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By YE12, more than 30% of interactive videos invoked for collaborative purposes will be satisfied through cloud computing.

By 2013, more than 25% of the content that workers see in a day will be dominated by pictures, video or audio.

A surplus of existing monitors, low prices for new monitors, and easy connectivity will enable more than 60% of knowledge workers to routinely use at least three displays as part of their primary PC work spaces by 2015.

Plan for less than 20% of employees being able to replace a laptop with a tablet through 2012.

By 2020, mobile and web AD will have evolved into multichannel application development.

By 2015, mobile Web technologies will have advanced sufficiently such that half of the applications that in 2011 would be written as native apps will be, instead, delivered as Web apps.

By 2013, mobile phones will overtake PCs as the most common Web access device worldwide.

Fewer than 5% of handsets sold in 2014 will support LTE. 75% of tablets sold in mature markets in 2014 will have a screen size of approximately 10”

Android will remain the top smartphone platform in shipment terms through 2015.

Most CIOs should plan to support at least three mobile platforms by 2012.

By 2013, Microsoft will overtake RIM in smartphone shipments.

(Source: Gartner)


  • Nokia Siemens Networks is in talks with Indian wireless broadband players to set up the back-end infrastructure to help them provide broadband wireless access (BWA) services in the country.
  • Five companies—Reliance Industries, Bharti Airtel, Aircel, Tikona and Qualcomm—had won BWA licences and spectrum in the auctions by the government last year. Of these, Reliance Industries and Aircel are known to be conducting vendor valuations.
  • Nokia Siemens Networks is also looking to sell devices it has designed for the TD-LTE, a version of the long-term evolution (LTE) technology, for BWA services. The devices include dongles and modems, which would be sold by Nokia Siemens Networks to operators, who would then bundle them in offers to consumers.
  • Nokia Siemens Networks, which recently acquired the devices business of Motorola, is strengthening its devices portfolio with specialised, next-generation TD-LTE devices. The company sees an opportunity in India, where companies have already spoken of their allegiance to technology, which is favouring the system to provide high-speed broadband (as high as 30 mbps) using BWA spectrum.

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  • Augere, a pioneer of 4G wireless broadband with 4G licenses covering more than 500 million people in emerging markets in South Asia and Africa has selected Ericsson to offer broadband services under the ZOOSH brand to residential and business customers in Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh. The  rollout of  services will  start from  early next  year, with a soft launch planned for early Q2 2012.
  • LTE enhances the end-user experience and enables the rapid transfer of large amounts of data. With increased speed and decreased latency, consumers can enjoy a wide range of applications such as internet surfing, online gaming, social media and video meetings. LTE also has the capacity to meet future demands for new and enhanced mobile internet applications.
  • Ericsson will also be responsible for providing managed services and network operations for three years. Ericsson will plan, design, build, operate, maintain and provide spare-parts management for the 4G network for Augere. The contract includes the supply, installation and commissioning of the network.

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  • Ericsson in statement issued on Friday revealed that it has signed a deal to introduce 4G mobile broadband technology in India. The company, however did not divulge the name of the customer.
  • With this deal, Ericsson, a leader in mobile broadband space and global advocate of LTE technology will revolutionise India wireless broadband space broadband”, the statement said.
  • It said LTE will be main driver for innovations in years to come enabling the next Google, Facebook or iPhone and opening doors to possibilities in number of new areas like utilities, health, transport and media. Ericsson will hold a press conference on October 11 in New Delhi to give more details about the deal.

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  • South Korea’s top mobile carrier SK Telecom said Wednesday it would this year offer seven smartphone models and one tablet device running on ultra-high-speed network technology.
  • SK launched its super-fast 4G wireless services, based on Long-Term Evolution (LTE) technology, in Seoul in June and plans to secure national coverage by 2013.
  • LTE promises fast data traffic and quicker access to applications such as television programmes, movies and video conferencing. The company said it would this month launch two phones, from Samsung Electronics and Taiwan’s HTC Corp, for its LTE service.
  • Samsung will offer two additional LTE smartphones through SK Telecom in October and November. Its tablet PC, the Galaxy Tab 8.9, will hit the local market before December with LTE technology. LG Electronics will release its first LTE smartphone next month, while Pantech will provide two LTE smartphones in October and December, SK said in a statement.
  • The carrier said it aims to lure 500,000 LTE subscribers by December, five million next year and 15 million by 2014.

  • UAE telecom giant Etisalat has launched its long-term evolution (LTE) frequency division duplexing (FDD) mobile network in the UAE, offering 4th Generation (4G) data transfer speeds to its subscribers.

 

  • Etisalat Acting CEO, Mr Nasser Bin Obood, said the corporation has completed building the first 4G LTE-FDD network in the country and the widest in West Asia. Etisalat’s strategy ensures that upon launch, new technologies are made available to customers across all key areas of the UAE.

 

  • The company said it is one of the first telecommunications operators in the world to complete this technological achievement, which enhances the country’s global position in terms of advanced telecommunications services. With this new technical achievement, the UAE is one of the first countries in the word to launch 4G, the result of years of work to develop the telecommunications sector and the corporation’s significant investment in the country’s infrastructure.

 

  • The LTE network offers speeds exceeding 100 MB/s and is particularly effective when utilising large amounts of data, such as watching high definition movies, playing online multiplayer games, using social applications and utilising other bandwidth-intensive applications. For the LTE network, more than 700 base stations have been renovated and equipped to provide 4G services in the country.

 

  • Etisalat plans to establish up to 1,000 fully operational base stations by the end of this year.
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