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TelecomDirect News Daily Update - July 17, 2006

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PricewaterhouseCoopers Presents
The TelecomDirect News Daily Update
For July 17, 2006

Buyer Motivations and Expectations Propel The Market Forward

The North American managed-services market is expected to grow
from $47.3 billion in 2005 to $87.5 billion in 2011, a compounded
average growth rate (CAGR) of 10 percent. Globally, the market
for managed services topped $129.7 billion in 2005 and is
projected to reach $252 billion in 2011 with a CAGR of 12...

Breaking Down Walls: How an Open Business Model is Now the Convergence

We are looking at a singular juncture in the history of
business-a time when technology, content, and distribution are
converging at a speed never before seen, and where innovations
have fuelled a power shift toward consumers that verges on social
revolution. Despite the abundant energy in the convergence of the
technology, content, and...

Desperately Seeking USF Funds: With DSL Contributions Drying Up in
August, FCC Turns to VoIP Providers

BY mid-August, Universal Service Fund (USF) contributions from DSL
providers will be a thing of the past. It's a deadline that has
had the FCC scrambling to adopt interim policies ensuring the fund
has a future.Ironically, the base of contributors was diminished in
August 2005 when the FCC deregulated DSL; like cable modem

Algorithm Enhances Mobile Media Management

As cell phones continue morphing into personal communication/
media player devices, users are beginning to demand products that
provide greater control over content. Penn State researchers
believe they can help handset makers better address users'
content management demands with a fresh math-based approach. The
researchers' new...

Telefonica to Invest US$12.7 bil. in Latin America

Spanish telecoms giant Telefonica plans to invest nearly 10
billion euro (US$12.7 billion) by 2009 to increase its
penetration in the Latin American mobile telephony market, Jose
Maria Alvarez-Pallete, president of Telefonica International, was
quoted as saying by the regional press. Telefonica...

Greece: Government to Reduce OTE Stake in 2007, Would Prefer Interest from
European Telco

Greece would like to divest its stakes in telecoms group OTE by
2007 if a European operator indicates interest, Finance Minister
George Alogoskoufis has told the financial daily Imerisia in an
interview. "The government's intention is to further divest in
OTE should there be interest from a European telecoms group to
participate ...

Three Bids for Third Slovak Mobile Licence

mobilkom Austria, which has assets in Austria, Bulgaria, Croatia
and Slovenia, and Czech provider Radiokomunikace are two of the
three players to have bid for Slovakia's third mobile
licence. The deadline for the bidding for the 20-year licence for
frequencies in the GSM 900, GSM 1800, UMTS and FS 29 frequency
bands was Friday (14...

Broadcom Plans Restatement

Broadcom's need to correct accounting missteps related to
employee stock-option grants is prompting the company to restate
its financial results for full-years 2000 to 2005 plus the first
quarter of 2006. In terms of expenses, Broadcom expects to
record an additional non-cash stock-based compensation expense of
more than $750...

The Water-Powered Cellphone

Japan's NTT DoCoMo, working with a previously-unheard-of company
called Aquafairy Co., says that the two have jointly developed a
water-powered micro-fuel cell for use with 3G FOMA handsets. The
fuel cell, which NTT DoCoMo plans to show publicly for the first
time next week at a Japanese wireless trade show, is claimed to
be the...

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