Nokia warns of losses in face of “competitive industry dynamics”

Finnish handset vendor Nokia has announced that is expecting to report a loss for the first two quarters of 2012.
In a statement released Wednesday the firm blamed “competitive industry dynamics” for damaging net sales for its Mobile Phones and Smart Devices business units, particularly in the Middle East and Africa, India and China.The announcement takes the shine off the recent resurgence of Nokia’s high end...

By Connected Numbers, 14 May 2012, 0 comments. Categories: Devices, Europe, Mobile, Operators.

UK broadband targets face £1bn shortfall

A report from the London School of Economics predicts that the UK government’s plans for universal access to fast broadband will face a £1.1bn ($1.8bn) shortfall unless private investors step in.The report states that the likely cost of meeting the targets (which stipulate 100 per cent access to fast broadband and 90 per cent access to superfast broadband by 2015) will come to £2.4bn, but funding from all public sources will come to £1.3bn.“The government target of 100 per cent coverage by basic...

By Connected Numbers, 10 May 2012, 0 comments. Categories: Broadband, Fiber Optic, Networks, Wireless.

Everything Everywhere rues impact of MTR cuts

Everything Everywhere, the company formed by the merger of Orange and T-Mobile in the UK, has posted a drop in service revenue of 2.5 per cent to fall to £1.5bn in its first quarter earnings statement.The firm blamed the drop on the impact of regulated mobile termination rate (MTR) cuts. Last year, the UK’s Competition Commission decided to increase the speed at which mobile termination rates must fall, from 4 pence per minute to just 0.65 pence per minute by 1 April 2014. It said that, excluding the impact of these cuts, revenue would have...

By Connected Numbers, 03 May 2012, 0 comments. Categories: Europe, LTE, Operators.

Rural Broadband and the 4G next generation mobile service

The people of rural Britain are getting fed up….As if slow, or non-existent broadband wasn’t bad enough because of long line lengths and decaying old copper wires, going mobile isn’t even an option to them like it is for urbanites. That’s right, the price you pay for living in the beautiful British countryside is a lack of decent broadband speed or mobile phone services.Now, I know that all of the network operators will argue that they are trying to address this, but let’s face it, they won’t do it...

By Connected Numbers, 08 August 2011, 0 comments. Categories: Broadband, Cabling, Europe.