The TelecomDirect News Daily Update
For September 14, 2006
EarthLink to Expand VoIP Footprint
EarthLink has offered its VoIP solution in Dallas, Seattle, San
Francisco, and San Jose since January EarthLink will now expand
to cover Atlanta, Chicago, Los Angeles, Miami, New York City,
Philadelphia, San Diego, and Washington D.C. EarthLink VoIP uses
standard telephone connections in the home and last-mile copper
cable to connect to ...
Vonage IPO Investors Told by Letter to Pay for Shares
WASHINGTON -- Vonage Holdings Corp. investors who have balked at
paying for IPO shares they bought in the company, now worth less than
half of the offering price, began receiving letters this week from
brokerage firms telling them to write a check or risk legal action.
The exact number of letters that were sent to deadbeat ...
Telecommunications Body Summons Telecom Italia to Assess Group Reorganization
ROME -- Italy's telecommunications watchdog said Thursday it has
summoned the management of Telecom Italia SpA to discuss a
recently approved plan that would separate the company's mobile
telephone unit. The nation's largest telephone company approved
the reorganization Monday to separate its fixed and mobile
Verizon Wireless Enhances Search
Verizon Wireless' new Get It Now Search application is designed to
make it easier for its customers to find downloadable content. The
new offering allows customers to type in a search request or speak
it, the carrier says. The Get It Now Search service is available
to Get It Now customers free of charge, according to Verizon, ...
Deutsche Telekom Given 90 Days To Open Its New Net
German regulators this morning told Deutsche Telekom (DT) it has
90 days to open its spiffy new VDSL network to competitors. DT
has been embroiled in a running battle with the European
Commission (EC), which pretty much forced the rules on the
Germans. At stake is the continued buildout of DT's $3.8
billion network, a project ...
Are consumers in the United States ready to embrace smartphones
with rich feature sets including mobile email, video downloads,
MP3 players, and digital cameras? That's the big bet of
device makers showing their new wares at CTIA Wireless IT and
Entertainment this week. A raft of new devices, including the E62
from Nokia Corp. ...
Tellabs Sneaks in a Cingular Win
Tellabs Inc. has notched up a contract win with Cingular Wireless
LLC that the vendor hopes will presage a wave of business in
wireless backhaul. Cingular is buying a combination of Tellabs
5500 digital cross-connects and Tellabs 8800 routers, according
to Tellabs officials. The win was not formally announced but did
appear in ...
The Cellular Modem Market is Finally Taking Off
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- The cellular modem market has taken many
years to develop, but by the end of this year it will reach a
notable milestone, with annual shipments to exceed 5 million
units, reports In-Stat. This market got a boost from embedded
cellular modems in laptop computers, a class of modem only
introduced toward the end of ...
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