The TelecomDirect News Daily Update
For August 23, 2006
Iliad Launches Flat-Rate Broadband, Telephone Service in France
French consumer broadband provider Iliad has launched a flat-rate
product, offering customers a bundle of telephone and broadband
internet services for a flat fee of 29.99 euro (US$38.45) per
month. Under the service, which will add to growing competition
in the French broadband market, customers-whether using
Iliad's unbundled local ...
Man Overboard!: Five Early Warning Signs that a Telecom Customer May
Be About to Jump Ship
HOW DOES A TELECOM KNOW if a customer is about to leave for the
competition? Measure-X, a Phoenix-based company that specializes
in helping telephone companies improve their customer service and
sales, has identified five early warning signs that indicate a
customer is about to jump ship. Squeaky Wheel. The most obvious
sign of an ...
Vizrea Focuses on Camera Phone Users
Camera phone photos tend to be fleeting -- snapped today,
forgotten tomorrow. But as image quality improves and usage
increases, camera phone users are becoming more concerned about
saving, sharing and organizing their pictures. Seattle-based
startup Vizrea sees an emerging opportunity in the legions of
camera phone fans fretting about ...
Lenovo Embeds Cingular into ThinkPad
Cingular Wireless is making further inroads in its effort to
promote the use of high-speed wireless services on notebook
computers. The latest: the carrier announced Lenovo has embedded
its UMTS/HSDPA-based technology into its ThinkPad T60 notebook.
The notebook marks the first time Lenovo has built Cingular's
NENA Urges FCC To Heed Cyren Call's Spectrum Plan
The National Emergency Number Association (NENA) this
week urged U.S. federal policymakers to start immediate
proceedings and to seriously consider a proposal made earlier
this year for a national shared commercial/public-safety
communications network using 30 megahertz of spectrum currently
scheduled to be auctioned by the Federal...
Could CDMA Hurt Alcatel Lucent?
Another analyst has come out swinging against the merger of
Alcatel and Lucent Technologies Inc., this time criticizing the
companies' combined product lineup and the potential decline of
Lucent's CDMA franchise. Analyst Joe Chiasson of Susquehanna
Financial Group voiced his concerns in a note issued this
AT&T: Hold the MoCA
AT&T today made it official that HomePNA version 3 will be its
choice technology for in-home networking to support its fiber-fed
U-verse data and television services, and its copper-fed AT&T
Yahoo DSL high-speed Internet service. This is noteworthy
because AT&T was using MoCA, the technology developed to allow ...
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