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TelecomDirect News Daily Update - September 21, 2006

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PricewaterhouseCoopers Presents
The TelecomDirect News Daily Update
For September 21, 2006

U.K. Regulator Slams EU Plans for Internet TV

Ofcom has become the latest critic of the EU plan to regulate
video content on the internet, warning that it would have a dire
impact on Europe's internet TV, mobile multimedia, and online
gaming industries. Earlier in the year, the EU had launched a
major review of the 1989 'Television without Frontiers' (TWF)
directive, ...

Time Warner to Sell AOL France Internet Business to Neuf Cegetel for About
$365 Million

NEW YORK -- Time Warner Inc. said it agreed to sell AOL
France's Internet access business to Neuf Cegetel, a French
telecommunications network operator, for about $365 million (E287.95
million) in cash. Under the agreement announced Wednesday, Neuf
Cegetel will acquire AOL's Internet access business in France,
including ...

A Blackberry With a Camera

Tap-happy BlackBerry users will soon be able to press another
button with their overworked fingers -- a shutter button. The new
RIM BlackBerry Pearl is the first BlackBerry to offer a
1.3-megapixel camera. The device also supplies music and video
playback, expandable memory, a mapping application, EDGE support
and Bluetooth ...

New Wireless Devices Unveiled

Several new wireless devices are hitting the market. In the
category of new wireless handsets, T-Mobile USA introduced a new
ultra-slim offering from Samsung, while Nokia unveiled a new 3G
video phone and Motorola debuted a new fixed wireless
phone. Meanwhile, Sprint Nextel announced an updated BlackBerry
device from Research In Motion ...

Verizon GNOSC Monitors, Supports Gov't Managed Services

Verizon Business cut the ribbon to its new Government Network
Operations and Security Center (GNOSC), which the carrier
division says is 'dedicated to supporting the unique
security and operational requirements of its federal government
customers.' The GNOSC, located in Washington, D.C.'s
Northern Virginia suburbs, ...

Moto's Symbolic Convergence

Motorola Inc.'s planned $3.9 billion acquisition of Symbol
Technologies Inc. will give the firm more pieces to help it
complete the enterprise fixed/mobile convergence puzzle. The
world's second largest cellphone maker is already working on
dualmode handsets to allow end-users to switch between WiFi and
cellular ...

Carriers: Show Me the (Optical) Startups

DALLAS -- Optical Expo 2006 -- Venture capitalists, get your
wallets out. Service providers at a panel here today say there is
still a need for more innovation in optical networking equipment.
In a panel discussion on optical networking trends and
tribulations, representatives from DynamicCity Inc. , Level 3
Communications Inc., ...

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