The TelecomDirect News Daily Update
For May 25, 2006
E911 Wrestles with VoIP
As IP-based technology and continuing wireless location-based
technology complexities converge, some E911 professionals say the
evolution of E911 systems is proving a little more of a headache
than was imagined a few years ago. VoIP could be both a boon and
a curse for local emergency service providers and wireless
carriers that are...
Yahoo, eBay To Join Forces in Partnership
SAN FRANCISCO -- Internet powerhouses Yahoo Inc. and eBay
Inc. are joining forces in an alliance that appears aimed at
thwarting the recent expansions of online search engine leader
Google Inc. and Microsoft Corp. Under the multiyear partnership
announced Thursday, the Silicon Valley companies will draw upon
each other's strengths...
Boingo To Buy Concourse Communications
LOS ANGELES -- Wi-Fi access provider Boingo Wireless Inc. has
reached a deal to acquire Concourse Communications Group LLC,
which operates wireless access networks in a dozen major North
American airports. Financial terms of the deal were not
disclosed. Wi-Fi hot spots enable travelers at the airports to
access the Internet...
Qualcomm Files Suit Against Nokia
Qualcomm is once again battling Nokia in the legal arena. The
company filed a patent infringement lawsuit claiming Nokia is
violating two of its patents in the United Kingdom. Nokia says it
is disappointed Qualcomm is once again turning to the courts. The
complaint was filed in the Patents Court of the High Court of
KPN Buys Enertel
Continuing its shopping spree, Dutch telco KPN is paying $12.85
million to buy rival broadband and telecom service provider
Enertel from Greenfield Capital Partners. The deal to acquire
Enertel is one of a series of acquisitions that KPN has made
during the last year as it looks to boost its position in the
Dutch market. Its most high-...
Alcatel Under Fire Down Under
A multibillion-dollar contract awarded to Alcatel (NYSE: ALA -
message board; Paris: CGEP:PA) by Telstra Corp. has come under
scrutiny after questions were raised about alleged favoritism and
the vendor's previous performance for the Australian incumbent.
In November 2005, Alcatel was awarded a $2.55 billion contract as
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