The TelecomDirect News Daily Update
For August 30, 2006
Componentizing Operations: A Critical Precursor for IMS
For nearly a decade, the OSS value proposition was built on
efficiency, cost savings and time to market. But in a world
dominated by circuit-switched voice revenue, the idea of
integrating OSSs-and going through nightmarish data normalization
and modeling exercises-wasn't all that appealing. What's
different today, given IMS and ...
Sigma to Gain Further 25% in SMARTS
Regional mobile operator SMARTS has been dealt another blow in
its battle with investment company Sigma. Sigma has obtained the
right to a further 25% stake in the operator, according to
Prime-Tass, citing Kommersant. This situation has arisen because
of the failure of SMARTS general director, and major shareholder,
Gennady Kiryushin to ...
Sonaecom Mulls Revised Portugal Telecom Bid
Portugal's Sonaecom is lining up France Telecom and
Société Générale Bank to finance an
improved bid for Portugal Telecom, according to Dow Jones reports
citing sources close to the situation. Sonaecom had launched an
unsolicited US$12.8-billion bid for Portugal Telecom in February, a
company more than ...
Verizon Launches Gaming Portal
Verizon has announced the launch of PlayLinc, a serious effort to
get online gamers interactive using Verizon's platforms. PlayLinc
is showcased in a new community Web site, games.verizon.com, and
according to the company 'consolidates voice, instant messaging,
game management, and other tools into one easy-to-use ...
On-the-Go Video Surveillance
Most video surveillance networks are fixed systems, with cameras
and network gear permanently mounted to walls, buildings,
lampposts and other permanent fixtures. But a new mobile video
surveillance system, co-developed by a pair of companies, aims to
give SWAT, HAZMAT, fire, emergency rescue teams and other public
safety forces the...
Major Carriers Lead AWS Auction
WASHINGTON -- Bidding in the FCC's Advanced Wireless Services
(AWS) auction is approaching $13.5 billion, even though bidders
have slowed the pace considerably in the last few days. After 52
rounds of bidding, T-Mobile USA, Verizon Wireless and Sprint
Nextel's partnership with cable companies still lead in
Wi-Fi Alliance Rushes In With 'Pre' 802.11n Certification
Faced with the seemingly endless delay in the standardization of
802.11n (the new ultra-fast generation of Wi-Fi targeted at 200 Mb/s
and at eventual capability of 540Mb/s), the Wi-Fi Alliance
yesterday announced a nearly unheard-of scheme to certify the
interoperability of pre-n products long before standards
work by ...
VSNL Boosts Asia Subsea Capacity
With demand for telecom services booming across India and other
Asian countries, Videsh Sanchar Nigam Ltd. (VSNL)is investing
more than $600 million to upgrade its 20-terabit international
submarine network with additional capacity. In a move that will
have equipment suppliers like Alcatel and Fujitsu Ltd. ...
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