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November 17th, 2012, Vol:1

Message from N K Goyal, President CMAI

I am happy to announce co-operation between CMAI and Tonse Telecom for development of mobile sector. Tonse Telecom are experts in telecom research and market analysis and bring out periodic reports on mobile handsets, trends, applications, industry trackers covering the entire mobile industry.

CMAI and Tonse Telecom have agreed to bring out monthly mobile device newsletter informing readers of the latest data, statistics relevant to the mobile sector. I am hopeful that CMAI members across the globe would find this information useful in keeping abreast of the market.

About Mr. Goyal

Mr Goyal, senior telecom advisor is President, CMAI Association of India- Communications Multimedia Applications Infrastructure; Chairman Emeritus of Telecom Equipments Manufacturers Association of India (TEMA); Vice Chairman, ITU APT India, Chairman CTIA, India. He is also Member Governing Council, Telecom Equipment & Services Export Promotion Council, to promote exports under Ministry of Commerce and Industries.  He is associated with about one hundred Government Committees/ Forums.

He has presented several papers internationally on topics of public concerns like telecom IT,  environment management such as e waste, radiation; manufacturing, global peace and well-being, excellence in performance and several others.

Message from Sridhar T. Pai, Founder Tonse Telecom

As the Indian mobile market moves into the data era through 3G and 4G services, the device market will undergo large scale transformation. We are happy to co-operate with CMAI to launch the Tonse CMAI handset newsletter which will track this market closely and cover key developments and analysis. We hope this will be of great value to CMAI members around the world.


Editor's Words

By Sridhar Pai, ceo, Tonse Telecom

TING becomes first LTE MVNO

Last week Ting became the first MVNO off a LTE network in the United States. Ting, a mobile services reseller from the stables of Tucows, web hosting company moved quickly to take the plunge with Sprint, as the latter begins to expand its LTE footprint in the US. While LTE activity has revved up a lot of dust, it is important to note the change in the ways MVNOs are perceived by US tier-1 players. Unlike couple of years ago, MVNOs no longer have to deal with old phones and devices on old networks but may now compete head to head with their parent carriers carrying contemporary devices as well as the hosts.

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Sridhar Pai runs Tonse Telecom, a Bengaluru-based telecom research and consulting house that is a research partner to Light Reading India.

Handset Analysis

In September 2012, a total of 34 handsets were released, out of which indigenous manufacturers Micromax and Karbonn Mobiles launched 11 phones collectively.

In September 2012, 15 handsets were launched with Android™ OS depicting its continued domination in the mobile OS space. Samsung and Sony launched 4 Android™ based handsets each.


Qualcomm, Huawei and Bharti Airtel announce India's first TD-LTE smartphone
Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., Bharti Airtel and Huawei announced India's first multi-mode LTE TDD smartphone, the Huawei Ascend P1 LTE, at Innovation Qualcomm India 2012. Powered by QTI's Qualcomm Snapdragon™ S4 processor, smartphone handles high speed data on the LTE network and voice calls on the underlying 3G network using Circuit Switched Voice Fall Back (CSFB voice) technology. more
HTC introduces One X+ smartphone
HTC unveiled the HTC One™ X+, a refreshed version of HTC One™ X smartphone, running on Android™ Jelly Bean. The HTC One™ X+ will be available in Europe and North Asia from October and in South Asia from November 2012. more
Apple issues apology over iOS 6 maps
In an open letter posted on Apple's website, Tim Cook, CEO of Apple, issued a public apology to those that are experiencing trouble with Apple's new Maps app. Apple users complained that the new Maps service - based on Dutch navigation equipment and digital map maker TomTom NV's data - contained geographical errors and gaps in information. more
Apple sells 5 million iPhone 5 smartphones
Apple has said that it sold more than 5 million units of the iPhone 5 in the three days since its launch on September 21, 2012, less than what analysts had expected. more
HTC and Microsoft announce Windows 8 smartphones
HTC and Microsoft unveiled the first signature Windows Phones, the Windows® Phone 8X and 8S. The smartphones feature the new Windows Phone 8 operating system and boast iconic design, studio-quality sound with Beats Audio™. The Windows Phone 8X and 8S by HTC will be available beginning in November. Available through more than 150 carriers in 50+ countries. more
Nokia unveils Windows 8 smartphones: Lumia 920 and Lumia 820
The Nokia Lumia 920 has Nokia's PureView imaging innovation technology which enables the camera in the Nokia Lumia 920 to take in five times more light than competing smartphones without using flash. The smartphone also comes with Nokia's largest ever battery (2000mAh) and, built-in wireless charging more

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About Tonse Telecom

Tonse Telecom is a research, consulting and advisory services organization focusing on the India telecom sector. Tonse Telecom enables telecom equipment vendors, ISVs, infrastructure developers and investors for success in the Indian telecom marketplace.

Tonse Telecom has onboard, a team of reputed senior industry executives and consultants who provide advisory services on specific projects. Tonse covers a broad spectrum of telecom technologies that include Wi-Fi /BWA / WiMAX, IMS, FMC and Triple Play, VoIP, Mobile VAS, End-device Applications and Mobile Content.

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