The TelecomDirect News Daily Update
For July 21, 2006
IMS Need Orchestration on Many Levels
Service providers want IMS to enable service creation, but little
is understood about the orchestration on the fulfillment and
assurance sides, which could be the deal breaker in bringing IMS
to life. Customers want more choices. Rather than remaining
locked into one-size-fits-all product offerings, they want to mix
and match the...
Russia: New MTS Plan Sees Early Success
Mobile TeleSystems has revealed that 1.4 million subscribers have
signed up to their new tariff plan 'Pervy The First'.
Significance: According to MTS, the new plan, which offers free
incoming calls, has stimulated growth in both incoming and
outgoing calls. Subscribers on 'Pervy' generated monthly ...
Czech Republic: Vodafone Scraps Czech 3G Network Launch
Vodafone Czech Republic has decided to suspend the construction
of its W-CDMA network, owing to high costs. The company claims
that the 3G services that it would offer to its customers would
not generate the revenues required for a significant return on
investment. Vodafone has not laid out much on the roll-out so
far, but spent 2...
Cingular Inches Closer to 60M Subs
Cingular Wireless ended the second quarter with 57.3 million
customers, after attracting 1.5 million net subscribers and
posting a 7-percent increase in sales. Profits tripled during the
quarter. The No. 1 U.S. wireless carrier reported second-quarter
revenue of $9.22 billion. In the year-ago period, Cingular
recorded revenue of...
AT&T, Qwest Ask FCC For Broadband Freedom
AT&T Inc. and Qwest Corp. are seeking government approval to free
a wide range of their broadband telecom activities from
regulatory restrictions originally designed to control and
restrict former Bell company practices, according to the Federal
Communications Commission (FCC). The 'forbearance petitions'
from AT&T ...
Moto's Handy Quarter
Motorola Inc. busted analyst predictions for its second quarter
handset sales with 51.9 million units shipped, compared to the
consensus estimate of 48.3 million. The breakthrough gives Motorola
its biggest chunk of the handset market in years with 22 percent of
the cellphone pie. Motorola says that its results are down to
Emerging Markets Boost Ericsson
Ericsson AB announced financial results pretty much in line with
market expectations today, but behind the numbers lie some
interesting pointers about the state of the mobile infrastructure
business and the aftermath of a major acquisition. First, the
numbers. The company generated net income of 5.7 billion Swedish
Kronor ($782 ...
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