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Tue, 1 May 2007 10:27:48 EDT

PricewaterhouseCoopers Presents
The CommunicationsDirect Daily Update
For May 01, 2007

What is IPTV and Why All the Fuss?

IPTV is a simple and low-cost broadband product replacement
concept with massive implications for business and society. In
its simplest form, IPTV protocol enables the creation of a
single-shared use high-speed transport infrastructure. The new
transport and service infrastructure can deliver digital
television, data, and voice ...

CRTC Changes Price-Cap Regime for Local Telephone Services

The Canadian Radio, Television and Telecommunications Commission
(CRTC) has announced that it is to introduce new rules governing the
pricing of local telephone services, with a move to a third
generation price-cap regime, effective from 1 June 2007 and
applying to the non-forborne (i.e., regulated) operating areas of
the ...

German Trade Union Seeks Government Intervention in Deutsche Telekom Dispute

The German trade union, Verdi, has requested that the government
intervene in a dispute with the country's incumbent, Deutsche
Telekom, over the planned transfer of 50,000 employees to a new
service unit, T-System. Verdi expects the government to encourage
the telco's management to take a more conciliatory approach in
order to ...

Zhone Flaunts FiberSLAM

Zhone Technologies Inc. today introduced a very small form factor
hybrid Wavelength Division Multiplexing (WDM) access platform to
help carriers cheaply provide broadband connectivity to
enterprises, business parks, remote enclosures, or wireless
backhaul aggregation sites. Zhone's new FiberSLAM products
integrate ...

Telecom Italia Stake Sold

The suspense is finally over. Pirelli has sold Olimpia, the
holding company with an 18% stake in Telecom Italia, to Spain's
Telefonica, Italian banks Mediobanca and Intesa Sanpaolo, insurer
Generali and the Benetton family for 4.1 billion euros ($5.58
billion) and debt. Shares of Telecom Italia and Pirelli fell on
the news this ...

FiOS, Wireless Help Verizon's Healthy Q1

Verizon Communications Inc. delivered strong first-quarter
results this morning, reporting a 6.4 percent rise in revenues to
$22.6 billion, a net income of $1.5 billion, and earnings per
share of $0.51. It also delivered encouraging subscriber growth
numbers in its key fixed-broadband and wireless businesses, and

Expand Gets $21M

WAN optimization specialist Expand Networks has picked up $21 million
in its sixth round of funding and is now looking to grow its global
presence. The 'F' round was led by new investor Vertex Venture
Capital and Discount Investment Corporation. Existing investors Tamir
Fishman Venture Capital and Challenge Fund-Etgar also ...

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