5bn mobile subscribers and counting

5bn mobile subscribers and counting

Summary: By 2011 there will be 5 billion mobile subscribers on the planet. It's an incredible figure, so what is fuelling this growth and who will win the most from it?

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TOPICS: Mobility, Telcos
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By 2011 there will be 5 billion mobile subscribers on the planet. It's an incredible figure, so what is fuelling this growth and who will win the most from it?

This week's Twisted Wire features a panel discussion on the future of the mobile industry. We look at what's driving demand today and how that's likely to change over the next few years. How will the roles of the players in the market change as content and applications continue to drive consumer purchases? Will mobile carriers have more success than their fixed-line counterparts at trying to clip the ticket on sales facilitated by their networks?

    Discussing the future of mobility I'm joined by:

  • Warren Chaisatien, strategic marketing manager at Ericsson

  • Henry Calvert, acting managing director of Product House at Singtel Optus

  • Paul Brooks, owner of independent consultancy practise Layer 10 Consulting

Of course, we always need to take any discussion on the future of the industry with a pinch of salt. Remember how excited every carrier got about Mobile TV. Whatever happened to that?

Running time: 31 minutes, 55 seconds

Topics: Mobility, Telcos

About

Phil Dobbie has a wealth of radio and business experience. He started his career in commercial radio in the UK and, since coming to Australia in 1991, has held senior marketing and management roles with Telstra, OzEmail, the British Tourist Authority and other telecommunications, media, travel and advertising businesses.

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