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Research and Markets: 3G: Taking Mobile to the Next Level

Research and Markets: 3G: Taking Mobile to the Next Level

DUBLIN, Ireland, April 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets ( has announced the addition of 3G: Taking Mobile to the Next Level to their offering.

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3G mobile is now well established in leading countries in Asia and is being broadly deployed in Europe. These new services offer a broad variety of new services that are moving the 3G mobile carriers from being voice providers to being data and multimedia service providers. This is a quantum leap that will more than overcome the declining revenue from voice services and continue the growth that mobile service providers are experiencing in both subscribers and revenue.

This report examines the strategies of 23 3G service providers globally. It reviews technical and regulatory issues and examines the trend toward network integration. The report analyzes the effect of 3G services on operator's ARPU. A global forecast is provided as well as regional forecasts for Asia, Europe, North America, and the Rest of the World that includes 3G service provider subscriptions and revenue as well as handset shipments.

This report finds that 3G will cause mobile ARPU's to grow in the face of declining voice revenues and that, after 2007, 2G subscribers will begin to decline in numbers as they shift to 3G services. The report points out that the switch to 3G is creating an opportunity for mobile operators to gain market share or for new carriers to establish themselves in the mobile market.

The contents of this report are as follows: 1. Executive Summary 1.1 Taking Mobile to the Next Level 1.2 Advances in 3G Technology 1.3 Regulatory Landscape 1.4 Incumbents and New Entrants 1.5 Network Convergence 1.6 3G Services and ARPU 1.7 Forecasts 1.8 Conclusions 2. Advances in 3G Technology 2.1 ITU IMT-2000 2.2 WCDMA (UMTS) 2.3 TD-SCDMA 2.4 HSDPA 2.5 CDMA2000 2.6 Super 3G 2.7 Fixed-Mobile Convergence 2.8 Handset Development 3. Regulatory Landscape 3.1 Spectrum Issues 3.1.1 IMT-2000 3.1.2 U.S. Broadband Spectrum 3.2 Asia 3.2.1 Regulation in China 3.2.2 Regulation in Hong Kong 3.2.3 Regulation in India 3.2.4 Regulation in Japan 3.2.5 Regulation in Korea 3.2.6 Regulation in Taiwan 3.3 North America 3.3.1 Regulation in the U.S. 3.3.2 Regulation in Canada 3.4 Europe 3.4.1 Regulation in The European Union 3.4.2 Regulation in Other Countries 3.5 Rest of the World 4. Incumbents and New Entrants 4.1 GPRS, CDMA2000 Ix, and iMode 4.2 3G Prospects 4.3 Asia 4.3.1 H3G-Australia and Hong Kong 4.3.2 Asia Pacific Broadband Wirelss 4.3.3 Chunghwa Telecom - Taiwan 4.3.4 KDDI au-Japan 4.3.5 KTF - Korea 4.3.6 NTT DoCoMo - Japan 4.3.7 SK Telecom - Korea 4.3.8 Telstra - Australia 4.3.9 SmarTone - Hong Kong 4.3.10 Vodafone KK - Japan 4.4 North America 4.4.1 Cingular Wireless 4.4.2 Verizon Wireless 4.4.3 Sprint PCS 4.4.4 Nextel Communications 4.4.5 T-Mobile USA 4.4.6 Bell Canada 4.4.7 Telus Mobility 4.5 Europe 4.5.1 H3G 4.5.2 Vodafone 4.5.3 T-Mobile 4.5.4 Orange 4.5.5 mmO2 (To be renamed O2 in 2005) 4.5.6 Other 3G Operators 4.6 Rest of the World 5. Network Convergence 5.1 What is Network Convergence? 5.2 Introduction to FMC 5.3 Introduction to IMS 5.4 Services 5.4.1 Korea Telecom 5.4.2 BT 5.4.3 North America 6. 3G Services and ARPU 6.1 Service Enablers 6.2 Service Packages 6.2.1 Europe 6.2.2 Asia-Pacific 6.3 ARPU 7. Forecasts 7.1 3G Networks 7.2 Forecast Methodology 7.3 Regional Forecasts 7.3.1 Global Total 7.3.2 Europe 7.3.3 North America 7.3.4 Asia-Pacific 7.3.5 Rest of the World 8. Conclusions and Recommendations 8.1 Conclusions 8.2 Recommendations 8.2.1 Service Providers 8.2.2 Equipment Vendors 8.2.3 Investors Tables and Figures

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