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Issue #2003 - 07 (February 2003)
(Updated Feb. 27, 2003)


3G News This Week

1) 3G Trends - The Coming of a Price War
The entry of 3G challengers with plenty of capacity on the market will most likely lead to a price war. Northstream expects prices to come down more quickly and drastically for 3G than it did for its forerunner GSM. 

2. World First For The Wireless And Broadband Video Market
Mobix Interactive announces the launch of the only independent working solution for the real-time delivery of video content to mobile and broadband operators. 

3. Mobility Infrastructure Revenues Decline 16% 
According to Dell'Oro Group, in 2002 mobility infrastructure revenues declined 16% to $28.8 Billion, compared to 2001. This figure included GSM/GPRS/EDGE, TDMA, CDMA (all variants) and WCDMA.

4. Top Ten 3G Ready Nations
Japan and Australia have been ranked as the two most 3G ready nations in the world, by a unique global survey of 40 nations conducted by 3G & Wi-Fi Pacific, an industry newsletter based in Asia.

5. New Integrated OSS Solutions Help Wireless Service Providers
Agilent Technologies announced its wireless data operations support system (OSS) strategy and new and enhanced operations support system (OSS) solutions that will enable wireless data service providers to profitably deliver the highest quality next-generation wireless services. 

For more information: http://www.3G.Co.uk

MobileInfo Comments and Advisory: It is nice for the enterprise customers to expect lower 3G prices. What use is 3G capacity if it is idle because of unrealistic prices? At the right price (that means lower prices than what we have seen so far), 3G networks will start getting some traction. 

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