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Fixed vendor strategies - 20/05/07

ALU is working with Zyxel Communications on WiMAX CPE products. Nortel is teaming-up with Taiwanese equipment vendors to deliver an entire range of enterprise-use networking devices and solutions. Fujitsu demonstrates mobile WiMAX SoC (system on a ch...

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Mobile vendor strategies - 20/05/07

Symbian is still leading the smartphone OS market with almost 16m Symbian units shipped in the quarter. Symbian has already sold 126m devices. Greener and greener: Motorola is testing a wind and solar power system to operate base stations. BenQ is selling...

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Mobile contracts - 20/05/07

NSN wins a $500m contract from Idea Cellular (India) for to managing and expanding its network. It also won a deal with Russia' s MTS to provide its 3G network. ALU secures deals worth $340m with China Mobile and $120m with China Unicom. Ericsson and...

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Vendor results - 20/05/07

Infinera reports 1Q07 revenues up 12% to $49m, and loss of $20m, compared to loss of $18m last year and loss of $25m in 4Q06. Infinera is going public soon. Huawei sees 2007 contract global sales at $15bn, up 36%. HP reports FY2Q revenues of $ 25.5bn,...

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Global operator strategies - 20/05/07

Vodafone and RealNetworks have signed a multi-year global partnership to support Vodafone' s music services across Europe. RealNetworks has bought Sony NetServices for $9m to expand mobile entertainment business. Teliasonera is eying expansion into the...

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Fixed operator strategies - 20/05/07

Direct TV (USA) plans to enter the broadband over powerline (BPL) access market, so in competition with one of its main customer ATT. Shortfall: NTT East reports a massive Internet breakdown, due to suspected equipment failure, affecting about 2.9m users...

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Mobile operator strategies - 20/05/07

Virgin Mobile is planing to launch MVNO services in India, helped by Tata Teleservices. China' s MII has finally set the technical specifications for WCDMA and CDMA 2000 technologies developed abroad. The move is a step closer to issuing 3G licenses....

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Subscriber figures - 20/05/07

Claro (Brazil) had 24.6m mobile subscribers at the end of March, up 30%. Indotel, the Dominican Republic telecom regulator, reported 5.8m fixed and mobile telephony lines in service, or a teledensity of 64%. True (Thailand) had 8.1m mobile subscribers...

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Operator results - 20/05/07

Claro (Brazil) reported 1Q07 revenues of $1.1bn (+21%) and an EBITDA of $295m (+147%). True (Thailand) posts 1Q07 net profit of $14m 5 (down 58%) and EBITDA rose 28% qoq. Telefonica announced 1Q07 net income up almost 8% to €1.26bn, on revenues up 15%...

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