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Europe PBX-IP PBX Market 1H 2006

In the first half of 2006 a total of 12.8 m extension lines were shipped on PBXs/IP PBXs in Europe, reflecting growth of 3% in volume terms over the same period in 2005, research by MZA has found. 

Mobile sports content & services to hit $3.8bn by 2011

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.

In-house security threats continue unabated states report

The challenge of controlling security threats triggered by users in the workplace shows no sign of abating, new research commissioned by Check Point Software Technologies suggests.

Industry boffins predict 2% increase in turnover this year

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.

Eastern Europe fixed line market in decline

Compared to the mobile telecoms industry, the fixed-line industry in Central and Eastern Europe has experienced several years of sharp decline.

Plimsoll names Communications Equipment Industry winners

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

European ICT market set fair for continued growth

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.

Carphone Warehouse bags AOL UK’s UK subscriber base

Carphone’s acquisition of AOL UK does not signal the end for consolidation in the ISP market, says Analysys

Convergent mobile prepaid/postpaid solutions 30% growth rate

Juniper Research has forecast that the annual growth rate for expenditure on new convergent mobile prepaid/postpaid solutions will average 30% per annum to 2011. Expenditure is forecast to grow from $299m in 2006 to just over $1.1bn by 2011 as operators strive for competitive advantage and improved operational efficiency.

Why investment houses are so interested in telecoms

Activist fund Cevian has snapped up 72 million shares in Swedish/Finish telco TeliaSonera. In July, the Australian-based investment fund Babcock and Brown bought a controlling interest in Irish incumbent Eircom. Last year, Apax Partners led the purchase of  TDC in Denmark, although in Spain France Telecom beat two rival offers from investment groups for Amena.

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Former lawyer followed her tech sector dream

Helen Freestone, Director of UK Partnerships & Alliances at Vodafone, ranks highly in the league table of channel leaders. Dedicated to duty, people and partner-centricity, she displays all the traits of stand-out headship required to lead in disruptive times.