2011? Give us a Clue…


Mobile News polled 73 industry leaders for their views on the year ahead. The result is a sector fighting to renew itself, putting its entire focus on smartphones and data to arrest a decline in traditional revenues

CCS Insight director Ben Wood

Telefónica O2 UK new business development director Tim Sefton

Phones 4U CEO Tim Whiting

Daisy Distribution MD Dave McGinn

Fonehouse MD Clive Bayley

HTC executive director for UK, Ireland and South Africa Jon French

Pure Mobile MD Marcus Richardson

Virgin Media director of mobile Jonathan Kini

Vodafone UK enterprise director Peter Kelly

Carphone Warehouse MD Matt Stringer

Purecom MD Matt Sandford

Outsourcery joint CEO Piers Linney

Alternative Networks CEO James Murray

Expansys CEO Anthony Catterson

Brightstar founder and CEO Marcelo Claure

Lycamobile CEO Milind Kangle

Activ Telecom director Ian Gillespie

Qualitel MD Mike Ridgway

Unicom operations director Chris Earle

OneStream chairman Phil Rider

Samsung UK and Ireland MD Simon Stanford

Mobix director Richard Harris

Pama MD Kevin McHugh

MoCo MD Ian Robinson

GK Telecom MD Gurminder Dulku

Chytel MD Amirul Choudhry

Vodafone UK CEO Guy Laurence

Sony Ericsson UK MD David Hilton

EBS sales director Andrew Dawson

20:20 Mobile UK MD James Browning

XLN Telecom CEO Christian Nellemann

Frequency Telecom MD Gareth Limpenny

BT Global Services head of global mobility Jonathan Brasnett

Brightpoint EMEA president Anurag Gupta

Avenir Telecom MD Andy Tow

Timico CTO Trefor Davies

LG Mobile UK general manager Jim Michel

Sunrise Associates director Chris Jones

Tru CEO Geraldine Wilson

HSC business manager Bob Sweetlove

Micro-P MD Gerry O’Keeffe

Premier Mobile MD Jason Yeomans

Everything Everywhere CEO Tom Alexander

Bluechipworld MD Simon Hassell

Focus 4U head of mobile operations Keane Beaken

Three UK director of devices Nigel Field

Wish Comms MD Mike Hallam

Motorola UK marketing director Tom Satchwell

Mainline MD Andrew Boden

Get Connected MD Damian Cole

Hartwood Services commercial director Frank Masson

S3i MD Philip Johnston

UTL sales and marketing director Michael Richardson

ZTE UK director of mobile device operations Wu Sa

Azzurri Comms business development director Craig Wellman

Excalibur MD James Phipps

TMTI CEO Crispin Thomas

Buymobilephones.net owner Paul Sisson

RIM UK MD Stephen Bates

Desi Mobi MD Sacha Visram

Abzorb MD Mike Walsh

Micro-P general manager of mobile John Doughty

Brightstar Europe president Rod Millar

Comm Sense MD Barry Moore

Kondor MD Rob Haycock

Crystal Ball MD Raj Singh

Phones 4U marketing director Russell Braterman

Elite Mobile MD Ketan Gokani

Voice Mobile MD Ian Watson

AMC Communications sales manager Mark Burland

ANOVO chief commercial officer Stephen Maxwell

Welcomm chairman and founder Chris Stanton

Sprint Communications MD Paul Leonard


  1. The upcoming Optimus 2x from LG will buy them a large part of the market. Considering it's the first dual-core phone available, and at a reasonable price too, LG is bound to catch quite a few more consumers with that phone.