The TelecomDirect News Daily Update
For March 28, 2006
Vodafone Wades into Roaming Fee Battle
Vodafone has voiced its objections to the European Commission's
plan to reduce or even scrap roaming fees across the region. The
company told Reuters that it had written to the European Union
(EU) warning that an ill-judged regulation could have unforeseen
effects on the industry. The operator claims that competition
among operators is...
EU to tackle "unjustified" cost of using mobile phones abroad
BRUSSELS, Belgium -- The EU said Tuesday it will force mobile
phone companies to scrap the ''unjustified'' high cost of using a
mobile phone abroad after they failed to cut prices over the past
six months. The European Commission said it would draft a law
that could by next summer eliminate charges for receiving a call
in another EU...
Broadband Growth Not Enough to Offset Wireline Voice Declines in US
SOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- While growth in broadband wireline revenues
remains robust in the US, it is not enough to overcome steady
losses in consumer wireline voice revenues, reports In-Stat. As a
result wireline service revenues in the US will decline by 3.3%
annually, on average, from 2004 to 2009, the high-tech market
Palm Pushes Deeper Into Enterprise
Palm Inc. may have raised some eyebrows last week when it
reported rapidly accelerating sales of its Treo handheld devices,
but Justin Hectus, director of IT for law firm Keesal, Young and
Logan, didn't bat an eye. "The best formula I've found" for
corporate email, says Hectus, "is Good Technology's GoodLink
running on the Treo 650."...
RBOCs Wait & See on P2P
AT&T Inc., Verizon Communications Inc. , and Qwest Communications
International Inc. don't have hard, fast policies in place to
deal with consumer peer-to-peer traffic. Despite the hype about
P2P traffic volumes on carrier networks, these phone companies...
Sprint Nextel Helps Customers "Find It"
Sprint is putting more information in the palm of its customers'
hands, with the introduction of a new mobile search service
powered by InfoSpace. InfoSpace Find It!, a J2ME powered
application designed specifically for cell phones, incorporates
GPS capabilities and enables subscribers to not only locate
restaurants, movie times and so...
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