The TelecomDirect News Daily Update
For September 13, 2006
UPC Slovakia Launches VoIP, Moves into Triple-Play
Slovakia's leading cable operator, UPC Slovakia, part of the U.S.
cable TV giant Liberty Global, has launched internet telephony
services (VoIP). The offering complements its existing cable TV and
broadband internet services. The VoIP service is currently only
available in the capital, Bratislava; other cities and towns in which
British Regs Propose Lower Wholesale Mobile-Termination Fees
British telecoms regulator Ofcom today proposed plans to cut
wholesale mobile termination charges, a move that would lead to a
drop in the prices that mobile operators charge for connecting
calls made from rival networks or landlines. Ofcom wants the new
rules-to include both 2G and 3G calls-to apply once existing
regulations expire in ...
First True Quantum Cryptographic Network Claimed
Securing network data is one of the top challenges facing telecom
researchers. "The volume and type of sensitive information being
transmitted over data networks continues to grow at a remarkable
pace," says Prem Kumar, a professor of electrical engineering
and computer science at Northwestern University's Robert R ....
ABC, NBC, CBS And Now ... AT&T
For those who still believe watching TV on the smallest of
screens is the consummate waste of time and money, keep reading:
Ma Bell has just thrown her support behind the medium. Earlier
today, San Antonio-based AT&T and Emeryville, Calif.-based MobiTV
Inc., told the world they will partner to offer mobile TV to
broadband users ...
Cingular, Nokia Introduce Wireless E-Mail Device
Nokia is rolling out the Nokia E62 wireless e-mail device in an effort
to make wireless e-mail more of a mass market application. The device
will be available exclusively in the U.S. from Cingular Wireless.
The E62 supports a host of personal and business e-mail platforms
such as Good Mobile Messaging, BlackBerry Connect, Cingular ...
Mobility, Version 2.0
LOS ANGELES -- CTIA Wireless IT and Entertainment 2006 -- Midway
through a period of increasing IT investment, enterprises are moving
from early wireless deployments focused on increasing efficiency and
lowering costs to second-phase programs that will transform business
processes, according to a panel of CIOs at CTIA Wireless IT and ...
Regulator Orders Deutsche Telekom to Open German High-speed Network
BERLIN -- Regulators on Wednesday gave Deutsche Telekom AG
three months to open its new high-speed communications network to
rivals. The company must offer a standard contract at a price
agreed on with regulators so that competitors can easily access
its VDSL network, the Federal Network Agency said. Deutsche
Telekom, the ...
Covad Unveils Web-Based Phone System
NEW YORK -- Broadband provider Covad Communications Group Inc. is
launching an inexpensive Internet-based phone system for very
small companies that is compatible with conventional telephones.
The new service targets a market segment with limited options for
affordable office communications technology. Covad ClearEdge ...
CTIA: We Want Our MobileTV
LOS ANGELES -- CTIA Wireless IT and Entertainment 2006 -- Ask a
dozen folks how delivering IPTV over mobile devices is going to
work, and you will get a dozen answers. At least that's the
impression left behind here, where so-called mobile TV was
perhaps top of the list of buzz and bottom of the list of
reality. One company ...
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