Joss Gillet Author NEW ANALYSIS: China has consolidated its position as the world’s largest mobile market, according to GSMA Intelligence‘s latest ‘Scoreboard’ operator ranking – as all three of the country’s main carriers strengthened their positions from a year ago.China Mobile remained the world’s largest mobile operator based on connections and annual mobile revenue – strengthening its lead over second-placed Vodafone – while domestic rivals China Unicom and China Telecom both increased their ranking score from a year ago. China Unicom climbed two places to #5, surpassing Verizon Wireless (#6) and VimpelCom Group (#7), while China Telecom also increased two places to #11, jumping ahead of Deutsche Telekom (#12) and MTN Group (#13).China Unicom and China Telecom were the only two operators in the ranking to post double-digit revenue growth. Annual revenue for the top 20 groups combined was down by 0.1% on the back of significant year-on-year declines at MTN (#13), Telecom Italia (#15), and Japan’s NTT Docomo (#16) – though Vodafone (#2) was the only member of the top five to report a revenue decline.In terms of connections, the top 20 groups combined increased their connections base by 6.4% year-on-year. Telenor (#14), Sprint (#17) and Sistema (#18) were the only three groups in the ranking to record a decline in connections from a year ago.The largest shift in ranking position from a year earlier concerns Orange Group (formerly France Telecom), which climbed four positions to #8. This increase is the result of the group securing a majority share in Egypt’s largest mobile operator Mobinil, which is now counted as part of the French group’s total connections and revenue. Orange acquired 100% of a holding firm called ECMS that controls Mobinil in May 2012, lifting its total stake in the Egyptian operator from 36.36% to 93.92%.Ooredoo (formerly Qtel) is another operator group that has seen its ranking increase on the back of M&A activity. Over the last 12 months, the group has taken control (a greater than 50% equity interest) in a number of its international subsidiaries, including Asiacell in Iraq, Nedjma in Algeria and Tunisiana in Tunisia. Ooredoo has increased 17 places in the latest Scoreboard as a result and now ranks just outside the top 20 at #21.The ranking will also soon be affected by the proposed tie-up between US number-three operator Sprint and Japan’s SoftBank. On a pro-forma basis, the combined operator (to be known as ‘SoftBank Group’) would rank #15 on the current Scoreboard – ranking #24 by connections and #6 by annual revenue. Sprint is currently ranked #17 and SoftBank at #28.A note on methodology: The GSMA Intelligence ‘Scoreboard’ gives equal weighting to connections and annual mobile revenue in determining final positions. The ranking by connections and revenue is combined to give an overall ‘score’, with a lower combined score ranking higher. For example, Vodafone is ranked second by connections and fourth by revenue, giving it a combined score of 6 (2+4). This ranks the group second on the Scoreboard behind China Mobile, which scores 2 (1+1), as it the largest group by both connections and revenue. Mobile operator group global ranking by connections and 12-month revenue, Q1 2013Source: GSMA Intelligence, company reports1 Connections are aggregated as the sum of each group’s subsidiaries where a minimum of 50% plus one share economic interest is held2 Based on reported FY 2012 data Previous ArticleMTN launches NextApps store in NigeriaNext ArticlePixate raises $3.8M for app UI tech Read more Las operadoras respaldan el papel de Qualcomm en la RAN abierta Related AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 04 JUL 2013 Intelligence Brief: Assessing recent spectrum developments Vodafone, Safaricom beat MTN to Ethiopia licence Tags Español Home Top 20 global mobile operator groups by connections and revenue, Q1 2013 China MobileForecasts AnalysisGSMA IntelligenceMarket rankings AnalysisOperator AnalysisRegional AnalysisVodafone
Related Tags Author Previous ArticleDeutsche Telekom, Cellnex ink Dutch tower tie-upNext ArticleEricsson North America CTO exits Qualcomm completes $1.4B Nuvia buy Devices HomeDevicesNews Qualcomm China shipments slashed on US sanctions Chris joined the Mobile World Live team in November 2016 having previously worked at a number of UK media outlets including Trinity Mirror, The Press Association and UK telecoms publication Mobile News. After spending 10 years in journalism, he moved… Read more Qualcomm pulls trigger on latest processor AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 21 JAN 2021 Apple faces 5G modem wait MediaTek overtook Qualcomm as the largest supplier of smartphone system-on-chips (SoCs) to China during 2020, an analyst report revealed, with the latter recording a 48 per cent fall in shipments year-on-year partly due to US restrictions on Huawei.A report released by Shanghai-based CINNO Research estimated total shipments for the Chinese market at 307 million units in 2020, down almost 21 per cent year-on-year.Although not breaking down numbers for each manufacturer, it highlighted the decline in Qualcomm’s shipments along with a 17.5 per cent drop in HiSilicon’s figures, also attributed to the US restrictions.In contrast, Taiwan-based MediaTek’s shipments showed “explosive growth”, elevating it top spot for the first time.CINNO Research attributed MediaTek’s rise to support from China’s largest domestic manufacturers, especially for its mid-tier processors.However, it added: “At the same time, it is undeniable that the series of sanctions imposed by the US on Huawei and HiSilicon also force major manufacturers to seek more diversified, stable and reliable supply sources.”At the end of 2019 the research company estimated Qualcomm held a 37.9 per cent share of the market, followed by HiSilicon (35 per cent) and MediaTek (17.4 per cent). By end 2020, MediaTek’s share had increased to 31.7 per cent followed by HiSilicon (27.2 per cent) and Qualcomm (25.4 per cent). Subscribe to our daily newsletter Back Chris Donkin MediaTekQualcomm
AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMore The makers of the hit movie “Slumdog Millionaire” have bought a new home for one of the two child stars discovered in the slums of Mumbai. The purchase of a 250-square-foot, one-bedroom apartment for the family of Azharuddin Mohammed Ismail, 10, was completed Monday, said Nirja Mattoo, who helps oversee a trust set up by the filmmakers to help Azharuddin and his 9-year-old co-star Rubina Ali. (Source: Access Hollywood)AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMore
The Corinth branch of the Johnson County Library is slated for reconstruction in the coming years. City officials said they’ve been in contact with the library about possibly locating a new version of the branch close to a community center.Prairie Village city officials and representatives of the Johnson County Library have had preliminary discussions about the idea of incorporating a rebuilt Corinth Library branch into a broader community center project.City staff and Mayor Eric Mikkelson reported in February that they had held early meetings with the YMCA of Greater Kansas City about potentially partnering to bring a modern community center and indoor pool to Prairie Village. On Monday, County Commissioner Becky Fast and Prairie Village City Administrator Wes Jordan acknowledged that those talks had recently been expanded to include the library system.City officials have had discussions with the YMCA about the possibility of partnering to bring a modern community center to Prairie Village.Fast, who appeared at the start of Monday’s council meeting to give an update on issues before the board of county commissioners, noted that the Corinth branch of the library is slated for reconstruction in the coming years, and that the idea of co-locating the branch near a community center, like the project currently under construction in Merriam, had great appeal.“I think that’s very exciting at the county level, because we want to work with the city, and have that partnership we have with the city of Merriam,” Fast said.But, as Jordan noted, all of the conversations thus far have been very preliminary.“The prospect of possibly partnering with the city on a community center project received very positive results on the initial conversation,” Jordan told the council of the discussions with the library. “We need to have a few more conversations with the library, with the Y, and once some things are hammered out, we will be bringing it back to you for consideration.”Jordan indicated that he hoped to have a more defined outline of what a partnership between the three entities could look like within the next 45 days, though it could be longer. The next formal step for the council to consider may be giving approval for a formal feasibility study on the partnership. He said that the project in Merriam, where a new Antioch branch of the library is being built adjacent to the city’s new community and aquatic center, could serve as a model for how a partnership would work.“They do have a template that was used in Merriam, so we wouldn’t be reinventing the wheel, so to speak,” Jordan said.Ward 1 Councilman Chad Andrew Herring responded to the news of the discussions between the city and the library by stressing that Prairie Village needed a robust library branch in the future whether it was part of a bigger project or not.“I hope that we can continue to communicate to the county how important that library is for Prairie Village,” Herring said. “So that regardless of whether that is conceived of as part of a community center, we are committed and strongly desire that library to remain a jewel in Prairie Village.”
Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook Exeter City say they are “disappointed for football” after a tribunal ruled that Chelsea will pay the League Two club up to £2.5m for Ethan Ampadu.In a statement, Exeter chairman Julian Tagg added that the ruling “sends the wrong message” to clubs producing home-grown players.Ampadu, 17, moved to Stamford Bridge last summer having come through Exeter’s youth academy.AdChoices广告As he is under 24 and the clubs were unable to agree a fee, it was left to a tribunal to decide the compensation sum.Ampadu has made seven appearances for Chelsea so far this season and has also played twice for Wales.Exeter are guaranteed to receive £1.3m, with further payments to follow after a set number of appearances for Chelsea.They will also receive 20% of any transfer fee should Ampadu be sold by the Blues.Tagg’s full statement read: “Whilst the club recognise that the compensation fee is not a transfer fee, but instead to reward the club for its investment in the training and development of a proven outstanding player, and that the tribunal has awarded Exeter significant contingent sums, to say that we are disappointed is an understatement.“We are disappointed for our fans, our academy, which works so hard on producing talented young players like Ethan, and for our management and coaching team who bring these players into the first team and beyond as part of supporting the work of the Football Association in its objective to produce international players of the highest quality which we believe we have done.“However, above all, we are disappointed for football as we feel this decision sends the wrong message in terms of financial reward for those owners, chairmen, managers and coaches up and down the country who are also working as hard as us to improve their clubs by producing talented home-grown players for both club and country.” Embed from Getty Images See also:Conte could stick with Morata and Giroud at WembleyGiroud targets more FA Cup gloryChelsea youngsters win on penalties to reach Uefa Youth League finalChelsea to assess Emerson’s fitness ahead of Wembley clashConte: Managing Chelsea was easier in Mourinho’s timeBakayoko suited to more attacking role – Conte
The swan, who is in the 15th place in the ATP rank and was placed with the eighth number in the tournament, gave 2-6, 1-6 to Russia’s Aslan Karacev, who is in the 194th position in the rating.As last week, Karacev was stopped by Swan in the third round. He fought for the final in the first Challenger tournament in Prague, where he gave way to Stan Vavrink.Gulbis closed the tournament for the second week in a row with ten ATP ranking points.The Latvian was free from the first round, but in the second he defeated the Swedish Elias Imers 6-2, 2-6, 6-4, who is in the 187th position in the ranking.A week ago, Gulbis stopped in the third round of the first tournament of the Prague “Challenger” series. For him, it was the first official tournament since the Davis Cup duel with Egypt, which took place in Latvia at the beginning of March. At the end of July, he participated in the Estonian-Latvian match in Tallinn, winning both singles and doubles.Before the Davis Cup, Swan triumphed in France in the Po “Challenger” tournament, winning his fifth title and the first since 2007. Also at the beginning of the year, he successfully competed in the Australian Open, where he qualified and competed until the third round.In ATP tournaments, Gulbis had won seven matches in a row. Swan is expected to take part in two more Challenger series competitions in the Czech Republic.