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TelecomDirect News Daily Update - February 23, 2006

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The TelecomDirect News Daily Update
For February 23, 2006

Mobile Vision: Cellcos Tune In to TV

Mobile television is on the march. Video including news clips,
sports highlights and the like is available now on American
handsets. But the next generation of mobile video aims to elevate
these applications from time-killers for the tech-savvy to
something that is part of the broader American lifestyle, as
mainstream as clicking on the...

Altimo Rejects Participation in Ukrtelecom Privatisation, Eyes Svyazinvest

Altimo, a subsidiary of the Russian group Alfa, has announced
that it will not be participating in the imminent privatisation
of Ukraine's state-owned fixed-line monopoly, Ukrtelecom. The
latter is 92.865% owned by the Ukrainian government, which has
long been declaring its intention to privatise the
company. Ukrainian Transport and...

MobilTel Becomes Vodafone Partner

Vodafone has announced that it has signed a partnership deal with
MobilTel, the Bulgarian mobile arm of Telekom Austria. Under the
deal, MobilTel's customers will get access to Vodafone products
and services. Meanwhile, customers of Vodafone, its joint
ventures and partners will be able to access Vodafone services
when travelling in...

Forum Provides Look at Next-Generation E911

WASHINGTON -- Wireless will play an important role in the
next-generation E911 communications system that lies beyond the
VoIP horizon, say government officials charged with designing the
emergency network of the future. At a forum on Capitol Hill late
yesterday, Department of Transportation (DOT) and emergency

NTP Patent Rejected

As the patent dispute between Research In Motion Ltd. (RIM)
(Nasdaq: RIMM - message board; Toronto: RIM) and NTP Software
accelerates toward a conclusion, the U.S. Patent and Trademark
Office today issued a final rejection of one of the mobile email
patents held by NTP. The Patent Office has already issued
preliminary rulings...

U.K. Regulator Seeks New VoIP Rules

U.K. regulator Ofcom today started the process of creating a new
set of rules for the Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) industry
in United Kingdom, issuing a so-called "consultation" document
outlining the areas it is going to consider and calling for
comments. In its 121-page document, Ofcom indicates it intends
to repeal some...

Google, EarthLink Team for San Fran. WiFi

Google (Nasdaq: GOOG - message board) confirmed Wednesday it has
partnered with the ISP EarthLink Inc. to compete for a contract
to build San Francisco's municipal WiFi network. (See Google,
Earthlink Bid on WiFi.) Google and Earthlink submitted one of
seven responses to a request for proposal (RFP) from the city, a
spokesman says.Read...

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