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And after 2011?

According to OCDE experts, all available internet addresses will be used by 2011 (with nearly 85% in use today). That means that no more internet user could be added by that time. But a solution exists, called IPv6, which provides an almost unlimited...

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Gartner warns of more telecom change

First Gartner analyses the current situation: during 20 years, operators have focused on efficiency, lowered their cost structure, but also increased their vertical integration with tighter coupling of business assets, despite some regulatory measures...

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Telefonica 1Q08 results

Telefonica unveiled better than expected 1Q08 results. 1Q08 results amounted to €13.9bn, up 1%, but organic revenues growth was 7% ; with net profit rose to €1.5bn (+22%) and OIBDA rose 5% to €5.4bn (of which 48% in Spain, 35% in LATAM and 17% in ROE)....

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IDC updates its IT spending forecasts

Worldwide IT spending would increase by 5.7% in 2008, but down from over 7% last year. 1Q08 IT spending were in line with the forecast, underscoring a global deceleration, driven by slowdown in demand and stagnant economy. Surprisingly, IDC continues...

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Mobile banking

Mobile banking is a current hot topic. Recent announcements confirm that banks, MNOs and financial institutions are working hard on the matter. One of three major financial institutions worldwide is planning to launch mobile banking services within two...

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Sprint 1Q08 results

Sprint continues to report losses, but could see the end of its troubles. It reported $9.3bn (down 8%) in revenues, of which $8bn (-9%) in mobile and $1.6bn (+2%) in wireline. It reported a net loss of $505m, compared with a net loss of $211m last year....

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MVNO: not an easy market

Many companies try the MVNO adventure everywhere in the world. But success is more limited. Each week we heard of a MVNO collapse and global numbers are less than impressive. MVNOs only account for few percent of global subscriber figures. The latest...

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iPhone strategy changed?

Things are moving. Apple started selling its iPhone through exclusive deals, high priced devices and (high) revenue-sharing (numbers between 20% and 30% were rumored). The model seems working well in the US where ATT has sold some 10m units and gained...

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FT 1Q08 results

FT reported pretty good results, both in revenues and margins. 1Q08 revenues amounted to €13bn, up 1.4%, while EBITDA grew 3% to €4.8bn with an EBITDA margin of 36.8% (+0.5pp). Most items were reported above forecasts. Growth was driven by good results...

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DT 1Q08 results

DT said its 1Q08 adjusted net profit rose 33% to €750m, with EBITDA at €4.7bn (almost flat) and revenues down 3% to €15bn. Revenues and EBITDA fell short of expectations, but net profit was better than expected. DT lost 120k fixed line users in the quarter,...

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