AIM (The Alternative Investment Market) is proving an increasingly popular route for technology and telecoms companies looking to aid growth in a highly competitive sector, discusses Nick Winters, client partner of Vantis, a business advisory, taxation and accountancy practice.
As the SME segment continues to catch more attention from vendors, extension sales in the bigger enterprise increased by an impressive 24% year-on-year rise in Q3 2006. Sales in the 100-plus market now represent 47% of total extensions compared to 40% in Q3 2005.
According to IDC`s latest European Mobile Devices Tracker, the Western European mobile phone market, consisting of traditional mobile phones and converged devices, grew by 9% year on year in 3Q06, with shipments reaching 44.1 million units compared to 40.5 million units in the corresponding period of 2005.
Mobile sports information and entertainment services are expected to take an increasing share of the global mobile sports, leisure and information content (infotainment) market over the next five years.
A thorough look into how the UK comms market is developing has revealed that between 2002 and 2006 the market has grown, with the exception of 2005 when turnover declined by 1% in value terms to £32.4m. This year, research house MBD expects industry turnover to increase by 2% in value terms to £32.9m.
The UK’s most successful communications equipment companies have been named as part of a special study by industry analysts Plimsoll Publishing. These outstanding companies have been grouped into 5 different areas of financial success.
33 companies named as best overall financial performers
THE market for information technology and telecommunications (ICT) will grow this year in the EU by 3.1%, to €644 billion, according to the European Information Technology Observatory (EITO) in its latest study.
Today's collaboration-driven corporate culture is transforming not only the way people interact at work, but also the dynamics of distribution and value creation in the channel, says Philipp Bohn, Vice President for Circuit at Unify and CEO of blueKiwi.