The CommunicationsDirect Daily Update
For May 31, 2007
Ukrainian Telesystems Extends 3G Network to Crimea
Ukrainian CDMA operator Ukrainian Telesystems has launched 3G
services in Simferopol, the capital of the Ukrainian republic of
Crimea, reports Ukrainian News. The operator will now offer
high-speed mobile internet and mobile communication and
multimedia under the 'PEOPLEnet' brand, and has plans in place to
extend its coverage ...
Government Awards $20B Telecom Contract
WASHINGTON Five companies -- AT&;T Inc., Level 3 Communications,
Verizon Communications Inc., Qwest Communications International
Inc. and Sprint Nextel Corp. -- on Thursday were awarded a
federal telecommunications contract worth up to $20 billion over
10 years. Getting on the so-called Networx Enterprise ...
VSNL Combats Falling Voice Margins
International data connectivity provider Videsh Sanchar Nigam
Ltd. (VSNL) is feeling the pinch from falling profit
margins in its wholesale voice business, and upcoming reforms to
bandwidth pricing at home in India threaten to increase the
pressure. In its financial results for the year ended March 31,
the India-based operator ...
Original WiMAX Entrants Still Lead Market
According to the latest report from In-Stat, the original vendors
who entered the WiMAX market -- Alavarion, Aperto, Redline and
Airspan -- still hold the dominant market positions. However,
better-known equipment vendors such as Motorola, Nokia Siemens
and Samsung received more press coverage in 2006, for their
Survey Sez: Enterprise Comms Users Dissatisfied
Lack of open standards may be the cause of dissatisfaction of
enterprise communications by nearly 70 percent of users,
according to an independent survey of hundreds of respondents who
attended the CeBIT 2007 show in Hannover, Germany, last
March. Siemens Communications sponsored the research, which was
conducted by an independent ...
Palm's Constant Companion
Palm Inc. has finally unveiled its long-awaited new mobile
computer -- a small notebook-like device intended to be used in
conjunction with a smartphone for mobile email, Web surfing and
more. Analysts, however, question who exactly will buy the
symbiotic new device. Palm founder Jeff Hawkins unveiled the
$500 Foleo "mobile...
Will the Apple iPhone Ignite the US Multimedia Phone Market?
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- Despite a rapid increase in the number of
multimedia-capable phones, US wireless subscribers have not yet
been persuaded to take advantage of these capabilities, reports
In-Stat. More than one-third of respondents to an In-Stat
wireless subscriber survey now carry a wireless handset that can
play MP3 tracks, ...
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