Archive for March, 2010

CellStrat now the preferred Research Partner for CMAI

CMAI (Communication, Multimedia & Internet Association) has approved CellStrat as the preferred research partner. Mr. N.K.Goyal, President of CMAI is supporting our initiatives in a big way. Courtesy, Mr. Goyal, we have got CMAI booth (184C, Hall#18) space to exhibit our services in Convergence Exhibition and Conference from 23rd. to 25th. Mar’10.

Convergence India is a event for the South Asian ICT Industry. Future focused, Convergence India 2010 constitutes various elements which universally attract stakeholders from across the industry, at all level of organizations and from all over the world for a truly global ICT platform.

Convergence India… the only showcase in South Asia to propagate the convergence of delivery systems as the preferred platform for vendors, operators, service providers and IT companies.

Excerpts for our latest report on Gen-Y Mobile Media Report will be on display in the exhibition.

More updates will follow on daily basis…

Updates will also be available on twitter on “CellStrat”

March 22nd, 2010

BlackBerry Users & Microsoft Employees Rethinking Their Phones

BlackBerry users are falling out of love with their RIM smartphones and eyeing sexier competitors, according to market research firm Crowd Science.

Earlier this week, I had also read about Microsoft employees hiding their phone from the company as they are tech-savvy & new toy loving people who are switching to iPhones or Nexus ones etc…

In a brand loyalty survey, Crowd Science found that 32 percent of BlackBerry owners would swap their smartphone for the Google Android-based Nexus One. In comparison, only 9 percent of iPhone users said they’d make the switch.

And while 97 percent of iPhone owners said they were likely to recommend their phone to friends and family, less than two-thirds of BlackBerry users felt the same way about their device. There were only 31 owners of Android-based phones included in the survey, but every last one of them said they’d recommend their smartphone to others.

Of the 1,140 cell phone users Crowd Science interviewed for the study, 17 percent were iPhone users, followed by BlackBerry (15 percent), Nokia (10 percent), Windows Mobile (4 percent), Android (3 percent) and Palm (2 percent).

Despite the finding that BlackBerry users may be eyeing the Nexus One (among other smartphones), the Android-based phone’s sales continue to be less than impressive, according to numbers released Tuesday by mobile analytics company Flurry.

After 74 days of availability, Google has sold a grand total of 135,000 HTC-built Nexus Ones. Apple moved 1 million iPhones in the device’s first 74 days; Verizon sold 1.05 million Android-based Droids.

This also shows…Droids beat iPhone sales…

(Excerpts from CIOZone)

March 17th, 2010

10 Mega-trends of Prepaid subscription

Worldwide Prepaid subscription market’s 10 Mega-trends :

1.       Decreasing traffic prices – outgoing traffic and terminated traffic
2.       Inexpensive or free on net traffic
3.       Cheap international traffic
4.       Cheap SMS packages with huge numbers of SMS
5.       Prepaid mobile broadband
6.       Increasing churn
7.       Distribution fraud – the race to increase the number of SIM cards is resulting in many SIM cards never being activated, or alternatively being recharged and used more than once.
8.       Decreasing top up prices – the use of electronic top up has reduced top up costs in many countries
9.       The increasing use of the Internet for distribution – online SIM sales and topping up
10.     Multi SIM problems. An increasing number of customers have two, three or more SIM cards and use them depending on who and/or when they call.

(Source: Excerpts from StrandReports)

March 16th, 2010

Tech updates…

  1. Apple sells 50,000 iPads in two hours.
  2. Qualcomm (NSDQ: QCOM) is working on a multi-fold device to be your cellphone, browser, apps interface, TV and of course, alarm clock.
  3. Apple limits iPad preorders to two per customer.

(Excerpts from moconews, AppleInsider, GoRumor etc.)

March 15th, 2010

INFOCOM CMAI National Telecom Awards soon…

The second edition of the event, INFOCOM CMAI National Telecom Awards 2010 will
acknowledge the leaders of the Telecom and ICT Industry on 17th May, 2010 at The Lalit,
New Delhi coinciding with the celebration of World Telecommunication & Information
Society Day, which marks the anniversary of the signature of the first international
Telegraph Convention in 1865 and the creation of the International Telecommunication

The largest Telecom Awards event of India, “INFOCOM CMAI National Telecom Awards” is going to be held on  2010 will on 17th May, 2010 at The Lalit, New Delhi. It’s also coinciding with the celebration of World Telecommunication & Information Society Day, which marks the anniversary of the signature of the first international Telegraph Convention in 1865 and the creation of the International Telecommunication Union.

CellStrat is the research partner for CMAI. INFOCOM – a Businessworld initiative and CMAI Association of India jointly organizes National Telecom Awards event. CMAI (Communication, Multimedia And IT ) is a professional registered association for promotion of Indian Telecom, Multimedia & IT Sector. CMAI is the only Integrated Association in India for Telecom, Multimedia and IT Sector having all stake holders as its members. It is an apex premier body with MOU partners and representatives all over the world.

Updates will be posted on our blog here, in newsletters and site as they come…so keep coming back for more on this…

March 7th, 2010