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.
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.
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.