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Vodafone results

Vodafone reports strong quarterly results, driven by solid emerging markets, mobile data operations and due to the strength of the Euro. 4Q07 revenues were up almost 16% to €12.3bn, of which revenues in EMAPA region rose by 47% to €3.4bn. Voice revenues...

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Verizon Comms.' results

Verizon Comms. posted 4Q07 net income of $1.1bn (+4%) on revenues of $23.8bn, up 5.5%. Wireline revenues fell 1% to $12.5bn. Wireless revenues grew 13% to $11.4bn. ARPU was about $51, of which $11 in data. For the year, wireless revenues reached $44bn,...

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Ericsson profits drops

Ericsson reports a 42% drop in 4Q07 net income to €593m, while revenues are flat at €5.8bn, but in line with analysts expectations. The operating margin was 14%, 7.5 points below last year. For the full year, sales were €19.9bn, up 4.4%. The operating...

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Already a success?

The auction for what is called the 700 MHz spectrum (a range of 90 MHz band to be returned by broadcasters next year) in the US has already reached $18bn, well above the $15bn projected high. The second good news is meeting the $4.6bn reserve price for...

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Motorola: still a loss

Motorola announced a 4Q07 net loss of $100m, an operating loss of $19m, on sales of $9.7bn, down 18%. Most of the decline is due to weak mobile phone sales. The mobile phone division reported revenues of $4.8bn, down 38%, and an operating loss of $388m...

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Nokia: outstanding financials

With 4Q07 strong financial results, Nokia clearly demonstrated its domination in the handset market, when rivals are struggling to maintain their market position and profitability. 4Q07 net profit increased by 44% to €1.8bn on revenues of €15.7bn, up...

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Mobile phones

First estimates on the 2007 mobile handset market are surfacing, and they are converging on the following numbers (I took Strategy Analytics figures). The global market reaches 1.12bn (+12%) units sold in 2007 and is expected to grow to 1.24bn (+10%)...

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NSN: improvement

Within Nokia presentation, NSN reported relative improvement in financials. 4Q07 sales amounted to €4.6bn (+25% qoq). Comparison with 2006 figures are meaningless as NSN started operation in April 2007. Operating margin improved to 0% thanks to higher...

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Technology: Battery improvement

Who has not been angry against low battery load after just few hours activity with their mobile phones or laptops? The problem would be circumvented with new development using silicon nanowires. The promise is a ten-fold increase in lithium-ion (Li-ion)...

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Copper is not yet out

Fiber currently is a hot topic with operators starting deploying fiber in the access network, it is a fact. But copper is not dead. Following two European projects – Obanet and Gandalf – researchers have developed groundbreaking technology to boost existing...

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