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Motorola: still a loss

Motorola announced a 4Q07 net loss of $100m, an operating loss of $19m, on sales of $9.7bn, down 18%. Most of the decline is due to weak mobile phone sales. The mobile phone division reported revenues of $4.8bn, down 38%, and an operating loss of $388m...

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Nokia: outstanding financials

With 4Q07 strong financial results, Nokia clearly demonstrated its domination in the handset market, when rivals are struggling to maintain their market position and profitability. 4Q07 net profit increased by 44% to €1.8bn on revenues of €15.7bn, up...

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Mobile phones

First estimates on the 2007 mobile handset market are surfacing, and they are converging on the following numbers (I took Strategy Analytics figures). The global market reaches 1.12bn (+12%) units sold in 2007 and is expected to grow to 1.24bn (+10%)...

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NSN: improvement

Within Nokia presentation, NSN reported relative improvement in financials. 4Q07 sales amounted to €4.6bn (+25% qoq). Comparison with 2006 figures are meaningless as NSN started operation in April 2007. Operating margin improved to 0% thanks to higher...

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Technology: Battery improvement

Who has not been angry against low battery load after just few hours activity with their mobile phones or laptops? The problem would be circumvented with new development using silicon nanowires. The promise is a ten-fold increase in lithium-ion (Li-ion)...

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Copper is not yet out

Fiber currently is a hot topic with operators starting deploying fiber in the access network, it is a fact. But copper is not dead. Following two European projects – Obanet and Gandalf – researchers have developed groundbreaking technology to boost existing...

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Market Corner - 27/01/08

A few set of market information released this week: According to Idate, there were 310m broadband customers in the world at the end of June 07 (more or less in line with stats from Point Topic published last week (Telcoflash Issue 191). According to Insight...

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Fixed vendor strategies - 27/01/08

BigBand Networks unveils an upgrade of its switched digital video SDV platform. Cisco upgrades its Catalyst line of products with SOA, and Power over Ethernet. Siemens released its line of 802.11n product line, focusing on the enterprise. Juniper Networks...

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Global vendor strategies - 27/01/08

Fujitsu would spin off its semiconductor business into a separate company in 2Q08 in order to bolster earnings. Cisco announced a plan to invest about $1.5bn on information and communications technology in the United Arab Emirates over the next five years....

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Mobile vendor strategies - 27/01/08

Sanyo will sell its ailing mobile handset division to Kyocera for $375m. Huawei said it will offer a new solution, called 'Green Sites Solution', capable of slashing base station power consumption by 60%. Strong reaction in Germany (from authorities and...

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