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Market Corner - 11/11/08

A few set of market information released this week: According to IDC the Linux market would grow to $49bn in 2011 (from current $25bn given by the Linux Foundation). According to Juniper Research, mobile data in BRIC countries (Brazil, Russia, India and...

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Subscriber stats - 11/11/08

Etisalat had 2,2m 3G subscribers by mid-2008. Du (UAE) reports a 30% market share with 2.3m users (of which 1,9m are active). According to a Russian survey, 69% of Russians do not access the internet at all. Only 11% of the population accesses internet...

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Vendor Corner - 11/11/08

Apple has sold over 6,8m iPhones 3G in the quarter (bringing its total to over 13m, surpassing its target); 2,6m Macs (+21%); 11m iPods (+8%). NSN reports it has deployed over 130 radio networks in the world, providing service to over 130m W-CDMA/HSPA...

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Awards - 11/11/08

NSN expands 3 Ireland's mobile network to HSPA in coverage and capacity. It will also expand Telekom Srpske (Bosnia -Herzegovina) 's GSM network. NSN will deploy Juniper's MX-series Ethernet Routers and EX-series Ethernet switches for VOO (Belgium). It...

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Operator Corner (1) - 11/11/08

SFR (France) launches three MIDs with 3G/3G+ and WiFi connectivity. Darty (Electronics retailer in France) will offer a fiber-based broadband access at 100Mbit/s. Etisalat (UAE) will upgrade its mobile network to HSPA+ in 2009. France Telecom launches...

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Operator Corner (2) - 11/11/08

SK Telecom (S. Korea) plans to join hands with Unicom on W-CDMA technology, and increase its co-operation with Datang Mobile and the Chinese government on TD-SCDMA. Star Telecom (Laos), a JV between Viettel (Vietnam) and Lao-Asia Telecom, will start operation...

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Operator Corner (3) - 11/11/08

Comcast has commenced the deployment of Docsis 3.0 technology allowing broadband services at 50Mbit/s. ATT said 5% of its subscribers take up 50% of its capacity, justifying its strategy to introduce bandwidth caps. ATT has agreed to buy Wayport, a US...

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Financial Performance (1) - 11/11/08

Microsoft reports 3Q08 sales of $15.1bn (+9%), and net benefit of $4.4bn. It also announced a downwards change of its 2009 margin forecasts. Apple announced FY results of $32.5bn in sales (+35%) and a net income of $4.8bn. Google said its 3Q08 revenues...

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Financial Performance (2) - 11/11/08

Ericsson' s 3Q08 net profit was down 28% to €298m, but revenues grew 13% to €5.2bn. EBITDA was €1.85bn and operating income grew 1% to €607m. Motorola lost $397m in 3Q08, on revenues of $7.5bn (down 15%). Revenues in the handset division was $3.1bn, down...

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Regulation Corner - 11/11/08

France : a new bill would limit first, then stop (from 2012 onwards) TV ads on public TV channels. Privately-owned channels, telecom operators and ISPs will fund back a 0,9% tax over their turnover to public channels. In a separate announcement, the Secretary...

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