Motorola gets to the 3rd spot in Lighthouse Telecoms Index

Motorola’s decision to split itself into two separate businesses (Mobile Devices and Broadband & Mobility Solutions) has made it the center of attention for telecom analysts this month. The resulting focus on the firm has helped it to jump up to the 3rd spot this month. For a large chart to show the results, click here.

Enterasys and D-Link are the top gainers this month as both firms have moved up 11 positions. Enterasys has boosted its profile with the release of a new Diamond Distributed Forwarding Engine (DFEs) for improved network access management. D-Link, one of the world’s biggest network equipment manufacturers, has been mentioned by In-Stat as the leading supplier of Draft 802.11n units worldwide. The gain helped D-Link to move up into the top 25 firms listed in the Lighthouse Telecoms Index. The other entrant to the top 25 this month is Extreme Networks which has jumped up 10 positions this month. The company has teamed up with Altura Communication Solutions to offer converged network solutions and it would be interesting to see if it can keep up its pace for a third consecutive month (the firm was the biggest gainer last month).

The biggest loser this month is PCCW which has dropped 9 positions and is now ranked at the 34th position. The firm has recently joined hands with China Network Communications to facilitate high definition broadcast of the Olympic Games. However, these news have not yet translated into any benefit in the Lighthouse Telecoms Index and it has dropped out of the top 25 this month. France Telecom has also dropped by 4 positions and is out of the top 25.

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Duncan Chapple

There are 2 comments on this post
  1. November 29, 2015, 2:03 pm

    Motorola Mobility now belongs to Lenovo. The company has lost almost $2 billion since Google took it over in 2011. I want to believe in Lenovo making Motorola great but I just don’t know.

    • November 29, 2015, 2:17 pm

      Hi James. Yes, this article is from April 2008 so a lot has changed since then. Lenovo has to take Motorola in a new direction. The feature phone market is dying, but Lenovo’s base in Asia allows it to learn from the region’s leading-edge demand for large-screen smartphones and wearables that link to them.