The CommunicationsDirect Daily Update
For May 25, 2007
Range of Possibilities for Svyazinvest Restructuring Suggested by
A spokesman for Russia's Economic Development and Trade Ministry
has hinted that a range of possibilities are being explored regarding
the restructuring of national fixed-line holding Svyazinvest. The
group controls seven pan-regional operators-CentreTelecom, North-West
Telecom, Southern Telecom, Volgatelecom, Uralsvyazinform, ...
Cisco Launches PTT over wVoIP
ZDNet reports from Interop 2007 that Cisco has launched a new product,
the Cisco Unified Wireless IP Phone 7921G handset, which supports
applications including Berbee Push-to-Talk over 802.11a and 802.11g
Wi-Fi networks. This forms part of Cisco's retail industry
solution, which uses the Cisco Unified Wireless Network ...
U.N. Cancels European Telecoms Conference in Bulgaria
GENEVA -- The U.N. telecoms agency said Friday it has canceled a
major European conference in the Bulgarian capital of Sofia because
companies and officials in the country were running behind in their
organization. The ITU Telecom Europe 2007 was scheduled to take
place in December, bringing together 100 companies and 5,000 ...
Enterprise FMC Grows Up
LAS VEGAS -- Interop -- Fixed/Mobile Convergence attracted attention
at the Interop show this week, but startups and big names alike have
to contend with U.S. carriers control over the flow of dual-mode
devices. Enterprise FMC contender DiVitas Networks has just inked
a new partnership deal with Microsoft Corp., linking ...
Euro Scorecard: Telefonica Dominates
We're so close to Memorial Day Weekend that you can smell the hot
dogs and stale beer in the air. There's nothing more
American than the first official weekend of summer, which is why
we're using the event to hand out our first-quarter 2007 Wireline
Carrier Scorecard for the, uh ... European carriers. You know
Nokia and Qualcomm: The Battle Continues
Nokia and Qualcomm are still at it. Most recently, the phone
manufacturer responded to Qualcomm's April 2, 2007, lawsuit by
filing a counter-suit, claiming infringement on six of its own
patents used in the chipmaker's GSM/WCDMA and CDMA2000 chipsets.
Nokia also released a statement saying that its products do not
infringe on ...
MEF Unveils P-TV Draft Best-Practices Code
The Mobile Entertainment Forum (MEF) yesterday published a draft Code
of Practice outlining best practices for Participation Television
(P-TV) in the United States. According to the group, P-TV
services typically provide viewers the ability to interact with
television shows -- for example, where viewers are asked to text in
How to Swap Out Vendors
An old song said it well: It's tough to belong to someone else
when the right one comes along. But plenty of IT pros who
'married' one key supplier early on have made the
transition to another, often with a minimum of pain and disruption.
"It all depends on the kind of relationship you have,"
says the director ...
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