Global - Mobile - Infrastructure - GSM

Synopsis

Archived report. This report was archived in 2009 and has not been updated since. In 2008 GSM technologies account for over 80% of the world’s digital mobile phones, the equivalent of over 2.6 billion users. This market share is expected to grow even more due to increasing mobile penetration in the developing markets and the uptake of 3G around the world. This report provided statistics and described the history and development of the GSM family, including its various applications.

Table of Contents

  • 1. Synopsis
  • 2. Introduction
    • 2.1 History
    • 2.2 The GSM Association
    • 2.3 GSM statistics and growth
  • 3. GSM features and developments
    • 3.1 CAMEL
    • 3.2 Cell broadcasting
    • 3.3 Dual-account SIMs
    • 3.4 Enhanced Full Rate
    • 3.5 GSM-R (Rail)
    • 3.6 GSM smartcards
    • 3.7 GSM tri-band/quad-band system
    • 3.8 Over-the-Air-Customisation
    • 3.9 Reduction of handset theft
    • 3.10 Short Messaging Service for GSM
    • 3.11 Transferred account procedures (TAP)
    • 3.12 VoIP mobiles
    • 3.13 Voice activated GSM services
  • 4. Related reports
  • Table 1 – Growth of GSM market – 1994; 1997; 1999 - 2001; 2003 - 2007
  • Table 2 – GSM technology subscribers by region – 2006 - 2007
  • Table 3 – GSM subscribers compared to other technologies – Q1 2007
  • Exhibit 1 – Frequency bands for GSM
  • Exhibit 2 – Phases of CAMEL standardisation

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Technologies

Mobile Communications (voice and infrastructure)
Telecoms Infrastructure

Number of pages 9

Status Archived

Last updated 28 Jan 2008
Update History

Analyst: Kylie Wansink

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