Lets see Apple sells avg phone for 600.00 Nokia phones sell for 100.00 article meaningless.
Is this the sae Bernstein? August 20, 2013, 10:16 A.M. ET
Nokia May Be Heading For ‘Disastrous Q3,” Says Bernstein
By Teresa Rivas
Shares of Nokia (NOK) were recently down about 1.3%, and the likely culprit is Sanford Bernstein’s Pierre Ferragu, who has a downbeat note out about the phone maker.
This morning, Ferragu writes that his thesis, that the company’s smartphone wasn’t connecting with consumers, seems to be playing out, which has dire implications for the company’s upcoming September quarter.
From the note:
At the start of the year, our view was that Microsoft (MSFT) Windows Phones were not meeting any consumer traction and that Nokia’s smartphone shipments would peak again in 2Q13. All signs point to this scenario playing out at the moment. Windows 7 shipments will no longer contribute to sales going forward and Windows 8 ASP and margins have declined 26% and 5 points respectively since the launch at the end of last year. The most striking data points are for marginal ASPs for Windows Phone. We define marginal ASP as incremental sales divided by incremental volumes, which is the money Nokia makes per incremental phone they sell. It has declined sharply from over €250 in the launch quarter to €80 last quarter. In other words, the only reason Nokia managed to sell 7m units last quarter was through an accelerated race towards the low end, compensating for already negative momentum in the high end.
So where does all this lead? Potentially to a “disastrous” third quarter. He notes that the company’s decision to rely on its high end models, the Lumia 928, 925, and 1020, to maintain its momentum is a risky proposition: high end smartphones are slowing overall, competition is intense, and, as the above analysis shows, Windows has had limited traction in the high end.
Ferragu maintained his Underperform rating on Nokia, with a price target of €1.50.
Last week, Fitch Ratings also noted Nokia’s struggles with Lumia sales. August
Nokia Siemens Networks has achieved TD-LTE* data speeds of 1.3 Gbps using its commercial Flexi base station hardware**. The live demonstration at a recent China Information Technology show in Beijing*** marks a new world record for the 4G mobile broadband technology. In addition, Nokia Siemens Networks is the first vendor to complete Phase 1 and 2 of China Mobile’s (CMCC) TD-LTE field tests and leads the industry with its TD-LTE key performance indicators (KPIs)****.
“Our record-breaking mobile broadband speeds, coupled with the successful completion of CMCC’s TD-LTE field tests, clearly underline Nokia Siemens Networks’ commitment to strengthen the TD-LTE ecosystem in China,” said Markus Borchert, president at Nokia Siemens Networks Greater China. “As the world’s specialist in mobile broadband, we will continue to drive TD-LTE innovations and commercial deployments across the globe.”
Nokia Siemens Networks provides full life-cycle services for TD-LTE, delivered both locally and remotely by a team of global experts. The services include technical consulting, network design, planning and deployment, systems integration, optimization, maintenance and a complete managed services approach.
To share your thoughts on the topic, join the discussion on Twitter using #TD-LTE and #mobilebroadband.
About Nokia Siemens Networks Nokia Siemens Networks is the world’s specialist in mobile broadband. From the first ever call on GSM, to the first call on LTE, we operate at the forefront of each generation of mobile technology. Our global experts invent the new capabilities our customers need in their networks. We provide the world’s most efficient mobile networks, the intelligence to maximize the value of those networks, and the services to make it all work seamlessly.
With headquarters in Espoo, Finland, we operate in over 150 countries and had net sales of over 14 billion euros in 2011.
Cannot compete with junk.Amazing how dumb the people are.I talk to a lot of people that own the iphone and they complain but say oh well I am in and I do not want to change.Can I say BRAINWASHED
Nokia could not compete with the iphone this is great news because Nokia moved on to bigger and better things with phenomenal mapping ,4 out of 5 cars use Nokia maps and Nokia Solution and Networks look out for the new Nokia.Long and. strong with plenty of shares under 2.00.Microsoft has the money and the network to market the Nokia phones (A SUPERIOR PHONE) compared to the phone as a result,you will see a huge increase in the purchase of Nokia phones in America.
Nokia is constructing a new future without selling mobile phones. In the future, 90 percent of the company’s revenue will come from Nokia Solutions and Networks, the firm’s mobile infrastructure arm. NSN is now switching from cost-cutting to job creation.90 percent of Nokia's revenue in future will come from Nokia Solutions and Networks, the firm's mobile infrastructure arm. NSN says it is now switching from cost-cutting to job creation. Video: Yle
In the new Nokia, NSN is all-important. It will provide 90 percent of Nokia’s turnover once Microsoft completes the purchase of the firm’s mobile devices unit.
Nokia’s networks business has slashed expenditure and jobs in recent years, but it still employs 49,000 people, including 6,000 in Finland. Now the firm is gearing up for the mobile broadband market, and expects to hire more staff as the competition heats up.
Around 17,000 people were laid off by NSN in 2012 and 2013. Some staff also left the company as parts of the mobile giant were hived off. That process is set to turn around this year.
Tommi Uitto, NSN’s country manager in Finland, says that the company’s payroll has shown a net growth this year--despite the firings.
NSN’s cuts were part of a re-orientation towards wireless networks. Most of the company’s workforce is already involved in research and development work. Maintaining NSN’s position at the forefront of mobile network development could require even more brain power in the future.
"It is possible that we will grow, because we are putting more and more resources into product development for mobile networks, and Finland has a very large role in that," says Uitto.
NSN is a challenger to Sweden’s Ericsson in the mobile network market, but it still has a healthy market share. The competition for 4G market share has only just begun, but firms are already making plans for the fifth generation of mobile broadband.
The company demonstrated that virtualization and cloud-based infrastructure can help combat network congestion
By Mikael Ricknäs | IDG News Service
Print|Add a comment inShare1
Nokia Solutions and Networks (NSN) and Korean operator SK Telecom have demonstrated the potential for virtualizing the core of a mobile network, which will make it easier for operators to roll out new services.
Virtualization and cloud-based services have changed enterprise systems' architecture and management. Mobile operators' desire for the same advantages in their networks has given rise to the concept of NFV (network functions virtualization).
[ Understand how to both manage and benefit from the consumerization of IT trend with InfoWorld's "Consumerization Digital Spotlight" PDF special report. | Subscribe to InfoWorld's Consumerization of IT newsletter today, then join our #CoIT discussion group at LinkedIn. ]
The goal is to move away from the proprietary and expensive equipment operators use today and instead adopt a more cloud-based infrastructure that allows them to be more flexible and use commodity hardware. That could, in turn, allow operators to cut costs and roll out services faster, according to Nokia, and that should be a boon for users, as well.
Moving to a whole new way of building the networks operators rely on to offer telephony and mobile broadband isn't going to happen overnight. But even if it's still early days, vendors have to show they are current with this idea, according to Sylvain Fabre, research director at Gartner.
Nokia and SK Telecom's joint proof-of-concept focused on virtualizing the so-called Evolved Packet Core (EPC), and they were able to successfully control capacity for both throughput and signaling traffic based on smartphone usage patterns, Nokia said Monday.
SK Telecom is not the only vendor interested in NFV. Last year representatives from 13 operators -- including Verizon, China Mobile and Deutsche Telekom -- came together to write a white paper on the topic.
Because there is great interest from operators, the vendors can't ignore NFV even if a move to a more open network would open the door for new competitors in the network infrastructure sector, according to Fabre.
And we have another so called disgruntled investor.You had a chance to purchase under 2.00 and missed the boat.Better.Good luck to ya
Nokia wants to build the Google of human behaviour - and share it Really, really, really Big Data to work out who's doing what, when and why
This is Nokia's plan. To make intelligent inferences, it needs lots of data: Really, Really Big Data. What certain kinds of people do at a given time, on a given day, in a particular place. And the system needs to scale. So Nokia is licensing its location-finding services to rival phone manufacturers in order to achieve this. Halbherr provided some fascinating new insights into the thinking behind the plan for the first time anywhere.
He said we’re only at the beginning of what the technology can do. Mobile devices have maps – and in Nokia’s case, very good maps – that are responsive, vector-based charts that work offline and cover just about every corner of the world. They can include related information – such as traffic or restaurant reviews. So why’s it giving it all away?We think this is the next Google, only it’s indexing the real world,” said Halbherr. The platform learns about the individual and adds it to aggregate datasets, such as "what is there to do in Boston at 10pm after a football game". THIS IS WHY YOU WANT TO HOLD NOKIA
by Candelaria Ferrer on November 21, 2013
Nokia Corporation (ADR) (NYSE:NOK)’s Nokia Solutions and Networks (NSN) has recently taken action on various fronts. It has also recently denied rumors that implied it wanted to purchase Alcatel Lucent SA (ADR) (NYSE:ALU) claiming its own business is doing rather well.
Is it really?
Apparently so. It seems the company has not been having great success in the North American region. This, consequently, led to the acquisition of 3G/4G CDMA network gear business of Motorola Solutions. In addition, it has recently been signing various contracts that should help generate revenue. Let’s look at a few:
Nokia Solutions and Networks signed a deal with Sprint Corporation (NYSE:S) the U.S.’s third-largest telecom operator. This is great news for NSN given that competition is seemingly not so fierce in the U.S. The reason for this is due to the fact that many Chinese makers such as Huawei and ZTE have been suspected of proximity with the Chinese government and consequently have been barred. Ouch.
Secondly, Nokia Corporation (ADR) (NYSE:NOK)’s NSN recently signed a contract with CDNetworks which will provide it with acceleration of mobile content delivery. It will be done with the utilization of Liquid technology, making use of various capabilities such as real-time network conditions to enhance content acceleration.
Furthermore, in the first quarter of 2014, we can expect to see NSN becoming Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT)’s chief business division in a transaction that will be divesting its service division and core mobile handset.Nokia product agenda
Rumor has it that Nokia Corporation (ADR) (NYSE:NOK) will be releasing the Lumia 2020 8-inch tablet next year. The new product will be Nokia Corporation (ADR) (NYSE:NOK)’s second tablet and it will supposedly have an 8-inch display and will run on Windows RT 8.1.
The manufacturer released the Lumia 2520 this week which has a 10.1-inch display and a QUALCOMM, Inc. (NASDAQ:QCOM) Snapdragon 800 processor. Might Nokia Corporation (ADR) (NYSE:NOK)’s second tablet have similar qualities? If so, we can expect it to have a polycarbonate body as well.
Here’s a video that’s been released featuring some of the possible characteristics of the Lumia 2020Some other features of Nokia Corporation (ADR) (NYSE:NOK)’s Lumia 2520 released this week are: mass memory of 32 GB, a primary camera sensor size of 6.7 MP, 25 days maximum standby time and 150 Mbps LTE maximum data speed.