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  • December

    Switching telecoms in China 01 December 2004

    As Chinese operators await possible reorganization, Alan Burkitt-Gray interviews Li Zhengmao, vice president of China Unicom, the country's only integrated operator, with both GSM and CDMA mobile networks, and likely to be central to the country's telecoms strategy

  • Words from the brink 01 December 2004

    As Global Crossing plans to raise a $350 million loan on its UK operation, CFO Dan O'Brien explains how the company survived another bumpy year, how it might sell or close some operations, and where it goes next

  • Telcordia goes global 01 December 2004

    OSS giant Telcordia has freed itself from the control of Pentagon-focused SAIC. Its new owners are internationally minded investors and CEO Matt Desch hopes they will fund his acquisition strategy. By Alan Burkitt-Gray

  • China’s booming market 01 December 2004

    In the bustle of Beijing and the calm of a Shanghai research centre Alan Burkitt-Gray looks at how ZTE is making inroads into international markets. He talked to company vice presidents Shi Lirong and Ye Weimin

  • The voice of Alice 01 December 2004

    The word 'broadband' is banned because it appeals only to geeks, and Telecom Italia is boosting VoIP takeup with a range of advanced, attractive phones. Stefano Pileri and Gionata La Torre outlined their strategy to Alex Ritman

  • End of the fixed line as mobiles rule the world 01 December 2004

    You know it, but if you're in the fixed-line business you hardly dare admit it. People are dropping their fixed phone lines and just using their mobiles. It's even happening at work — in Nokia, anyway. Geoff Nairn looks at this growing trend

  • August

    More lasagne, please 01 August 2004

    The move to open standards in the telecommunications industry means networks and services will be developed in layers, like lasagne, suggests HP's Sebastiano Tevarotto. Don't worry, that's the only food metaphor he uses in this interview

  • July

    Fraud at the heart of telecoms 01 July 2004

    Telecommunications operators are losing 10% of their revenues through fraud and related losses, says Azure CEO John Cronin. As the market develops towards paid-for premium content, the position will get more complex

  • More lasagne, please 01 July 2004

    The move to open standards in the telecommunications industry means networks and services will be developed in layers, like lasagne, suggests HP's Sebastiano Tevarotto. Don't worry, that's the only food metaphor he uses in this interview

  • Watch out for the bundlers 01 July 2004

    Telecoms operators face a challenge from consumer companies with experience in bundling products and services, says Jean-Hervé Jenn, EMEA president at Convergys. As prices are reduced by new technology such as VoIP, they need to look for sources of growth

  • April

    CEO and CFO Guide to OSS - March-April 2004 01 April 2004

  • Do the maths in Moscow 01 April 2004

    The executive heading a major investment in OSS in Moscow's metropolitan gigabit ethernet carrier Comstar is a former professor of mathematics. Alan Burkitt-Gray interviews Vladimir Pelipenko on investment plans to upgrade systems in a highly competitive market

  • News from TeleManagement World, May 2004 01 April 2004

  • News from TeleManagement World, May 2004 01 April 2004

  • The nightingale sighs in Berkeley Square 01 April 2004

    NTT DoCoMo, the outstandingly successful Japanese mobile operator, is clearly happy with most of its European partnerships. But there is one exception, though: its investment in Hutchison Whampoa's third generation business in the UK. On that, however, words are clearly not enough. Alan Burkitt-Gray listens to the sighs and groans

  • Triple play in Korea 01 April 2004

    Sang-Yong Lee, managing director of South Korea's BSI, is building a broadband network to enable cable operators to offer the triple play of video, broadband internet and IP telephony ? plus other advanced services ? to their customers



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