The CommunicationsDirect Daily Update
For June 05, 2007
Debitel Pays US$756 mil. for TDC's German Unit
TDC has agreed to sell its wholly-owned German mobile services
provider, Talkline, to its local rival, Debitel, for 560 million
euro in cash on a debt-free basis. The transaction is subject to
approval from the EU competition authorities. TDC expects to make
an after-tax gain of 3.3 billion Danish kroner (US$598 million),
which will be ...
Swedish Telecom Equipment Maker Ericsson to Buy Germany's LHS
STOCKHOLM, Sweden -- LM Ericsson, the world's largest maker of
wireless networks, said Tuesday it has offered to buy Germany's
LHS AG in a deal that values the billing and customer care
software company at around E310 million (US$418 million).
Ericsson will pay E22.50 (US$30.33) per share under an agreement
by which it ...
Silver Lake, TPG Capital to Buy Telecom Avaya for $8.2B in Cash
BASKING RIDGE, New Jersey -- TPG Capital is embarking on its
second big telecom venture in two weeks, joining with another private
equity firm, Silver Lake, in an $8.2 billion (E6.08 billion) bid for
Avaya Inc. Avaya said Monday night that it has agreed to the
firm's offer of $17.50 in cash per share, two weeks after ...
France Telecom Eyes An Indian Market Entry
France Telecom (FT), in what would be its first foray into the
hot Indian telecom market, is reportedly negotiating to buy the
enterprise and managed services division of India's GTL. GTL put
the unit, which represents about 20-25 percent of the company in
revenue terms, up for sale in order to focus on its core network
Survey: Ala Carte Value Vexes Consumers
Only 53 percent of consumers surveyed by Forrester Research
Inc. said they would be interested in getting their cable
programming via ala carte, a business and TV pricing model the
cable industry strongly opposes despite heavy duty pushing by
Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Kevin Martin.
Although it might ...
Aepona & Appium: SDP Minnows Merge
Two of the service delivery platform (SDP) market's specialist
vendors, U.K. firm AePona Ltd. and Sweden's Appium AB , are
merging in an effort to increase their chances of picking up more
carrier business in an increasingly competitive market.
Malm-based Appium, the smaller of the two companies, will
become a ...
Wanted: Virtual Desktop Services
What if the service provider that offers you online backup could
provide ready-to-use desktop configurations, enabling you to set
up and manage desktops and laptops without having to touch the
users' machines? If you think it sounds attractive, you're not
alone. We are seeing a lot of interest around desktop ...
North American Home Network Support Service Market to Double in 2007
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- The increasing popularity and increasing
complexity of home networks will spur a doubling of fee-based
home network support subscriptions in North America in 2007,
reports In-Stat. Home networks are still primarily set up by
tech-savvy consumers for themselves, their family, and their
friends; however, consumer ...
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