The TelecomDirect News Daily Update
For February 2, 2006
Lannet Bids for Telepassport
Greek alternative telecoms operator Lannet has announced a 35
million-euro (US$42.2 million) preliminary bid for unlisted
alternative telecoms operator Telepassport Hellas. Reuters quotes
a Lannet spokesperson admitting that the motivation for the bid
is to double the company's size and gain significant market
share. The offer will be...
Deutsche Telekom CEO Urges Deregulation To Protect High-Speed Networks
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BERLIN -- Deutsche Telekom AG, which is building a high-speed
communications network in Germany, called on regulators Thursday
to ensure that the field will be deregulated and free of
interference. "We need clear legal commitments regarding the
long-term regulatory situation if we are to roll out this project
in 50 towns," Chief...
Bell Canada Envisions Unique Telecom 'Trust'
Bell Canada will form a new "regional telephone income trust"
that will own and manage 1.6 million local access lines in parts
of its Ontario and Quebec operating territories. The carrier then
will distribute shares in the trust to shareholders of parent
company BCE. The move involves a complex tax-deferred
transaction that will...
Nokia Stays Strong on Home Turf
In North America Research In Motion Ltd. (RIM) (Nasdaq: RIMM -
message board; Toronto: RIM) may be king, but in Europe the S60
smartphone from Nokia Corp. (NYSE: NOK - message board) is the
cool ruler, according to a new survey from market researchers IDC.
IDC finds that the Western European mobile device market --
With DSL at Turning Point, DSL IC Revenues Will Fall
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- As broadband moves from data-only services
to triple play offerings, the DSL market is in flux, and total
DSL IC revenues will drop from a high of close to $1.6 billion in
2004 to $880 million by 2009, reports In-Stat. Combining voice,
video and data within the same stream forces a myriad of changes
VOIP Finds Home in Eastern Europe
VOIP is now a mainstream telecom service in Central and Eastern
Europe following a raft of deployments by service providers in
the region, with IP telephony system vendors Cirpack and
NetCentrex SA the main beneficiaries. Softswitch maker Cirpack,
now part of Thomson (NYSE: TMS - message board; Euronext Paris:
18453), has just announced...
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