The TelecomDirect News Daily Update
For September 28, 2006
NTL Launches First Quadruple-Play Service in U.K.
Cable operator NTL has, as expected, announced the launch of the
United Kingdom's first 'quadruple-play' package. The service will
offer digital TV, mobile services, internet access and fixed-line
telephony, for a monthly charge of 40 pounds (US$75.7). The move
is the latest realisation of the potential of the combined ...
Softbank Promises Easy, Free Yahoo! Internet Content on New Mobile
TOKYO -- Japanese Internet services company Softbank, which
bought British carrier Vodafone's mobile business in Japan
earlier this year, said Thursday that its new mobile phones will
offer an easy link to Yahoo! Internet content. Softbank Corp.
President Masayoshi Son said the carrier will expand the lineup of
handsets by ...
EU Court Rules Illegal Dutch Government Golden Shares in KPN, Dutch Post
BRUSSELS, Belgium -- An EU court on Thursday ruled illegal the
Dutch government's controlling minority stake in telecom company
Royal KPN NV and the Dutch Post Office TNT Postgroep NV. The
European Court of Justice, the EU's highest court, said the
government's 'golden shares' -- which gave it ...
Verizon Touts FiOS Momentum; Spending To Top $18B
Verizon this morning delivered what could be called a 'state of
the union' briefing on its FiOS fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) project,
saying it now expects to spend $18 billion on the program by
2010, at which time it will have passed 18 million premises with
its network. In an extensive and mainly upbeat briefing for ...
Colubris Gets Secure
WiFi vendor Colubris Networks Inc. has released a new access
point aimed at the ever-more-crowded enterprise wireless
intrusion detection and prevention marketplace. The Waltham,
Mass.-based company claims that its MAP-330 Integrated Sensor/AP
is different from the rest because it can operate as a normal
access point and a security ...
Cable VOIP Gains at Telco Expense
With the larger cable operators all rolling out VOIP to their
markets, a new study predicts that North American MSOs will sign
up nearly 28 million residential phone customers by the end of
2009, increasingly at the expense of the telcos. In the study,
Convergence Consulting Group predicts that U.S. cable operators
will have 24.5 ...
User-Generated Web Content Will Grow Rapidly Through 2010
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- User-Generated Content (UGC), such as that
found on YouTube and MySpace, will continue to grow significantly
in popularity and generate increasing revenue over the next
several years, reports In-Stat. By 2010, the volume of
downloads/views on these sites will surpass 65 billion, and
revenues tied to UGC video ...
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