The communications technology company proposed an interim dividend of
Gross margin declined to 68.3% from 69.6%, mostly due to differences in the product mix in its Wireless and Service Experience business.
Revenue growth was driven by improved market conditions, some customers increasing their capital spending plans, successful new product launches, and a large field test order in its Service Assurance segment.
Order intake was up 4%, as growth in Networks and Applications, and Wireless and Service Experience, was offset by lower order intake in Service Assurances. This was due to field tests booked in the first half of the previous year not recurring.
Revenue growth was up 12% in its largest region, the US, up 22% in
The company said it had continued to see progress from investments it set out at the time of its full-year results for 2013, and expects to see further advances in its second half.
"The key objective for
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