Following on CTIA’s U.S. numbers (CTDaily, 05/02/13), ABI Research reports 4Q12 global mobile revenues reached $240.5 billion, up almost 3 percent year over year. Comments Jake Saunders, vice president/Core Forecasting, “There is still tremendous income to be generated from mobile services; the Top 10 mobile carriers alone generated $202 billion in gross profit, up 4.2 percent year over year.” Securing a significant market share in their domestic/regional markets combined with pooling such data infrastructure resources as data centers as well as group-level handset and equipment purchasing has led to economies of scale, the firm adds. Verizon Wireless, Vodafone Group, AT&T and NTT DoCoMo are solidifying their top market shares by aggressively adding  IP-based, value-added services.

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Verizon Opens Wallet for C-Band

Verizon emerged as the big winner from the FCC ’s C-band auction, spending $45.45 billion for 3,511 licenses. It spent nearly twice as much as the next highest bidder, AT&T , which put up nearly $23.41

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