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DanJones
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DanJones,
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10/15/2014 | 1:19:39 PM
Re: Well-timed
They're claiming 30M for the new 4G service alone. Its a drop in a bucket compared to their overall 2G and 3G subs.
Ariella
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Ariella,
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10/15/2014 | 10:38:58 AM
Re: Well-timed
@nasimon I see. Thanks for the added context.
nasimson
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nasimson,
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10/14/2014 | 10:21:19 PM
Re: Well-timed
@ Ariella:

30 million customer base is enviable, but not very uncommon among Asian operators. Telenor, for example, has 36 million base in Pakistan and over 50 million base in Bangladesh. Vimpelcom has 38 million base in Pakistan.

Asia adds numbers in subscriber base but not so much in ARPU (average revenue per user) and revenue. That comes from Europe, North Ameria and under-developed markets like Myanmar.
danielcawrey
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10/13/2014 | 8:58:19 PM
Re: Chinese prefer Chinese - not all the time
It is interesting to see how few people in China are using 4G – I suppose they don't need it, or what is more likely is that they do not want to pay for it.

Because the rollout is still ongoing, I bet the cost for 4G service on the mainland is out of reach for most Chinese consumers. But maybe this deal with Nokia will change that, over time. 
Ariella
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Ariella,
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10/13/2014 | 2:37:20 PM
Re: Well-timed
30 million is a most enviable customer base.
R Clark
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R Clark,
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10/11/2014 | 5:05:10 AM
Well-timed
Nice timing, just as the EU and China settle their dispute over state support for Huawei and ZTE.
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nasimson,
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10/11/2014 | 12:05:15 AM
Chinese prefer Chinese - not all the time
I'm actually a little surprised to see Nokia winning a deal in mainland China. I had thought that Huawei and ZTE had drived everyone else out. And that Chinese Telcos prefer Chinese vendors. Appears it is not totally the case.


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