March 19, 2010: Thanks to dirt cheap prepaid (no contract) calling plans, and low average revenue per user (ARPU), India’s carriers have virtually no appetite (no margin room) to subsidize handsets. Now add in the fact that India’s networks had overwhelmingly relied on 2G, and have been far behind schedule in deploying 3G. This equation [...]
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Posted in iPhone in India on Nov 30th, 2009
The headline in today’s Times of India reads – Chinese mobiles sans IMEI won’t buzz from Monday. What’s this all about? Mobile carriers in India will be required to hit the kill switch and shut off service to all mobile phones that do not have (or do not immediately obtain) a true International Mobile Equipment [...]
Update – January 22, 2009: Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster now believes a new iPhone model may be coming in June. More > HERE Via Jim Goldman’s TechCheck blog: “We (Piper Jaffray) cut our estimates on iPhone, but it’s more of a shift. The expectations of having a March launch of a new form factor [...]
iPhonAsia comment: As the post below notes, iPhone may soon be launched through a new carrier in India – BSNL. Will this launch be accompanied by significantly different pricing and distribution strategies? The crystal ball says “perhaps yes.” And who knows … we might even see a new model iPhone in 2009 that will be [...]
[digg=http://digg.com/apple/SingTel_and_Apple_Yes] SingTel confirms Apple iPhone Asia deals The SingTel Group launch will involve seven different carriers in as many nations and bring iPhone to a subscriber base of 136 million. Apple conveniently has a major campus in Singapore. via TUAW In a singularly uninformative press release, SingTel, Singapore’s largest telecommunications company, has announced that it is [...]