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The TelecomDirect News Daily Update
For January 16, 2006
HP's Dual-Mode Laptop
WiFi capabilities are now a standard feature on just about every new
laptop computer. The only problem is, unless you're inside an office,
coffee shop, airport departure lounge, hotel room or other
hotspot-covered place, you're not going to access the Internet. On the
other hand, the users of laptops equipped with both WiFi and EV-DO...
Content Guidelines Take Hold
WASHINGTON -- Weeks after CTIA introduced a set of content guidelines
for wireless services, carriers are moving to implement the plans in
varying degrees. The association unveiled the guidelines in November
after months of development and brewing concern about inappropriate
wireless content making it into the hands of minors. CTIA's...
Regional Strategies for Global Leadership
The leaders of such global powerhouses as GE, Wal-Mart, and Toyota seem
to have grasped two crucial truths: First, far from becoming submerged
by the rising tide of globalization, geographic and other regional
distinctions may in fact be increasing in importance. Second,
regionally focused strategies, used in conjunction with local and...
Magyar Telekom Plans to Invest US$230 mil. in Broadband Expansion
Magyar Telekom expects to double its number of ADSL customers this year
to 600,000, compared to its previous estimate of 400,000 by end-2006.
The broadband expansion project will be financed through a deal with
the European Investment Bank (EIB) for a long-term loan of up to 47.4
billion forints (US$229 million). The variable-rate loan...
Motorola Deploys Wireless Broadband Platform
The U.S. wireless telecoms equipment vendor Motorola has deployed a
nationwide high-speed wireless broadband network in Macedonia. The
Motorola Canopy network is based on the WiFi technology and WiFi
repeaters have already been installed in 531 locations at schools,
universities and local government offices in order to facilitate...
Verizon Launches GlobalEmail
If you've got Samsung's new mobile device, you've got Verizon Wireless'
new GlobalEmail. Verizon today announced the availability of its new
service, which will give business customers access to e-mail in more
than 50 countries. The catch is that you'll need the recently unveiled
Samsung SCH i830, which is available for about $600 and...
Vonage Claims 'Breakneck' 911 Progress
In tracking its nationwide progress to meet the Federal Communications
Commission order that Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) service
providers handle 911 emergency services, Vonage says, as of yesterday,
it's turned up enhanced 911 services in more than 1,900 official
public-safety answering points (PSAPs) that field the public's...
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