Thursday, 08 December 2016

Baktun the future

By Nick Wood, Total Telecom
Friday 21 December 12

With the apocalypse upon us it's time to find out if our industry forecasts for 2012 were the stuff of Mayan legend or just a huge misunderstanding.

At Total Telecom we understand it takes a certain calibre of individual to predict the future with any degree of precision. That is why when the year draws to a close we conduct rigorous self-assessment just to ensure our annual forecasts were wholly accurate. In the unlikely event that any were slightly off the mark, we reserve the right to insist that we were along the right lines, provided it doesn't involve outright lying. You can find our predictions for 2013 here. But read on to discover how we fared this time last year. A look at some recent developments for China's two big vendors makes for positive reading for our team of psychics, if not for the companies involved. "Huawei and ZTE will continue in their respective campaigns to enter the U.S., only to find themselves thwarted by the government on national security grounds," we predicted in December 2011. It didn't take a world-class soothsayer to expect these two might struggle to win over sceptics in the U…

At Total Telecom we understand it takes a certain calibre of individual to predict the future with any degree of precision. That is why when the year draws to a close we conduct rigorous self-assessment just to ensure our annual forecasts were wholly accurate. In the unlikely event that any were slightly off the mark, we reserve the right to insist that we were along the right lines, provided it doesn't involve outright lying. You can find our predictions for 2013 here. But read on to discover how we fared this time last year. A look at some recent developments for China's two big vendors makes for positive reading for our team of psychics, if not for the companies involved. "Huawei and ZTE will continue in their respective campaigns to enter the U.S., only to find themselves thwarted by the government on national security grounds," we predicted in December 2011. It didn't take a world-class soothsayer to expect these two might struggle to win over sceptics in the U…

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