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Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM) - Global Strategic
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Description:    This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM) in
                Millions of US$ by the following technology segments: 2G & 2.5G (including GSM, GPRS & EDGE),
                and 3G (including WCDMA & HSPA). The report provides separate comprehensive analytics for the
                North America, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Middle East, Latin America, and Africa. Annual
                forecasts are provided for each region for the period of 2006 through 2015. The report profiles 311
                companies including many key and niche players worldwide such as America Movil S.A.B. DE C.V.,
                AT&T Mobility LLC, Bharti Airtel Limited, Deutsche Telekom Group, T-Mobile International AG & Co.
                KG, France Telecom, Orange Plc., Hutchison Telecommunications International Limited, Mobile
                TeleSystems OJSC, NTT DoCoMo, Inc., Rogers Communications, Inc., Telefónica SA, Movistar,
                Telecom Italia S.p.A, Verizon Communications, Inc., Verizon Wireless, Vodafone Group Plc.,
                Dynacard Co. Ltd, Gemalto NV, Giesecke & Devrient GmbH, Incard S.A, NovaCard, Oberthur
                Technologies, Sagem Orga GmbH, Alcatel-Lucent, Amoi Electronics Co. Ltd, Arima Communication
                Corp, Compal Communications, Inc., Ericsson, Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd., LG Electronics, Inc.,
                Motorola, Inc., NEC Corporation, Nokia Corporation, Nokia Siemens Networks, Nortel Networks
                Corporation, Samsung Electronics, and TCL Corporation. 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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Contents:       GLOBAL SYSTEM FOR MOBILE COMMUNICATIONS (GSM)
                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
                     Product Definitions and Scope of Study                        I-3
                      GSM Subscription Segments                                  I-4
                      SIM Cards for 2G and 2.5G GSM Services                          I-4
                      UICC - Smart Card for 3G Services                           I-5


                 II. Executive Summary

                  1. INDUSTRY OVERVIEW                                           II-1
                     Introduction                                       II-1
                      Developing Markets Sustain Growth of GSM                              II-1
                      GSM Operators Endure Dismal Revenues                                  II-2
                     Global Market Overview                                    II-2
   Current & Future Analysis                           II-2
   Subscriber Identity Module                           II-3
   Universal Integrated Circuit Card                     II-3
   GSM - The Undisputed Leader                             II-4
    Table 1: Global Mobile Market (2008): Percentage Breakdown
    of Number of Subscriptions by Technology (includes
    corresponding Graph/Chart)                            II-4
   Global Deployed Base Stations                          II-5
    Table 2: Global Total Deployed Base Stations (2007 & 2008):
    Percentage Breakdown of Number of Deployed Base Stations
    (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)                     II-5

2. MARKET TRENDS AND ISSUES                                    II-6
   Non-GSM Operators Migrate to GSM                           II-6
   Operators Use New Structure to Simplify Roaming Agreements             II-6
   Multiple Subscriptions Become Inevitable                  II-6
   Integrated Applications Impel Growth of 3GSM                  II-6
   Popularity of Traditional SMS Remains Strong                 II-7
   Prepaid Customers Continue to Exceed Post Paid Customers             II-7
   GSMA Initiatives Reduce Hardware Prices                    II-7
   Voice Revenues Continue to Decline                       II-8
   Radio Spectrum Resources are Depleting                      II-8
   Number Portability Keeps Smart Card Manufacturers Guessing            II-8
   Mobile Penetration Rates Exceed 100% in Advanced Markets              II-9
   Mobile Phones Enable Safe Money Transfer                     II-9
   Growing Acceptance of WCDMA Video Mail Solutions                  II-9
   WCDMA Handsets Offer GPS Services                           II-9
   GSM Expands Its Services to Machine-To-Machine Communication             II-10
   Home Pricing Principle to Pull Down Roaming Rates               II-10
   Smart Card Manufacturers Change Strategies                     II-10
   Handset Manufacturers Prefer Local Smart Card Providers            II-10
   Price Factors Overtake Quality Factors                  II-11

3. PRODUCT OVERVIEW                                         II-12
   Global System for Mobile Communications                        II-12
   GSM Subscriptions - The Intangible Products                    II-12
    GSM Subscription Segments                               II-12
    Smart Card - The Key to Mobile Communication                     II-13
     SIM - Smart Card for 2G and 2.5G Services                    II-14
     UICC - Smart Card for 3G Services                       II-14
   History of GSM                                   II-15
   GSM Ahead of CDMA                                     II-16
   CDMA - No Mean Technology                                 II-16
   GSM Specifications - The Basic Parameters                     II-17
    Access Method                                    II-17
    Modulation                                    II-17
    Speech Coder                                     II-17
    Frequency Band                                    II-18
    Channel Separation                                 II-18
    Duplex Distance                                  II-18
    Transmission Rate                                 II-18
   Overview of GSM Infrastructure Systems                        II-18
    Mobile Station                                 II-18
    Base Station Systems                                II-18
    Network and Switching Systems                             II-19
    Operation and Support System                             II-19
   Geographic Units of GSM Network                            II-19
    Cells                                      II-19
    Location Areas                                  II-20
    MSC/VLR Service Area                                 II-20
    PLMN Area                                      II-20
   Basic GSM Services and Features                           II-20
    Roaming                                       II-20
    Voice Mailing                                  II-20
    DTMF                                         II-20
    Short Message Service                                II-21
    Cell Broadcasting                                II-21
    Fax Mail                                     II-21
    Group III Facsimile                               II-21
    Secondary Services                                 II-21
    Services Continue to Evolve                           II-21
   Evolution of 3G Standards                              II-22
   Migration of GSM from 2G to 3G                             II-22
    High-Speed Circuit Switched Data (HSCSD)                         II-23
    General Packet Radio System (GPRS)                            II-23
     Major Technical Upgrades for GPRS                          II-24
    Enhanced Data rates for GSM Evolution (EDGE)                       II-24
     Technology Changes for EDGE                              II-24
    Wideband CDMA - The Dawn of 3G Services                           II-25
     Important Features of WCDMA                               II-25
     WCDMA - Not a CDMA2000 Version                                II-26
    High Speed Packet Access (HSPA)                             II-26
     Major General HSPA Features                             II-26
     High Speed Downlink Packet Access (HSDPA)                        II-26
     High Speed Uplink Packet Access (HSUPA)                        II-27
     HSPA Continues to Evolve                              II-27

4. PRODUCT/SERVICE LAUNCHES                                        II-28
   Sagem Orga Launches New SIM Cards                                II-28
   T-Mobile Launches EDGE Network                               II-28
   Quebecor Launches New Cellular Phone Network                        II-28
   Globacom Launches HSPA Network                                 II-28
   Telcel Launches HSDPA                                  II-28
   Etisalat Nigeria Commences Commercial Services                     II-29
   Tata Teleservices to Introduce GSM Services                     II-29
   Global Payments Introduces New Mobile Payment Service                   II-29
   Huawei Unveils New Products                              II-30
   Kyocera to Introduce GSM Phones                             II-30
   Nokia Siemens Networks Introduces Dual Carrier EDGE Solution              II-30
   HTC Launches New Mobile Phone                                II-30
   HTC Unveils New Touch™ 3G for Complete Mobile Experience                  II-31
   Samsung and Alcatel-Lucent Unveil Device-Plus- Infrastructure
    Solution                                       II-31
   MTN Launches MIM Service                                 II-31
   China Unicom Launches GPRS Data Services                          II-32
   Vivatel Offers 3G Services                            II-32
   Blue Ocean Wireless Unveils GSM Network for Merchant Vessels              II-32
   Etisalat Launches GSM Operations                           II-32
   Mascom Introduces Mobile Internet                           II-32
   China Mobile to Roll Out EDGE Service                       II-32
   T3G and NXP Introduce New Handset                              II-32
   Motorola to Introduce New High-End Cellular Phone                  II-33
   China TechFaith Introduces New Dual Mode Phone                       II-33
   HTC Launches Powerful New 3.5G Touch Dual™ Device                       II-33
   HTC Launches Touch™ Mobile Phone                               II-34
   Ericsson Introduces Local Call-Switching Across GSM Base Stations II-34
   Ericsson Launches FemtoCell Solution                        II-34
   Meridian Mobile Launches Fly GSM Mobile Phones                     II-35
   Intex Technologies Launches Three GSM Mobile Phones                    II-35
   Nortel Unveils New All-IP Product Line                    II-35
   Oberthur Launches 512MB SIM Card                               II-35
   Telefónica Móviles and Ericsson Demonstrate HSDPA Services               II-36

5. RECENT INDUSTRY ACTIVITY                                 II-37
   Vodafone Acquires Majority Stake in Ghana Telecommunications       II-37
   Verizon Wireless Completes Acquisition of Rural Cellular     II-37
T-Mobile Snaps Up SunCom Wireless                              II-37
DoCoMo Acquires Stake in TMIB                               II-38
Etisalat Purchases Minority Stake in Swan Telecom                   II-38
VolgaTelecom Acquires Ulyanovsk GSM                              II-38
VimpelCom Buys Majority Stake in Sotelco                         II-38
Mobile TeleSystems Acquires Astrakhan Mobile and Mar Mobile                 II-38
Mobile Tele Systems Takes Over Mobilnye Sistemy Svyazi                    II-38
NTT DoCoMo to Acquire Minority Stake in BOW                         II-39
Truphone to Take Over SIM4travel                             II-39
Cyberhand to Acquire ACTIO Mobile                             II-39
Turkcell to Buy Majority Stake in BTN                      II-39
China Unicom Merges with China Netcom                             II-40
VimpelCom Collaborates with GTEL                              II-40
NSN Signs Agreement with China Mobile                            II-40
Sagem Orga Enters into an Agreement with MAT                          II-40
Ericsson Signs Joint Venture Agreement with STMicroelectronics II-41
NXP and STMicroelectronics Forms ST-NXP                           II-41
Ericsson Inks Supply Agreement with Digicel                      II-41
Motorola Signs Vinaphone GSM Network Expansion Contracts                     II-42
Nortel Bags BSNL Contract                               II-42
Ericsson Bags SingTel Mobile Network Expansion Contract                  II-42
Ericsson Bags Digicel GSM/EDGE Supply Contract                       II-42
Ericsson Bags Meteor WCDMA/HSPA Services Contract                         II-43
Alcatel-Lucent Secures US$10 Million Contract from TrueMove                II-43
Alcatel-Lucent Secures Contract from Africell Burundi              II-43
Alcatel-Lucent Signs Contract with MTN Yemen                       II-44
Unitel Offers Contract to Alcatel-Lucent                   II-44
Safaricom Enters Into GSM Interconnection Contract with Telkom
 Kenya                                           II-44
Tusmobil Selects Supply Stations of Nokia Siemens                    II-44
TIM Brasil Selects Ericsson for Providing WCDMA/HSPA Network                 II-45
Ericsson Signs Network Expansion Agreements with Chinese
 Mobile Operators                                   II-45
Warid Telecom Selects Ericsson to Upgrade GSM/GPRS Network                     II-45
Nokia Siemens Secures Network Expansion Contract from HCPT                    II-46
VimpelCom and Ericsson Agree to Deploy WCDMA/HSPA Network                        II-46
SK Telecom to Enter into Partnership with China Unicom                 II-46
Nokia Siemens Bags Network Expansion Contract                         II-46
Huawei to Build National GSM Network in Vietnam                      II-47
Ericsson Secures Contract from Kuzey                          II-47
Ericsson to Expand GSM Core Network in Bangladesh                       II-47
Telus and Bell to Construct WCDMA Based Overlay                       II-47
Huawei to Offer GSM and 3G Network                              II-48
Ericsson Partners with Síminn to Offer WDCMA/HSPA Network                    II-48
China Unicom Extends GPRS Roaming Services                            II-48
Azercell Enters Multiple Roaming Agreements                       II-48
Ericsson Secures Expansion Deal with Sunrise                      II-48
Nokia Siemens Secures GSM Capacity Expansion Contract                      II-49
Digicel Secures License to Operate GSM Network                      II-49
TELCEL Selects Ericsson to Launch 3G Network                       II-49
ZTE Bags Mobile Phone Equipment Supply Contract from Maxis
 Communications                                      II-49
Airtel Signs Contract with Ericsson for GSM Expansion               II-49
Haier Enters into Partnership with BSNL for GSM Services               II-50
Ericsson Bags Contract for Network Expansion from Hanoi Telecom II-50
R-Com Collaborates with Alcatel-Lucent                        II-50
ZTE Corporation Enters into Supply Agreement with Vodafone                  II-50
Trilogy Launches VIVA                                 II-50
Tunisiana Deploys Flexi ISN Solution                       II-51
Econet to Establish Telecommunication Services                     II-51
Celcom Partners with Ericsson                            II-51
Idea Cellular Awards Contract to NSN                         II-52
Alcatel-Lucent Acquires UTRAN from Nortel                       II-52
  Oberthur Acquires I’M Technologies                          II-52
  AT&T Acquires Edge Wireless                               II-52
  GCI Acquires Alaska Wireless Communications                         II-53
  Mobile TeleSystems Acquires Stakes in International Cell Holding II-53
  MTS Takes Over Bashcell                                  II-53
  AT&T Acquires Dobson Communications                               II-53
  MTS Acquires Outstanding Stake in Uzdunrobita                       II-54
  China Mobile Communications Acquires Paktel                        II-54
  Aricent Acquires Stake in Cellular Basestation Development Group II-54
  VimpelCom Acquires CSK                                    II-54
  Orascom Telecom Completes Acquisition of Mobilink                     II-55
  Altimo Completes Acquisition of Sotelco                      II-55
  TeliaSonera Acquires MCT Corp                              II-55
  Saudi Telecom to Acquire Stake in Maxis                        II-55
  SMART Communications to Acquire Stake in Blue Ocean Wireless                  II-55
  CUCL to Acquire Unicom Group Assets in Guizhou                       II-56
  Jabil Circuit Agrees to Acquire Assets in Nokia Siemens             II-56
  Paivis to Take Over Detroit Phone Cards                       II-56
  Mobistar Signs Agreement to Acquire VOXmobile                        II-57
  Operators Merge Wireless Infrastructure                       II-57
  Blue Ocean and JRC Partner to Provide GSM Communication Services II-57
  Eventis Mobile Obtains License for GSM 900/1800 Services                 II-58
  Freedom Wireless Secures MNVO License                             II-58
  Qualcomm Inks WCDMA Licensing Deal with Sagem                             II-58
  QUALCOMM Enters into Licensing Agreement with Lenovo Mobile                   II-58
  Batelco Inks GPRS Roaming Deal with Mobilink Pakistan                   II-59
  Siemens and Nokia Sign Memorandum of Understanding with NEC                     II-59
  Alcatel-Lucent Secures Contract from Celcom                       II-59
  Comfone Includes China in Key2roam Portfolio                       II-59
  Personal Offers Expansion Contract to Ericsson                   II-59
  China Mobile Pakistan Selects Ericsson as Partner in Expansion
   of Network                                        II-60
  Ericsson Provides GSM/GPRS Network Infrastructure to Movistar               II-60
  Ericsson Signs Contract for GSM Expansion with Idea Cellular             II-60
  Ericsson Wins Turnkey Contract from BSNL                          II-60
  LGC Wireless Completes First Stage of Deployment                     II-61
  Ericsson Secures GSM/EDGE Contracts from Digicel Group                    II-61
  Ericsson Secures Order for Network Expansion                       II-61
  TeliaSonera to Buy Equipment from Nokia Siemens                        II-61
  Alcatel-Lucent Bags Network Expansion Contract                      II-61
  Orcon Inks Agreement with Vodafone New Zealand                          II-62
  Nokia Wins Network Development Contract from MegaFon                        II-62
  Indosat Extends Contract with Ericsson                       II-62
  Nokia to Invest for Capacity Expansion at Chennai Plant              II-63
  Idea Cellular Selects Ericsson to Provide GSM Network                II-63
  Verizon Wireless Plans to Build 4G Network                      II-63
  Motorola Bags Contract to Expand GSM/EDGE Network                         II-63
  Nokia Siemens Networks Bags Contract from Henan Mobile                     II-63
  Ericsson to Upgrade and Expand TMIB’s Network                        II-64
  Rogers Wireless to Expand GSM Network                            II-64
  Uganda Telecom Extends GSM Network                                 II-64
  China Mobile Grants US$394 Million Worth Contracts to Motorola II-65
  Mubadala Enters into Partnership with Etisalat                  II-65
  China Mobile and Ericsson Enter Network Expansion Agreement                  II-65
  NSN and Idea Cellular Announce GSM Network Expansion Contract                  II-65
  Alcatel and Lucent Merge to Form Alcatel-Lucent                    II-66
  Nokia and Siemens Merge                                   II-66
  Oberthur and Diversinet Sign Collaboration Agreement                   II-66

6. FOCUS ON SELECT PLAYERS                                         II-67
   Service Providers                                       II-67
    America Movil S.A.B. DE C.V. (Mexico)                          II-67
    AT&T Mobility LLC (US)                                    II-67
  Bharti Airtel Limited (India)                        II-67
  Deutsche Telekom Group (Germany)                                 II-67
   T-Mobile International AG & Co. KG (Germany)                       II-68
  France Telecom (France)                                 II-68
   Orange Plc. (UK)                                 II-68
  Hutchison Telecommunications International Limited (Hong Kong) II-68
  Mobile TeleSystems OJSC (Russia)                             II-69
  NTT DoCoMo, Inc. (Japan)                                 II-69
  Rogers Communications, Inc. (Canada)                            II-69
  Telefónica SA (Spain)                               II-69
   Movistar (Spain)                                 II-70
  Telecom Italia S.p.A (Italy)                          II-70
  Verizon Communications, Inc. (US)                            II-70
   Verizon Wireless (US)                               II-70
  Vodafone Group Plc. (UK)                                II-71
  Manufacturers and Suppliers of Smart Cards                        II-71
  Dynacard Co. Ltd (Taiwan)                                II-71
  Gemalto NV (The Netherlands)                                II-71
  Giesecke & Devrient GmbH (Germany)                                II-71
  Incard S.A (Switzerland)                              II-72
  NovaCard (Russia)                                   II-72
  Oberthur Technologies (France)                             II-72
  Sagem Orga GmbH (Germany)                                      II-72
  Manufacturers and Suppliers of Infrastructure/Handsets                II-73
  Alcatel-Lucent (France)                              II-73
  Amoi Electronics Co. Ltd (China)                          II-73
  Arima Communication Corp (Taiwan)                               II-73
  Compal Communications, Inc. (Taiwan)                             II-73
  Ericsson (Sweden)                                   II-74
  Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd. (China)                         II-74
  LG Electronics, Inc. (Korea)                          II-74
  Motorola, Inc. (US)                                II-75
  NEC Corporation (Japan)                                 II-75
  Nokia Corporation (Finland)                             II-75
   Nokia Siemens Networks (Finland)                            II-76
  Nortel Networks Corporation (Canada)                           II-76
  Samsung Electronics (South Korea)                             II-76
  TCL Corporation (China)                                II-77

7. GLOBAL MARKET PERSPECTIVE                                   II-78
   Table 3: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for
   Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM) by Geographic
   Region - North America, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding
   Japan), Middle East, Latin America and Africa Markets
   Independently Analyzed with Number of Subscriptions
   (Cumulative) in Thousands for Years 2006 through 2015
   (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)                      II-78

  Table 4: World 9-Year Perspective for Global System for Mobile
  Communications (GSM) by Geographic Region - Percentage
  Breakdown of Number of Subscriptions (Cumulative) for North
  America, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle
  East, Latin America and Africa Markets for Years 2007, 2010 &
  2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)                   II-79

  Table 5: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for 2G &
  2.5G GSM by Geographic Region - North America, Europe,
  Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East, Latin America and
  Africa Markets Independently Analyzed with Number of
  Subscriptions (Cumulative) in Thousands for Years 2006 through
  2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)                    II-80

  Table 6: World 9-Year Perspective for 2G & 2.5G GSM by
   Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Number of
   Subscriptions (Cumulative) for North America, Europe,
   Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East, Latin America and
   Africa Markets for Years 2007, 2010 & 2015 (includes
   corresponding Graph/Chart)                               II-81

   Table 7: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for 3G
   GSM by Geographic Region - North America, Japan, Europe,
   Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East, Latin America and
   Africa Markets Independently Analyzed with Number of
   Subscriptions (Cumulative) in Thousands for Years 2006 through
   2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)                    II-82

   Table 8: World 9-Year Perspective for Global System for 3G GSM
   by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Number of
   Subscriptions (Cumulative) for North America, Japan, Europe,
   Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East, Latin America and
   Africa Markets for Years 2007, 2010 & 2015 (includes
   corresponding Graph/Chart)                               II-83


III. MARKET

 1. NORTH AMERICA                                         III-1
    A.Market Analysis                                  III-1
     Current & Future Analysis                            III-1
     GSM Gains Momentum in North America                            III-1
     Product/Service Launches                              III-2
     Strategic Corporate Developments                          III-2
     Select Players                                  III-6
      Service Providers                               III-6
       AT&T Mobility LLC (US)                            III-6
       Rogers Communications, Inc. (Canada)                       III-6
       Verizon Communications, Inc. (US)                       III-6
        Verizon Wireless (US)                           III-6
      Manufacturers & Suppliers of Infrastructure/Handsets            III-7
       Motorola, Inc. (US)                             III-7
       Nortel Networks Corporation (Canada)                     III-7
    B.Market Analytics                                 III-8
     Table 9: North American Recent Past, Current & Future
     Analysis for Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM)
     by Technology - 2G & 2.5G, and 3G Markets Independently
     Analyzed with Number of Subscriptions (Cumulative) in
     Thousands for Years 2006 through 2015 (includes
     corresponding Graph/Chart)                             III-8

     Table 10: North American 9-Year Perspective for Global
     System for Mobile Communications (GSM) by Technology -
     Percentage Breakdown of Number of Subscriptions (Cumulative)
     for 2G & 2.5G, and 3G Markets for Years 2007, 2010 & 2015    III-8

 2. JAPAN                                          III-9
    A.Market Analysis                                 III-9
     WCDMA Riding on High                                 III-9
     Select Players                                 III-9
      NTT DoCoMo, Inc. - A Major Service Provider               III-9
      NEC Corporation - Manufacturer & Supplier of
       Infrastructure/Handsets                          III-9
    B.Market Analytics                                III-10
     Table 11: Japanese Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis
     for 3G Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM) Market
     Independently Analyzed with Number of Subscriptions
     (Cumulative) in Thousands for Years 2006 through 2015
    (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)                         III-10

3. EUROPE                                          III-11
   A.Market Analysis                                 III-11
    Current & Future Analysis III-11 End of GSM Era              III-11
    Dawn of UMTS Era                                   III-12
    Smart Card Manufacturers Change Strategies                   III-12
    Home Pricing Principle to Pull Down Roaming Rates             III-12
    Mobile Voice Volume Exceeds Fixed Voice Volume                 III-12
    Product/Service Launches                             III-13
    Strategic Corporate Developments                         III-14
   B.Market Analytics                                III-17
    Table 12: European Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis
    for Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM) by
    Geographic Region - France, Germany, Italy, UK, Spain,
    Russia and Rest of Europe Markets Independently Analyzed
    with Number of Subscriptions (Cumulative) in Thousands for
    Years 2006 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-17

    Table 13: European 9-Year Perspective for Global System for
    Mobile Communications (GSM) by Geographic Region -
    Percentage Breakdown of Number of Subscriptions (Cumulative)
    for France, Germany, Italy, UK, Spain, Russia and Rest of
    Europe Markets for Years 2007, 2010 & 2015 (includes
    corresponding Graph/Chart)                           III-18

    Table 14: European Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis
    for Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM) by
    Technology - 2G & 2.5G, and 3G Markets Independently
    Analyzed with Number of Subscriptions (Cumulative) in
    Thousands for Years 2006 through 2015 (includes
    corresponding Graph/Chart)                          III-19

    Table 15: European 9-Year Perspective for Global System for
    Mobile Communications (GSM) by Technology - Percentage
    Breakdown of Number of Subscriptions (Cumulative) for 2G &
    2.5G, and 3G Markets for Years 2007, 2010 & 2015 (includes
    corresponding Graph/Chart)                           III-19

3a. FRANCE                                            III-20
  A.Market Analysis                                    III-20
    Current & Future Analysis                             III-20
    Strategic Corporate Developments                           III-20
    Select Players                                   III-21
     France Telecom - A Major Service Provider                   III-21
     Oberthur Technologies - A Manufacturer & Supplier of Smart
      Cards                                        III-21
     Alcatel-Lucent - A Manufacturer & Supplier of
      Infrastructure/Handsets                             III-21
  B.Market Analytics                                   III-22
    Table 16: French Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for
    Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM) by Technology -
    2G & 2.5G, and 3G Markets Independently Analyzed with
    Number of Subscriptions (Cumulative) in Thousands for Years
    2006 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)              III-22

    Table 17: French 9-Year Perspective for Global System for
    Mobile Communications (GSM) by Technology - Percentage
    Breakdown of Number of Subscriptions (Cumulative) for 2G &
    2.5G, and 3G Markets for Years 2007, 2010 & 2015           III-22

3b. GERMANY                                             III-23
  A.Market Analysis                                     III-23
   Current & Future Analysis                          III-23
   Product/Service Launch                             III-23
   Select Players                                III-23
    Service Providers                             III-23
     Deutsche Telekom Group                             III-23
     T-Mobile International AG & Co. KG                    III-24
     Manufacturers & Suppliers of Smart Cards                 III-24
     Giesecke & Devrient GmbH                            III-24
     Sagem Orga GmbH                                   III-24
  B.Market Analytics                               III-25
   Table 18: German Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for
   Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM) by Technology -
   2G & 2.5G, and 3G Markets Independently Analyzed with
   Number of Subscriptions (Cumulative) in Thousands for Years
   2006 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)            III-25

    Table 19: German 9-Year Perspective for Global System for
    Mobile Communications (GSM) by Technology - Percentage
    Breakdown of Number of Subscriptions (Cumulative) for 2G &
    2.5G, and 3G Markets for Years 2007, 2010 & 2015           III-25

3c. ITALY                                            III-26
   A.Market Analysis                                    III-26
     Current & Future Analysis                             III-26
     Strategic Corporate Development                           III-26
     Telecom Italia S.p.A - A Major Service Provider              III-26
   B.Market Analytics                                   III-27
     Table 20: Italian Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for
     Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM) by Technology -
     2G & 2.5G, and 3G Markets Independently Analyzed with
     Number of Subscriptions (Cumulative) in Thousands for Years
     2006 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)             III-27

    Table 21: Italian 9-Year Perspective for Global System for
    Mobile Communications (GSM) by Technology - Percentage
    Breakdown of Number of Subscriptions (Cumulative) for 2G &
    2.5G, and 3G Markets for Years 2007, 2010 & 2015           III-27

3d. THE UNITED KINGDOM                                      III-28
  A.Market Analysis                                  III-28
    Current & Future Analysis                           III-28
    Product/Service Launch                              III-28
    Strategic Corporate Developments                         III-28
    Select Service Providers                           III-29
     Orange Plc.                                  III-29
     Vodafone Group Plc.                              III-30
  B.Market Analytics                                 III-30
    Table 22: UK Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for
    Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM) by Technology -
    2G & 2.5G, and 3G Markets Independently Analyzed with
    Number of Subscriptions (Cumulative) in Thousands for Years
    2006 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)          III-30

    Table 23: UK 9-Year Perspective for Global System for Mobile
    Communications (GSM) by Technology - Percentage Breakdown of
    Number of Subscriptions (Cumulative) for 2G & 2.5G, and 3G
    Markets for Years 2007, 2010 & 2015                     III-31

3e. SPAIN                                             III-32
  A.Market Analysis                                      III-32
    Current & Future Analysis                               III-32
    Select Service Providers                               III-32
     Telefónica SA                                     III-32
    Movistar                                     III-32
  B.Market Analytics                                 III-33
   Table 24: Spanish Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for
   Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM) by Technology -
   2G & 2.5G, and 3G Markets Independently Analyzed with
   Number of Subscriptions (Cumulative) in Thousands for Years
   2006 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)       III-33

    Table 25: Spanish 9-Year Perspective for Global System for
    Mobile Communications (GSM) by Technology -Percentage
    Breakdown of Number of Subscriptions (Cumulative) for 2G &
    2.5G, and 3G Markets for Years 2007, 2010 & 2015           III-33

3f. RUSSIA                                          III-34
   A.Market Analysis                                  III-34
     Current & Future Analysis                           III-34
     Strategic Corporate Developments                        III-34
     Select Players                                 III-36
      Mobile TeleSystems OJSC - A Major Service Provider           III-36
      NovaCard - A Manufacturer & Supplier of Smart Cards           III-37
   B.Market Analytics                                 III-37
     Table 26: Russian Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for
     Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM) by Technology -
     2G & 2.5G, and 3G Markets Independently Analyzed with
     Number of Subscriptions (Cumulative) in Thousands for Years
     2006 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)           III-37

    Table 27: Russian 9-Year Perspective for Global System for
    Mobile Communications (GSM) by Technology - Percentage
    Breakdown of Number of Subscriptions (Cumulative) for 2G &
    2.5G, and 3G Markets for Years 2007, 2010 & 2015           III-38

3g. REST OF EUROPE                                        III-39
  A.Market Analysis                                   III-39
    Current & Future Analysis                            III-39
    Product/Service Launches                              III-39
    Strategic Corporate Developments                          III-39
    Select Players                                  III-41
     Manufacturers & Suppliers of Smart Cards                    III-41
     Gemalto NV (The Netherlands)                            III-41
     Incard S.A (Switzerland)                           III-41
     Manufacturers & Suppliers of Infrastructure/ Handsets           III-41
     Ericsson (Sweden)                                 III-41
     Nokia Corporation (Finland)                          III-42
      Nokia Siemens Networks (Finland)                        III-42
  B.Market Analytics                                  III-43
    Table 28: Rest of Europe Recent Past, Current & Future
    Analysis for Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM)
    by Technology - 2G & 2.5G, and 3G Markets Independently
    Analyzed with Number of Subscriptions (Cumulative) in
    Thousands for Years 2006 through 2015 (includes
    corresponding Graph/Chart)                             III-43

    Table 29: Rest of Europe 9-Year Perspective for Global
    System for Mobile Communications (GSM) by Technology -
    Percentage Breakdown of Number of Subscriptions (Cumulative)
    for 2G & 2.5G, and 3G Markets for Years 2007, 2010 & 2015    III-43

4. ASIA-PACIFIC                                         III-44
   A.Market Analysis                                    III-44
    Current & Future Analysis                              III-44
    Robust Economy Impels GSM Growth                              III-44
    Asia-Pacific - The Global GSM Activity Hub                  III-44
    3G Services Take Time to Takeoff                        III-45
    China                                         III-45
     Government Tightens Procedure for Prepaid Customers             III-45
     Handset Manufacturers Prefer Local Smart Card Providers         III-45
    India                                        III-45
     Lucrative GSM Market                               III-45
      Table 30: Indian Global System for Mobile Communications
      (GSM) Market (2005-2008): Net Additions of GSM Subscribers
      in Thousands (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)            III-46

     Table 31: Leading Players in Indian GSM Market (2008):
     Percentage Breakdown of Number of Subscribers for Airtel,
     Vodafone Essar, BSNL IDEA and Others (includes
     corresponding Graph/Chart)                             III-46
   Vietnam                                         III-46
    Telecommunication Entities Favor GSM Expansion                     III-46
   Product/Service Launches                               III-47
   Strategic Corporate Developments                            III-50
   Select Players                                   III-63
    Service Providers                                III-63
     Bharti Airtel Limited (India)                      III-63
     Hutchison Telecommunications International Limited (Hong
      Kong)                                       III-63
    Manufacturers and Suppliers of Infrastructure/ Handsets             III-64
     Amoi Electronics Co. Ltd (China)                       III-64
     Arima Communication Corp (Taiwan)                            III-64
     Compal Communications, Inc. (Taiwan)                          III-64
     Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd. (China)                      III-64
     LG Electronics, Inc. (Korea)                        III-65
     Samsung Electronics (South Korea)                         III-65
     TCL Corporation (China)                             III-65
    Manufacturer & Supplier of Smart Cards                       III-65
     Dynacard Co. Ltd (Taiwan)                             III-65
  B.Market Analytics                                  III-66
   Table 32: Asia-Pacific Recent Past, Current & Future
   Analysis for Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM)
   by Technology - 2G & 2.5G, and 3G Markets Independently
   Analyzed with Number of Subscriptions (Cumulative) in
   Thousands for Years 2006 through 2015 (includes
   corresponding Graph/Chart)                               III-66

    Table 33: Asia-Pacific 9-Year Perspective for Global System
    for Mobile Communications (GSM) by Technology - Percentage
    Breakdown of Number of Subscriptions (Cumulative) for 2G &
    2.5G, and 3G Markets for Years 2007, 2010 & 2015            III-66

5. MIDDLE EAST                                        III-67
   A.Market Analysis                                 III-67
    Current & Future Analysis                           III-67
    Hyperactive GSM Markets                               III-67
    Product/Service Launches                             III-68
    Strategic Corporate Developments                         III-68
   B.Market Analytics                                III-69
    Table 34: Middle East Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis
    for Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM) by
    Technology - 2G & 2.5G, and 3G Markets Independently
    Analyzed with Number of Subscriptions (Cumulative) in
    Thousands for Years 2006 through 2015 (includes
    corresponding Graph/Chart)                            III-69

    Table 35: Middle East 9-Year Perspective for Global System
    for Mobile Communications (GSM) by Technology - Percentage
    Breakdown of Number of Subscriptions (Cumulative) for 2G &
    2.5G, and 3G Markets for Years 2007, 2010 & 2015               III-69

6. LATIN AMERICA                                        III-70
   A.Market Analysis                                  III-70
    Current & Future Analysis                            III-70
    Strong Growth Markets                                III-70
     Argentina                                     III-70
     Brazil                                     III-70
     Chile                                      III-70
     Colombia                                      III-71
     Mexico                                       III-71
     Peru                                        III-71
     Venezuela                                      III-71
    Exorbitant Taxes Impede Growth of GSM                        III-71
    Product/Service Launches                              III-71
    Strategic Corporate Developments                          III-72
    America Movil S.A.B. DE C.V. - A Major Mexican Service Provider III-74
   B.Market Analytics                                 III-75
    Table 36: Latin American Recent Past, Current & Future
    Analysis for Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM)
    by Technology - 2G & 2.5G, and 3G Markets Independently
    Analyzed with Numbe of Subscriptions (Cumulative) in
    Thousands for Years 2006 through 2015 (includes
    corresponding Graph/Chart)                             III-75

    Table 37: Latin American 9-Year Perspective for Global
    System for Mobile Communications (GSM) by Technology -
    Percentage Breakdown of Number of Subscriptions (Cumulative)
    for 2G & 2.5G, and 3G Markets for Years 2007, 2010 & 2015    III-75

7. AFRICA                                           III-76
   A.Market Analysis                                  III-76
    Current & Future Analysis                             III-76
    Africa is Faster than the Americas                      III-76
    Scope of 3GSM in Africa                              III-76
    Price Factors Overtake Quality Factors                    III-77
    Product/Service Launches                               III-77
    Strategic Corporate Developments                           III-78
   B.Market Analytics                                  III-81
    Table 38: African Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for
    Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM) by Technology -
    2G & 2.5G, and 3G Markets Independently Analyzed with
    Number of Subscriptions (Cumulative) in Thousands for Years
    2006 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)            III-81

    Table 39: African 9-Year Perspective for Global System for
    Mobile Communications (GSM) by Technology - Percentage
    Breakdown of Number of Subscriptions (Cumulative) for 2G &
    2.5G, and 3G Markets for Years 2007, 2010 & 2015           III-81


IV. COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE

Total Companies Profiled: 311 (including Divisions/Subsidiaries - 431)

-----------------------------------------
Region/Country                   Players
-----------------------------------------
The United States                  40
Canada                          12
Japan                           6
Europe                         146
  France                        5
                Germany                         7
                The United Kingdom                 15
                Italy             4
                Spain              5
                Rest of Europe                 110
              Asia-Pacific (Excluding Japan)        114
              Latin America                     39
              Africa      49
              Middle East                      25
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