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TelecomDirect News Daily Update - October 13, 2006

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For October 13, 2006

EU Slams 13 Governments for Violating Telecom Rules

The European Commission yesterday threatened legal action against
13 member governments for violating EU telecoms rules, Dow Jones
reports. The Commission said that the 13 countries - Belgium,
Denmark, Estonia, Germany, Greece, Italy, Lithuania, Luxembourg,
on a variety of ...

Vodafone Drops Carphone Warehouse in Mobile Retail Deal

Vodafone yesterday dumped a partnership with Carphone Warehouse
to sell contract mobile phones, opting instead to sign an
exclusive deal with Phones4U, Carphone Warehouse's arch
rival. Vodafone said that Carphone Warehouse was charging too
much commission to market Vodafone's contract lines and has
opted for Phones4U, who have ...

The rise of lifestyle media: Achieving success in the digital convergence era

The rise in online advertising can be distilled into two words:
reach and relevance. Internet search engines such as Google have
redefined the concept of targeted advertising. Their emphasis on
measurement and direct accountability, in which advertisers
pay-for-performance (click-through) rather than impressions
alone, has changed ...

BellSouth-AT&T Vote Expected Today

WASHINGTON -- The Federal Communications Commission faces charges
from consumer advocates and some lawmakers that it's on the path
to re-establishing a communications monopoly as it considers AT&T
Inc.'s buyout of BellSouth Corp. The FCC's OK represents the
final major regulatory hurdle in AT&T's bid to ...

Making a Run for It

Enhancing Alcatel's Open CPE (Customer Premises Equipment) Policy,
Alcatel and Runcom actively collaborated in different areas such as
the development of end-to-end solutions including the integration of
Runcom chipsets into Alcatel's Evolium WiMAX solution
infrastructure as well as into terminals, interoperability testing,
and ...

FCC Ponders How To Fill Up 'White Spaces'

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) today unanimously took
several first-step actions, including the partial grant of a Qualcomm
petition, to start considering new broadband, video and other
potential uses of the 700 MHz analog RF bands being freed by the U.S.
broadcasters' digital-television (DTV) transition in February ...

Thomson Fuses VOIP & IPTV

PARIS -- Broadband World Forum Europe -- Thomson is the latest
company to fly the convergence flag with news of a new product
combination that pulls together two of the industry hot technologies
-- VOIP and IPTV. The French company also announced a fixed/mobile
convergence deployment at French competitive operator Free . ...

A Treo Your Mom Could Love

Playing catch-up to rival device manufacturers, Palm Inc. today said
it is launching the Treo 680, the company's first truly
consumer-focused device. The new Treo, targeted at a broader
market than Palm's traditionally business-user focused products,
comes in a variety of colors, offers an array of
consumer-friendly ...

China's Consumer Electronics Manufacturing Will More Than Double by 2010

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- Low labor costs and a fast-growing domestic
market will spur China's consumer electronics manufacturing
industry to more than double by 2010, reports In-Stat. The
industry will grow from $71.5 billion in 2006 to $167 billion in
2010, the high-tech market research firm says. China's mature
supply chain, a ...

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