The TelecomDirect News Daily Update
For August 22, 2006
Comcast Denies Need for Major Upgrade
Comcast chief financial officer John Alchin has disputed recent
industry speculation that it needs to undertake a major network
upgrade to keep up with the likes of AT&T and Verizon, both
of which are investing billions of U.S. dollars in FTTx
roll-out. Alchin said that technologies such as digital simulcast
or switched video would ...
Billing for Bundles: The Once and Future King
ONCE UPON A TIME, resellers were singleline businesses, rebilling
long-distance, say, or local services. Customer service and price
were the differentiators. Now, this market segment has branched
out to take on new services, both to mitigate the risk of being a
one-trick pony, but also to compete for customers who
increasingly want ...
Nortel Continues 3G Push
Nortel is moving full-speed ahead with its involvement in the
push for 3G services in the wireless sector. Its most recent
contract win is out of Paris with Bouygues Telecom. Bouygues has
relied on Nortel through the years, starting with its GSM rollout
and through its move to EDGE. The operator is now turning to
Nortel to power ...
Communications Cops Investigate VoIP E911 Concerns
Using the somewhat sexy moniker 'Project 41', the
Association of Public-Safety Communications officials (APCO)
International has launched a project to solve the public-safety
problems created by Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) technology.
The charter of Project 41, APCO says, is to 'address the
impact upon ...
RIM's 'Stealth' to Uncloak?
Research In Motion Ltd. (RIM) could be gearing up to unveil its
hotly anticipated 'prosumer' smartphone early in September,
according to analysts. The Canadian company sent out a note this
morning inviting journalists to an 'exclusive BlackBerry press
event' in London on September 6 with a number of...
Achtung! Regulators Force DT to Share
Deutsche Telekom AG will be forced to play nice and share its
broadband network with competitors, after the European Commission
upheld a ruling by German regulator BNetzA that the incumbent
holds too dominant a position in the market. The Commission
approved BNetzA's decision to require Deutsche Telekom to offer
IPTV Will Drive Future of DSL IC Chipset Market
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- While data and VoIP continue to drive the
DSL IC chipset market, and will account for the bulk of port
shipments through 2010, the delivery of IPTV capability is the wave
of the future, reports In-Stat. Carriers worldwide are using ADSL2+
and VDSL2 as they upgrade their networks to deliver television and
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