The CommunicationsDirect Daily Update
For March 28, 2007
FastWeb Board Approves Swisscom Bid; Wind Eyes Tiscali
Italy's leading alternative broadband provider, FastWeb, has
approved Swisscom's takeover bid, offering 47 euro (US$62.71) per
share. In a statement, FastWeb said that its board of directors
have approved the terms of the offer based on the guidance of its
financial advisers, Deutsche Bank and UniCredit Banca
T-Mobile Selects Musiwave For Czech Online Music Store
The Czech Republic's number-one mobile operator, T-Mobile, has
selected a leading provider of mobile music entertainment
services, Musiwave, to support its full-track online music
platform, branded T-music PLAY. It will enable users to browse
and purchase music tracks and download them onto a PC, as well as
transferring them to ...
AT&T to Launch Mobile Banking
AT&T Inc.'s Cingular Wireless plans to introduce mobile
banking capabilities with four prominent banks, the biggest such
initiative in the U.S. but still shy of the industry's
long-discussed goal of turning cell phones into credit cards.
The deals with Wachovia Corp., Regions Financial Corp., SunTrust
Banks Inc. and ...
LG Electronics to Incorporate Google Functions in Mobile Phones
LG Electronics Inc. said Wednesday it has reached an agreement
with Google Inc. to offer the leading online search engine's
products on its mobile phones. LG's mobile devices, combined
with Google, will provide consumers with easy access to their
favorite Internet services even without a PC and make it easy for
Smith Micro Wins Macro Sprint Deal
Wireless multimedia software vendor Smith Micro Software Inc. has
landed a major OEM deal with Sprint Nextel Corp., the companies
announced Monday. Light Reading reported that a deal was pending
in a story published March 9. As part of the OEM deal, Sprint
will distribute Smith Micro's Quicklink software renamed as
the Sprint ...
FT, Telefonica Talk Up IMS
MILAN, Italy -- C5 World Forum -- Any doubts that major carriers
are taking IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS) seriously as a
next-generation network (NGN) architecture framework were
dispelled here this morning as both France Telecom SA and
Telefonica SA gave updates on where they are with their IMS
deployments. Jorge de los ...
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