The TelecomDirect News Daily Update
For June 19, 2006
BREAKING NEWS: Court Upholds FCC On UNEs
A federal appellate court upheld the Federal Communications
Commission's fourth decision about 18 months ago to
revamp any of the unbundled network element (UNE) obligations
on the former Bell companies and other major incumbent local exchange
carriers (ILECs). The 41-page ruling by Judge David B. Sentelle
Unified Messaging Poised to Supplant Traditional Voice Mail This Decade
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- With equipment providers embracing Unified
Messaging (UM) technology, UM and UM-capable seats will continue to
grow while traditional voice mail systems will disappear from the
market by the end of 2009, reports In-Stat http://www.in-stat.com .
UM/UM-capable shipments will rise from 8.4 million seats in 2005
Putting the Brakes on Light Speed
"As fast as the speed of light" is an expression that has always
signified an action of impressively high speed. But, sometimes,
light can actually be too fast -- such as when engineers try to
get photonic systems to mimic the function of conventional
electronic circuits. That's why researchers at the University of...
Disney Mobile Debuts
MOBILITY, AFTER ALL, IS something that permeates people's
lives. "We saw this as an opportunity to bring to market
an end-to-end service offering that affects people;s lives
around the clock", he says. And a unique opportunity
to integrate brand offers into ...
O2 Set to Buy Major Mobile Retailer
Mobile operator O2 is in talks to buy the remaining stakes in
mobile phone retailer The Link from DSG International, for a sum
in the region of tens of millions of British pounds, The Times
reports. O2 already owns 40% of the company, which it inherited
from its former parent company BT. The Link is currently
controlled by DSG...
AT&T to Launch TV Services in July 2006 in the U.S.
U.S. telecoms giant AT&T aims to launch TV services in July 2006
in a few areas, according to the Wall Street Journal (WSJ) and by the
end of the year it will be offering the new service in 80% of its
territory. The TV services will be combined with satellite TV from
EchoStart Communications and video-on-demand services from the ...
Nokia to Move Leadership of Managed Services to India
Nokia has announced a new managed services contract with
Hutchison Essar (Hutch Essar) and a strategic step of shift
moving the global leadership of its managed services to India
from next month. The Finnish vendor unveiled a managed service
contract that will see it eventually run 19 of the operator's
23 circles in India. Nokia will ...
Report: China Mulls Cell Phone Radiation Limits
Chinese officials reportedly are considering adopting cell phone
radiation limit standards, according to a report from the
Xinhua news agency. Chinese regulators reportedly are
considering setting the limit to 2.0 watt/kg, which is the same
as the European Union standard, according to the news agency. If
adopted, however, the ...
Going Mobile? Get Help
As enterprises large and small grapple with the challenge of
managing often bewildering arrays of mobile devices (many of them
actually chosen and purchased by employees themselves) the
concept of 'managed mobility services' has rapidly
taken hold across IT departments. While the basic idea is simple
Nokia, Siemens Create Networks Giant
Nokia Corp. and Siemens AG are combining their carrier
infrastructure businesses to create a 50/50 joint venture called
Nokia Siemens Networks. The new company, comprising Nokia's
Networks Business Group and the carrier-related operations of Siemens
Communications Group , has annual revenues of euro 15.8 billion
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