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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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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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Good Birthday Laser!

The laser is born 50 years ago, thanks to Arthur Schawlow and Charles Townes of Bell Telephone Labs. But where basic physics and semiconductor research are going there, as ALU is re-aligning Bell Labs to research for product development? Is a page of...

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GSM technologies in Americas

They are growing in number of subscribers, with a current market share of 67% and 472m GSM/3G users (+31%). More than 115m GSM/3G subscribers were added in twelve months, of which 8.5m were 3G. Most of operators are evolving their networks to HSPA, be...

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Mobile phone market overview

According to Strategy Analytics, there were 297m units shipped in 2Q08, up 15%. So, it is a quite healthy market, contrasting with pessimistic announcements. Growth rate in 2Q08 was higher than any growth rate during 2007. Nokia continues to maintain...

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Top Mobile Infrastructure Vendors

Dell'Oro reported 1Q ranking for mobile infrastructure vendors. The main information from the report is that traditional vendors are all loosing ground to Chinese vendors. Ericsson, NSN, ALU, Nortel and Motorola lost 0.3 to 2.1 points market share, while...

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The new Hype......?

In fact, it is not really new. For the past decade, many analysts forecast a strong increase in mobile data services. Around 2000, some predicted that MNO would have 25% of their revenues in data services in the next three years...... The situation is...

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edito 14/07/08

Dear Reader, Telcoflash will take a 4-week break for summer vacation. I hope you will also take your summer vacation and enjoy your rest. I will be back mid August. Best regards. Jean Arnal Telcoflash editor

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NGN investment policy

From time to time, problems tied to the deployment of a next-generation broadband network surface and every body is aware they are huge risky investments. Last year we successively heard the story of Telstra and DT, struggling with local (or regional)...

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iPhone 3G: every party wins!!

Three parties are involved in this business: Apple, the operator and the user. For Apple, iSupply considers that Apple will receive about the same amount (i.e. $500) per iPhone 3G unit as it did for the iPhone 2G. But with much larger volume, component...

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