The TelecomDirect News Daily Update
For July 20, 2006
North American Telephone System Manufacturers Go Global
July 5, 2006, Cherry Hill, NJ -- North American telephone system
manufacturers are increasingly offering telephony systems outside
of North America in other world regions -- Europe, the Middle East
and Africa (EMEA), the Caribbean and Latin America (CALA) and
Asia Pacific (APAC). Database publisher and analyst group
TelecomTactics, part of ...
MRG Inc. on How to Create Winning IPTV Content Strategies
When telcos are asked how they are going to differentiate their
TV services from the entrenched cablecos and DBS providers and
otherwise create successful business models, ease of use, local
content and a wider selection of content often are the answers. A
new study from MRG (Multimedia Research Group) Inc. touches on
these themes and ...
Vodafone Czech Republic Halts Launch of 3G Technology
PRAGUE, Czech Republic -- The Czech unit of Vodafone Group PLC
said Thursday it was suspending its plans to launch its
third-generation UMTS technology, citing excessive costs. We
decided to suspend the planned launch of the UMTS network, the
company's spokesman Jakub Hrabovsky said. The costs ...
Nokia's Profits Grow 43 Percent in 2nd Quarter
HELSINKI, Finland -- Nokia Corp., the world's leading mobile
phone maker, on Thursday posted 43 percent growth in
second-quarter earnings, boosted by rising sales of high-end
phones and a settlement related to the sale of a Turkish
operator. The results were largely in line with expectations, but
Nokia shares were down 2.9...
United Kingdom: Ofcom Removes Cap on BT Residential Charges
The United Kingdom's telecoms watchdog Ofcom has lifted price
caps on incumbent British Telecom (BT) residential line rental
and call charges. Significance: Ofcom's U-turn decision removes
price caps on BT after 22 years. The move signals that the
regulator considers competition in the U.K. telecoms market
mature enough ...
Qualcomm Moves Closer to Commercial HSUPA
Qualcomm is moving full-speed ahead with its planned commercialization
of high-speed uplink packet access technology (HSUPA) in early 2007.
The CDMA pioneer says it has successfully completed live tests with
the technology. Qualcomm says the test calls, which were
completed using the company's Mobile Station Modem (MSM) 7200...
Mobile Content Delivery And The New Wild West
According to ABI Research principal analyst Ken Hyers, "The
mobile-content marketplace is currently something of a Wild West
frontier, especially for off-portal sales. As operators increasingly
move to off-portal content sales (an established trend in Western
Europe and becoming more important in North America), a robust
As hospitals become test beds for enhanced wireless networks and
nurses become seasoned users of various wireless devices, mobile
technology is helping transform the way the next generation of
physicians is being educated. At Brown University Medical School
in Providence, Rhode Island, first- and second-year students in
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