If things keep going the way they are right now, soon there won't be any North American options available when the next developing market needs to install current-generation cell phone infrastructure.
Today, Canadian communications specialist Nortel Networks
UMTS is a high-bandwidth third-generation (3G) technology capable of downloading data at nearly 2 Mbit/s. It's in wide use in Japan and across Europe today, thanks to rollouts by NTT DoCoMo
Alcatel is on quite the spending spree, on the other hand. Shareholders next week are widely expected to approve a proposed merger between the French telecom giant and American rival Lucent
Like I said, it's becoming difficult to find a red, white, and blue telecommunications infrastructure maker these days, unless you count the telecom division of Cisco. But Alcatel's French flag flies the same colors, and I suppose that's close enough.
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