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Market Corner - 07/10/08

A few set of market information released this week: According to Dell'Oro, the top 3 in the CDMA market includes ALU as a leader with 40% market share (down about 18%, but in line with recent concerns in its wireless unit), followed by Nortel at 33% (up...

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Subscriber Stats - 07/10/08

Pakistan reports the lowest growth rate in eight years at less than 7% in 2Q08, but annually the growth rate is still over 39%. The subscriber base stood at over 88m mobile subscribers at the end of June. Mobilink owns 36.4% of the market, followed by...

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Vendor Corner - 07/10/08

ALU approved six mobile WiMAX devices including MIMO technology and completing the highest level of interoperability testing. The products are from Siemens, ZyXel, Quanta and Accton. It also said it has deployed 30 WiMAX commercial networks and shipped...

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Awards - 07/10/08

Ericsson will deploy GSM/EDGE network in Panama for Digicel, and will provide cellular broadband modules to LG. . Brilliant Telecom is providing an end-to-end IEEE 1588v2-based synchronization solution to Vodafone Portugal. Juniper Networks supplies its...

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Operator Corner (1) - 07/10/08

Sprint Nextel formed a new wireline business unit to focus on IP-based converged and managed services. It unveiled its WiMAX pricing strategy: a day pass for $10 for unlimited 24-hour mobile WiMAX; a home, unlimited WiMAX service for $45 a month (needing...

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Operator Corner (2) - 07/10/08

China Telecom has completed the purchase of China Unicom CDMA network. PLDT and 3 Italia have signed a MVNO deal for providing telecom services to Indonesian in Italy. DoCoMo will introduce RIM' s BlackBerry Bold in Japan. DTAC is delaying its 3G network...

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Financial Performance - 07/10/08

Analyst Corner: the US market crisis heavily hit the telecom sector with most companies showing their capitalization dropping in few hours. On the Black Monday, as an example, Apple shares lost 17% and RIM stock dropped 12%. Both were struggling to recover...

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Regulation Corner - 07/10/08

EU approved the DT-OTE deal. The EU Commission is targeting deploying high-speed broadband and next-generation networks (NGN's) in EU and supports Web 3.0, the future intelligent web. BTRC (Bangladesh regulator) will sell spectrum to the three mobile...

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People - 07/10/08

ATT is reorganizing its top management into four divisions. The goal is to make wireline and wireless services converge more tightly together, for both consumers and businesses. The Consumer markets unit (both mobility and wireline services) will be managed...

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Market Corner - 29/09/08

A few set of market information released this week: According to ABI Research, the world mobile infra market would evolve, following the market shift to new strong markets in China, India, MEA, Latam, APAC and Eastern Europe. The worldwide market breakdown...

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