The market for mobile services is set to explode across the world. Voice, text and video messaging services in India and China, are growing very fast and will soon approach the levels of market penetration achieved in Europe and North America. Growth in the more mature markets is being driven by: mobile internet services, including content and search capabilities already available over the 'fixed' internet; and new location-aware services, such as in-vehicle navigation and contextual information, including directory services and advertising. These more advanced services are likely to be rolled out across other markets in much shorter timeframes. The rapid development in mobile services will affect pricing and business models for the major mobile infrastructure, device and service suppliers.
Indian companies are becoming more active in international Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A). The out-bound M&A activity has ranged from the occasional multi-billion dollar deal to a number of smaller deals. The activity has been across a number of sectors such as telecommunications, IT services, Oil & Gas industry, Healthcare and Biotechnology. The outbound M&A deals from India indicate that 2010 will see more action as Indian companies are looking to expand their global presence using M&A as a key component of their global strategy.
23 March 2010
Apple's latest results show that the strategy of adding new product innovations, while maintaining revenues from older product lines, is working brilliantly. Apple's total revenues nearly doubled from 2007 to 2009, to nearly $43bn in 2009.
16 March 2010
Nokia has invested $70 million for a minority stake in the mobile payment technology company Obopay. This is another salvo in the ongoing battle being fought to control the mobile payments segment between banks, mobile networks, handset makers and start-ups.
19 April 2009
WiMax and LTE (Long Term Evolution) are shaping up as competitors to dominate the next generation of high speed data services for mobile customers. Although their origins are both in OFDM, these two emerging technologies are being promoted by rival camps aiming to establish the next industry...
13 April 2009
Tanla Solutions, based in Hyderabad, India is establishing a 50:50 joint venture with ZED Worldwide Holdings SL, a Spanish digital content and services company after it received approval from India's Foreign Investment Promotion Board (FIPB). The JV is set up as a limited liability company, to...
07 April 2009