The TelecomDirect News Daily Update
For October 12, 2006
Under the Spotlight Carphone Warehouse's Broadband Revolution
Carphone Warehouse yesterday announced two different landmarks
that have ultimately catapulted it to the number three position
in the United Kingdom's retail broadband market behind NTL and
BT. Firstly, the company stated that its third quarter broadband
customer base has soared to 625,000 although about 200,000 remain
Neuf Cegetel Targets US$955 mil. from IPO
French alternative fixed line telecoms group Neuf Cegetel has
unveiled plans to float 18.5% of its shares in an initial public
offering (IPO) expected to raise about 761 million euro (US$954.8
million). Neuf Cegetel said the IPO, which will include a 201
million euro capital increase, will be priced by 24 October, with
shares priced ...
BCE Scraps Holding Company in Conversion to Income Trust; Government
BCE Inc. has announced that it plans to end the holding company
structure used to control Bell Canada and convert fully into a
tax-efficient income trust, the Bell Canada Income Fund. A number
of components of Bell Canada are already run as an income trust
in conjunction with Aliant and Bell Nordic. The elimination of
the holding company ...
The Myth of Constant Revenue Leakage
There's a pervasive myth in the world of telecommunications
revenue assurance that a standard benchmark exists for revenue
leakage. In fact, the question asked most often at conferences and
meetings is, "What is the average amount of leakage?".
The people asking that question are generally interested in
determining a ...
Low Noise Oscillator Has Multiple Applications
Oscillators lie at the heart of all radios. Beating out
repetitive electronic signals, they allow cell phones, microwave
transmitters and other radio-based devices to generate steady and
reliable signals. Oscillators are also found in a wide range of
other electronic devices, including computers and audio
amplifiers. Researchers at ...
Compared to Wi-Fi, which is unlicensed spectrum, WiMAX represents
a carrier class offering, complete with quality of service,
security and capabilities for service such as VoIP. For
developing companies with limited copper or cable infrastructure,
like Pakistan, WiMAX is an opportunity to leapfrog into the
modern era with broadband ...
DoJ Vets AT&T/BellSouth Deal; FCC To Follow?
Now that the U.S. Department of Justice (DoJ) has given its
public blessing to the proposed merger of the former Ma Bell and
her daughter, will the Federal Communications Commission (FCC)
act in kind at tomorrow's open meeting? Placed on the docket
last week, the full commission (unless former CompTel executive
and Hill lobbyist ...
Real World WiMax
WiMax World, BOSTON -- Big names in technology are out in force
today at the opening of the WiMax trade show in blustery
Beantown. New technology and talk from the likes of Intel Corp.,
and Nokia Corp. start to reveal what WiMax will be when it
grows up. There are some distinct trends emerging at the show,
with vendors talking ...
Alcatel Embraces Tispan's IMS
PARIS -- Broadband World Forum Europe -- Alcatel laid down
the gauntlet to its major vendor rivals Tuesday by announcing the
commercial availability of a full set of IMS (IP Multimedia
Subsystem) capabilities for mobile and fixed line carriers.
The ability to cater to both fixed and mobile operators is
important. IMS was ...
Surprising New 3G Killer App; Compatible Handsets Now the Key Ingredient
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- After years of eagerly anticipating video
would be the killer application for 3G, a new survey from In-Stat
finds that existing and potential 3G customers are much more
interested in high-quality mapping and navigation
services. However, 3G carriers that want to capture that market
will have to ...
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