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Fixed operator strategies - 21/04/06

Intelsat is launching a new satellite-based content-delivery and-management service for IPTV video service launched by telcos. The service is called “Ampiage”. France Telecom has lost 950k customers so far, with a 60% increase in number of defectors in...

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Mobile operator strategies - 21/04/06

CelTel (from Kuwait' s MTC) would buy 65% of Nigeria’s Vmobile for about $1 bn, and have an option for the remaining 35%. on equivalent conditions, Embarq (Sprint Nextel wireline business spinoff) plans to launch mobile services using a MVNO model on...

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Subscriber figures - 21/04/06

Vmobile (Nigeria) has more than 5m mobile subscribers. Celtel (Nigeria) currently has more than 15m mobile subscribers in 14 African countries. There were over 3.1m unbundled local loop lines in France at the end of March. Indosat (Indonesia) reports...

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Operator results - 21/04/06

Indosat (Indonesia) posted 2005 net profit of $182m, down 0.6%. Maroc Telecom reported $585m in 1Q06 revenues (+12%), of which $363m in mobile services (+16%) and $341m in fixed revenues (+8%). Yahoo announced strong increase (+34%) in net revenues to...

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People - 21/04/06

MTS (Russia) has named Dr Leonid Melamed as its new president. Nortel named Lauren Flaherty chief marketing officer, replacing Clent Richardson. Verizon Communications hired Andrea Fant-Hobbs as vice president of brand management. Motorola plans to to...

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US RBOCs target home networking

The move could make sense as today carriers are perceived as dumb pipe providers. It could be vital for them to take the initiative on new broadband services and devices. The game is certainly not easy, but could be worth to play. Managing a residential...

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Triple Play is not enough

For the past two or three years, telcos and MSOs have rushed in the triple play (i.e. fixed voice, data internet and TV) market as a way to increase revenues, reduce churn and met customer demand of bundled services. To differentiate between themselves,...

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Juniper, Siemens and the others

Juniper is back on the forefront , but not the same way as years ago when it was a rising star. Now clouds are gathering above its head. Some weeks ago, Juniper was given as a potential takeover target for Ericsson, one of its main customers. Lucent,...

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European broadband market shares

According to Infocom, while broadband penetration and competition increased for most of Western Europe and Eastern European countries in 2005, it is not a fatality for incumbents to experience a drop in market share. It is true that big incumbents lost...

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Market researches - 15/04/06

A few set of market information released this week: MSN Messenger has a global market share of 61%, but ranges from 90% in Latam to 33% in NA. According to In-Stat, business location-based services could reach 1m subscribers by 2010. There are 82 m Instant...

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