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France Telecom 1Q07 results

France Telecom said its 1Q07 revenues were €12.8bn, up 1.8%. Results are slightly better than expected by analysts. Gross margin grew 2 points to 36%+ (or €4.7bn), fixed-line revenues are stable for the first time in several quarters, and execution is...

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Ericsson reports 1Q07 numbers

Ericsson delivered pretty good results for the 1Q07 quarter. Revenues were up 8% to €4.8bn, operating expenses grew only 3%, and net income jumped 27% to €663m. Revenue split is as follows: Networks: €3.3bn (17% of operating margin); Professional services...

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Mobile wallet project

The mobile industry has finally united to develop a plan to increase the functionality and features of mobile phones. Consumers would be able to use their mobile phones as a wallet, a ticket or a payment device at point of sale, by just entering a PIN...

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Business as usual

According to agency Standard & Poor's, European telcos continue to suffer in domestic fixed-line operations. Driven by mobile substitution and fierce competition, the key incumbent fixed-line revenues decline by about 5% in 2006. As broadband services...

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Market Researches - 28/04/07

A few set of market information released this week: In-Stat found that 120m broadband CPE devices were shipped in 2006, up 20%, led by shipments in the cable modem segment. Another In-Stat study said that the WiMAX chipset market (300k units in 2006)...

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Fixed vendor strategies - 28/04/07

NEC has licensed its U.S. digital microwave radio patents to Microwave Networks. Siemens has selected Colubris to equip Paris ' CDG airport new automated metro line with WiFi. ALU and LHS unveil prepaid and postpaid convergent billing system. Motorola...

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Fixed orders - 28/04/07

ALU has completed the installation of the Atlas Offshore submarine cable system linking Morocco to France. ALU and NEC won the Asia America Gateway (AAG) submarine system contract (20,000km long between USA and Asia). ALUhas been selected by Kordia (pan-Asian...

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Mobile orders - 28/04/07

Asiainfo will deploy its operation support systems (BOSS) for some China Mobile' s TD-SCDMA trials. ALU will supply a mobile TV solution to SIC TV (Portugal). It has reveived an UMTS/HSDPA contract from Globacom, a national operator in Nigeria. It would...

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Vendor results - 28/04/07

Avaya said its FY2Q07 revenues were rising almost 5% to $1.3bn, its operating income jumped 53% to $81m and net profit of $57m, up 50%. Fujitsu announced FY2006 results. Net sales reached $43bn, up 6.4%, consolidated operating income is almost staedy...

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Global operator strategies - 28/04/07

Telefonica and Portugal Telecom are in talks on the future of Vivo (Brazil). Telefonica denied that the deal is done, but analysts think a deal could be announced this week. China Telecom has signed an agreement with Google for selling online advertising....

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