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Global operator strategies - 06/08/07

KPN plans bidding for Getronics NV, a Dutch IT services concern, and would pay over €700m for the deal. Verizon Wireless buys Rural Cellular (USA), one of the nation’s largest rural carriers, for $2.7bn. Altimo and Ipoc signed peace agreement on MegaFon...

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Fixed operator strateies - 06/08/07

Malaysia will delay the launch of WiMAX services to mid of 2008 in order to give time to operators to set up a consortium to share infrastructure and equipment costs for a quick and easy launch. We know now the name of BTC (Bulgaria)' s buyer. It is AIG...

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Mobile operator strategies - 06/08/07

Iliad/ Free (France) is candidate to buy the fourth 3G license in France. Tiscali will become MVNO in Italy, using TI network. M2 Telecom (Australia) has signed a MVNO deal with Vodafone NZ to offer mobile services in NZ. Vivo (Brazil) is believed to...

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Subscriber figures - 06/08/07

M6 Mobile (MVNO in France) has reached 1m subscribers, a year before the estimated date. It now aims at 1.5m users by 2008-end. Iusacell (Mexico) had 3.9m mobile subscribers at June-end. LG Telecom (S. Korea) had 7.5m mobile users at June-end. Verizon...

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Operator results - 06/08/07

Sonaecom (Portugal) reports a 1H07 net loss of €4.8m on revenues up 4.4% to €428m. EBITDA fell by 6.2% to €76m. Telefonica posts good results: revenues rose 6.5% to €14.8bn, while net profit doubles to €1.4bn in 2Q07. It reported revenues of €27.8bn,...

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People - 06/08/07

Motorola has elected Greg Brown, current president and COO, and Anthony J. Vinciquerra, president and CEO of Fox Networks Group, to its Board of Directors. O2 Germany cuts 700 jobs in the country, as part of new corporate structure and organization. Verizon...

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Vacations

Dear Reader,I will be unable to post news on this blog for the next three weeks, as no internet access is available where I am going. I will be pleased to post again news from Monday 6 August. I wish you good vacations for you and your family. Best regardsJean...

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MEA region

The Middle East and Africa region is rich in emerging countries. The telecom sector is there one of the fastest growing in the world. S. Africa dominates the market, but Nigeria is catching quickly, reducing almost by half its gap in a quarter. The third...

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The Chinese telecom market

IDC forecasts that the Chinese telecom market would grow at a CAGR of over 11% to $5.7bn by 2011, from $3.4bn in 2006. The market is healthy with four main competitors: China Mobile, China Telecom, China Unicom and China Netcom. Many new services have...

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Market Researches - 16/07/07

A few set of market information released this week: According to In-Stat, China's mobile Location-Based Services (LBS) market will be accepted on a large scale. By 2011, In-Stat predicts the consumer VoIP market will total nearly $44bn worldwide, of which...

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