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Global vendor strategies - 05/10/06

Siemens will help employees of its former cell phone business, sold to BenQ, offering a €35m fund. Apple will launch its mobile iPhone in 2007. The device will be marketed first exclusively for Cingular. Sony continues to be in turmoil, having to recall...

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Fixed vendor strategies - 05/10/06

BelAir Networks raised $21m in Serie D funding. It plans to expand its sales and marketing efforts. Cisco will use Cignio' s Spectrum Expert, a WiFi spectrum analysis and monitoring tool, alongside its Wireless Control System (WCS). Alvarion' s WiMAX...

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Mobile vendor strategies - 05/10/06

Nokia will integrate Trimble’s patented Global Navigation Satellite System technology in its handsets. It will also launched a new wireless, short-range connectivity technology that should compete/replace with Bluetooth. Its main advantage is a low power...

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Fixed orders - 05/10/06

Alcatel has signed a €42m turnkey contract with PTT of New Caledonia to build Gondwana-1, a submarine cable network connecting New Caledonia and Australia. Completion is scheduled in the first quarter of 2008. It will also deploy a submarine cable network...

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Mobile orders - 05/10/06

Motorola will provide additional iDEN devices to NII Latin America (Nextel International). It will also provide three of its popular slim phones to Sprint Nextel. Motorola will also expand and upgrade Celcom's existing GSM 900/1800 network in Malaysia...

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Global operator strategies - 05/10/06

Yahoo will provide its Yahoo Mail source code. Telecom Italia workers went on strike to protest against plans to reorganize the company. Chile plans to invest €30m in the telecommunications market in 2007 and 2008. Brazil plans to spend $460m on WiMAX,...

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Fixed operator strategies - 05/10/06

Nextel Mexico, a NII company, will acquire Mexican wireless provider Cosmofrecuencias for $200m. Telecom Egypt has secured a further 24% stake in Vodafone Egypt, raising its share to almost 49%. SFR (France) has bought ADSL and fixed telephony assets...

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Mobile operator strategies - 05/10/06

T-Mobile USA has launched a new service (myFaves) allowing its users to have unlimited calls to five favorite people, regardless of the carrier used. M6 Mobile (France) will remain an Orange licensee, is on the way to gain 1m users in three years (from...

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People - 05/10/06

HP France has announced that Yves de Talhouët becomes its CEO, replacing Johan Deschuyffeleer. Jarrett Appleby joins Flag Telecom, a Reliance Communications company, as CMO and Head of Strategy.

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