The TelecomDirect News Daily Update
For July 25, 2006
Cable and Wireless Convergence
The relationship between the cable industry and Sprint's mobile
arm is generating excitement for consumers and trepidation
amongst LEC competitors. The integrated cable-mobile offering
promises to deliver a combined set of voice, Internet and
entertainment services, as well as subscriber control
capabilities, which will take the ...
Ukraine: ITC to Offer Fixed Wireless Services in Four More Regions of
The National Communication Regulatory Commission (NCRC) has licensed
International Telecommunications Company (ITC), which provides
fixed-line CDMA services, to provide services in four more regions,
the Ukrainian News reports, citing Vsevolod Volovyk, the head of
marketing and advertising for ITC. The operator obtained the licence
EU Examines Mobile Phone Risks for Children
BRUSSELS, Belgium -- European Union regulators said Tuesday they
would examine the risks children face when using mobile phones,
with a view to recommending EU-wide legislation to protect minors
from illegal content transmitted by phones and defend their
privacy. The European Commission requested input from child
safety, parent ...
Vodafone Shareholders Vote to Re-elect Beleaguered CEO Arun Sarin
LONDON -- Shareholders in mobile phone operator Vodafone Group
PLC voted Tuesday to re-elect chief executive Arun Sarin, the
focus of recent criticism about the firm's lackluster share
performance. Europe's largest mobile telecoms company said at
its annual meeting that 85.6 percent of shareholders who voted by
Intercarrier Compensation Plan Filed at FCC
WASHINGTON -- A broad coalition of state regulators and
telecommunications companies submitted a long-awaited
intercarrier compensation reform plan to the FCC today that would
rely on a tiered approach rather than the bill-and-keep model
that some wireless carriers want. The plan, dubbed the Missoula
Plan because early talks...
France Telecom Falls Out Of Orbit
France Telecom is getting out of the satellite communications
business, selling off its France Telecom Mobile Satellite
Communications SA (FTMSC) to an investment group at what looks to
be a bargain-basement price. In a terse statement this morning,
the company said it's selling FTMSC for just $75.7 million,
signing the deal ...
Lucatel Clears Euro Hurdle
The European Commission (EC) gave the marriage of
Alcatel and Lucent Technologies Inc. its blessing today,
saying the merger of the two vendors "would not significantly
impede effective competition in the European Economic Area."
Hmmm. Is that a good thing or a bad thing? The EC's
Vodafone CEO Faces Showdown
Vodafone Group plc as got off to a good start in what could be a
pivotal week for the mobile giant, unveiling better than expected
subscriber growth in its first quarter. That's the calm
before the storm, though, as Tuesday brings the company's
annual shareholder's meeting, where it's ...
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