Reportlinker Adds Global Enhanced Data Rates for GSM Evolution (EDGE) Industry

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NEW YORK, June 24 /PRNewswire/ -- announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue:

Global Enhanced Data Rates for GSM Evolution (EDGE) Industry

This report analyzes the Global market for Enhanced Data Rates for GSM Evolution (EDGE) in million unit shipments. Annual estimates and forecasts are provided for the period 2006 through 2015. The report profiles 55 companies including many key and niche players such as Alcatel-Lucent, America Movil, S.A. de C.V., Analog Devices, Inc., AT&T Mobility LLC, Bouygues Telecom, Broadcom Corporation, Cellon Communications Technology (shenzhen) Co., Ltd., Datang Telecom Technology Co., Ltd., Freescale Semiconductor Inc., Nokia Corporation, Qualcomm, Inc.., Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications AB, and Telecom Italia S.p.A. Market data and analytics are derived from primary and secondary research. Company profiles are mostly extracted from URL research and reported select online sources.





Study Reliability and Reporting Limitations I-1

Disclaimers I-2

Data Interpretation & Reporting Level I-3

Quantitative Techniques & Analytics I-3

Product Definition and Scope of Study I-3



A Quick Primer II-1

A Review of Present Scenario II-1

List of Countries with Commercially Available GSM/EDGE

Networks (February 2010) II-2

Table 1: Global New Commercial EDGE Networks and Cumulative

Launches (2003-2009) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-3

Table 2: Global Mobile Market (February 2010): Number of EDGE

Network Commitments by Region - Europe, Middle East and

Africa (MEA), Americas/ Caribbean, and Asia-Pacific (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) II-4

Competitive Scenario II-4

Current and Future Analysis II-4

Noteworthy Market Trends and Issues II-5

Technology Supporting EDGE II-5

E-EDGE Technology Holds Future Potential II-5

3G/WCDMA: A Competing or Complementing Technology? II-5

Typical Throughput Rates for Various GSM-based Technologies II-6

Non-GSM Operators Migrate to GSM II-6

GSM Ahead of CDMA II-6

Developing Markets Sustain Growth of GSM II-7

CDMA Operators Live with Roaming Nightmares II-7

Voice Revenues Continue to Decline II-7

Integrated Applications Impel Growth of GSM/EDGE II-8

Market Dynamics II-8

Global GSM Market Overview II-8

Table 3: Global Mobile Market (2008): Percentage Breakdown

of Number of Subscriptions by Technology - GSM/GPRS/EDGE,

WCDMA, WCDMA HSPA, CDMA2000 1X, CDMA2000 1xEV-DO, CdmaOne,

CDMA2000 1xEV-DO Rev. A, IDEN, PDC, TDMA, and Analog

(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-9

Global Deployed Base Stations II-9

Table 4: Global Mobile Market (2007 & 2008): Percentage

Breakdown of Number of Deployed Base Stations by Technology

- GSM/GPRS/EDGE, WCDMA, CDMA, and PDC (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) II-10

Mobile Internet Penetration II-10

Table 5: Global Mobile Market (2008): Mobile Internet

Penetration Rate in Overall Mobile Phone User Base by Select

Country - US, UK, Italy, Russia, Spain, Thailand, France,

Germany, China, Philippines, Singapore, Brazil, Taiwan,

India, New Zealand, and Indonesia (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) II-11

GSM's Migration from 2G to 3G: A Technological Adventure II-11

High-Speed Circuit Switched Data (HSCSD) II-11

General Packet Radio System (GPRS) II-12

Major Technical Upgrades for GPRS II-12

Enhanced Data rates for GSM Evolution (EDGE) II-13

Technology Upgrades for EDGE II-13

EDGE Evolution II-14

Impact of EDGE Evolution II-14

Where Does EDGE Fit in the Roadmap to 3G? II-15

CDMA - No Mean Technology II-15

CDMA's Migration Path to 3G II-16

Wideband CDMA - The Dawn of 3G Services II-16

Important Features of WCDMA II-16

WCDMA - Not a CDMA2000 Version II-17

High Speed Packet Access (HSPA) II-17

Key Features II-17

High Speed Downlink Packet Access (HSDPA) II-17

High Speed Uplink Packet Access (HSUPA) II-18

HSPA Continues to Evolve II-18



A Peek into Historical Development of EDGE II-19

The EDGE Advantage II-20

EDGE Technology II-20

GSM's Journey from GPRS to EDGE II-21

The Required Technical Upgrades II-21

EDGE Categories II-22

EDGE Classic II-22

EDGE Compact II-22

Accessible EDGE Bearer Services II-22

Packet -Switched Bearers II-23

Circuit-Switched Bearers II-23

Installation of EDGE Technology II-23

Transmission Methods II-23

An Overview on GSM Infrastructure Systems II-24

Mobile Station II-24

Base Station Systems II-24

Network and Switching Systems II-24

Operation and Support System II-25

Geographic Units of GSM Network II-25

Cells II-25

Location Areas II-25

MSC/VLR Service Area II-25

PLMN Area II-26

An Overview of GPRS II-26


Advantages of GPRS II-26

Security Support II-26

Broad Application Support II-27

Robust Connectivity II-27

'Always-On' Connection II-27


North America II-28

GSM/GPRS/EDGE Gains Momentum II-28

Japan II-28

WCDMA Riding on High II-28

Asia-Pacific II-29

Robust Economy Impels GSM Growth II-29

The Global GSM Activity Hub II-29

3G Services Take Time to Takeoff II-30

Overview of Select Regional Markets II-30

China II-30

EDGE and GPS Mobile Phone Market to Experience Growth. II-30

India II-30

Lucrative GSM Market II-30

Table 6: Indian Global System for Mobile Communications

(GSM) Market (2005-2008): Net Additions of GSM Subscribers

in Million (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-31

Table 7: Leading Players in the Indian GSM Market (2008):

Percentage Breakdown of Number of Subscribers for Airtel,

Vodafone Essar, BSNL, IDEA, and Others (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) II-31


Sony Ericsson Launches Xperia X10 II-32

Octasic Launches SDR II-32

Microsoft, TMN and ZTE Introduce 3.5G Smart Phones II-32

T-Mobile Launches USB Dongle II-33

ST-Ericsson Launches 4908 and 4910 EDGE Platforms II-33

Inventec and Pharos Launch GPS Smartphones New Range II-33

ZTE Corporation Launches HSDPA TD-SCDMA Handset II-33

Verizon Launches ZTE AD3700 II-34

Ufone Introduces UConnect II-34

Fujitsu Microelectronics America Launches MB86L01A II-34

Siemens Launches TC65i, MC75i, MC55i, TC63i and M2M Modules II-35

Nokia Siemens Networks Upgrade EDGE Networks II-35

HTC Introduces Touch Diamond Smartphones II-35

RIM Launches Blackberry Pearl Flip 8220 II-36

Cinterion Introduces TC65i, TC63i and MC75i 2G GSM Modules II-36

Anadigics Launches AWT6155 Module II-36

Celtel Unveils EDGE II-37

Cinterion Launches Second Generation Scalable Platform Modules II-37

Agilent Technologies Unveils GS-8852 2G RF Conformance Test II-37

Nokia Siemens Networks Introduces EDGE-based Software Solution II-38

T-Mobile Launches EDGE Network II-38

Huawei Unveils New Products II-38

Nokia Siemens Networks Introduces Dual Carrier EDGE Solution II-39

Samsung and Alcatel-Lucent Unveil Device-Plus- Infrastructure

Solution II-39

NXP Launches Nexperia Cellular System Solutions II-39

Haliplex to Introduce Micro MSPPs HPX-800 Series II-40

Mascom Introduces Mobile Internet II-40

China Mobile to Roll Out EDGE Service II-40

T3G and NXP Introduce New Handset II-40


Mediatek Bags Contract Order from Sharp II-41

Motorola Enters into Agreement with China Mobile II-41

Turkcell Chooses Alcatel-Lucent IP/MPLS Solution II-41

Infineon Technologies Collaborate with Nokia II-41

Ufone Signs Agreement with Dell II-42

AT&T Acquires Centennial Communications II-42

Cisco to Acquire Starent Networks II-42

Starhome Collaborates with Loop Mobile II-43

Haier Enters into Partnership with NXP Semiconductors II-43

CCww Enters into Agreement with Arisetek II-43

Tunc Telekomunikasyon and Nokia Siemens Networks Sign Contract II-43

Vodafone to Acquire 15% Share in Vodacom Group II-44

Motorola and mtc touch Collaborate with Ministry of

Telecommunications II-44

HID Global Collaborates with Lenel Systems International II-44

BTI Systems Selects Applied Micro Circuits II-44

NexTone Communications Merges with Reef Point Systems II-44

Turkcell to Buy Majority Stake in BTN II-45

Ericsson Signs Joint Venture Agreement with STMicroelectronics II-45

Ericsson Inks Supply Agreement with Digicel II-45

Ericsson Bags Digicel GSM/EDGE Supply Contract II-46

Alcatel-Lucent Secures US$10 Million Contract from TrueMove II-46

Alcatel-Lucent Secures Contract from Africell Burundi II-46

Alcatel-Lucent Signs Contract with MTN Yemen II-47

Unitel Offers Contract to Alcatel-Lucent II-47

Huawei to Offer GSM and 3G Network II-47

TELCEL Selects Ericsson to Launch 3G Network II-48

Ericsson Bags Contract for Network Expansion from Hanoi Telecom II-48

M:TEL Selects Nokia Siemens Networks II-48

Motorola Bags Order from Celtel Nigeria II-48

Alcatel-Lucent Secures Contract from Celcom II-49

Ericsson Secures GSM/EDGE Contracts from Digicel Group II-49

TeliaSonera to Buy Equipment from Nokia Siemens II-49

Alcatel-Lucent Bags Network Expansion Contract II-49

Nokia Wins Network Development Contract from MegaFon II-50

Motorola Bags Contract to Expand GSM/EDGE Network II-50

Nokia Siemens Networks Bags Contract from Henan Mobile II-50

Ericsson to Upgrade and Expand TM International (Bangladesh)

Limited's Network II-51

NSN and Idea Cellular Announce GSM Network Expansion Contract II-51


Alcatel-Lucent (France) II-52

America Movil, S.A. de C.V. (Mexico) II-52

Analog Devices, Inc. (US) II-53

AT&T Mobility LLC (US) II-53

Bouygues Telecom (France) II-53

Broadcom Corporation (US) II-53

Cellon Communications Technology (shenzhen) Co., Ltd. (France) II-54

Datang Telecom Technology Co., Ltd. (China) II-54

Freescale Semiconductor Inc. (US) II-54

Nokia Corporation (Finland) II-55

Qualcomm, Inc. (USA) II-55

Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications AB (Sweden) II-56

Telecom Italia S.p.A (Italy) II-56


Table 8: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for EDGE

by Region - North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Rest of

World Markets Independently Analyzed with Number of EDGE-

Enabled Handset Units in Million for Years 2006 through 2015

(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-57

Table 9: World 10-Year Perspective for EDGE by Region -

Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for North America,

Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Rest of World Markets for the Years

2006, 2009 & 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-58


Total Companies Profiled: 55 (including Divisions/Subsidiaries - 60)


Region/Country Players


The United States 16

Canada 4

Japan 2

Europe 14

France 2

Germany 2

The United Kingdom 1

Italy 1

Rest of Europe 8

Asia-Pacific (Excluding Japan) 19

Latin America 2

Caribbean 1

Africa 2


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