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SIM-Only Deals Batter the Prepaid Market

It's struck me in the last month or so that the prepaid phone market in Europe is undergoing a big change and it's not a positive one. It was widely assumed the prepaid segment would benefit from an economic downturn as people watched their monthly spending and downgraded to lower-priced handsets. However, the recession seems to be hitting everyone harder than e... Read more

Posted By Geoff Blaber on 2 December 2008

Prepaid Market Set to Be the Fourth Quarter's Battleground

Watching market developments over recent weeks I can't help thinking that the prepaid segment will be the one that makes or breaks the fortunes of mobile device manufacturers and network operators in Western Europe in 2008.
We saw a similar turn of events last year, with the prepaid market seeing renewed impetus as growth in the contract market slowed. Ma... Read more

Posted By Geoff Blaber on 11 September 2008

Mobile Market Offers a Few Bright Spots amid the Economic Gloom

There's been a lot of talk recently about a "credit crunch" and even an impending meltdown of the economy. Things are certainly getting tougher: the German economy shrank for the first time in four years last quarter, and in the UK, the Bank of England recently warned that up to 2 million people could be out of work by the end of the year.
In the mobile m... Read more

Posted By Shaun Collins on 5 September 2008

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