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Global operator strategies - 30/10/05

Telecom Italia, following BT, FT and DT examples, plans launching combined fixed-mobile phone in 2006. Comcast (USA) invested in mesh-networker BelAir, highlighting the interest of MSOs in WLAN to offer quadruple play services. Verizon-MCI and SBC-AT&T...

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Mobile operator strategies - 30/10/05

Vodafone has acquired a 10% stake for $1.5bn in Bharti Televentures (India). The move is a comeback for Vodafone in India and highlights the Vodafone strategy to capitalize on emerging markets and growth opportunities. FT will sell its 34% stake in CenterTel...

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Subscriber figures - 30/10/05

Telesp Celular (Brazil) ended September 05 with 19.4m customers, up 2%. Tele Centro Oeste Celular (Brazil) had 6.6m mobile subscribers at the end of Sept. (up 23.6%). Hungary reports 90% mobile penetration rate in the country with 9.7m active mobile users....

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Vendor results - 30/10/05

Microsoft announced a 24% increase in its 3Q05 profit to $3.1bn on revenues of $9.7bn, up 6%. Its mobile business neared profitability and reported revenues of $74m, up 50%. Lucent posted earnings of $374m, down 69%, on revenues of $2.43bn, up 1%. Alcatel...

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Mobile vendor strategies - 30/10/05

Six mobile vendors (Nokia, Ericsson, Broadcom, NEC, Texas Instruments and Panasonic Mobile) file EU antitrust complaint against Qualcomm for anticompetitive behavior and reluctance to license essential 3G patents on fair terms. Motorola has signed an...

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Operator results 1- 30/10/05

Telmex (Mexico) posts 3Q05 revenues of $3.7bn (up almost 9%) of which 25% outside Mexico. Local service revenues (35% of the total) were down 1.5%, domestic long-distance revenues (23% of the total) grew by 26.4%, International service (8% of the total)...

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Operator result 2 - 30/10/05

Telesp Celular (Brazil) reports 3Q05 net loss of $94m (down 40%) on revenues up 2% to $815m. EBITDA fell 16% to $231.4m. Tele Centro Oeste Celular (Brazil) reports 3Q05 net revenues of $253.3m (almost flat) and net income of $40m. Celular CRT (Brazil)...

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Fixed orders - 30/10/05

ZTE has signed an agreement with Mongolia's Information & Communications Technology Authority (ICTA) to build the country's first commercial international NGN system. Ericsson and Cisco will jointly deliver Telecom Egypt with a carrier-class, Internet...

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