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350m CDMA 2000 subscribers

At the end of 1Q07, there were 350m (+7.5%) CDMA 2000 subscribers worldwide, of which 65m (+117%) EV-DO customers. 217 CDMA2000 operators in 95 countries are offering 2.5G and 3G services. Including cdmaOne 2G subscribers, there are now more than 387m...

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Market researches - 10/06/07

A few set of market information released this week: According to ComScore, Europeans are using Internet 24 hours per month on average. In-Stat forecasts that there would be 42m mapping and navigation mobile phone subscribers worldwide by 2012. Nokia believes...

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EMEA mobile phone 1Q07 shipments

The EMEA market is increasingly concentrated, with Nokia as market leader, almost tripling its second Samsung, and top four vendors controlling 84% of the market in 1Q07. Nokia continues to perform very well, permanently refreshing its portfolio with...

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Global vendor strategies - 10/06/07

IBM will buy Watchfire, a US company dedicated to web access security. Intel and Asus are jointly working on a PC, priced less than $200. The US International Trade Commission has banned imports (in the US) of mobile phones containing chips made by Qualcomm...

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Fixed vendor strategies - 10/06/07

ALU and Corning have signed a MoU with Corning providing ALU with its OptiTap(TM) Connector and Adapter for use in GPON systems deployed by Alcatel. Redback Networks has introduced the SmartEdge 1200, its third generation multiservice edge router. ALU...

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Fixed contracts - 10/06/07

ALU has signed a contract with EASSy consortium to build undersea fibre-optic cable network in the Eastern Africa. It will deploy a WiMAX network in Chile for Telmex. In addition, ALU will deploy advanced VoIP, Contact Center and Applications solutions...

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Mobile contracts - 10/06/07

Nokia will expand and upgrade the network of Indian operator Bharat Sanchar Nigam (BSNL) in India. Ericsson is delivering an HSPA-enabled 3G network for leading Argentinean operator, Personal. ALU has signed a 3-year contract with Vivo (Brazil) to provide...

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Vendor results - 10/06/07

Starent Networks raised $124m in an IPO, giving it a market capitalization of about $750m, while Infinera has gained $165m net proceeds from its IPO. Infinera share went up 20% after the first trading starting at $13 (and giving Infinera a market capitalization...

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Global operator strategies - 10/06/07

It is done: DT is buying Orange NL, the FT mobile arm in Holland, for €1.3bn, while FT has bought DT' s Spanish unit Ya.com for €320m. FT will reach with this move a 18% ADSL market share in Spain. The Telecom Council of the European Union has endorsed...

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