Siemens Communications gains focus in the Lighthouse Telecoms Index

Lighthouse Telecoms Index - September 2008The biggest gainer this month is Siemens Communications which has shot up 19 positions. The firm has gained ground this month by announcing a new joint venture with the Gores Group and announcing that its HiPath Wireless 802.11n has been rated as the first in the industry to operate on the IEEE 802.3af standard. The joint venture announcement has also helped Enterasys move up by 13 positions since it’s a part of the Gores Group.

BT is the most prominent gainer in the top 10 Telecom firms monitored in the Lighthouse Telecoms Index. The firm has launched its Onevoice corporate communication solution in Brazil and has been the focus of analyst firms examining its digital home broadband strategy. All this focus has helped the firm move up 5 positions – it is now ranked at the 3rd spot this month.

TeliaSonera has shown the biggest loss this month with a drop of 8 positions and is now ranked 37th. The firm has developed a new mobile broadband offering, but has not been able to translate that into improved analyst focus this month. Telecom Italia has also dropped down 7 positions. Interestingly, the firm has agreed to buy AOL Germany which will make it the second largest broadband provider in Germany. It is reasonable to expect that the next few months will shore up Telecom Italia’s ranking in the Lighthouse Telecoms Index. Lastly, this month did not see any new entrant in the top 25.

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