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Market researches - 25/02/07

A few set of market information released this week: According to Adams Media Research, VOD revenues would reach $4bn in 2011, vs 111m in 2006. IEEE targets to boost 802.16e mobile WiMAX speeds to 1Gbit/s (802.16m) by 2009, using MIMO antennas. According...

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European consumers upset

European consumers' group BEUC claims that mobile roaming fees are too high and that recent much-publicized price reductions were a ''smokescreen'' to avoid EU regulatory price cap. It also said that current offers are very complex and difficult to use....

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IPTV survey

Accenture and EIU unveiled the results of an industry survey on risks and rewards of IPTV deployments. On the rosy side, more than 60% of respondents believe that IPTV will generate significant revenues within three years. On the black side, more than...

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Alcatel-Lucent got the jackpot

Microsoft lost the first of six patent lawsuits brought by Alcatel-Lucent on conversion of audio into digital MP3 format. Alcatel-Lucent got the jackpot of $1.5bn, to be paid by Microsoft as ordered by the court. Microsoft is said to infringe Lucent patents...

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Europe Telecom is not yet there

For months it was expected (by Germany) or a threat (from EU Commission): may an EU rule, already applied in most countries, be escaped by a government and a country? The answer is now YES. Germany has published a controversial new law that allow DT not...

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CDMA 2000 subscriber number

According to CDG (the CDMA Development Group), there were 325m CDMA 2000 subscribers, of which 100m were added in 2006. In total (including cdmaone) there were 370m CDMA subscribers worldwide. CDMA 2000 1xEV-DO subscriber figure rose to 55m (+125%) in...

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FON strategy

FON, the Spain-based “social router” company, is providing La Fonera Wi-Fi routers for $30 to anyone who accepts to share its wireless access. In a attempt to enter the US market, it now offers free the La Fonera Wi-Fi router to anyone living within 1500...

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PT Series continues

The hostile take over bid by Sonaecom on Portugal Telecom is not finished. Even if Sonaecom has increased its offer to €10.5 a share (+10%), it does not include any significant premium. So, major PT shareholders have already rejected the offer. In addition,...

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Low-cost PCs

China is manufacturing a €100 PC. It is not an OLPC (One Laptop per Child) developed by the MIT, but a classic low-cost PC developed for the rural Chinese population. The Tian En GX-2 is manufactured by Sichuan Sinomatic Technology in Chengdu, and includes...

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EU BPL : OPERA

OPERA (Open PLC European Research Alliance) will launch the second phase of its project of boosting BPL adoption in Europe. The first phase was made of the adoption of the broadband over powerline technology at 200Mbit/s and developed by 37 companies....

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