3G Markets in Russia and in the world according to JP
November 14, 2008, 4:37 pm
Prominent Analyst Firm J son Partners were pleased with their new record, which this time includes information on the development of 3G-networks in Russia and the world. Thus, according to the second quarter of this year subscriber base of 3G-networks has reached the mark in the 364 million users, representing about 10% of the total global subscriber base. 73% 3G subscriber base is in Western Europe and Asia, which analysts linked to the earlier launch of networks in these regions as well as economic, technological and cultural characteristics. In Russia, unfortunately, the situation is not a rainbow, as in the developed countries of Western Europe - 97% of all subscribers use the services of GSM-network. As you know, in April, a competition for the 3G-frequency, and its follow-up licenses were big three operators - MTS, Beeline and Megafon. The first services in Russia the third-generation WCDMA standard began to Megafon, running a network in St. Petersburg in October 2007. In addition, the operator immediately launched a network in the standard HSDPA, which is defined as 3, 5G, and can send data at speeds up to 3, 6 Mbps. Network operators are using equipment company Nokia Siemens Networks and Huawei Technologies. We know that in the plans of the company until the end of the year to start a network in the city of Sochi. the following operators running 3G-network, became the MTS. In May 2008, the operator began to offer 3G services in St. Petersburg. According to the ITT, on the basis of June 2008 some 170 thousand subscribers of MTS used the services of 3G. Plans for the company until the end of the year to complete the construction of networks in Krasnoyarsk, Tyumen, Surgut and Nizhnevartovsk, Khabarovsk, Irkutsk, Ussuriisk and Nakhodka. Beeline last of the operators launched 3G services in commercial operation in September 2008 immediately in 4 regions - St. Petersburg, Nizhny Novgorod, Samara and Tolyatti, as well as in Chelyabinsk, thus becoming the first operator running services in the Urals. in Moscow and Moscow region introduction of 3G services is expected no earlier than 2009. According to analysts JP, the lack of popularity of 3G networks in the first stage of the launch is linked not only with the price criteria and the limited number of 3G-terminals, but also unwillingness to accept the ordinary subscriber additional mobile services as a way of life. Yet for most users only use voice communication has been the subject of basic necessities, while new services are not classified as critical.