Thanks. I am still not clear how you got to the EUR 200+ M additional cash flow so far in 2015 due to the receivables sale.
Relative to Dec 31, 2014, the receivable sold without recourse seem to have slightly decreased ???
Note 16 in Q3/15 financial statements:
"Outstanding amounts of receivables sold without recourse(1) Q3/15 ...1,549
Q4/14 ... 1,678
Turning Green Into Gold.
CLEAN TECH: Companies have a unique opportunity to design products that tap into the global urge to reduce carbon emissions
"Many mobile operators around the world are now having to reassess their 20-year-old infrastructure and plan for the future," he says. "Modern technology is a lot less power-hungry than it was. The green agenda is making us more competitive and giving the customers we sell to a real benefit, because they have a green agenda they can talk about."
Utilizing state-of-the-art equipment, Oscar®-winner Louie Psihoyos (The Cove) assembles a team of artists and activists intent on showing the world never-before-seen images that expose issues of endangered species and mass extinction.
The Biggest Story in the World
Discovery premieres Academy Award-Winner Louie Psihoyos’s Racing Extinction in more than 220 countries and territories around the world. Airs December 2 at 9PM ET/PT.
an article about the founder of artemis (dude invented quicktime as well) and his hopes for his new company, search - Artemis’s pCell Promises a Revolutionary Cure for Slow Wireless Data -
what do you think, is this a rival to our own supposed small cell that suri said was going to revolutionize the industry or is it an addition? or is our MoU a hedge to see what works best and take the winner?
Just checked out the video of how pCell tech works (its a video for laymen rather than a white paper), over at www!artemis!com/pcell
it looks pretty cool, and i would be real interested to know what the MoU we signed with them involves. is it exclusive use, do we deploy their little cells using our infrastructure, what do we get in return, or do we just receive the benefits of increased data rates which we promote our business with to telcos?
The whole move by Cisco and Ericsson is like a lack of a move really. They feel they have to respond, presumably because they recognize a threat. But this is not a significant response. It's really just carrying on in more or less the same way. You wonder if they are too proud to join up, or if one or the other or both don't like each other, or if one wanted to merger but the other one didn't. Either way, the argument that this is quicker and easier sounds very flimsy to me. It looks like Ericsson is losing market share and Cisco is vulnerable because their stuff is too expensive and not better than Alacatel Lucent's. It's obvious that a single company is nimbler than two companies trying to cooperate. It might cost more to get a good merger together than an 'alliance' - whatever that means - but there are obvious payoffs when companies do it right.
yes, it's a good match for cisco and ericcson, but the manner of the match and how effective it is will be interesting to see.
on paper it sounds great, two leaders, working together, should be able to maintain their leadership, however in reality those two leaders may not always have convergent paths, ideas, or agreements.
Cisco CEO was right to say that a year long merger as per Nokula is a year where nokula won't be able to fully concentrate on external factors, but the lifetime 'alliance' between cisco and ericsson will be a constant distraction and impairment of their focus to external challenges as they conitnually experience the slower decision making, inevitable friction, and internal politics.
Interesting interview with Nokia's Chief Technology Officer, In Yahoo..."Rise of Machine's Intelligence"... following is a fragment of this article...
Nokia, the Finland-based technology company, is using machine learning to allocate network resources better than humans ever could. The result? Faster, more efficient networks that can deliver seamless high-speed video and other services while users move over remote terrain. The man at the center of this research—Nokia Networks’ Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer Hossein Moiin—sat down with #maketechhuman to explain why he’s optimistic about the role of technology in everything from accelerating cellular networks to helping amputees.
Moon Landscape on MB... even guru Josh took Sabbatical or lost his hope in NOK and left us for good taking his sidekick fr3nchnut = zuktol8 with him as his Sancho Pancha servant... are both so disillusioned?...hehehe
Nokia Corporation Pushes the Wireless Envelope
The network leader’s technology division continues to explore new, cutting-edge opportunities.
Really good positive article listed under NOK Yahoo news, from the FOOL cant post link.
Appears to be just a rumor.
Cisco Systems(CSCO) denied a report made by a Swedish website that it's interested in attempting to buy Ericsson(ERIC) , Bloomberg reported on Friday, citing Cisco(CSCO) spokesman Nigel Glennie.
Cisco (CSCO) is focused on a partnership it announced with Ericsson(ERIC) on Monday to develop telecommunications networks, Bloomberg cited Glennie as saying.
STOCKHOLM-- Ericsson AB and Cisco Systems Inc., two of the world's biggest telecom-equipment providers, have clinched a broad technology and commercial partnership that stops short of a full-blown merger but covers cooperation from research and development to customer service.
The two companies said Monday they would team up across the board, including jointly working on a wide range of products used i n wireless networks and Internet infrastructure as they face heightened competition from the EUR15.6 billion takeover of Alcatel-Lucent SA by Nokia Corp ., expected to be formally launched later this month, and the relentless rise of China-based Huawei Technologies Co.
The alliance will help add $1 billion or more in annual sales for each company by 2018, Sweden's Ericsson and U.S. company Cisco said.
It is an unusual move in such an intensely competitive climate where acquisition is the norm. And it could arouse political concerns on both sides of the Atlantic, where governments are eager to closely monitor suppliers of equipment regarded as highly sensitive for security and privacy reasons. Huawei has been essentially shut out of the U.S. market after a U.S. congressional report deemed it a risk to national security.
The pact between Ericsson and Cisco also highlights how the demarcation between telecoms and Internet networks has become increasingly blurred, forcing companies from both sides to consider ways to address the wider market.
For Ericsson, the alliance could help it retain its position as the world's biggest telecom-equipment supplier by sales just as Nordic rival Nokia regains strength. Nokia's takeover of Alcatel-Lucent could create a powerful challenger to both Ericsson, a leader in wireless equipment, and Cisco, which dominates market for Internet gear.
Ericsson said the partnership with Cisco will allow it to broaden its offering immediately, much faster than what it could have achieved through an acquisition or by developing Internet equipment
Well, you can't talk about Cisco stock in their message board (just politics there), I think this is valid question. But, honestly, it think it would be a good match.