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Mobile operator strategies - 04/11/07

3 UK launches 3Skypephone, an inexpensive handset developed with Skype, offering free calls and instant messaging to other Skype users. Vivo (Brazil) has secured a €250m loan from the European Investment Bank (EIB) for network expansion. Tusmobil (Slovenia)...

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Subscriber figures - 04/11/07

Cosmote (Greece) has a mobile customer base of over 13m in Southeast Europe, of which 3m in Romania. Free (France) currently has 2.8m broadband subscribers Verizon Wireless ended Sept. with 63.7m mobile subscribers, adding 1.6m new users in the quarter....

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Operator results - 04/11/07

Iliad/ Free said its 3Q07 revenues amounted to €307m, up 30%, and 9mo revenues to €881m, also up 30%. KPN posts flat 3Q07 revenues at €3bn, and an EBITDA of €1.2bn and net profit of €355m, up 5%. KPN repeated its full-year 2007 targets of flat revenues...

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People - 04/11/07

Bernard Moscheni (ex-CEO of Mobistar) has resigned and joined BTC (Bulgaria) as CEO. ALU will cut another 4,000 jobs to a total of 13,000. It also lost two executive: Jean-Pascal Beaufret its CFO and Christian Reinaudo, its Europe and North region director....

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Motorola 3Q07: progress!!

Motorola was under review after recent profit warning and turmoil in its mobile handset division. If 3Q07 net profit continues to slip (down 94%) to $60m, with sales also down 17% to $8.8bn, it is the first profit since the beginning of the year, marking...

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Ericsson 3Q07 : as expected

Ericsson reported its 3Q07 financial results at no surprise after the profit warning last week. Net profit was down 36% to €440m as well as the operating income at €620m. Sales were up 6% to €4.8bn. CFO Sundstroem decided to leave Ericsson, and is replaced...

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FT 3Q07: good

FT posted better than expected results. 3Q07 revenues were up over 3% to €13.5bn, an EBITDA of about €5.1bn (+4%) and a gross margin of almost 38% (+ 0.3 points). Mobile revenues were up 5.6% to €7.6bn, while fixed and broadband business reported revenues...

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Market corner - 29/10/07

A few set of market information released this week: According to ABI Research, RIM held 44% of the US smartphone market in 2Q07, ahead of Palm with 24%, Motorola with about 11% and Nokia with 6.5%. RIM was the only one to gain market share. According...

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Global vendor strategies - 29/10/07

Microsoft explains its future: address both the enterprise and consumer mobility markets, offer a new, enterprise-friendly, mobile-device-management suite, and pursue a “new model” with a common platform to support software for PCs, online and mobile...

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Fixed vendor strategies - 29/10/07

ALU and Spirent signed partnership agreement to provide triple play testing solutions. ALU also signed cooperation agreements with Acer, Quanta Computer and Aacton Technology for WiMAX devices. It also has launched the first WiMAX Rev-e network in the...

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