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Global vendor strategies - 16/12/07

Huawei is planning building a new factory in Brazil. Genesys (ALU) acquires Informiam, a pioneer in real-time business performance management for customer service operations. Avaya reached the pole position in Enterprise voice equipment European market,...

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Fixed vendor strategies - 16/12/07

UTStarcom said it has launched IPTV services for Brasil Telecom in Brasilia. The service will be extended soon to south and mid-west regions. Nortel announced an enhanced version of its 8600 Metro Ethernet Routing Switch with more PBT capabilities. FiberHome...

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Mobile vendor strategies - 16/12/07

LG forecasts a 7%-8% operating margin for its mobile phone business in 4Q07 and for 2008. After NSN, Ericsson also rejected an order for almost 10m mobile lines from BSNL in India. Nokia launched an ad-funded video service, called Medeo, going more head...

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Fixed contracts - 16/12/07

Cisco will provide core routers that will become the core platform of AT&T' s IP/MPLS backbone network. It will provide Reggefiber (NL) with IP-NGN and Ethernet FTTH equipment. NEC has received its first mobile WiMAX order (worth 200 base stations) from...

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Mobile contracts - 16/12/07

NSN won a new GSM-R contract in China: the Hefei- Wuhan railways line, passing through the Anhui and Hubei provinces. It will also expand China Mobile ' s Beijing GPRS core packet network. NSN has been selected by Italy' s Conad supermarket chain new...

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Vendor results - 16/12/07

Ciena reports FY4Q (ended Oct. 31) results. Earnings were $30m (+130%) and revenues were $216m (up 35%), beating expectations. For the 2007 fiscal year, revenues were $780m, up 38%, and earnings were $83m, up from almost zero.

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Fixed operator strategies - 16/12/07

Cap Town (S. Africa) will have its own fiber optic network: 171Km-long, $45m worth, connecting over 100 municipal buildings and 10,000 broadband users. LG Dacom (S. Korea) launches IPTV services, boosting competition in the triple play service market....

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Subscriber figures - 16/12/07

Oman : Nawras currently has about 900,000 mobile users, and a 38% market share. Bouygues Telecom (France) reports its 9 millionth customer. India added 6.1m GSM new users in November, of which Reliance added 327k to 5.7m, and Bharti Airtel added over...

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