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Jun 11, 2007 6:45 amwhere is american mobile industry going#

Rohit Jain
hello !

this is rohit jain....im doing a research in american mobile industry about its potential in various islands and developed countries.i need ur views regarding

- where the industry is gng.
-subscriber base.
-roaming revenues as most of the country's economy is based on tourism.
-VAS oppurtunity

also mkt floaded with MVNO so wat could be the strategy to differentiate themselves.

thanx

RJ

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Jun 13, 2007 2:35 pmre: where is american mobile industry going#

Ken Hilving
Since you have been doing research, where do you think the American mobile industry is going Rohit Jain? Is the potential the same in various islands and developed countries, or are these markets each unique? Why?

What is your perspective of the subscriber base?

Will roaming charges continue to stand up to market pressures, or will users come to expect connectivity anywhere as a minimum included service aspect?

What will be the VAS opportunities?

In a market flooded with MVNO, what strategies are available as differentiators?

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Jun 18, 2007 10:09 amre: re: where is american mobile industry going#

Rohit Jain
according to my observation till now the potential of islands and developed countries are totally different. it is due to many reasons like literacy rate,low per capita income due to which only voice services r more as compared to data services.

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Jul 30, 2007 4:40 pmre: re: re: where is american mobile industry going#

John T
Which "islands" are you referring to? [american mobile industry]

Hawaiian, Guam, Marshall, US Virgin, FLA Keys?

How mobile can you be on an island? Your going to run out land, unless your talking about ship2shore communications.

As far as mobility goes, for which medium? voice? data? video stream or interactive?

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Jul 30, 2007 6:28 pmre: re: re: re: where is american mobile industry going#

Scott Hinojos
I could be wrong, since I'm hardly an analyst, but I'd suspect that one would only need to look toward Japan and Europe to see where the US mobile industry is going. In fact, I really doubt that looking at the US mobile companies are going is a good measurement for where others may (or should) go, since we are a bit behind on the curve. "Backwater" is a word I've seen thrown around, for what it's worth. :P

There are good and bad reasons for it being the case, but I won't get into those...

~S~

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Aug 06, 2007 5:58 pmre: re: re: re: re: where is american mobile industry going#

howard lee
Well I think that the American mobile market is ahead in a much more customer centenric focus in the last five years. I based this on the hiring changes that has occured in the major companies like Sprint, Verizon and ATT. I have been in the mobile market since 1998. Ihave written and spoke at serveral major convention including the DCI Wireless Showe and CMP conventions. This change will not be good for the American market mainly to keep up with demand for new phones with more features[most are uselees features designed only for the youth market]Will keep phone prices lower and make carries bundle more serivces just to attract new buyers and keep existing customers from changing companies which they do about every 18 months. In contrast enterprise customer are getting short changed buy having to buy products and services that do not help their business grow. Case in point RIM Blackberry is now going after the youth market abandoning the enterrprise market to seek short term in the youth market. They will end up like Sprint, Palm, Motorola and the rest coming out with inferior products and services, just to keep up with a fickeled and unstable you market.

Best Regards,

Howard Lee
President
Wirehead Technology

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Aug 09, 2007 3:29 amre: re: re: re: re: re: where is american mobile industry going#

Ken Hilving
Every case of an under serviced market segment is an opportunity for an entrepreneur to meet the needs and dominate that market segment.

Enterprise customers being short changed? Seems like a huge opportunity. If its an issue of the feature sets and capabilities of the point of delivery device, then a specific product set could be the answer. Partnering with the major wireless providers, this new service niche would consist of the user hardware, and back end feature provisioning and billing. A little VPN magic would seem to make this an interesting alternative for corporate solutions, and some bulk minutes would perhaps make it a better choice to purchasing departments as well.

Since the mobile providers already have a presence within this market space, it would make sense to let them handle the sales end and for the entrepreneur to be an "invisible" provider. There is the risk that these providers would see the potential and press forward on their own, but if the solution was already designed and simply looking for a carrier and sales channel, an early buyout might be attractive all around.

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Aug 17, 2007 8:25 pmre: re: re: re: re: re: re: where is american mobile industry going#

John T
Ken,

I agree, however its kind of ironic since the mobility sector of telecommunications is so huge and diverse in its own right, to the layman, there are many invisible undercurrents.
One must have a full understanding of this, then having the insight to understand the sub-economies that spin off from it such as:
* Governing bodies, FCC, spectrum licensing, etc..
* Service providers/MVNOs, ATT, VZN Sprint/nextel, cricket, virgin, amped, etc..
* Manufacturers, [both end point & network] Moto, nokia, samsung, Alcatelucent, etc...

The key is to take a wholistic viewpoint and try to catch a glimpse of an underlying enabling technology that is in it's inception and then try to expound upon it.

Anything else is just smoke and mirrors...

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