The TelecomDirect News Daily Update
For May 24, 2006
Picking your Spots
Merchants spend tens of billions of dollars on advertising in the
U.S. Cable operators are of the opinion that they deserve a
bigger piece of that pie, but until they can more accurately
target potential customers, advertisers aren't going to be very
accommodating. Most of the major cable operators last year
implemented a way to target...
IMS: 'Softening' the Hardships of IP Architecture
The beauty of the IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS) architecture is
that it enables "hard" switches to take on a "softer" nature
through software-based technologies. An IP network is a dumb
network comprised of generic switches that handle only
transport. With IMS, the services that run on top are implemented
via software rather than...
Broadband Market Share Reaches 70% in U.K.
Broadband connections now account for nearly 70% of all internet
connections in the United Kingdom, according to figures from the
National Statistics Office (NSA). In its Internet Connectivity
March 2006 report, the NSA said that broadband connections formed
69.2% of all connections, up from 65.1% in December 2005. Dial-up
FCC Says it Cannot Investigate Phone Companies' Alleged Privacy Violations
WASHINGTON -- The federal agency that regulates
telecommunications has declined to look into allegations that
phone companies broke laws by sharing customer records with the
government's biggest spy agency. Federal Communications
Commission Chairman Kevin Martin said in a letter that the agency
does not have the power to review...
MetroMesh: A Hacker's Paradise?
Wireless MetroMesh technology promises a new era in anytime,
anywhere public access Internet for the masses. So-called mesh
technology -- in case you've been living under a rock for the
last year -- allows 802.11 wireless access points to pass data
amongst themselves over the air, removing the need for multiple
wired connections back...
Alcatel Scores A Double Triple
Alcatel set into motion a series of collaborative efforts with
computer-industry vendors to accelerate its systems-and-software
offerings for triple-play voice, data and video service
providers, signing one deal with IBM and Microsoft and another
with Hewlett-Packard (HP) and Microsoft. According to Alcatel,
Hybrid Hard Drives Heading to Mobile Devices
What's not to like about a mobile storage technology that offers
more capacity, faster boot-up times and conserves power? Nothing,
of course. That's why a new generation of hybrid hard drives
(HHDs) will soon begin appearing in notebook computers, and
possibly other mobile products, as soon as next year. HHDs are
MEMS in Mobile Handsets Will Top $1 Billion by 2010
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- MEMS consumption in mobile handsets reached
US$157 million in 2005, and by 2010, consumption will exceed US$1
billion, reports In-Stat. In addition to the microphones and bulk
acoustic resonators that have dominated the MEMS market to date,
there are emerging opportunities for inertial sensors
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