The TelecomDirect News Daily Update
For January 23, 2006
Broadcom Targets WLAN Chips at 802.11n Market
Communications chipmaker Broadcom is offering its first products
designed to comply with the IEEE 802.11n draft specification. The
Irvine, Calif.-based company's new Intensi-fi wireless LAN (WLAN)
chipsets aim to deliver high-speed wireless connectivity
throughout a home or office. The 802.11n products are
designed to provide...
Who Has the D? How Clear Decision Roles Enhance Organizational Performance
Decisions are the coin of the realm in business. But even in
highly respected companies, decisions can get stuck inside the
organization like loose change. As a result, the entire
decision-making process can stall, usually at one of four
bottlenecks: global vs. local, center vs. business unit, function
vs. function, and inside vs....
Ericsson Signs Deal for Ringtones, Music
Ericsson has announced a deal with EMI, the world's largest
independent music company, allowing Ericsson to offer ringtones
and full-track downloads from EMI's European catalogue to mobile
operators in Europe. EMI operates directly in 50 countries and
represents over 1,000 artists. Significance: Ericsson is
gradually but steadily...
O2 Adds Record Number of New Customers Ahead of Telefonica Takeover
LONDON -- Mobile phone company O2 PLC reported Monday that it
added a forecast-beating 1.75 million new customers over the
Christmas period, taking its total to 27.4 million users. In its
last quarterly figures as an independent company, O2 said it
added 895,000 customers in the U.K., 823,000 in Germany, and
32,000 in Ireland. ...
EU Threat to Fine Greece Unless it Opens Up Telecoms Market
BRUSSELS, Belgium -- The European Union executive on Monday
threatened to fine Greece unless it shows it is obeying EU rules
to open up its telecoms market. Greece is the only EU country
not to have introduced an electronic communications
liberalization law. The European Commission said this means
Greeks have fewer telephone firms...
Study Predicts Slower Cell Growth
A new study suggests the growth of wireless subscriptions
worldwide will slow 3 percent this year, and that much of the
industry's growth will come in Africa. The study, conducted by
research firm Strategy Analytics, says most of the growth will
come in areas with the highest concentration of people who have
yet to purchase their first...
House Intros Its Own Phone-Records Bill
Rep. Joe Barton (R-Texas) yesterday disclosed that the House of
Representatives is planning its own legislation to criminalize
the selling of private telephone calling records in light of a
Senate bill in the works to stop the brokerage practice. Barton,
chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, focused on
foiling the sale of...
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