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Tue, 19 Jun 2007 12:04:19 EDT

PricewaterhouseCoopers Presents
The CommunicationsDirect Daily Update
For June 19, 2007

Microsoft Relaunches IP TV Service, Motorola Launches Open Linux
Set-Top Platform

With the blame for delays to AT&T's U-Verse service
deployments laid partially at the door of the Microsoft IP TV
platform hopefully now in the past, Microsoft has announced the
relaunch of its IP TV software platform-now re-branded as
'Mediaroom'. The new name reflects the platform's
capabilities for multimedia ...

PCCW's U.K. Unit Eyes WiMAX Mobile Service

The U.K. telecoms regulator, Ofcom, has called for proposals on
whether to allow WiMAX licence holders to offer mobile services
using WiMAX technology. UK Broadband Ltd, a subsidiary of Hong
Kong-based PCCW Ltd, and one of the two WiMAX licence holders in
the United Kingdom, has asked Ofcom to enable it to join the
ranks of U.K. mobile ...

GENBAND Intros New Gateways

GENBAND Inc.'s product portfolio just keeps growing. The
company this month takes the wraps off two new wireline/wireless
media gateways, the G2 Compact Media Gateway and G9 Converged Media
Gateway, which work with any softswitch or CSCF. According to
Jody Bennett, vice president of marketing, GENBAND now offers
'the ...

Telecom Equipment Maker Ericsson Gets Orders in China, India

STOCKHOLM, Sweden -- LM Ericsson AB, the world's largest wireless
network maker, on Tuesday unveiled a string of deals, including a
mobile network contract in China and a mobile services order in
India. The Stockholm-based company also announced a series of
deals it had received through its networking equipment maker, ...

Orange Doubles FMC Customers

Orange France has left other European operators in the dust when
it comes to fixed/mobile convergence (FMC). Since the end of March
this year, Orange has more than doubled the number of unlicensed
mobile access (UMA)-based handsets it has sold for its dual/mode
GSM/WiFi service, called Unik. But Orange will have to change its
game ...

Expanding the Universal Network

The in-building wireless technology company MobileAccess has
expanded its Universal Wireless Network product for 802.11 a/b/g
WLAN coverage, added multi-mode fiber support and introduced new
management capabilities. These enhancements to our Universal
Wireless Network enable enterprises to 'springboard' from
their ...

Enhanced MyCall Traverses Fixed, Mobile Networks

Comverse, a subsidiary of Comverse Technology Inc., is touting a
new release of MyCall Converged Communications, an integrated
fixed and mobile communications solution for the delivery of
seamless consumer services over fixed broadband and mobile
networks. MyCall Converged Communications enables all types of
service providers to ...

NextWave Buys Into More Euro WiMax

NextWave Wireless Inc.'s majority-owned European investment
subsidiary, Inquam Broadband GmbH , has agreed to acquire a 65
percent controlling stake in European regional WiMax operator
WiMax Telecom AG , for an undisclosed sum, continuing on a
European broadband wireless spectrum spending spree. The deal
expands ...

Utility Computing Popular Among Large US Firms

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- Utility computing is popular among US
enterprise firms' decision-makers, and there is reason to believe
its popularity will continue to grow, reports In-Stat. In-Stat survey
results show that 27% (78 out of 288) of enterprise firms (with 1,000
or more employees) have currently adopted a utility computing ...

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