The TelecomDirect News Daily Update
For March 20, 2006
Mapping Out Business Success
As the cable industry directs increasing attention to the
sizeable opportunity presented by business services, a detailed
understanding of market structure and resulting technical
requirements is essential both for business planners and plant
construction planners. In this article, we will relate the
geography of business...
Improving Mobile Phone Memory
As designers cram ever more features into mobile phones--music,
video, location-based services and so on -- the devices are
becoming increasingly sophisticated and powerful. Yet, despite
the added complexity, users still expect their phones to start up
and operate quickly and flawlessly. Unfortunately, current
memory technology is...
Consolidation Fever Grips European Telecoms Market
The spotlight is yet again on consolidation in the European
telecoms market. With Vodafone's symbolic scaling back of its
global ambitions, Europe's telecoms operators are gearing up for
an eventful consolidation era. Although the trend had long been
expected, recent events have brought the issue to the fore with
Telenor Offers To Sell Stake in Ukrainian Mobile Telephone Group To End Dispute
OSLO, Norway -- Norwegian telecommunications group Telenor ASA on
Monday offered to sell its stake in main Ukrainian mobile phone
group Kyivstar to end a legal dispute. Telenor said it was
willing to sell its 56.5 percent interest in the Ukrainian mobile
operator to Russia's OAO VimpelCom Communications for US$5
billion in cash....
Startup to Wed Mobile Games, Live TV Shows
SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Dialing into the fast-growing market for
mobile games, a San Francisco-based startup is poised to unveil a
new service on Monday that it hopes will make television viewers
as hooked to their cell phones as they are to remote controls.
AirPlay Network Inc. said it will introduce a lineup of cell
phone games tied...
FCC Adds Another Layer, Seeks More 700 MHz Info
Things were short and sweet at Friday's Federal Communications
Commission open meeting, with only two telecom-related items up
for discussion. Both, however, passed unanimously. First, the
commission voted to establish a Public Safety and Homeland
Security Bureau to address issues related to national security,
emergency management and...
Ericsson Wants Riverstone
In a move as shocking as a 12th-seed upset, Ericsson AB has made
an 11th-hour bid for Riverstone Networks Inc. possibly
unraveling the plans for Lucent Technologies Inc. to acquire the
struggling company. Ericsson's bid of $178 million -- filed at
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