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iPhone blow in Europe

I already mentioned that iPhone sales were good also in Europe, but it was not a rush as in the States. Another blow hit the Apple device in Germany (but also presumably elsewhere) when Vodafone secured a court injunction against T-Mobile exclusive deal...

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Market corner - 25/11/07

A few set of market information released this week: According to NPD, US 3Q07 handset sales jumped 47% to $3.2bn and 38m (+16%) units shipped. Motorola remains the market leader with 31% share, followed by LG with 17%, Samsung with 16%, then Nokia with...

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Mobile vendor strategies - 25/11/07

NSN launches Green base stations. The energy consumption of a base station site can be reduced by up to 70% with its solution. Ericsson deploys “Green” solar-driven and energy-efficient main-remote GSM base station for Telkomsel (Indonesia). Motorola...

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Global vendor strategies - 25/11/07

Cisco buys back $10bn in stock. It also announced it will invest $268m over five years in Saudi Arabia. SR Telecom (Canada) has filed for creditor protection, but still expects for restructuring by the end of 1Q08. IBM upgrades its Rational, WebSphere...

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Fixed contracts - 25/11/07

Huawei will build an optic fiber network across Malawi for Malawi Telecom (MTL). NSN becomes the major DSLAM supplier for Hunan Telecom (China). ALU provides an IP telephony infrastructure for the Amara Sanctuary Resort Sentosa, a hospitality property...

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Vendor results - 25/11/07

HP reports good results, thanks to good PC sales (+31%). Net earnings were $2.2bn, up 28%, on revenues of $28.3bn, up 15%. FY revenues were $110bn. NextWave posted a 3Q07 net loss of $108m (triple from a year ago) on revenues of $18m, up 166%. Ericsson...

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Mobile contracts - 25/11/07

Cambridge Broadband Networks wins backhaul infrastructure contract from MTN. NEC provides technical services (3G optimization solutions) to French Bouygues Telecom. ALU will provide MTS Ukraine with a CDMA-EV-DO Rev. A network. It has deployed the first...

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Fixed operator strategies - 25/11/07

EarthLink (US) plans to sell its WiFi business, adding doubts to the viability of large-scale municipal Wi-Fi mesh projects. Verizon has successfully tested 100 Gbit/s optical transmission on a live, in-service 500-km network route in Florida. The equipment...

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Global operator strategies - 25/11/07

Vivendi (France) will not buy 33% of Oger Telecom. The deal that we pre-announced last week will not be realized. Last minute difficulties (surely pricing and management) have emerged and talks have come to an end. Vivendi will still pursue strategic...

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Mobile operator strategies - 25/11/07

Mobily (Saudi Arabia) will invest $1.1bn over the next two years for upgrading its mobile 3G and WiMAX networks. Sprint Nextel is pressured by the FCC to complete its public safety re-banding on time, unless it would have to turn over the spectrum in...

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