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Market Corner - 15/09/08

A few set of market information released this week: Qualcomm said that the demand for 3G continues to be healthy in the US. Turkmenistan and Azerbaijan plan to lay a portion of the Trans-Asia-Europe (TAE) optical fiber cable line across the Caspian Sea....

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Vendor Corner - 15/09/08

ALU and Datang Mobile announced that they have signed a MoU to facilitate the wide-spread commercial deployment of TD-SCDMA systems in China and overseas. Elsewhere it highlights its leadership in IPTV and Mobile TV at IBC2008. It said it is supporting...

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Awards - 15/09/08

ALU has signed a turnkey equipment and services contract with 3 Italia for to expand and optimize its DVB-H Mobile TV network. It began laying the “Greenland Connect” submarine link in Greenland. It provided Germany's Media Broadcast with its IP/MPLS...

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Operator Corner (1) - 15/09/08

FT downsizes its fiber deployment plan, due to regulatory constraints and low customer responsiveness. But FT assures that the plan is just re-scheduled for 2010. PT has expanded its Meo IPTV services in the Azores archipelago and Madeira. BT is planning...

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Operator Corner (2) - 15/09/08

DoCoMo acquires 11.5% stake in Blue Ocean Wireless, a GSM-based service provider to the maritime industry . KDDI and Rostelecom (Russia) plan two high-speed undersea optical fiber cables for linking their countries. China Mobile is asking bids for the...

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Regulation Corner - 15/09/08

NTRA (National Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (NTRA) in Egypt has decided to delay the auction of its second landline license to next year, due to poor worldwide economy conditions. KCC Korean telecom regulator has granted IPTV licenses to Hanaro...

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People - 15/09/08

Sony Ericsson announced a re-organization plan with the layoff of some 2000 people, or 17% of its workforce. Luca Maestri is joining NSN as CFO, while Michael Matthews is to join as head of Strategy and Business Development. Vodafone announced changes...

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Market Corner - 08/09/08

A few set of market information released this week: F&S found that 60% of all 2008 enterprise telephony revenues would be IP-based in 14 APAC countries, reaching about $1.8bn this year. Total APAC telephony would reach $4.1bn by 2014 (with a CAGR of 6%)....

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Subsciber stats - 08/09/08

Orascom Telecom reached 77m mobile subscriber base at the end of June. Telefonica currently has 150m subscribers in LATAM. China crossed the 600m mobile user line by end-July with 608m subscribers, adding 62m new customers in seven months. France had...

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