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Edito 22/03/2008

I abandoned the edito item for a while, but it is a good way to easily communicate with my readers. I would like to underscore that the current issue is the two hundredth issue since the beginning in 2004. I am pleased to collect information every day,...

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Microsoft: future world class ASP?

Last week two important news were issued on related matter. The first one is a survey reporting that around 30% (double of 2004 figures) of US SMBs are currently using SaaS solutions (software-as-a -service), and that MBs (medium sized firms 500-999)...

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WiMAX / Satellite Interference

According to the Satellite Users Interference Reduction Group (SUIRG), WiMAX and FSS (fixed satellite services) co-location in the C-band spectrum poses a significant interference threat. The results of field tests show that an FSS antenna cannot be in...

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NA capex: up in 4Q07

Ovum has published a report on NA operator 4Q07 revenues and spending. In wireline, revenues were flat at $43.8bn, but capex increased by 12.4% to $8.8bn. Capex was driven by broadband (switching and routing as well as optical networking) and NGN new...

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Optical networking overview

Ovum-RHK reports its latest forecasts in the global optical networking market. 4Q07 sales amounted to $4.4bn, up 30% and 2007 revenues would be around $15bn. In the quarter, the market was driven by spending on NGN products and new submarine systems....

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Human tissue is affected by radiations

A new study completed by a Finnish laboratory (STUK) found that mobile phone radiation can affect human tissue. An exposure to direct GSM signals of small area of skin of volunteers, for one hour, reveal that some skin proteins are significantly affected...

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Chinese telecom reform: impact

The goal here is not to analyze the impact of the pending telecom reform in the Chinese market, but to highlight the impact in the global marketplace. The result of the announced telecom reform will be to create three new integrated telecom giants with...

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CDMA subscriber base overview

The CDMA Development Group (CDG) has announced that there were 431m CDMA subscribers worldwide. CDMA 2000 accounts for the bulk of the market with a share of 97%, with 417m (+16%) customers among the 250 networks worldwide. There were almost 91m of EV-DO...

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2007 mobile phones market (Gartner)

In 2007, 1.15bn cellular phones (+16%) were shipped worldwide, according to Gartner. Nokia sold 435.4m units and gained a 37.8% market share. Motorola is second with 164.3m units shipped and a 14.3% market share. Samsung is just below with 154.5m units...

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Infrastructure sharing

We heard for network sharing for years, but it is obvious that operators chose deploying their own 3G infrastructure. We acknowledged, however, from time to time some tie-up: here for mast or cell sites, there for radio and base stations. Analysys, however,...

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