The TelecomDirect News Daily Update
For September 15, 2006
FCC Sets Schedule for Unlicensed Use of TV Spectrum
Having sought comments on methods to identify available unused TV
spectrum in specific locations, the Federal Communications
Commission (FCC) has announced a timetable for developing
equipment that will utilise unused TV spectrum, particularly as
spectrum will be freed up by the move to digital TV ...
Ericsson to Add 500 Engineers as Part of Company Restructure
STOCKOLM, Sweden -- Swedish telecom giant LM Ericsson said Friday
it will recruit 500 new engineers as part of a restructuring the
company said will lead to a more customer-oriented organization.
The wireless-equipment maker said it will divide the company into
three distinct business units, geared toward specific market ...
BT to Launch Converged Fixed-Mobile Service for Corporates
LONDON -- BT this week announced BT Corporate Fusion, a
groundbreaking premise based fixed-mobile convergence service for
large organizations. The new service will enable organizations to
take advantage of fixed-mobile convergence and their increasing
deployment of IP Telephony and WiFi coverage to potentially
Wireless Players Launch Next-Gen Initiative
Wireless operators from around the globe are joining forces in
the name of next-generation wireless advancement. A group of
seven operators, including Sprint Nextel, NTT DoCoMo, China
Mobile, T-Mobile, Vodafone, Orange and KPN, have launched the
Next Generation Mobile Networks (NGMN) initiative to move
wireless beyond 3G. The NGMN ...
A One Phone World?
The CTIA - The Wireless Association and the Wi-Fi Alliance are
teaming to test dualmode cellular/WiFi devices in a move that
could eventually lead to "one phone in your life,"
according to the Alliance. The industry bodies will work with
three labs that are certified to run both CTIA and WiFi
tests. They plan to test ...
Telcos Edge Cable in Q2 Broadband Battle
Gathering more momentum in the ongoing broadband wars, U.S. phone
companies netted slightly more high-speed data subscribers in the
second quarter than did their cable rivals, according to the
latest research compiled by Cable Digital News. For at least the
seventh time in the past nine quarters, the telcos outgunned the
cable guys ...
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