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Telecom firms want a pie of mobile healthcare

Several telecom companies wish to get a pie of the mobile health care market. As reported by ihealthbeat, services that they target are several including:

1) from text messaging
2) remind people to take medications to implants that monitor heart patients.

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Global roaming charges may come down

Global roaming charges may come down in future.
Charges may be high as per Telecommunications Users Association (TUANZ). Full story below:

How google wants to change telecom

Google says it doesn't want to be your Internet service provider; rather, it wants to make your ISP behave in a more Google-friendly manner.

What the U.S. can learn from international net neutrality, broadband policies

Ericsson scores trio of international deals

Telecom infrastructure giant Ericsson said it has signed a $1.3 billion contract with Indian operator Bharti Airtel to expand and upgrade the carrier’s wireless network in 15 telecom circles in India.

Huawei slips past Alcatel-Lucent to No. 2

Huawei Technologies Ltd. looks to have captured the No. 2 spot worldwide amongst wireless telecom vendors more than doubling its profits in 2009 to $2.7 billion compared with $1.15 billion posted in 2008, and revenues increasing from $18.3 billion in 2008 to $21.8 billion in 2009.

The results pushed the company past Ericsson ($1.6 billion) as the most profitable telecom vendor and past Alcatel-Lucent ($20.4 billion) into the No. 2 spot in total sales. Ericsson posted $29 billion in sales in 2009.

Huawei's 2009 net profits up more than 130%

Huawei Technologies, China's privately-owned telecom giant, saw its net profit in 2009 rise 133 percent to reach 18.3 billion yuan ($2.7 billion) from 7.8 billion yuan in 2008, according to the audited report released by the company Wednesday.
Also, according to the report, in the past year, the firm's revenues rose 19 percent to 149.1 billion yuan and its operating profit margin was 14.1 percent.
Despite the economic downturn, the company's cash flow from operating activities jumped 237 percent to 21.74 billion yuan, the report shows.

Telecom Infrastructure Services Market Declined to $70 Billion in 2009

Global suppliers of services for telecom operators saw revenue decline nearly $4 billion, or 5%, from 2008 to 2009, as a global slowdown in new network equipment investments led to a marked decrease in deployment-related services.

Ericsson Wins USD1.8bn Orders from China Telecom Carriers

Ericsson announced on March 29, 2010 that it inked USD 1.8 billion worth of network construction and maintenance framework agreements with China Mobile Ltd. (SEHK: 0941 and NYSE: CHL) and China Unicom (Hong Kong) Limited (NYSE: CHU, SEHK: 0762 and SHSE: 600050).

The world-leading telecommunications equipment provider will execute the two agreements within 2010.

Mobile data surpasses voice

Global mobile data traffic surpassed voice during December of 2009, after growing 280 per cent during each of the last two years. According to Swedish vendor Ericsson, which published the figures, global mobile data traffic is forecast to double annually over the next five years.

Nokia to acquire mobile browser firm Novarra

Nokia has signed an agreement to acquire mobile web browser and platform maker Novarra for an undisclosed sum. Skip related content
The move will allow Nokia to use Novarra's capabilities to deliver an enhanced browsing experience on its own mobile devices.

Nokia said that it expects a new service taking advantage of the acquired technology to be made available within the year.

Mobile Social Networking Smart Pipe: How is fb2mobile by Maxis in Malaysia, the best attempt by an operator globally -Vodafone, Orange and AT&T - in mobile social networking

Operator Maxis in Malaysia is probably the only operator globally that has been able to successfully launch a product fb2mobile, that goes beyond being a bit pipe in mobile social networking.

Why are Facebook users increasingly older?

US Facebook penetration age wiseUS Facebook penetration age wise The conclusion is that though new facebook users are increasingly older in developed economies, it is because the penetration amongst younger age groups is already very high.

Social Networking over mobile phones in APAC in 2010

Social networking over mobile phones has seen increasing adoption in the US and western countries where it has reached upto 20-25% for certain age segments.

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