The TelecomDirect News Daily Update
For May 22, 2006
Network Software Protects Data Confidentiality
As banks, businesses, government agencies and other enterprises
interconnect their computers in ever greater numbers, there's a
growing need for software that can provide seamless data links
while ensuring data security. In an effort to ensure security
while maintaining a free and speedy enterprise data flow, a
research team has...
NTT DoCoMo to Make All Mobile Handset Models Globally Compatible
NTT DoCoMo, Japan's largest mobile operator, plans to be the
first mobile operator in Japan to make all its mobile handset
models compatible with the GSM networks in more than 130
countries in two years, in order to enable easier roaming for
travellers, Japan's Yomiuri Shimbun newspaper reports. Under the
new system, DoCoMo's mobile...
EU Wants More Cross-Border Telecoms Competition
The European Commission has urged greater cross-border
competition in the European telecommunications market, according
to reports from the Associated Press (AP). While acknowledging
the benefits of its year-old push for better exploitation of
digital technologies, the Commission said that stronger
investment and more effective...
Bite GSM Delays 3G Launch
Latvia's newest mobile operator Bite GSM is to postpone the
launch of its UMTS services, according to Baltic Business
Weekly. The operator's 3G operations had been due to begin in
June 2006, but have now been delayed until September 2006, in
order to facilitate the introduction of a faster Internet
KDDI, Sony to Develop Walkman Cell Phone
TOKYO -- A Walkman brand cell phone enabling users to download
music onto their handsets will go on sale in the Japanese market
next month in a joint project between KDDI and Sony, KDDI
Corp. announced Monday. KDDI Corp., Japan's second-largest
mobile phone company, scheduled a news conference Monday morning
to announce details ...
Microsoft Makes Way to Pay for PC Hourly
SEATTLE -- Microsoft Corp. has developed technology for people to
pay by the hour to use a computer in their own homes, similar to
the way many people use pre-paid cards for cell phones. The
technology, called FlexGo, will be used as part of efforts to
sell computers to lower-income consumers in developing countries,
where Microsoft is...
Nokia Lands GSM Expansion Deal
A China Unicom subsidiary has tapped Nokia to expand its GSM
network in China. The companies did not disclose the financial
terms of the agreement. As part of the deal, Nokia will deliver
radio and core networks, including MSC Server mobile softswitch
and services to Sichuan Unicom. The expanded network will serve
four cities in the...
House Committee Unwraps Net-Neutrality Act
Confirming earlier reports (Telecom Policy Report, May 1),
members of the House Judiciary Committeeintroduced a bill to
codify network neutrality among the Internet's broadband access
and backbone providers in response to a growing debate among
federal lawmakers and lobbyists on the issue. The five-page
Internet Freedom and...
Wireless Firms Ring Up More VC Bucks
Of the $543 million in venture capital investment dollars
received by digital media companies during April, a whopping $303
million went to wireless-related businesses, according to San
Francisco-based research firm Rutberg & Co. Rutberg says 40
companies announced new VC funding last month; and 11 of those
are making a business of...
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