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Integrated telcos or not?

China is finalizing its telecom restructuring, and it is an opportunity to think at the telecom evolution and the future. What is outlined from the Chinese plan, and confirmed by various recent operator moves is the consolidation of different telecom...

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Mobile Open Source

Open source was one of the main topic in Barcelona MWC. Very fierce competition for market domination, but it is not easy. Too many players and too many offers resulting in a high market fragmentation. There are the heavyweights such as Symbian and Windows...

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Unlimited plans

It the new fashion in the telecom market. Of course, it is not new, but the size, coverage and weight of players of new propositions are appealing. In short, main US mobile operators have launched or announced plans with flat-rate pricing. For $100 per...

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Market Corner - 23/02/08

A few set of market information released this week: According to several European organizations (Universities and Businesses), the NEWTON project has led to a 3-D photonic crystal to be used as a key telecom network component in next years. According...

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Fixed vendor strategies - 23/02/08

Motorola launched its adaptive AP (access point) wireless providing reliable wireless connectivity to cell phone users in branch offices, and WLAN connectivity. Redback targets 30% market share by the end of 2009 (from about current 7%), and it will have...

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Global vendor strategies - 23/02/08

Ericsson exits the PBX business, selling its related assets to Aastra Technologies for about €70m. Ericsson made about €320m in PBX sales in 2007. Motorola and RIM have exchanged lawsuits on mutual patent infringements, after their cross licensing agreement...

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Mobile contracts - 23/02/08

ALU has been selected by ATT Mobile to deploy its UMTS/HSDPA solution. It is a major deal given ATT' s ambitious plans. Ericsson will deploy a UMTS/HSPA network for Vimpelcom to cover seven of the nine regions in Russia. It will provide a GSM/UMTS/HSPA...

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Fixed contracts - 23/02/08

Aperto has been chosen by PESCO Telecom (Lebanon) to deploy a WiMAX network. Airspan wins a WiMAX contract in Ecuador with PuntoNet, and in Russia for Enforta. ALU has been selected by ICE - Italian Trade Commission - to deploy an international VoIP network...

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Vendor results - 23/02/08

HP reported FY1Q sales of $28.5bn, up 13%, and a net income of $2.3bn, up 38%. All divisions have contributed. RIM share climbed 9% on higher (+15% to +20%) subscriber forecast. RIM would have 14m Blackberry subscriber in March.

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