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The CommunicationsDirect Daily Update
For April 12, 2007

Sistema's Mobile TV Plans Upset by Russian Broadcaster RTRS

Russian holding Sistema may look to utilise the infrastructure of
its mobile subsidiaries Mobile TeleSystems (MTS) and SkyLink,
after encountering problems with its request to use the TV Towers
of national TV and radio broadcasting monopolist, Russian
Television and Radio Broadcasting Network (RTRS). Prime-Tass,
citing Kommersant, ...

European Parliament Panel Backs Proposal to Cap Mobile Phone Roaming Fees

BRUSSELS, Belgium - A proposal to cap roaming charges for mobile
phone calls made abroad crossed an important hurdle Thursday when
a key committee of the European Parliament voted in favor of a
ceiling at 40 euro cents (54 U.S. cents) per minute for an
outgoing call and 15 euro cents (20 U.S. cents) per minute for an
incoming call. ...

Vonage Holdings Chief Executive Steps Down

Vonage Holdings Corp. CEO Michael Snyder resigned Thursday as the
troubled Internet phone company announced a restructuring plan
that includes an unspecified number of jobs cuts. The
resignation of Snyder, 54, is effective immediately. Chairman
Jeffrey A. Citron will act as interim chief executive as the
company seeks his ...

Rumor Du Jour: Somebody's Sniffing Around Bell Canada

Somebody, or perhaps several somebodies, are said to be
interested in acquiring Bell Canada parent BCE Inc., and
they're reportedly putting together what could be a massive
takeover bid -- one that would have to start out at $25 billion.
At this point, there are more denials than confirmed facts, but
investors are betting ...

Inside Cablevision's 'RS-DVR'

Now that Cablevision Systems Corp. has appealed a judge's
decision that its 'Remote Storage-Digital Video Recorder'
(RS-DVR) infringes on studio and programmer copyrights, it's
clear now more than ever that the New York-based MSO is playing for
keeps. The fight is over whether there are separate ownership ...

VoIP Usage Increases, But US Businesses Not Ditching Traditional Phones

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., April 11,2007 -- US businesses continue to
embrace VoIP, but they are not abandoning traditional voice
lines, reports In-Stat . VoIP is currently
used by 20% of US businesses, but 44% of these businesses also
keep voice lines remain TDM, the high-tech market research firm
says. Robust ...

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