The TelecomDirect News Daily Update
For September 26, 2006
Vivendi Bids US$3.2 bil. for Deutsche Telekom's PTC Stake
French media and energy conglomerate Vivendi Universal has made a
2.5 billion-euro bid for Deutsche Telekom's 49% stake in Poland's
leading mobile operator. In addition, Vivendi claims its rights to a
48% stake in PTC, though its investment in 51% of Elektrim's telecoms
investment vehicle, Elektrim Telekomunikacja (ET) ...
Nortel to Provide Vidotron with Cable VoIP Solution
Nortel has won another contract in Canada with the announcement
that it is to supply the VoIP solution for Quebec cable
TV/multi-service operator (MSO) Vidotron. The multi-year contract
includes systems, deployment, and implementation, plus ongoing
services including technical support, disaster recovery. and
RingCube Software Squeezes PC Onto iPod
Mobile computing just got more portable. Making even the latest
pocketbook-sized ultra-mobile personal computers look more like
lumbering giants, RingCube Technologies Inc. unveiled software
that can virtually squeeze a PC onto an iPod, USB keychain drive,
cell phone or any gizmo with digital storage space.
RingCube's MojoPac ...
Microsoft Spinoff Wallop Launches Test
SEATTLE -- Wallop, a startup spun out of Microsoft Corp.'s
research lab, is launching the test version of an online social
networking site with the premise that people will want to pay
extra to look good. The company, which aims to compete with
established brands like MySpace and Facebook, plans to sell
graphics and other ...
Savvy Marketers Using Text Messaging
CHICAGO -- Like any normal consumer, Tom Gruss was leery about
to his cell phone. Who needs a bombardment of sales pitches in
yet another format? But he found one offering a heads-up about
changing gasoline prices at Meijer Inc. stores benign enough to
sign up, ...
FCC Ponders Market Conditions While Congress Chases Pretexting
Busy, busy in the nation's Capital this week, with the Federal
Communications Commission (FCC) holding its monthly open meeting
and the House of Representatives set to grill the industry on
pretexting. Tomorrow, the FCC will consider items regarding
competitive market conditions with respect to commercial mobile
services, an ...
Orange Peels Convergence
European mobile giant Orange SA's entry into the fixed/mobile
convergence market is the big news in today's technology
round-up, while meshed video, Swedish WiFi sniffing tools, and a WiFi
pizza patent duke it out for also-ran glory. Orange Converged:
Despite sounding like a Philip K. Dick novel, 'Unik' is
Motorola Buys Vertasent
Continuing on its year-long acquisition binge, Motorola
Inc. checked off another item on its video shopping list Monday,
buying switched digital video specialist Vertasent LLC for an
undisclosed amount. The purchase of Vertasent, a tiny, privately
owned company based in Colmar, Pa., gives Motorola the rights to
the software ...
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