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Alcatel 2Q06 results

Net profit was down 8% to €180m and operating profit at €263m. Sales rose 7.6% to €3.4bn while operating margin came below 8%. Growth is mainly driven by broadband Internet equipment growth, while intense price competition in the competitive wireless...

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Lucent 2Q06 results

Lucent reported $79m in net profit, down 79%, on revenues falling 12% to $2.1bn. It is in line with analysts forecasts, but a little more accentuated. The decline in sales is attributed to the weakness in the U.S. Market, where revenue declined 15%. Europe,...

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Ericsson 2Q06 results

Ericsson posted a 2% drop in 2Q06 net profit to $781m, hit by an amortization charge of $55m related to Marconi integration and fueled by a strong performance at its Sony Ericsson mobile phone handset joint venture, while sales rose 15% to $ 6bn. If the...

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Motorola/Huawei

Motorola and Huawei are teaming up on infrastructure solutions. They plan to launch an “enhanced and extensive” suite of UMTS and HSPA infrastructure equipment to carriers. What are their respective interests? For Motorola, it is an opportunity to finally...

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HSDPA status

According to GSMA, 45 commercial HSDPA networks have been launched worldwide, up 150% over the past quarter, and targets 80 networks opened at the end of the year. About 108 HSDPA networks are in deployment or launched in 51 countries. Europe currently...

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Mobile TV user ratings

In the UK, a series of tests, carried out by Strategy Analytics, revealed that GPRS-based TV service is today as competitive as 3G service, and can outperform some big guns such as Orange 3G TV and 3. Vodafone Live! Mobile TV was ranked first, ahead of...

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Robust cellphone shipments in 2Q06

According to IDC, 471m units have been shipped so far in 2006 (238m in 2Q06), with a 2% increase in 2Q (qoq) and 22.5% increase yoy. IDC, however, does not forecast that the milestone of 1 billion handsets shipped in a single year to be surpassed this...

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Market researches - 29/07/06

A few set of market information released this week: According to Informa, mobile data revenues rose 2% to $102bn in 2005. According to Canalys, smart mobile device shipments rose by 55.5 % to 18.9m units in 2Q06. In 2006, the Italian telecom market is...

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Global vendor strategies - 29/07/06

HP bought Mercury Interactive for $4.5bn. Mercury Interactive is focused on APM (Application performance management) and BTO (Business Technology Optimization) solutions for enterprises. Motorola and Huawei are teaming up on infrastructure solutions....

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