The star performer this month has been Avaya which has leapt to 2nd spot from the 10th position. That’s one of the best performances of any firm in any industry this month. Analysts certainly appear to have had a number of reasons to shine their spotlight on Avaya as it has:
- reported good growth
- become the subject of buyout speculation
- been named as the one of the world’s most ethical companies
- and shown a clear lead in the market share for North American Contact Centers.
Research In Motion has also shown an increase of 4 positions and is now ranked at 12th spot in the Telecoms Index. All is not as good as it appears in first glance as at least some of the focus on the firm is due to disruption in its services. COLT is another firm that has caught attention of analysts and has jumped 10 positions to 36th position. The firm has recently achieved ISO 27001 certification across Europe and has also announced its biggest ever contract (for which details are as yet confidential).
Cable & Wireless has shown the greatest decline this month. The firm has dropped 9 positions to end up at the 47th spot. Although some analysts do suggest that the firm has finally made a turnaround it still remains to be seen if the firm will show sustainable and consistent growth or not. Verizon, which had gained 3rd spot ,has dropped 3 positions to end up at the 6th spot while BT (-4), Telia (-6) and Swisscom (-7) have shown sharper declines.
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