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Vendor results - 14/7/5

Alcatel pre-announced better than expected 2Q05 results. Revenues should be up 8% to €3.1bn, the operating margin returned in the 8% -9% range, and net profit should be around €170m. Tandberg reports 2Q05 results of: revenues of $88m (+23%), operating...

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Global operator strategies - 14/7/5

Four investors are infusing some $300m in total in Aircel (India). AMP, IL&FS, Clarity Partners, and Pequot Ventures have gained a 30% equity stake in the company. Sprint is buying Unwired Inc. for $1.3 bn. Unwired is a Sprint affiliate, which launched...

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Fixed operator strategies - 14/7/5

Meridian (Philippines) is investing to establish a nationwide broadband wireless access infrastructure. Smart bought 40% of Meridian last year. Medi Telecom (Morocco) was granted a fixed-line telephony license for less than $8.5m. Medi Telecom is own...

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Subscriber figures - 14/7/5

Far EasTone (Taiwan) has some 6.3m mobile users. Philippines: the country has about 32.9m mobile users, and mobile penetration stands at about 40% at the end of 2004. Main mobile operators are Smart with 14.6m users, Globe Telecom with 10.8m, and Piltel...

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Mobile orders - 14/7/5

Samsung will supply WCDMA systems to Vibo (Taiwan). It is its first WCDMA win outside Korea. Lucent got a $500m order from MetroPCS (USA) to provide 3G CDMA 2000 equipment for network expansion. Siemens wins Maxis (Malaysia) order for billing systems...

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Mobile vendor strategies - 14/7/5

Samsung and LG announced plans to develop mobile phones that combine cellular and Wi-Fi technologies. They are partnering with Kineto for the UMA technology. Motorola announced new R&D centers in Bangalore (India) and Taipei (Taiwan) and signed 3G development...

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People - 14/7/5

Motorola has named Patricia B. Morrison as senior vice president and chief information officer. Neil Ransom has been appointed to the Board of Overture Networks, after serving as CTO for Alcatel.

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Mobile operator strategies - 14/7/5

Romania's Zapp is investing $60m to expand and upgrade its CDMA450 network to 90% of Romanian population. Chunghwa Telecom (Taiwan) will launch its 3G service on July 26. It expects to attract some 100,000 subscribers by the end of the year. Two other...

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Fixed orders - 14/7/5

Alcatel and Sylantro have delivered an integrated NGN solution to China Unicom. Sylantro will deliver servers and Alcatel its softswitch and call session controller. UTStarcom has received a $100m order from China Telecom for PAS network expansion and...

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