SEMICONDUCTOR GIANT ANNOUNCES NEW PARTNERSHIPS FOR THE MEDFIELD PLATFORM PAGE 4 SOUTH KOREAN VENDOR UNVEILS SECOND NOTE DEVICE PAGE 4 BIG FOUR US OPERATORS BACK GSMA INITIATIVE PAGE 5MWC12 Daily DAY3_DAY3 28/02/2012 20:20 Page 1 BROUGHT TO YOU BY: OFFICIAL NEWSPAPER OF MOBILE WORLD CONGRESS 2012 IN THIS ISSUE By Matt Ablott INTEL GETS DEEPER INSIDE MOBILE SAMSUNG HITS NEW NOTE WITH TABLET LAUNCH CARRIERS LAUNCH SPAM REPORTING SERVICE DAILY DAY THREE • WEDNESDAY 29TH FEBRUARY By Tim Ferguson Google: “There will be an Android in every pocket” Cont. on P4 f down prices: “A mobile experience for Android,’ which he described at least at the level of today will be as a “product that brings together oogle’s Eric Schmidt available to almost everybody, at a for the first time these two G yesterday called for the technology community to build-out connectivity to the fraction of the price. In 12 years, handsets are going to be 20 times faster, which means phones that technology worlds.” Using the browser on a Galaxy Nexus smartphone, he showed-off estimated 5 billion of the world’s population who had “never done a cost US$400 now will be available for US$20. If Google gets this right, new pre-caching techniques, horizontal and vertical tab Operators Google search” – while at the same there will be an Android in every scrolling, navigation synching with agree mobile time announcing plans to bring the pocket. At our current growth rate, desktop Chrome, and linking firm’s Chrome and Android units this is possible.” previews to aid navigation. content must closer together. In his third visit to Congress in But Schmidt warned that his vision was at risk from censorship “We got the UI right in Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS); and you can see the pay its way By Paul Rasmussen as many years, Google’s executive and over-regulation, noting that benefits when you marry the Chrome chairman warned that a new digital Google’s products are blocked “in on top of that UI,” added Schmidt. divide will emerge if the about 25” of the 125 countries opportunities and freedoms where it operates. “Today 40 “In 12 years, obile operator execs offered by the Internet were not extended to all. He claimed a new technological “middle class” is countries engage in online censorship in some form, up from just four a decade ago,” he said. handsets are going to be 20 times faster, which means phones M yesterday said the industry needs to change user perceptions and the emerging that will play “a decisive “Even in the US we have seen way mobile content is paid for role in changing society.” worrying legislative and regulatory that cost US$400 after giving too much away in This will be underpinned by a proposals in recent months.” now will be available the past. “universal smartphone revolution,” Google’s Hugo Barra had earlier Schmidt said, as Moore’s Law drives given a live demo of ‘Chrome App for US$20” Sub-$50 smartphone data will replace voice as the main revenue earner,” said the CEO. needed for emerging “We’ve seen smartphones drive up ARPUs by at least 10 per cent.” The VimpelCom CEO added that markets smartphone penetration in Russia had reached 10 percent, and that younger people were especially keen to access the Internet via a mobile device. he CEOs of Bharti Airtel, The market conditions are T VimpelCom and Telefónica Latin America have called for the industry to drive down the slightly different in Latin America, said the chairman and CEO of Telefónica’s Latin America cost of smartphones to trigger the business, Santiago Fernández greater use of mobile data. Valbuena. “Smartphone penetration Speaking during Tuesday’s is growing fast, and we expect keynote session, Sunil Mittal, mobile broadband to contribute chairman and MD of Bharti Airtel, around a third of all data traffic by said that the cost of smartphones He added that the penetration of 2013. But to continue with this must start to fall and come much smartphones was only around 5 growth we also need affordable closer to the price of feature phones percent in India today, and much smartphones.” 10th Anniversary Offer seen today in India. less in Africa. Mittal upped the stakes by calling 10% discount on all reports “The difficulty we have moving Jo Lunder, CEO of VimpelCom, for the GSMA to support a to the end of March 2012 forward to the next business model echoed this call, adding that ‘small campaign for a US$50 smartphone. Quote MWC10* is the lack of a cheap smartphone,” screen’ devices would dominate “I hope when I return to the Mobile *Normal terms apply said Mittal. “A US$50 device would how residents in emerging markets World Congress next year such a juniperresearch.com Tel: +44 1256 830001 dramatically alter the landscape.” would access the Internet. “Mobile device will exist.” MOBILE WORLD CONGRESS DAILY 2012 | www.mobileworldcongress.com Wednesday 29th February PAGE 1
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NEWS By Anne MorrisMWC12 Daily DAY3_DAY3 28/02/2012 18:29 Page 5 Samsung hits new ‘Note’ with tablet launch By Ken Wieland images on the screen. company expects to sell more than According to Juha Park, senior double the number of smart outh Korean equipment vice president in the Samsung devices this year compared to last S manufacturer Samsung unveiled the second device in its Note line-up at Congress this global product management group, Note “is a product category that links the phone and the tablet”. year, when it sold 97 million smartphones and between 6 million and 7 million tablets. week, and also made it clear that it “We created a new Park said sales of the first Galaxy views the “Note” range as a new category…that is based on usage Note have so far reached 2 million category that is not dependent on and not the form factor,” Park told globally, and the target is to reach By Matt Ablott the form factor. Mobile World Daily. “I believe other sales of 10 million this year. The Android 4.0-based Galaxy vendors will follow our lead.” Also at MWC, Samsung unveiled Note 10.1 is a tablet-sized follow-up Indeed, Samsung is keen to the Galaxy Beam, a projector to the 5.3-inch device that was increasingly show itself as a leader smartphone that allows users to launched last year and also comes in the mobile networks and devices display and share photos, videos with the S-pen technology that market, and not just a follower of and other content stored in the allows the user to draw pictures and others. Park added that the device onto any flat surfaces. North The service works by enabling end users to report spam or UK Broadband launches world’s American potentially harmful messages back first 3.5GHz TD-LTE network to the operator via a short code carriers ‘7726’, which corresponds to the word ‘SPAM’ on most phones. For says Nicholas James, Broadband’s CEO (pictured). UK launch spam Android smartphones users, the K Broadband, wholly- James expects dongle-sized ‘Mi- reporting service is available as an app. The move by the North American operators to adopt the service is U owned by Hong Kong’s PCCW, switches on its TD- LTE network in London today. In Fi’ devices to be available from 1 September. Using LTE for backhaul, and connecting customers’ existing tool seen as a pre-emptive strike by the carriers against the problem, as the doing so, the operator becomes the first in the UK to launch LTE devices with Wi-Fi, the UK Broadband chief expects Mi-Fi region already has one of the services. It also claims a world first. devices to stoke network demand. lowest incidences of mobile spam No other operator has launched a The company then intends to roll in the world. commercial TD-LTE network in the out more base stations across he ‘big four’ US operators, “By having major mobile 3.5GHz band. London and other UK cities. channels capable of delivering LTE T By Paul Rasmussen and Tim Ferguson Verizon Wireless, AT&T, operators in North America actively The network is, however, a small “We are talking to one mobile Advanced speeds. Initial downlink Sprint and T-Mobile – plus participating in the service, one. Comprising 12 base stations from network operator in the UK which is speeds over the UK Broadband Canada’s Bell Mobility – have rolled spammers and fraudsters will find Huawei, UK Broadband reach is interested in dropping high capacity network, estimates James, will out the GSMA’s Spam Reporting this region an even more difficult limited to one London borough in targeted areas,” adds James. average out at 40Mbps. Service (SRS), allowing them to target for their malicious activity,” (Southwark). Services are also The Mi-Fi suppliers are not yet When 800MHz and 2.6GHz share intelligence and protect said GSMA CMO Michael O’Hara. currently restricted to fixed broadband named, but the devices will be multi- spectrum is auctioned in the UK, subscribers against spam and "Mobile security threats such as replacement, where Home Hub units, mode, supporting TD-LTE, LTE- expected next year, James does not fraudulent messaging. spam, virus and phishing are also supplied by Huawei, provide Wi- FDD and 3G. By mid-2013, James expect that the UK Broadband The SRS, which is powered by becoming more critical as businesses Fi access and LTE backhaul. anticipates that 3.5GHz LTE-enabled business model will be squeezed. By Ian Volans technology from Cloudmark, claims and consumers increasingly access “We operate a wholesale smartphones will become available. “Ofcom [the UK telecoms regulator] to provide participating operators sensitive information via business model, and we already UK Broadband has 124MHz of believes MNO capacity will all be with live, online reports that flag smartphones," added AT&T’s chief have one home broadband service 3.5GHz spectrum, enabling the used by 2016, so we will still have a attacks in progress. security officer, Ed Amoroso. provider signed up as a customer,” deployment of 6x20MHz wide capacity advantage,” he says. Keynotes: Regulators could YouTube 600 million video streams a day to mobile devices. delivers Speaking in a session on the learn from African approach 600 million competitive landscape for mobile cloud on Monday afternoon, Varela told delegates that smartphones aren’t the only catalyst for growth. the CEO. “African governments and regulators have been delightful.” help, starting with enabling efficient spectrum allocation and allowing mobile “To provide a great YouTube experience we thought you had to overnments across Africa VimpelCom CEO Jo Lunder also for productivity gains through video be at the smartphone level,” Varela G have been more realistic when it comes to spectrum pricing, compared to what has emphasised the importance of regulatory support for operators in developing markets. “We need a infrastructure rationalisation and sharing schemes. Regulators should also create streams told delegates. “We’re now seeing feature phones that have fantastic HTML5 browsers. HTML5 is happened in India, said Sunil Mittal, healthy mindset from the regulatory conditions to stimulate the use of proving to be an incredible driver of chairman and MD of Bharti Airtel. “Indian operators spent US$25 bodies,” he said. “If you look at history, regulation mobile broadband and to allow for meaningful returns on infrastructure a day mobile views.” Feature phones have been billion acquiring spectrum licences to a large extent has been good. I investment by reviewing taxation particularly important in Brazil – we paid too much for too little, think now we’re moving into a new that operators are subject to. “This where smartphones are heavily and considerably more than was stage of development,” he added, is a combined effort and I hope the rancisco Varela, director, taxed. The roll-out of 3G is paid by European operators,” said Mittal. “African states, meanwhile, have imposed much lower pricing saying that investment needs to be more incentivised. Lunder outlined the areas in regulatory authorities understand this,” Lunder added. “If they can facilitate a business environment F global platform partnerships, at revealed to Congress & games YouTube, that the stimulating rapid growth in India. “Two markets we are most excited about are India and for the necessary spectrum,” said which he feels regulators could like that, money will come in.” online video service is delivering Brazil,” said Varela. MOBILE WORLD CONGRESS DAILY 2012 | www.mobileworldcongress.com Wednesday 29th February PAGE 5
NEWS @ShowDaily NEC and Private Planet have announced a global collaboration agreement which adds Private Planet’s cloud computing platform to NEC’s set of cloud solutions. By Anne Morris The result is a turnkey personal cloud solution for mobile and telecom operators that can be deployed within just 14 weeks. Adding Private Planet to NEC’s cloudMWC12 Daily DAY3_DAY3 28/02/2012 19:18 Page 6 solution gives users the ability to view, store, edit and THE WINNERS OF THE 2012 GLOBAL MOBILE AWARDS communicate their personal (WITH INQ AS PLATINUM SPONSOR) ARE: data across all their Tweet connected devices through a modern personal cloud- focused user interface. It supports iPhone, iPad, Deutsche Android smartphones and NEWS IN BRIEF... GSMA ANNOUNCES WINNERS tablets, BlackBerry, Windows Telekom CEO: OF THE 17TH ANNUAL PC, Mac and Linux. NEC and Private Planet to Cloud a game GLOBAL MOBILE AWARDS collaborate changer for Best Mobile App for Consumers Best Mobile Innovation for Automotive, Winner: Rovio Entertainment Ltd. - Transport or Utilities Angry Birds Rio Winner: Ford Motor Company Ltd. - Connection Manager from MNOs Ford SYNC with Emergency Assistance Emotum makes mobile and Best Mobile App for Enterprise wireless connection Winner: Citrix Systems - Citrix Receiver Best Mobile Money Innovation Winner: Etisalat, MasterCard and management easier for Judges Choice - Best Overall Mobile App Oberthur Technologies - Etisalat service providers, giving a obile operators have been M Winner: WhatsApp Inc. - WhatsApp Commerce completely customisable criticised by some for their solution to complement all Most Innovative Mobile App Best Mobile Innovation for Publishing slow response to the cloud The GSMA yesterday announced the winners of the 17th Annual Global Winner: SwiftKey Winner: Financial Times and Assanka - deployment strategies. The but, for the CEO of Deutsche need to be intelligent in order to Mobile awards, held at the GSMA Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. The The Financial Times Web App Connection Manager is Telekom, the cloud represents a provide a quality of experience that winners were honoured in an afternoon ceremony hosted by comedian and Best Mobile Advertising & Marketing songwriter Tim Minchin. feature rich, yet simple to Campaign Best Smartphone new opportunity for MNOs to make is suited to the service. However, he Winner: Brandtone - Carling Black Winner: Samsung - use for both users and the most of their assets and change was careful to add that this did not Label "Be the Coach" Samsung Galaxy S II Minchin entertained nominees and attendees with a surprise performance of operators and has been their place in the value chain. mean that networks should be a song specially composed for the awards presentation, with ingenious lyrics specifically designed to Innovation in Mobile Advertising Best Feature Phone or Entry In his Tuesday keynote at Mobile discriminatory. based around mobile communications. Cherie Blair, champion of the GSMA’s Winner: Poken, the Leading CMS for NFC Level Phone provide a consistent user World Congress, Rene Obermann “The pipe cannot be just dumb in mWomen programme, joined Tim on stage to co-present four awards within the Winner: Nokia - Nokia C3-00 By Steve Costello experience across Windows strongly refuted any suggestion that times of capacity constraints,” he ‘Social and Economic Development’ category. Mobile Marketing & Advertising and Mac operating systems. Agency of the Year Device Manufacturer of the Year operators would continue to provide said. “The smart pipe is the Winner: [am.o.bee] Winner: Samsung It is device, connection and the “dumb pipe” in a cloud world, future...with different levels of network agnostic, working saying that the more complex service connectivity,” and the Best Enterprise Mobile Service Best Mobile Tablet seamlessly on 2G, 3G, 4G, demands from different cloud ability to manage traffic. Winner: Fiberlink - MaaS360 Winner: Apple - Apple iPad 2 Wi-Fi and Ethernet services ranging from M2M to the Obermann was clearly treading Best Consumer Mobile Service Best Embedded Mobile Device networks. “Internet of Things” will lead to a delicately around the issue of Winner: Google - Google Maps for Android (Non-Handsets) new way of evaluating connectivity. “discriminatory” networks, but Winner: AT&T - Garmin GTU 10 Best Network Product or Solution for “You cannot do that with a dumb fellow keynoter Ben Verwaayen, Serving Customers Best Mobile Broadband Technology Simplifying New from Mesaplexx is the pipe,” said Obermann. “Connectivity CEO of Alcatel-Lucent, was a little Winner: Turkcell - Turkcell TiklaKonus Winner: KT - KTs Premium WiFi mobile xCube which utilises radical matters,” and is the critical element more blunt: “I am stunned by the Solution broadband radio filter technology to Best Product, Initiative or Service for in the whole cloud equation. fact that we have to say non- Underserved Segments Best Infrastructure Technology significantly improve the Obermann said mobile can discriminatory in this industry; it’s Winner: Safaricom - Grundfos Winner: Alcatel-Lucent - lightRadio performance of active therefore no longer be just “best ridiculous,” he said. “This market Network antenna systems and enable effort”; adding “bigger pipes” is also will have to develop a form of mWomen Best Mobile Product or increases of up to 65 percent Service for Women in Emerging Markets Best Technology Breakthrough not the solution to the rising tide of choice for the consumer on quality. Winner: Etisalat, Qualcomm, D-Tree Winner: Vodafone Group PLC - Quad in LTE network capacity. The data. He said the new connectivity Without it, this market can simply International and Great Connection Inc. Rate Technology: an evolved path xCube is a cool running, low requirements mean that networks not do all the things we need it to.” - Etisalat Mobile Baby doubling the efficiency of mobile voice loss, high isolation filter that Best Use of Mobile in Emergency or Best Cloud Based Technology improves sensitivity and Alca-Lu and Cisco chiefs talk Humanitarian Situations Winner: Appcelerator - Titanium handles much more power. Winner: UBL Omni - transparent and Integrated Development Platform These benefits, combined efficient Cash Disbursement service cloud opportunities – and threats after the 2009 IDPs Crisis and the 2010 Best Technology Product or Solution with its compact size, enables Flood Crisis for Safeguarding and Empowering AAS vendors to deliver 50 Customers percent more power output The Green Mobile Award Winner: Cloudmark - Cloudmark Winner: Flexenclosure - E-site Mobile Messaging Security Suite for the same input, delivering he chief executives of T significant increases in range Alcatel-Lucent and Cisco Best Mobile Health Innovation GSMA Chairmans Award and capacity. With more Joint winners: KDDI, NTT DOCOMO, took to the stage yesterday Winner: Etisalat, Qualcomm, D-Tree power output and less heat International and Great Connection Inc. INC. and SOFTBANK MOBILE to discuss the challenges to service - Etisalat Mobile Baby being generated, multi-band providers of moving to the cloud, Government Leadership Award and multi-technology while noting that on the flip-side, Best Mobile Innovation for Winner: Government of the Republic of solutions can come within Education or Learning Colombia this also creates opportunities for Winner: OnPoint Digital - reach. those able to adapt. CellCast Solution Alcatel-Lucent’s Ben Verwaayen LTE capacity gains said that the biggest change the industry has seen in recent years has been the recognition of individual customers with distinct needs, rather was a telco,” Verwaayen continued. than using a one-size-fits-all approach. John Chambers of Cisco also “If you look to the technology noted the cloud opportunity, with pipeline, it’s truly amazing what is the caveat that there will be losers coming up. The numbers will dwarf as well as winners. everything you’ve ever seen. But “Cloud and mobility change the the relevance of that is not in the industry. It will introduce a decade big number, the relevance of that is long run in terms of innovation and we enable people to make choices, job creation. However, it will be one choices focused on number one,” that will leave anyone behind who he said. doesn’t move rapidly and reinvent But the evolution of the market themselves,” he said. has also opened new options for “The opportunities will proliferate operators. “You can choose as an rapidly, but it will also leave behind operator whether you go for access those companies who fail to move. and transport, or you can be a Average is over,” he continued. service provider. You can choose Chambers also noted that there will whether your differentiation is in need to be a change for the way that A panel of judges searching for the most promising ‘Best New Mobile price or in capability. You can vendors operate. “The ability to move Handset, Device or Tablet at Mobile World Congress 2012’ will select a shortlist choose whether the public will see fast here, I think, is very key. You’ll see of nominees, and a winner that will be announced on the morning of Thursday you as an innovator, or low-cost.” it in a combination of doing it 1st March, 2012 at Mobile World Congress. Both the shortlisted nominees and “Those choices were never there internally, internal start-ups, strategic the winner will be announced via Mobile World Live TV and on the Global before, because a telco, was a telco, partnering, and acquisitions.” Mobile Awards website. PAGE 6 Wednesday 29th February MOBILE WORLD CONGRESS DAILY 2012 | www.mobileworldcongress.com
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QTEL GROUP | NETWORK SHARING Dr. Nasser Marafih, Chief Executive Officer, Qtel GroupMWC12 Daily DAY3_DAY3 23/02/2012 16:57 Page 9 Beyond Passive Sharing: A New Era of Network Collaboration Network sharing is arguably the single most significant long-term cost initiative an operator can undertake. owever, it also poses a significant H question for all operators. If we are not in the business of building and running our own network, where is it that we deliver value for our customers? If we do not compete on our network’s quality, where can we compete most effectively? In truth, while the arguments for reducing CAPEX and OPEX spending through sharing are clear, many companies have needed a “burning platform” to be pushed into agreements that see two operators share their network resources. Many of the agreements we have seen in Europe have been driven by the sense that – with revenues stagnating – network-sharing is the clearest opportunity to increase profits, reduce total cost of ownership and create shareholder value. The degree and methods of sharing have varied, depending on the regulatory and competitive landscapes, but the commercial necessity is a constant across these territories. The legal complexities are also a factor. However, beyond these financial benefits, realities of this industry. As operators, we are For emerging markets, particularly those Successful network-sharing requires a solid there is the wider issue of working together to all facing new entrants and increasing continuing to enjoy sustained growth, the contractual foundation, clarity over roles anticipate and manage new customer demands competition, as well as new innovations that push toward network-sharing has been less and responsibilities and a clear means of and competitive threats. Shared networks threaten revenue. urgent, and slower progress has been made. conflict resolution. mean shared investment risk, particularly in Five years ago, few operators anticipated In the Middle East and North Africa, for Most importantly though, the move developing areas such as LTE and 4G the transformative impact of smartphones example, there have been discussions, but toward network-sharing requires a mindset Broadband networks. We have learned that it is and data devices on our industry. Moving limited action on the ground. Southeast Asia shift from executive management. There more effective to begin sharing networks at the toward a more collaborative business model has seen more activity with a few agreements needs to be a common view, from both start of a roll-out than it is to try to bring legacy will provide greater focus, and enable us to signed. parties, of the business case that underlines networks together – the new wave of manage these competitive threats. It provides Of course, the comparatively slow progress the move to network sharing. This requires investment required for 4G provides us with the us with a shared platform to negotiate with is a reflection of the challenges and time, dedication and hands-on problem opportunity to do just that. non-traditional players, who increasingly complexities of network-sharing. Technical solving, with senior management fully In this way, we can position network- prefer to negotiate on a country-by-country and engineering issues are clearly present but engaged in the process. sharing as a driver of a better customer basis, rather than directly with operators. are not usually the most significant hurdles In ‘green field’ situations the reduction in experience. The prime objectives of network- Our industry is built upon cooperation as which need to be overcome. roll-out CAPEX generates immediate cash-flow sharing must not only be to realise savings much as it is competition. Roaming, The role of the regulatory authority, for benefits with the savings from lower network but also to offer the highest level of network numbering and shared operating standards example, is critical. While regulators have OPEX providing an even greater long-term quality to customers. Collaborating enables are all examples of areas where operators allowed spectrum sharing in Europe, many benefit. However, it is often difficult to address us to introduce better networks more quickly worked together to create operational authorities in emerging markets have taken a the new build opportunity in isolation and there and enables us to reach a wider base of excellence. narrow view of competition and have not is likely to be a short-term rise in CAPEX to re- customers more effectively. We are open for partnerships and believe assisted operators with the regulatory work, at least some of the time, the legacy Network-sharing ultimately provides us they will play a major role in determining the enablers for network sharing. network of the sharing partners. with a mechanism to adapt to the new next wave of success in our industry. MOBILE WORLD CONGRESS DAILY 2012 | www.mobileworldcongress.com Wednesday 29th February PAGE 9