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Vacations

Dear Reader,I will be unable to post news on this blog for the next three weeks, as no internet access is available where I am going. I will be pleased to post again news from Monday 6 August. I wish you good vacations for you and your family. Best regardsJean...

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MEA region

The Middle East and Africa region is rich in emerging countries. The telecom sector is there one of the fastest growing in the world. S. Africa dominates the market, but Nigeria is catching quickly, reducing almost by half its gap in a quarter. The third...

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The Chinese telecom market

IDC forecasts that the Chinese telecom market would grow at a CAGR of over 11% to $5.7bn by 2011, from $3.4bn in 2006. The market is healthy with four main competitors: China Mobile, China Telecom, China Unicom and China Netcom. Many new services have...

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Market Researches - 16/07/07

A few set of market information released this week: According to In-Stat, China's mobile Location-Based Services (LBS) market will be accepted on a large scale. By 2011, In-Stat predicts the consumer VoIP market will total nearly $44bn worldwide, of which...

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Global vendor strategies - 16/07/07

Motorola is buying software company Leapstone Systems that provides a unified platform for creating, managing and delivering converged video, voice and data service bundles across multiple networks and devices. Motorola is recording a pre-tax charge of...

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Fixed vendor strategies - 16/07/07

ALU has launched the first DVB-SH trial network in partnership with SFR (France). DVB-SH is a new technology combining DVB-H standard with a satellite band in order to increase outdoor coverage, indoor coverage, offering more channels and more interactive...

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Mobile vendor strategies - 16/07/07

RIM will introduce a 8820 Blackberry handset equipped with WiFi functionality. Neo 1973 is a GSM phone equipped with Linux OS (OpenMoko), with GPS and microSD memory card. Sold on the web site of Open Source OpenMoko. Motorola' s minority shareholders...

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Fixed contracts - 16/07/07

ALU will provide Portugal’s first CityNet metropolitan Ethernet network for Porto Digital. It will supply its Vitalsuite® AAA Security Authentication Management solution to Slovak Telekom. It got a €90m contract from Libyan Post Telecommunications & Information...

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Mobile contracts - 16/07/07

ZTE has received a GSM expansion contract worth $55m from Nepal Telecom for delivering 3.5m mobile lines. Nortel has been selected by Cricket Communications (USA) to provide CDMA equipment under a $135m deal. It has received a $150m order from T-Mobile...

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Vendor results - 16/07/07

Motorola announced a profit warning for 2Q07. The turnover will be at about $8.6bn, 8% below the target and Motorola would report a quarterly loss. The mobile phone unit will also be in red, and expects to count up only 35-36m handsets shipped in the...

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