The TelecomDirect News Daily Update
For August 03, 2006
Is That Your Final Answer?: Telco TV Says 'Yes' to Gaming
As they move to conquer the world of TV, one of the prime areas
of play for the big telcos like AT&T Inc. and Verizon
Communications Inc. appears to be game-related content. Verizon
this fall expects to roll out interactive game network GSN on its
FiOS networks, and another major incumbent telephone company was
putting the final ...
Will Net Neutrality Stifle MVNOs?
Washington - Exactly how network neutrality rules -- one of the biggest
points of contention in a new national telecommunications bill --
would apply to wireless carriers is still something of a mystery,
even as the legislation moves forward on Capitol Hill. Network
neutrality boils down to whether wireline service providers who own
Wireless Device Monitors Acid Reflux
Wireless technology promises to make gastroesophageal reflux
disease (GERD) monitoring more comfortable for patients, if not
more effective. Bravo, a wireless monitor developed by
Minneapolis-based Medtronic, is the latest advancement in gastric
pH testing. The system allows physicians to monitor GERD symptoms
without the discomfort ...
Russia: Amendments to Communications Law Being Considered by Russian
Prime-Tass has reported that the Russian government is
considering an amendment to its communications law concerning
payments made by telecoms operators to the 'universal services
fund'. The fund finances the government's programme of upgrading
and installing telecoms networks and infrastructure, including
public payphones ...
Slovakia: Telefonica Wins Slovak Mobile Licence
The Slovak Telecommunications Office awarded the country's
20-year renewable mobile operator licence to Europe's
third-largest telecoms group by revenue. Telefonica beat offers
from Mobilkom and a consortium featuring Ceske Radiokomunikace
and Slovak private-equity firm Penta Group. The latter confirmed
that it offered 400 ...
Sprint Posts Lower 2Q Profit
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Sprint Nextel Corp. said Thursday that its
second-quarter profit fell 38 percent as the nation's
third-largest wireless carrier absorbed costs from its formative
merger last year. Sprint Nextel, struggling to attract and retain
higher-paying subscribers, also slightly lowered its earnings
Ericsson Sues Samsung
Further roiling the legal waters surrounding mobile phone technology,
Ericsson AB has filed a complaint in U.S. federal district court
against Samsung Corp. , alleging that the Korean handset manufacturer
has infringed 11 patents covering technology that includes CDMA and
WCDMA. The new filing comes in the wake of a lawsuit ...
Cable to Hit 11M VOIP Subscribers in '07
With the number of North American broadband homes approaching 50
million, U.S. and Canadian cable operators have now signed up
more than 4 million VOIP subscribers and will likely add at least
7 million more subscribers by the end of next year. In a new
Cable Industry Insider report from Light Reading that looks at
the top 11 cable ...
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