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Subscriber stats - 29/09/08

China Mobile added 7.2m new mobile users in August to bring its total to 429m. China Telecom ended August with 214m landline users (- 690k lines), and 41.5m broadband subscribers. Mexico had over 73m mobile users at the end of June, ranking second to...

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Vendor Corner - 29/09/08

Sony Ericsson follows Nokia' strategy for services. It launched its music offering in response to Nokia' s “Comes with Music” service. Its own service is called “Play Now Plus”. Ericsson plans to establish an Innovation Center in sub-Saharan Africa. Brocade/...

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Awards - 29/09/08

NSN has provided a 3G/UMTS trial network to FE Coscom in Uzbekistan. It is the partner of KPN to upgrade the GSM-R network of ProRail, the Dutch railway infrastructure provider. It was chosen by Telekom Srbija (Serbia) for expanding its 2G and 3G networks....

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Operator Corner - 29/09/08

Vodafone will launch a DSL-based internet service in Spain from Oct 8. Teliasonera expands its presence in Asia with a second PoP in Singapore. Teliasonera has more than 100 PoP across Europe, USA and APAC. It also bought major stakes in Applifone in...

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Operator Corner (2) - 29/09/08

Iridium has agreed to be bought by an equity firm Greenhill & Co for $591m. Verizon has successfully tested near real-time circuit provisioning across its network with the trial of control plane technology and multi-supplier interoperability (Fujitsu,...

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Financial Performance - 29-09-08

The Analyst' s corner: RW. Baird has lowered its estimates on Nortel, predicting a loss for 2008. CSFB cut its estimates on Ericsson , Nokia and Qualcomm on tough market conditions, but raised its estimates on RIM, while RBC Capital raised its estimates...

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Regulation Corner - 29-09-08

The EU Parliament calls for a new independent telecom regulator group to boost competition across Europe. The EU Commission goes on: without reaction from the EU telecom industry to its call to cut roaming data services, it announced plans to cut the...

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Crisis main consequences?

The cold wind blowing from the States last week will surely bring a slowdown in spending on technology. The financial sector, mainly banks and investment firms, would cut their spending by as much as 10% in 2009, according to TowerGroup. But finance will...

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Top Story 1

Nortel announced that its revenues will fall by 2%-4% in 2008, due to lower carrier capex and a global economic downturn. It forecasts now 3Q08 revenues of $2.3bn, vs $2.7bn before. It is now reviewing its business in order to find ways to cut costs and...

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Market Corner - 22/09/08

A few set of market information released this week: Major U.S. carriers are said preparing Xmas season with launching high-end handset next month. comScore M:Metrics found that mobile searching is gaining in popularity and frequency of use in Western...

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