The TelecomDirect News Daily Update
For February 1, 2006
Aligning with Customers' Needs: Laying the Groundwork for Change
The following is an excerpt from "Laying the Groundwork for
Change" in PricewaterhouseCoopers' InfoComm Review, Volume 10,
No.3, titled "Aligning with Customers' Needs." To read more
and view all articles, please click here. This is the
second in a series of articles on cultural change. In the
previous issue of InfoComm...
Samsung Claims Solution to LCD "Wash Out"
LCDs are everywhere in the mobile world. You can find them on
cell phones, notebook computers, PDAs and media
players. Unfortunately, it's not easy to use LCD screens
everywhere in the world. That's because even the best displays
can fade away to near or total unreadability when placed under a
strong natural or artificial light source. ...
TIM Hellas Seals Q-Telecom Buy
TIM Hellas has announced that its Helen GAC unit has completed
the acquisition of rival Q-Telecom. The company said that it paid
350 million euro (US$423.9) for its rival. TIM Hellas was itself
acquired by two private equity firms in 2005. Significance: This
acquisition is likely to be a precursor to a move by Orascom to
In-Stat Study Finds Managed Services to Provide Competitive Edge in Maturing Mobile Markets
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- As the mobile industry matures and service
providers seek innovative ways to reshape their businesses and
successfully compete for subscribers, they are increasingly
turning to vendors of outsourced and managed services solutions
to support key areas of service delivery and network
operations. These managed...
Verizon Wins Another Injunction
Verizon Wireless is celebrating a big win today after a federal
judge in Trenton, N.J., issued a preliminary injunction against
the current and former owners of LocateCell.com -- Data Find
Solutions, First Source Information Specialists and related
companies -- and other affiliated Websites. The injunction,
which Verizon says is...
France Telecom Gives CFO Le Boot
Less than three weeks after issuing a profits warning, France
Telecom SA (NYSE: FTE - message board) has axed its head of
finance, Michel Combes, as part of a management reshuffle that
cuts the number of senior executives from 20 to just eight. (See
FT Revamps Top Table and FT Warns, Europe Quakes.) On January 12
the carrier cut its...
WiFi Phone Heats Up
Voice-over-WiFi is one of the hottest markets in
telecommunications, predicted to more than double this year,
according to a report released today by Infonetics Research Inc.
The report says that worldwide revenues from WiFi phone service
(also known as "voice over wireless LAN," or VOWLAN) hit $102.5
million last year -- up 76 percent...
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