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Global - Analyses - Industry - Equipment Companies 2004

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Last updated: 2 Jan 2005 Update History

Report Status: Archived

Report Pages: 12

Analyst: Kylie Wansink

Synopsis

As a result of an economic slowdown beginning in 2000 and proceeding into 2003, many telecommunication service providers cut back capital expenditure and discretionary spending budgets. These cut backs contributed to a major decrease in revenues for equipment suppliers throughout this period. As a result, huge sums were written off, companies were restructured with significant divestments, much work was outsourced and shareholder values plummeted. Also, hundreds of thousands of employees were terminated although it can be assumed that some of these employees were reemployed by the outsourcing companies. By the start of 2004, most equipment suppliers started to see a levelling out of the market. This report was archived in 2005.

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