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Top 10 MNOs in APAC

Time is changing: DoCoMo, the mobile pioneer is out of the podium. Unsurprisingly, the two main Chinese mobile operators (China Mobile and China Unicom) are the clear top leaders with respectively 368m users and almost 163m. But we were used to see DoCoMo...

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Top 10 U.S. MNOs

At the end of 2007, the top 10 US MNOs served a total of about 250m subscribers, but with operator' subscriber base ranging from less than 1m to over 70m. This gives an idea of the relatively strong concentration in the US mobile marketplace. The top...

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Mobile handset 1Q08 market

According to IDC and crosschecked with vendor results, there were about 291.6m units shipped in the quarter. This is about a 14% increase over 2007, but down 12% from 4Q07 sales. As reported by most vendors, ASP was down in the quarter, with differences...

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Motorola 1Q08 results

Motorola is still struggling with its mobile devices business. Global 1Q08 sales amounted to $7.5bn, down 20%, with an operating loss of $269m and at the end a net loss of $194m. Gross margin was below 29%, not enough to offset SG&A and R&D expenses,...

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Ericsson 1Q08 results

Despite the recent warning of lower growth rate, Ericsson reported better-than-expected numbers. Net income fell 55% to €284m in the quarter, but includes a restructuring charge of €86m. Sales rose almost 5% to €4.7bn, with growth driven by the Americas,...

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ATT 1Q08 results

It has reported steady growth in 1Q08 results, with revenues growing 6% to $30.7bn, operating income up 28% to $6bn and net income up 22%to $3.5bn. Capex increased 27% to $4.2bn, but free cash flow dropped 46% to $0.7bn. Mobile business accounted for...

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Subscriber stats - 27/04/08

The Philippine ' s mobile subscriber base reached 55m with a penetration rate of 60% and is planned to reach 73m by 2010. China Mobile added 22.8m new customers in 1Q08, of which 7.8m in March, boosting its total to 392.1m. China Unicom added 3.7m mobile...

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Market corner - 27/04/08

A few set of market information released this week: According to Compete Inc., US consumers are willing quad-play offerings, bundling mobile, fixed line, internet and TV. According to Strategy Analytics, more than 90% of mobile operator EBITDA growth...

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Vendor corner - 27/04/08

Ericsson and two Gulf Arab telecom have applied for information to bid for Egypt' second fixed-line telecom license. They joined nine other companies interested in the auction. NSN will team with Huawei for next round of TD-SCDMA equipment procurement...

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Awards - 27/04/08

ip.access (UK) would have received a $500m order for 7m femtocell units from ATT Mobility. ALU has signed a $56m contract with LTT (Lybia) for a WiMAX network that could cover 300,000 customers. It will deploy an IMS-based VOIP solution for SureWest (California)....

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