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Foreword

Data Notes

  1. The Mobile Revolution
    1.1 I'd rather have a mobile
    1.2 The mobile industry
    1.3 The downsides of mobile
  2. Supplying Mobile
    2.1 A brief history of land-based mobile radio technology
    2.2 Mobile cellular technology
    2.3 Wireless data services: an industry in the making
    2.4 Mobile equipment vendors
    2.5 Conclusion
  3. Regulating Mobile
    3.1 Introduction
    3.2 Licensing
    3.3 Technology choices
    3.4 Interconnection
    3.5 Price regulation
    3.6 Mobile number portability: Taking your number with you
    3.7 Universal service/access requirements
    3.8 Roaming: Can we borrow your network for a while?
    3.9 Conclusion
  4. Mobile Access
    4.1 Introduction
    4.2 Why mobile can be better
    4.3 Conclusion
  5. Pricing Mobile
    5.1 Price evolution
    5.2 Price comparisons
    5.3 Price trends
    5.4 Mobile operator costs
    5.5 Interconnect tariffs
    5.6 Price convergence
  6. A Mobile Future
    6.1 Cross-overs
    6.2 Consequences

Glossaty, Abbreviations and Acronyms

World Telecommunication Indicators

Figures

1.1 Competitive markets
1.2 Catch up and overtake
1.3 Changing fortunes
1.4 Thank goodness for mobile
1.5 A bigger slice of the pie
1.6 The mobile cash cow
1.7 Is regulation necessary to prevent mobilephone nuisance?
2.1 Basic mobile cellular network
2.2 Development of mobile communications
2.3 Mobile cellular subscribers around the world
2.4 Mobile cellular technologies around the world
2.5 IMT-2000 network architecture
2.6 Digital services vision
2.7 Mobile equipment sales and handsets sales
2.8 Wireless infrastructure markets
3.1 How many countries allow mobile competition?
3.2 How many is enough?
3.3 Fixed to mobile calls
3.4 Mobile coverage
4.1 Mobile cellular around the world
4.2 Going mass market
4.3 The richer you get, the more mobilephones you need
4.4 Mobile penetration versus mobile share
4.5 Paraguay's mobile bonanza
4.6 Pre-paid leaders
4.7 Out of the box
5.1 Breakpoints
5.2 Mirror, mirror on the call, who is the cheapest of them all?
5.3 Mobile density and prices
5.4 Getting cheaper (but not by that much)
5.5 A lot cheaper to install, a bit cheaper to own, but not much cheaper to use
5.6 Growing markets, but lower-spending subscribers
5.7 Converging revenues
5.8 Bypassing the fixed-network
5.9 Cultivate the high-spenders
5.10 Relative prices
6.1 Cross-overs
6.2 One hundred years of telephones

Boxes

1.1 A tale of two countries
1.2 What is going wrong with GMPCS?
2.1 Comparing three technologies: FDMA, TDMA and CDMA
2.2 Japan: Going its own way
2.3 Debating third-generation mobile
2.4 Technologies enabling wireless data
2.5 Mobile portals
2.6 Republic of Korea – an emerging CDMA power
2.7 Third generation handsets
2.8 Nokia: From wood pulp to connecting people
3.1 Alternatives to mobile cellular licences
3.2 The end of cellular monopolies in Western Europe
3.3 Have phone, will roam
3.4 Mobile phones and Universal Service
4.1 Something odd in Peru and Venezuela
4.2 Bangladesh's ‘Wireless women'
5.1 Mobilephone usage
5.2 Churn: a critical factor affecting profitability

 

Boxes Figures

1.1 Cambodia and Finland: mobile pioneers
1.2 Back to earth
2.1 Mobile access technologies
2.2 Evolution of cellular and PHS in Japan
2.8 Finland's growth engine
3.1 Options for granting the right to provide mobile service
3.2 Swiss and Western European mobile tariffs
3.3 Roaming
3.4 Substituting mobile connections for fixed lines
4.1 Trailing off in Peru and Venezuela

5.1 Talking around the world

TABLES

1.1 Differences between fixed and mobile telephony
1.2 Money-making machines
2.1 Mobile market evolution
2.2 Digital subscribers around the world
2.3 UMTS Timetables in Europe
2.4 Top mobile vendors
3.1 Brazil's B-Band
3.2 Mixed beauty pageant
3.3 Too many fixed lines?
4.1 Foreign investment in Least Developed Countries' (LDC) cellular networks
4.2 Top mobile foreign investors
5.1 It's good to talk
5.2 Tariff diversity
5.3 Top 20 mobile operators worldwide, ranked by 1998 subscribers
5.4 Where do the calls come from, where does the money go?

List of World Telecommunication Indicator Tables

I>ntroduction
Table A: List of economies

1. Basic indicators
2. Main telephone lines
3. Waiting list
4. Local telephone network
5. Teleaccessibility
6. Largest city main lines
7. Telephone tariffs
8. Cellular subscribers
9. Cellular tariffs
10. Text communications
11. ISDN
12. International telephone traffic
13. Telecommunication staff
14. Telecommunications revenue
15. Telecommunications investment
16. Equipment trade
17. Information technology
18. Television
19. Network growth
20. Projections
21. Top 20 PTOs by revenue, cellular subscribers and international traffic

Technical Notes

Box 1: Other economies
Sources

 

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