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Telecom Italia 1Q08 results

Its 1Q08 net profit fell 35% to €501m on revenues of €7.3bn, down 2.5%. TI was hit by stiffening competition in Italy's broadband market and regulatory changes in fixed line. Its performance in emerging markets was also lowered by wider loss in its TIM...

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“New Clearwire”

“ New Clearwire” : Sprint, and Clearwire will finally combine their WiMAX businesses and launch a nationwide network. Investors are also part of the deal, with Intel, Google, Time Warner Cable, Comcast and Bright House Networks, bringing $3.2bn in the...

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Verizon 1Q08 results: solid

VZ reports a 10% rise in 1Q08 net income to $1.6bn, on revenues of $24bn (+5.5%). Mobile revenues amounted to $11.7bn (+13%) very close to rival ATT Mobile revenues ($11.8bn), and operating income grew 20% to $3.3bn. 2/3 of the revenue growth is owed...

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ALU 1Q08 results: improvement, but ...

ALU reported revenues of €3.9bn (+6.3% at constant rate, but flat at current rate) with services revenues (+8.3% to €627m) and Enterprise sector (+3% to €371m) offsetting decline in the Carrier segment (-5% to €2.8bn). ALU was impacted by adverse euro/dollar...

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Top emerging mobile markets

In 2007, the top 10 emerging mobile markets added a combined total of 320m new subscribers to reach a total subscriber base of 1.4bn users. China and India combined added more than half of this total with respectively 86m (+14%) and 84m (+56%) new users...

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Top 10 MNOs in APAC

Time is changing: DoCoMo, the mobile pioneer is out of the podium. Unsurprisingly, the two main Chinese mobile operators (China Mobile and China Unicom) are the clear top leaders with respectively 368m users and almost 163m. But we were used to see DoCoMo...

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Top 10 U.S. MNOs

At the end of 2007, the top 10 US MNOs served a total of about 250m subscribers, but with operator' subscriber base ranging from less than 1m to over 70m. This gives an idea of the relatively strong concentration in the US mobile marketplace. The top...

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Mobile handset 1Q08 market

According to IDC and crosschecked with vendor results, there were about 291.6m units shipped in the quarter. This is about a 14% increase over 2007, but down 12% from 4Q07 sales. As reported by most vendors, ASP was down in the quarter, with differences...

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Motorola 1Q08 results

Motorola is still struggling with its mobile devices business. Global 1Q08 sales amounted to $7.5bn, down 20%, with an operating loss of $269m and at the end a net loss of $194m. Gross margin was below 29%, not enough to offset SG&A and R&D expenses,...

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Ericsson 1Q08 results

Despite the recent warning of lower growth rate, Ericsson reported better-than-expected numbers. Net income fell 55% to €284m in the quarter, but includes a restructuring charge of €86m. Sales rose almost 5% to €4.7bn, with growth driven by the Americas,...

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