Ericsson releases new network functionality to enable Multi-SIM
for voice calls and is deploying it in more than 10 operator networks.
It will be 3G/4G migration that will drive growth, although some multi-SIM
ownership will persist.
Tango Networks' unique approach to Mobile UC provides service parity with wireless operator Mobile VPN and Multi-SIM
offerings and is fully compatible with both 4G IMS VoLTE and 3G UMTS networks.
Mobile subscription growth is strong as a result of the move to 3G, but market volatility continues to be problematic due to price competition and the high incidence of multi-SIM
On the prepaid segments, revenues grew 3% year-on-year despite the continued pressures on yields brought about by the shift from pay-per-use to value-based bucket and unlimited offers and the pervasiveness of multi-SIM
incidence in the market.
In a UAE-first, du has also launched a new Multi-SIM
that lets you manage five devices with one plan and one number.
, customers can share their data and minutes across multiple devices, said du in a statement.
But with du's new Multi-SIM
, things just got incredibly simple, as customers can now enjoy unprecedented flexibility and the convenience of sharing their data and minutes across multiple devices," du said in an announcement.
From the operator's perspective, in a multi-sim
market, the main concern is how to encourage the customer to use more of its services, and eventually become that customer's primary service provider.
And not to underestimate how the multi-sim
phenomenon has changed market dynamics.
usage in the country is very high so you need to incentivise your customers to ensure that the particular SIM is a primary SIM.
There is support for TDSCDMA, DC-HSPA+ (42Mbps), 1x Advanced, W+G CDMA, and multi-SIM
capabilities of Dual SIM, Dual Standby (DSDS) and Dual SIM, Dual Active (DSDA) setups and also a camera up to 13.