Verizon goes up to the 3rd spot in the Lighthouse Telecom Index

Tele Danmark (TDC) is the biggest gainer in this month’s Telecom Index with gain of 14 positions. The firm has certainly been busy after the organizational changes announced in January. The firm has posted some exceptional growth and has also been mentioned in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for Mobile Service Providers. Telefonica, which has also been mentioned in the same Gartner research, has also gained 6 positions.

Cegetel is another top riser this month as it gains 9 positions based on news that it is acquiring Erenis. The firm plans to increase its broadband market in Paris and launch its FTTx offer in April. Verizon is the most high profile mover this month as it jumps up 2 positions to land at the 3rd spot. All is not perfect for the firm though as some research and media references give quite a negative picture of the firm.

Embarq, the former local telephone division (LTD) of Sprint Nextel, is the biggest loser in this month’s Lighthouse Telecom Index. The firm has fallen 10 positions to end up at 52nd spot this month. The firm’s flow of information into the analysts community doesn’t seem to be as powerful as previously. Cisco which was also mentioned in last week’s post on the Lighthouse Software Spotlight has dropped 1 position. Apparently the WebEx buy that spurred a lot of interest in WebEx has not translated into a real jump for Cisco.

In the top 25 this month 3Com and France Telecom have been dropped this month while Alcatel-Lucent and Telefonica have entered the top 25.

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Duncan Chapple