Friday, 23 June 2017

Friday Review: The numbers game

By Mary Lennighan, Total Telecom
Friday 20 January 12

Handset makers discuss smartphone tariff plans, amidst takeover talk and network deals in another week in telecoms.

It's all about numbers at the moment. In last week's Friday Review we looked at the significance of the number 42... for fans of sci-fi and small cells backhaul, at least. Today's round-up of the week's news is brought to you with the number 20. It appears that £20 is the magic price point for low-end smartphones in the U.K. According to various press reports, the operator community in the U.K. is putting pressure on Nokia to reduce the price of the Lumia 710, the mid-range version of its new Windows-powered smartphone portfolio, which is due to hit the shelves in the next few weeks. The telcos are reportedly keen to offer the phone on a &pound…

It's all about numbers at the moment. In last week's Friday Review we looked at the significance of the number 42... for fans of sci-fi and small cells backhaul, at least. Today's round-up of the week's news is brought to you with the number 20. It appears that £20 is the magic price point for low-end smartphones in the U.K. According to various press reports, the operator community in the U.K. is putting pressure on Nokia to reduce the price of the Lumia 710, the mid-range version of its new Windows-powered smartphone portfolio, which is due to hit the shelves in the next few weeks. The telcos are reportedly keen to offer the phone on a &pound…

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