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TelecomDirect News Daily Update - Monday, March 6, 2006

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PricewaterhouseCoopers Presents
The TelecomDirect News Daily Update
For March 6, 2006

Where Babies Come From: Supply and Demand in an Infant Marketplace

Persistent demand from people who have been denied the blessings
of parenthood has created an assisted-reproduction market that
stretches around the globe and encompasses hundreds of thousands
of people. In the United States alone, nearly 41,000 children
were born via in vitro fertilization (IVF) in 2001. Roughly 6,000
came from donated...

Auction Action: Slower This Time Around?

The federal government stands to reap billions of dollars from
the June 29 auction of advanced wireless services (AWS) spectrum,
but bidding might not be as vigorous as it has been in the
past. And the biggest historical bidders may be no-shows,
according to some analysts. The changes aren't due to a single
factor but to many. Some of...

Job Cuts Feared as AT&T Makes $67 billion Bid for BellSouth

ATLANTA -- AT&T Inc.'s $67 billion bid for BellSouth
Corp. would expand the number of voices using America's largest
telecommunications company, but it may end up sounding more like a
hang up for some employees. San Antonio-based AT&T expects the
acquisition announced Sunday to save it $2 billion annually,

OTE Seeks Total Control of CosmOTE

Dominant Greek telecoms operator OTE has confirmed its readiness
to acquire the 34% share that it does not already own in its
mobile arm CosmOTE. Dow Jones, quoting OTE's reply to a letter
from the Athens Stock Exchange authorities, reports that the firm
is mulling the option of buying the remaining CosmOTE stake
during the timeframe of...

Software Makes Teleconferencing More Convenient

Despite the best efforts of many software vendors,
teleconferencing systems aren't always easy to use. While great
strides have been made over the years in sound and video quality,
as well as in tools that help teleconference participants to
interact with each other, most systems still fall short in terms
of user accessibility and...

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