solutions. with your full name. the fact remains that 3G would bring the next wave of revolution and strengthen India¶s economy in the near future. HP was the Strategic Event Partner. Underwriters Laboratories Inc. the National Magazine Partner. then send an e-mail to Caroline Lewis. Telecom Era. While there are roadblocks in rolling out 3G. and Global Spec. title. Member companies and organizations include: IFS." . For GIL 2010: India.com.. Schneider Electric. company website and country.000 (about 32 models) and over Rs 20. "You can now classify smartphones in four price ranges ± sub Rs 6. along with the members and partners and the Strategic Partnership Consortium a comprehensive alliance of visionaries. Rs 10. SCIP (Society of Competitive Intelligence Professionals).lewis@frost. Inc. the Information and Broadcast (IB) ministry has sought that all the telecom operators demonstrate that 3G services can be monitored. innovators and leaders. company e-mail address. 3M and DHL were the Event Partners. participants within the GIL community are taking monumental steps toward the development of a long-term growth strategy enabling them to effectively learn how to leverage innovation as a resource to help shape a better future for their companies and their careers. Besides. Lenos Software. Mint. Frost & Sullivan. intercepted and blocked before rolling out the services.000 (around 13 models). has affected the sales of not only the Chinese Equipment manufacturers but also the Western vendors. Intel. Corporate Communications.000 to Rs 10. "This market has nearly tripled in size when compared to last year. Also. which leverage innovation as a resource to help shape a better future for the growth of attending companies. the Government of India¶s recent stance on the network security threats and the halt on fresh orders. BrighTalk.000 (roughly 28 models)." says SujayMisra. the National Newspaper Partner and Outlook Business. Over the past year.000 to Rs 20. MD of AZ Research Partners . Telecom Watch and Voice & Data supported the think tank as media partner. Eloqua. telephone number.
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