The TelecomDirect News Daily Update
For August 15, 2006
Ukraine: Kyivstar H1 Revenue Up 133%, ARPU Showing Signs of Stabilising
Ukraine's leading mobile operator, Kyivstar, has released its
financial figures for the first six months of 2006, calculated
according to U.S. Generally Accepted Accounting Principles. The
company recorded net revenue of US$757.27 million, a 67.9%
year-on-year (y/y) increase from the US$450.9 million recorded at the
end of first-half ...
Spain: Telefonica Contracts Movial for VoIP Services Aimed at SMEs
Spain's incumbent operator, Telefonica, has signed a VoIP deal
with Finland's IP communications software provider Movial.
According to the terms of the contract, Movial will supply
equipment for Telefonica's VoIP services. Movial will provide the
telco with its Connect products, which consist of an IP
France: French Regulator Draws Up Rules for Fibre-Optic Network
French telecoms regulator ARCEP has given its strongest
indication yet of how new investments in fibre-optic networks
should be handled, in a report to the French Ministry of Finance,
La Tribune newspaper reports. Prompted by the ministry, ARCEP
suggested in the report that it was difficult to appreciate the
long-term return on ...
Dell Recalls Fire-Risk Laptop Batteries
DALLAS -- In the largest electronics-related recall involving the
Consumer Products Safety Commission, Dell Inc. agreed to replace
4.1 million notebook computer batteries made by Sony
Corp. because they can burst into flames. A Dell spokesman said
Monday that the Sony batteries were placed in notebooks that were
shipped between ...
PalmSource, Access Team for Mobile Linux
Access and its subsidiary PalmSource used the LinuxWorld
Conference & Expo going on this week in San Francisco as a
backdrop to announce their new Access Developer Network. The
online resource is designed to speed the development,
distribution and usage of mobile Linux applications, according to
the companies. The network...
Universal Service Shakeup: 'Reverse Auction' Mooted
In what could be one of the biggest policy shake-ups of the
universal service fund (USF) in years, the Federal Communications
Commission (FCC) formally unveiled the possibility of using
so-called 'reverse auctions' to determine the eligibility of
carriers and subsidy awards on the basis of bids by the
lowest-cost providers. ...
Visualize WiFi & Other Cool Stuff
When Is a Cellphone Not a Phone? When it's Novatel Wireless
Inc.'s new Ovation MCD3000 3G console. The vendor says that this
cellphone-sized device is intended to enable enterprise users to
access multimedia services via high-speed cellular networks
through their desktops or laptop computers as an alternative to
wired networks. ...
Verizon Hones Home Networking
Verizon Communications Inc. is hoping its new Home Media DVR
will, among other things, shorten the distance between the
bedroom or office PC and the entertainment center in the living
room. The carrier says its DVR's Media Manager software
will let customers of its FiOS service manage and enjoy their
music and photo ...
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