BT & Verizon get to the top 5 in the Lighthouse Telecoms Index

British Telecommunications (BT) has reached the 3rd spot for the first time in this month’s Telecoms Index. With new investments in the French, Indian and Chinese markets the firm is making sure that its profitability remains on firm footings for years to come.

Verizon, which has been ranked highest in Light Reading’s Carrier Scorecard, is up 2 spots this month. The firm is now ranked at the 5 position and with its FiOS services doing extremely well it would definitely be interesting to see if it can overtake AT&T in the coming months.

Analysts are also writing more about Siemens Communications, even though that brand name has been retired. It has gained 9 spots this month, while Nokia Siemens Networks rolls out new solutions in high growth Chinese market, as well as in Europe.

Motorola is the most high profile firm that has lost ground this month and is down at 4th position after losing 2 spots. The firm has seen its market share shrink in the mobile devices market and will surely be hoping that its new MOTORAZR2 mobile helps it gain lost ground. Ericsson and Nortel have dropped out of the top 5 by losing 2 positions each and leaving Nokia as the only firm in the top 5 that has kept its position intact. Interestingly no new firm has joined/dropped out of the top 25 this month.

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Duncan Chapple