U.S. Industry Quarterly Review: Machinery & Equipment

July 2003
U.S. Industry Quarterly Review: Machinery & Equipment;2003 3rd Quarter, p67
Industry Profile
Industry Overview
This article presents information on the machinery and equipment producers. As far as the communications equipment industry is concerned, it is opined that signs of life has emerged. While cell phone handset sales have remained fairly strong throughout the industry downturn, even growing with the introduction of embedded cameras and video transmission, sales of network equipment have started to rebound. Recent large investment plans announced by AT&T, Verizon, and others indicate that the industry leaders see a more promising investment horizon. Network equipment sales have been very slow, but profitability is returning. This has been achieved largely through cost-cutting measures.


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