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Market researches - 22/04/06

A few set of market information released this week: According to Telecom Trends International, the worldwide handset market revenues reached $117bn in 2005, of which over 60% captured by Nokia, Motorola and Samsung. The research report predicted that...

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UMA Services are coming

UMA Services are coming UMA is a wireless, short-distance technology using non-licensed spectrum. Backed by the UMA specifications and the 3GPP, it is becoming a hot demand from telcos and mobile operators, anticipating FMC and IMS deployments. Of course,...

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Fixed vendor strategies - 22/04/06

Lucent has signed a global reseller agreement with World Wide Packets for business and residential FTTP customer premises equipment (CPE) platforms. Fujitsu and Mitsui have jointly established an optical device venture, named QD Laser, focused on quantum...

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Mobile vendor strategies - 22/04/06

LG is introducing its new LG-U890, a slim and wide screen music phone equipped with stereo Bluetooth. Samsung has introduced the world' s first 2GByte memory card for mobile phone, targeting the widest possible range of multimedia mobile applications....

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Fixed orders - 22/04/06

UTStarcom signed a new deal with China Netcom for IPTV deployment in Harbin, China. Lucent will provide support for Telefonica' s IPTV service roll-outs worldwide, and Ethernet solutions to KPN (NL). ADC has been selected by Open Access deploying its...

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Vendor results - 22/04/06

Foundry Networks announced net income of $11.4m on revenues of $114m, compared with net income of $10m on revenues of $84.6m. Avici Systems posted record quarterly revenues of $21.4m (of which 75%+ from AT&T) and a net loss of $5m. Juniper reported a...

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Fixed operator strategies - 22/04/06

French ISP Free is the first in France to offer a WiFi-GSM bundled service, after being the first to introduce triple-play services in the market. It targets the 40% mobile calls made from subscriber's home. Belgacom, Telenet, Mobistar, ALE& Brutele and...

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Mobile operator strategies - 22/04/06

China Mobile was given as a potential bidder for Millicom International Cellular, offering around $4bn, but the company denied any such move. Sprint Nextel bought another affiliate, UbiquiTel, for $1.3bn. Chile' s Smartcom won the auction of mobile spectrum...

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Subscriber figures - 22/04/06

China Mobile added 4.3m users in March to reach a subscriber base of 260.6m at the end of March. Bellsouth currently has 19.8m access lines, after a decline of 1.2% in 1Q06.. Mobistar (Belgium) had 2.96m mobile subscribers at the end of March. EarthLink...

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