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Tue, 15 May 2007 09:23:32 EDT

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The CommunicationsDirect Daily Update
For May 15, 2007

Ten Belgian Cable Companies Set to Merge

Ten cable companies in Belgium's southern region of Wallonia are
set to merge according to Belgian daily Le Soir to create the
biggest rival to the country's dominant cable company,
Telenet. In a report, the paper said cable companies ALE and
Brutele will join forces to buy eight other Walloon operators for
as much ...

Dutch Regulator Orders Cuts in Mobile Termination Rates

The Netherlands' telecoms regulator, OPTA, has ruled that the
country's five mobile operators would have to cut their mobile
termination rates by nearly half by 2010. In a statement today,
OPTA said the move will save consumers about 190 million euro
(US$257.2 million). Mobile tariffs will be reduced by about 5
euro ...

Trend Sees Cell Phone-Only Use Growing

More than a quarter of young adults have only cell phones, making
them the leading edge of a strengthening move away from
traditional land line telephones, a federal survey showed
Monday. Overall, the portion of adults with only cell phones grew
by more than 2 percentage points in the latter half of last year
to nearly 12 ...

EC Accepts Poland's Tweaked Broadband-Access Proposal

Earlier today, the European Commission (EC) released a decision
that endorses the Polish telecom regulator's amended proposal
concerning the market for access to fixed telephony services in
that country. On March 13, the EC told Poland's regulator, the
Electronic Communication Office (UKE), that broadband access
services ...

AlcaLu Buys Gateway Vendor

Alcatel-Lucent is to buy multiservice enterprise gateway vendor
NetDevices Inc. for an undisclosed sum to help speed up its
product delivery and development capabilities. NetDevices has
developed a range of enterprise gateways that can sit either at
the enterprise office location or in a remote data center. The
products, which ...

Carriers Good at E-Commerce Basics

When it comes to e-commerce, wireless operators have got the
basics down but need to work on innovative features that will
help them boost online and in-store sales as well as retain their
customers. That's the conclusion of a study just released by
Cisco's Internet Business Solutions Group (IBSG). Overall, the
study ...

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