The TelecomDirect News Daily Update
For August 10, 2006
United States: FCC's Multi-Billion Spectrum Auction Begins
The U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) yesterday
commenced its auction for advanced wireless services (AWS)
spectrum licences with expectations of a windfall of up to US$15
billion. The licences, which were recently released by the
Department of Defense, are within the 1710-1755 MHz and 2110-2155
MHz bands, making them ideal ...
Russia: Alfa Bank Considers Creation of New Telecoms Company
Alfa Bank, a unit of the Russian financial-industrial
conglomerate Alfa Group, is planning the creation of a new
telecoms company in Russia, Prime-Tass quotes Alfa Bank president
Pyotr Aven as saying yesterday in a meeting with Russian
president Vladimir Putin. The new company would have key assets
based in Russia and the Commonwealth of ...
MobiTV Backs WiMAX
On the heels of Sprint Nextel's decision to go with WiMAX as its
4G technology of choice, MobiTV threw its support behind the
technology, saying it is committed to offering advanced mobile
television and media delivery services over WiMAX networks. As
part of its commitment to the technology, MobiTV says it is
Qualcomm Hit With New Patent Demands
The multi-venue legal flap between Qualcomm and Nokia over wireless
patents, contracts and royalties took yet another twist today as
the Finnish manufacturer asked a Delaware court to enforce the U.S.
vendor's 'contractual obligations in essential patent licensing'
RIM Dominance Slips, Slightly
As competition in the expanding market for mobile enterprise email
heats up, the dominance of Research In Motion Ltd. (RIM)'s
BlackBerry devices is eroding slightly, according to new industry
analyst reports. Cliff Raskind, director of the wireless
enterprise strategies service at research firm Strategy Analytics
Inc., released ...
Components Crunch Hits Vendors
Telecom equipment vendors have been struggling to source the
components they've needed to fulfill their orders in the past
few months, according to a number of executives that have talked
to Light Reading. The vendors, who all requested anonymity,
operate in different market segments, yet all say the same thing
-- it's been ...
XM In Deal With Alltel to Deliver Satellite Radio Channels Over Cell
NEW YORK -- XM Satellite Radio Inc. has made a deal with Alltel
Wireless, a cell phone service provider, to distribute some of
XM's commercial-free channels over cell phones. The deal,
which is expected to be announced Thursday, mirrors a similar
arrangement announced last year between XM's competitor Sirius
Deutsche Telekom's 2Q Net Profit Slips 14%, Cuts Forecasted
FRANKFURT, Germany -- Deutsche Telekom AG said its second-quarter
net income fell 14 percent because of the loss of traditional phone
users, and cut its profit outlook for the rest of this year and 2007.
Its shares fell 8 percent. Europe's biggest telephone company
blamed intense competition among Europe's ...
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