The TelecomDirect News Daily Update
For June 16, 2006
How to Keep IMS from Becoming Yet Another Silo
Homepage content as the telecommunications industry continues to
try to get its arms around the complexity of delivery
architectures and operational management of IP Multimedia
Subsystem (IMS), service providers and equipment manufacturers
are focusing their attention on the IMS business case and on
getting a better understanding of the ...
Ministry Considers Allowing MVNO Services in Japan
The Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications (MIAC) is
considering facilitating the entrances of new operators into the
mobile market by allowing them to use the networks owned by
existing carriers, according to Dow Jonesreports citing a
ministry official. The ministry said that it wants to encourage
the entry of MVNOs, which buy ...
Tele2, Versatel Merger on Hold
Pan-European alternative telecoms operator Tele2 has suspended
its proposed merger with Versatel. In a statement today, Tele2
said that both parties had jointly agreed to put the preparations
for a 'triangular merger between Versatel, Tele2 Finance and
Tele2 Netherlands' on hold. Tele2 said that it was
considering other options ...
EU Calls for Price Controls on Deutsche Telekom
The European Commission (EC) has issued a formal statement to the
German government indicating that it is in favour of tougher
controls on German fixed-line incumbent Deutsche Telekom. It
urges the German telecoms regulator to impose a change in
accounting practices on Deutsche Telekom, to make price controls
more effective. ...
State Preemption Faces Challenge on Hill
WASHINGTON -- The wireless industry is still trying to get
language inserted into pending telecommunications reform
legislation that pre-empts states from regulating them, but
it's facing an uphill battle. On Tuesday, CTIA President and
CEO Steve Largent again presented his case for an overarching
national regulatory framework to the ...
Linux Fills Mobile's Need For Speed
A group of heavy hitters -- Motorola, NEC, NTT DoCoMo, Panasonic
Mobile Communications, Samsung Electronics and Vodafone -- are
partnering to establish what they say will be the world's first
global, open Linux-based software platform for mobile devices.
This world-class Linux-based platform aims to provide key
benefits for the ...
TeliaSonera Goes 3G in Spain
Scandinavian carrier TeliaSonera AB says dramatic reductions in
the cost of mobile network infrastructure and handsets are
allowing it to make a bold leap into the Spanish 3G mobile market
with a euro1 billion (US$1.26 billion) investment in a new
network. The carrier believes that's the cost to invest in
Bidders Abound for Sprint Pseudowire
While the Sprint Nextel Corp. RFP for pseudowire indicates that
the company is still in the nascent stages of consideration,
several suitors have jumped on board to bid. In the meantime, the
company has been lobbying the U.S. Congress to regulate backhaul
access fees. A copy of the 10-page request for proposal,
obtained by Light...
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