Smart phone data traffic expected to grow 700% in 5 years; Sprint's WiMAX handset sales could reach 3M by year-end

> Analyst firm Informa Telecoms & Media calculates that smartphone traffic on wireless networks will increase 700 percent over the next five years. The research firm--which coined a new metric for measuring wireless traffic: ATPU, or average traffic per user--said that although worldwide only 13 percent of mobile phone subscribers use a smartphone, those smartphone customers spend more time on the network and have an ATPU of 85 MB per month. Article

> Tata DoCoMo, the GSM subsidiary of Tata Teleservices, is ready to offer its 3G services in India starting Nov. 5. Article

> Nokia Siemens Networks has launched a Mobile Quality Analyzer (MQA) for Mobile Broadband that uses a mobile device client to report on the quality of 3G connections. Release

> ABI Research director Philip Solis says Sprint's WiMAX smartphone sales are partially responsible for the operator's recent subscriber growth, and the research firm forecasts that Sprint will ship nearly 3 million WiMAX handsets by the end of 2010. "That number is greater than many observers expected," Solis noted. Article

And Finally... A Florida man arrested for disorderly conduct while wearing a diaper on Halloween says he was pelted with candy by teenagers and wasn't drunk at the time. Article

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