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  • Alcatel-Lucent: Day 1

    02 décembre 2006 ( #Top stories )

    Alcatel has bought Lucent and the new company has started operations today. The giant has sales of about €19bn, equally split between Eurooe, North America and ROW, with Pat Russo at the helm and S. Tchuruck as non-executive president. The company has...

  • Happy Birthday Telcoflash!

    28 janvier 2007 ( #Top stories )

    End of January is a milestone for Telcoflash. We celebrate the third birthday of the newsletter and the second of its web life. Telcoflash was launched in early 2004 and in January 2005 the blog Telcoflashnews was opened in order to make information retrieval...

  • Top stories 10-01-05- N46

    18 janvier 2005 ( #Top stories )

    10-01- After years of focus on consumer and computer markets, CES show (the biggest consumer show in the world) last week added personal communications. So, consumer and computer firms are put on a collision course, with telecom and cable companies. This...

  • Top stories 17-01-05 N47

    23 janvier 2005 ( #Top stories )

    2005 will remain the year of the world's first cellphone-based mobile broadcasting, and it happened in Korea . Satellite digital multimedia broadcasting (DMB) claims to provide, through handheld devices, video, theater-quality audio and data. Another...

  • Top stories 24-01-05 N48

    23 janvier 2005 ( #Top stories )

    Lucent is "working on a data-focused disruptive technology" to sell into UMTS markets, according to Pat Russo, Lucent s CEO. We do not know yet what she meant, but some new wireless developments will be showcased early February in next annual 3GSM show...

  • Top stories N49

    30 janvier 2005 ( #Top stories )

    SBC ATT : the hot topic of this weekend is the possible merger between SBC and ATT. Ailing ATT could be bought by its former spin-off in a $15bn deal. It could mark the end of a downward spiral for ATT, the most powerful operator in the 70s. Banned from...

  • Top Stories N50

    06 février 2005 ( #Top stories )

    Market consolidation : the transaction SBC-ATT is official. For $ 16m, SBC will take over ATT, its former mother company. But with this deal, consolidation is not over in the US market. The latest rumor is Qwest and Verizon interested buying MCI. Qwest...

  • Top stories N51

    12 février 2005 ( #Top stories )

    Market consolidation : Qwest started first to talk with MCI on merger deal, but Verizon remained close. While Qwest and MCI have overlapping businesses, a Verizon/ MCI proposition looks more complementary for analysts. In addition, Verizon financial power...

  • Top stories (3) N52

    19 février 2005 ( #Top stories )

    SAR : The International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) has just published a new standard for testing cellphone radiation emissions. SAR is an index that quantifies the rate of energy absorption in biological tissue. For Europe , Japan and Korea , the...

  • Top stories (2) N52

    19 février 2005 ( #Top stories )

    IMS (Internet Protocol Multimedia Subsystem) and FMC (fixed-mobile convergence): were real hot topics in the 3GSM World Congress this year. Both are related to the concept of managing and delivering services to fixed and mobile users across a single core...

  • Top stories (1) N52

    19 février 2005 ( #Top stories )

    HSDPA : another hot topic in Cannes ( France ). HSDPA stands for High-Speed Downlink Packet Access. 'Super 3G' as it is sometimes called, is the first major enhancement to the W-CDMA 3G standard to achieve higher data rates (up to 10 Mbit/s) and lower...

  • Top stories (1) N53

    27 février 2005 ( #Top stories )

    Mobile TV : a hot topic in the past few weeks that led to many confusing comments. I will try to explain the situation, and avoid throwing the baby with the water. The Mobile TV label seems wrongly used when indifferently used for streaming or broadcasting....

  • Top stories (2) N53

    27 février 2005 ( #Top stories )

    Alcatel and Microsoft are developing a joint IPTV management and service delivery platform (cross adaptation of hardware from Alcatel and software from Microsoft). After months of fierce competition, the two powerhouses decided to join efforts. What does...

  • Top stories (3) N53

    27 février 2005 ( #Top stories )

    Market consolidation : In the US , the consolidation serial story continues. After some MCI shareholders have complained about the (low) price Verizon should pay the MCI purchase and tried to block the $6.7bn takeover, Qwest submitted a revised bid. Without...

  • Top stories (1) N54

    06 mars 2005 ( #Top stories )

    Microsoft : For two decades, Microsoft succeeded to lead the office and personal computer software market. Its next target, highlighted by its presentations in the CES show and 3GSM World Congress, is clearly the entertainment market. Convergence between...

  • Top stories (2) N54

    06 mars 2005 ( #Top stories )

    Digital divide : according to the draft version of the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) report, the digital divide is narrowing. More than 50% of the worldwide population can access a fixed line, and 77% can place a mobile call, ahead of...

  • Top stories (3) N54

    06 mars 2005 ( #Top stories )

    Global handset market in 2004 : Gartner provided its worldwide mobile phone market figures. 674m units were sold and shipped in 2004, a 30% growth on 2003. Nokia secured a 33% market share, followed by Motorola with unexpected 16.3% and Samsung with 12.2%....

  • Top stories (4) N54

    06 mars 2005 ( #Top stories )

    Market consolidation in the US : Qwest has already gained a footprint in the negotiation. Its proposal will be discussed in the two coming weeks with MCI, with the okay from Verizon! I do not know what will be the output, but analysts do not seem impressed...

  • OFC/NFOEC N55

    13 mars 2005 ( #Top stories )

    OFC/NFOEC : first signs of life. The industry was happy with good news last week from consultancy firms Dell Oro and RHK on the optical system market (Telcoflash N54), but also the optical component business is starting to get busy too. Hot topics were...

  • Optical fiber market N55

    13 mars 2005 ( #Top stories )

    Optical Fiber market: Corning forecast the optical fiber market to grow 30% this year in NA, 10% in Europe , flat in China and decline 40% in Japan . The worldwide demand is about 55m fiber-kilometres and should remain flat. NA accounts for 30% of the...

  • EU satellitte pay-TV

    13 mars 2005 ( #Top stories )

    European satellite pay-TV networks: top nine satellite pay-TV platforms accounted for 22m subscribers and added 2m new subscribers in 2004. In the UK , BSkyB targets to reach 8m by the end of the year, from 7.6m by the end of 2004. BSkyB leads the European...

  • Mobile TV N55

    13 mars 2005 ( #Top stories )

    Mobile TV is hot and trials are springing up like as mushroom. The latest is in France where some telecom operators and broadcasters join effort to test DVB-H TV mobile reception. FT, Orange, Bouygues Telecom and TPS are building a first trial offering...

  • CTIA wrap up 1

    19 mars 2005 ( #Top stories )

    CTIA : in echo to the CeBIT, high-speed wireless and convergence were at the center of hot topics. Nokia introduced its I-HSPA (Internet High Speed Packet Access) and HSUPA (High Speed Uplink Packet Access) solutions, both aimed at improving data speeds....

  • CeBIT wrap up

    19 mars 2005 ( #Top stories )

    CeBIT : Huawei launched three new 3G data card U626, U326 and the E600 data card. Samsung unveiled six new handset models (SGH Z700, SGH Z500, SGH i300, SGH E720, SGH E350, SGH E530). LG introduced or displayed a wide array of handsets: LG-U8150, LG-F9100...

  • Newsletter

    19 mars 2005 ( #Top stories )

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