Carrier Health Check
Well, we've decided it's time to track how the service providers are doing on a quarter-by-quarter basis. As some of the world's biggest operators provide their latest revenues, profits, and subscriber numbers, we're going to assess their progress and award them a grade, from A (excellent effort) to F (stinker).
You know... "Progressing well with customer acquisitions, but could do better with its North American ARPU. And we don't like the cut of the CEO's jib. It's a B- for you, Carrier X."
Look out for our first wireless carrier scorecards soon, following today's earnings reports from Deutsche Telekom AG (NYSE: DT), parent of mobile giant T-Mobile International AG , and Telefónica SA (NYSE: TEF), home to Telefónica Móviles SA (See DT Plans M&A, IPTV Push and Telefónica Reports 2006.)
— Ray Le Maistre, Head European Teacher, Light Reading