The TelecomDirect News Daily Update
For June 13, 2006
Qualcomm Files Patent Complaints vs. Nokia
NEW YORK -- Qualcomm Inc.'s legal clashes with Nokia Corp., which
have become more bitter over the past few months, have heated up
again. In a complaint filed with the U.S. International Trade
Commission on Friday, San Diego-based Qualcomm alleged that the
Finnish wireless manufacturer infringed on six Qualcomm...
EU Revises Roaming Charge Proposal
The regulatory dispute over roaming charges within Europe appears
to be nearing a conclusion, following a European Commission
statement that a proposal on the topic is undergoing a final
internal consultation. The European Union (EU) had aimed to cap
charges on mobile calls abroad. Now it seems likely that the
roaming cost for local ...
Voitel Aims to Increase 2006 Revenues by 25-30% Y/Y in Brazil
The Brazilian subsidiary of U.S. VoIP company Voitel has
announced that it aims to grow its 2006 revenues by 25-30%
year-on-year (y/y) according to CEO Pedro Suchodolski, quoted by
Business News Americas. Voitel Brazil grew revenues by 23% in
2005. Eighty-five per cent of its 2005 revenues were from VoIP
services, the remainder from...
Reliance Plans US$326 mil. Investment for GSM Network Expansion
Reliance Telecom, the GSM business unit of Reliance Communication
Ventures Ltd. (Reliance), plans to invest 15 billion rupees to
significantly expand its GSM network coverage in its existing
telecoms circles, according to Dow Jones reports citing a company
executive. The investment will be made in the eight circles of
Verizon Offers Families a Chaperone
Verizon Wireless became the latest carrier to add a family
tracking service to its portfolio. The company today debuts
Chaperone, a service designed to help parents locate their young
children. There are two components to Chaperone. Child Locator
helps parents locate children who are outfitted with the LG Migo
phone. The service...
Norway Gets ADSL2+,'ADSL Mini'
Telenor launched what it calls its second generation of broadband
services as it looks to tighten its grip on the Norwegian
broadband market. The carrier is using ADSL+2 to offer as much
as 16 Mb/s service and at the same time coming up with what it is
calling 'ADSL Mini' that extends the distance from a
central office at...
Lightbridge Intros Service
BURLINGTON, Mass. -- Lightbridge, Inc. (NASDAQ: LTBG - message
board), a leading e-commerce, analytics and decisioning company,
today announced it has implemented its new Enhanced Disaster
Recovery service to all its Telecom Decisioning Services (TDS)
clients. The configuration will provide clients with increased
WiMax Telecom Names COO
VIENNA -- WiMAX Telecom Group, the world's only multinational
operator of WiMax services, is centralizing its Operations unit
and has appointed Bela Virag (31) as the Chief Operating Officer
(COO) of the entire company. WiMAX Telecom Group, Europe's
largest WiMax network operator, has decided to centralize its...
Lawsuits Could Nuke Network DVR
Despite the way it may look, the growing legal battle between
Cablevision Systems and nine Hollywood studios and TV networks
over a proposed new digital video recorder service really
isn't about the DVR. Rather, the recent spate of federal
lawsuits and countersuits over Cablevision's proposed
network-based DVR (nDVR) service...
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