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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Update March 17, 2010: China Mobile CEO, Wang Jianzhou, is talking “Apple” again. During a recent press conference, Wang Jianzhou revealed that he is interested in the iPad and has told Apple that China Mobile would also like to see a special version of iPhone with a chipset that supports time division synchronous code division [...]
iPhonAsia.com interview with Hong Kong’s NeonPunch.com The editors of NeonPunch.com, a gadget site in Hong Kong, posed several questions for the editor of iPhonAsia (yours truly). My responses are in a two-part interview: Part 1 Part 2
Chambers: “The Internet will scale faster than any of us anticipate” How does that sports adage go? “Hey, it’s not bragging if you can back it up!” Cisco Systems today unveiled its new “lightning-bolt” fast CRS-3 Internet core router, with three (3Xs) times the capacity of its current platform. This new paradigm changing router will [...]
Update May 5, 2010 > Read Here. Update – March 8, 2010: There were several reasons why WiFi on mobile calling devices (phones) was initially banned in China, and it’s also fairly clear why a compromise has been reached (April 2009 – China’s MIIT authorized a WAPI/WiFi stack), although it’s not definitive that Apple will [...]