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Mobile vendor strategies - 24/07/06

China ' s production of mobile phones in the first five months period rose 66% to 174m units. Motorola has extended its current distribution agreements with value added services provider Cellstar for the US and Latin America. It has shipped almost 52m...

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Fixed orders - 24/07/06

Alcatel won a deal worth around €26m from Maroc Telecom to provide a submarine cable network linking Morocco with France (Atlas Offshore system). It has successfully completed the deployment of a 5,000-km extension of the existing optical transport network...

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Mobile orders - 24/07/06

Siemens will supply 3G infra to Tele2 Lithuania. Siemens is providing all of the Baltic countries with W-CDMA network technology for Tele2. LG-Nortel , a joint venture of LG Electronics and Nortel, is supplying South Korean KTF with HSDPA technology....

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Vendor results - 24/07/06

ZTE announced a profit warning as 1H profits would drop. Shares dropped more than 5%. Lucent has lowered its financial expectations for the 2nd quarter. Decreased revenues in China were also cited as part of Lucent’s revenue shortfall. Alcatel expects...

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Global operator strategies - 24/07/06

Brazil has selected Japan's ISDB-T digital television system. AOL France is launching its IPTV offer, including DTT tuner, 40Go hard disk, and HD. eBay is offering Skype IP telephony or messaging to its French auction users. KPN has bought NewTel Essence,...

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Fixed operator stratgies - 24/07/06

Telmex Peru plans to invest $50m to launch fixed wireless telephony services using WiMax technology. Seven groups are bidding for Wireless Silicon Valley Plan (plan to unwire the Silicon Valley). They are: the consortium of Azulstar, Cisco, IBM, and Seakay;...

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Subscriber figures - 24/07/06

The UMTS Forum estimates there are over 38m UMTS customers in Europe and 75m worldwide. MTN Congo had 222k mobile users as of 31 March 2006. Kyivstar' subscriber base rose 15% to 16m mobile subscribers in Ukraine as of July 1. Bangladeshi mobile operator...

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Operator results - 24/07/06

Yahoo reports 2Q06 profit of $ 164m, down 360%, on sales of $ 1.6bn, up26%. Google posted strong results with 2Q earnings of $721m, up 110%, on sals of $2.5bn, up 77%. Microsoft announced a 24% drop in 2Q06 net income to $2.8bn, but its turnover grew...

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People - 24/07/06

Louis Gandois (ex-SNCF) replaces Noël Forgeard, and Christian Streiff replaces Gustav Humbert respectively as CEO of EADS and Airbus. Telemar (Brazil) said it has appointed Luiz Eduardo Falco Pires Correa as CEO, effective July 1. Telfort (NL) has named...

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