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UMTS/HSPA contract wins

Huawei said it won 28 new UMTS/HSPA contracts in 2006, becoming the world's top UMTS/HSPA solutions provider with a total of 47 UMTS/HSPA contracts to date. It also claims that it has delivered 800,000 new generation EnerG GSM BTSs transceivers.

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PT Series ends (II)

PT shareholders voted Friday against lifting the ban on any entity owning more than 10% of PT equity. It is a blow to Sonae/ Sonaecom bid to take over PT for about $20bn. They cannot legally hold the 50%+ of PT shares needed to take control, and so openly...

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Recent WiMAX News

WiMAX is very busy now, and deployments are spreading in various locations and continents. We already reported deployments in Latin America by Telmex and Alcatel-Lucent. More recently, IBM received an order to build a $4m citywide WiMAX network in Brownsville,...

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Network portability effect

KDDI is the clear winner of subscriber additions since the number portability rule went into effect in Japan. KDDI has increased its subscriber base by 600k new users, when its direct competitors have seen a net reduction. It garnered 67% of the total...

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Ericsson again in digital content

Ericsson has made an hostile €1.2bn bid in cash for Tandberg TV. The offer outbids by about 10% a previous offer from Arris few weeks ago that has already been approved by Tandberg TV' s board. Tandberg TV has accepted to review Ericsson' s offer soon....

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Sprint Nextel 4Q06 results

Sprint Nextel said its 4Q06 consolidated OIBDA was $3.2bn, up 13%, on revenues of $10.4bn, up 7%. Capex was $2.6bn, up 42%. For the year, revenues were $41bn, up 7%, adjusted OIBDA was $12.7bn, up 12%; and capex was $7bn, up 13%. On the ARPU side, CDMA...

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3G/ WiMAX comparison

According to Pyramid Research, WiMAX spectrum is far cheaper than 3G spectrum. Numbers can witness of the gap: in the UK, a 30 MHz national 3G license had cost €7.5bn, while a regional WiMAX license for the London area has cost €2.5m. When comparing the...

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European consumers upset

European consumers' group BEUC claims that mobile roaming fees are too high and that recent much-publicized price reductions were a ''smokescreen'' to avoid EU regulatory price cap. It also said that current offers are very complex and difficult to use....

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IPTV survey

Accenture and EIU unveiled the results of an industry survey on risks and rewards of IPTV deployments. On the rosy side, more than 60% of respondents believe that IPTV will generate significant revenues within three years. On the black side, more than...

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Alcatel-Lucent got the jackpot

Microsoft lost the first of six patent lawsuits brought by Alcatel-Lucent on conversion of audio into digital MP3 format. Alcatel-Lucent got the jackpot of $1.5bn, to be paid by Microsoft as ordered by the court. Microsoft is said to infringe Lucent patents...

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