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Mon, 14 May 2007 08:35:15 EDT

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The CommunicationsDirect Daily Update
For May 14, 2007

Vodafone Acquires Deutsche Telekom's Spanish Unit

The takeover of the local unit of Deutsche Telekom will enable
Vodafone Espana to expand into the broadband market and compete
more effectively against its biggest rivals, Telefonica
and ...

Regulator Blocks BT's Italian MVNO Plans=E2=80=94Reports

Italy's telecoms regulator, AGCOM, has blocked BT's plans to
launch MVNO operations in Italy, according to a report yesterday
in the Italian daily, Finanza & Mercati. The paper said AGCOM
queried the deal because BT's Italian unit mainly operates in the
Italian business customer sector. BT had hoped to launch its ...

CTIA Highlights Successes in Mobile Payments and Banking

The biggest news at CTIA for the billing and payment space had to
be AT&T's announcement of its mobile banking initiatives with
Wachovia, SunTrust and Regions Financial Corp. The banks will
enable customers to check balances and pay bills from their
mobile devices using Firethorn's mobile banking and payments ...

Black Friday At DT: Workers Walk As Profits Plunge

More than 10,000 employees left their jobs at Deutsche Telekom this
morning to protest part of the carrier's planned $6.3 billion
cost-reduction program. The strike came less than a day after
the carrier, saying that it had lost 588,000 fixed-line customers in
just 90 days, reported a 58-percent plunge in profits from a ...

Wal-Mart to Bring Skype Calling Mainstream with In-Store Displays of
Assorted Phone Gear

NEW YORK - Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is adding an array of Skype phone
gear to the electronics section in 1,800 stores, bringing the
renegade provider of cheap calling over the Internet to a huge
mainstream audience. The dedicated Skype section will feature
handsets, headsets and webcams designed to work with Skype, a
provider of ...

Helio's Ocean Sets Sail

Helio's dual-slider handset, called Ocean, is available from the
MVNO's Website, stores and through GameStop video game retail
locations. The handset includes a full Qwerty keyboard; 2.4 inch
QVGA screen, which can be viewed in portrait or landscape modes;
updated search functions that promise easy access to sites such

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