PricewaterhouseCoopers Presents The CommunicationsDirect Daily Update For December 21, 2007
Communications Direct News will take an editorial holiday from 21 December and will resume publishing on 2 January. We wish everyone a safe & happy holiday.
ITC Begins Probe into Broadcom Patent Dispute with Qualcomm
U.S.-based wireless technology company Qualcomm has reported that it expects its revenues for the first fiscal quarter, which ends 30 December, to be at the top end of previous expectations at US$2.4 billion with shipments of 78 million in "mobile station modem" chipsets. However, Qualcomm was also told yesterday that it...
Femtocells Hit the Market, But Is Anyone Buying?
In the last few months, the market has been flooded with femtocells targeting every conceivable radio interface and frequency. The rash of new products would seem to signify that the femtocell market is finally heating up and that we'll start to see commercial deployments following hot on the heels of Sprint's pilot...
Qualcomm Raises Quarterly Outlook
Qualcomm has raised its outlook for the current quarter, saying that demand for advanced mobile phones is strong. For the quarter ending Dec. 30, the wireless chipmaker said it expects adjusted earnings per share of about 52 to 53 cents; previously Qualcomm had estimated earnings of 50 to 52 cents. Adjusted earnings per share for...
2007 Top Ten: Optical Stories
Optical networking is back and better than ever, and you don't have to go far to see proof of its resurgence. In fact, you only need travel one more paragraph down this page to bask in the greatness of our top ten biggest optical networking stories of 2007: 10. Optical Dominates Leading Lights Two of the 10 biggest Leading...
Danger Plots IPO
Device designer Danger Inc. is hoping to capitalize on the explosion in mobile data revenues with an IPO in 2008. The Palo Alto, Calif. company has filed its S-1 papers with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) but hasn't disclosed the terms of the offering yet. The IPO is being underwritten by UBS Investment Bank ,...
Top Storage Products of 2007
There are lots of reasons to take stock during the holidays, not the least of which is to plan for the new year. In this month of "budget flushing," we at Byte and Switch think it's time to look back at the products we've covered in 2007 that have had -- or could have -- the biggest impact on our readers. Any...
Headend Vendors Benefitting From Telco TV Boom
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- The telco TV market is quickly adding new deployments and subscribers, which is boosting headend equipment sales as each deployment requires at least one headend, reports In-Stat. Growth in the ranks of subscribers means more revenue from license, service, and support fees for vendors of middleware, content...
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