The TelecomDirect News Daily Update
For September 20, 2006
Vodafone Dials into Ericsson for HSDPA
Ericsson has confirmed that it is involved in the roll-out of
Vodafone U.K.'s HSDPA network, Dow Jones reports. Earlier in the
year, Vodafone had announced plans to roll-out an HSDPA network,
but failed to name the network supplier. In a statement
yesterday, Ericsson said it would provide HSDPA equipment and
services for Vodafone ...
Moscow Court Again Supports VimpelCom's Far-Eastern Licence Application
Moscow's Arbitration Court has ruled that Russia's State Radio
Frequency Commission must consider VimpelCom's application for
frequencies in the country's Far Eastern Federal District. The
Commission now has 14 days to consider the operator's
application. The decision comes after VimpelCom filed a lawsuit
in July ...
Cingular to Sponsor Online Battle of Band
SAN FRANCISCO -- Cingular Wireless LLC has agreed to sponsor an
online battle of the bands on YouTube Inc., providing the
Internet's most watched video site with a cash infusion as the
rapidly growing startup tries to prove it will be able to parlay
its popularity into profits. Financial terms of the deal,
scheduled to ...
Sprint Aims for More Secure Handsets
Sprint Nextel introduced Sprint Mobile Security, a service
designed to deliver an end-to-end security management for mobile
handhelds, as well as laptops. Mobile Armor powers the newly
launched service, which is targeted at enterprises. The service
was constructed to protect data by enforcing password policies
across all devices ...
Gov't Lawyers Blast Telecom Bill's State Pre-Emptions
At least 41 attorneys general have told the U.S. Congress they
'strongly oppose' provisos in pending telecom legislation that
would, in their opinions, pre-empt states from enforcing
consumer-protection laws applicable to wireless carriers and
Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) service providers. In a
seven-page letter ...
Security startup Network Chemistry Inc. has jazzed up its WiFi
endpoint security software so its sensors can deal with more
incidents simultaneously. The new release of the firm's
RFprotect Distributed system means that Network Chemistry's
hardware sensors can now stop dozens of rogue devices from
connecting to a user's ...
Big Guns Dominate Spectrum Auction
Six weeks after the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) began
auctioning off a huge new batch of wireless spectrum, T-Mobile
USA, Verizon Wireless, and a consortium of Sprint Nextel
Corp. and leading cable operators have emerged as the biggest
winners. Cingular Wireless LLC and MetroPCS Inc. also scored
highly in the ...
Despite its Critics, Muni-Wireless Broadband Systems Growing
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- Worldwide deployments of municipal wireless
networks for public Internet access will continue at a rapid pace
over the next few years, with the US leading the way. The total
worldwide market will reach 248 deployments by the end of 2006,
and will grow to over 1,500 by the end of 2010, according to
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