Mobile networks take a hit by generous Santa?
The German consumer electronics industry expects a good Christmas sale for this year with EUR 6.9 billion in revenues, slightly more than in 2008, according to the German association for entertainment and communications electronics – Gfu. A quick look at European operators seasonal promotions in shops and on the net reassures us that iPhone will be a popular gift in many European countries, and so will the mobile broadband USB stick and connected netbook. A lot of display space is devoted to the Korean device manufacturers too. Are the HSPA networks ready for the surge in data traffic on Christmas day when millions of excited advanced device users start their mobile broadband voyage of discovery? Mobile Operator CTO’s should be on red alert!