The TelecomDirect News Daily Update
For November 01, 2006
Rogers Boasts Operating Profits 33%, Revenue 15%; Income Triples on
Growth in All Units
Rogers has reported results for the third quarter of 2006, with
consolidated revenue growth of 15% to C$2.35 billion (US$2.09
billion) while operating profits rose 33% to C$784 billion and
net income tripled from C$48.9 million to C$154.0
million. Breaking down growth by operating segment, wireless
drove revenue up during the third ...
Nortel, Neuf Cegetel Partner for FMC Roll-Out
Neuf Cegetel has confirmed that its latest fixed-mobile
convergence (FMC) service TWIN is running on Nortel's IMS-ready
Multimedia Communication Server 5200 (MCS 5200) which seamlessly
integrates voice with video, collaboration, and presence
services. Customers using TWIN mobile devices will be able to
make calls, charged at the ...
German Government Pre-Registers Potential Bidders for WiMAX Lice
Germany's Federal Network Agency has started pre-registrations
for companies seeking to participate in the planned auction of
point-to-multipoint broadband wireless licences in the 3.4-3.6
GHz band. The German government has scheduled the beginning of
the auction for December this year. Companies have until 8
November to ...
As telcos seek ways to reduce costs and to enter new markets,
some are moving their non-core and even core activities offshore
to lower-cost locations and, in some cases, outsourcing to a
third-party supplier. Successful outsourcing is all about
approaching the initiative as a transformation and not just as
Gateway M255-E: Vista-Ready Laptop
As Microsoft Vista works its way into the PC mainstream, a
growing number of laptop users are beginning to look for machines
that can exploit the new operating system to its full
potential. These individuals could do a lot worse than
considering the Gateway M255-E. Based on Intel's snazzy Core
2 Duo processor, featuring a ...
Mobilephone Carrier Softbank Mobile to Modify Advertising
Japan's mobilephone carrier Softbank will modify the content of
its advertising to make sure it doesn't mislead customers at the
request of the country's fair trade watchdog, a company official
said Wednesday. The move by the Tokyo-based Softbank Mobile
Corp. comes just a few days after the Fair Trade Commission
called in ...
Tele2 Posts a Loss for Third Quarter, Raises Earnings Guidance
Swedish telecom company Tele2 AB posted a loss for the third
quarter on Wednesday after taking a charge related to the sale of
its French unit and writedowns. The shares jumped, however, after
the company gave an optimistic forecast. The loss came to 3.66
billion kronor (US$506 million) in the three months through ...
Swisscom Finally Launches Microsoft-Based IPTV
In one of the most closely watched IPTV launches to date,
Swisscom tomorrow will deploy its long-delayed Microsoft
TV-powered service. The repeated delays of Swisscom to launch
what it is calling 'Bluewin TV' have been tracked by
the industry as an indication of Microsoft's difficulty in
getting to market. The ...
AT&T Set to Expand its U-verse
AT&T Inc. has said it will roll out its U-verse broadband video
service, which includes high-definition television, in 15 to 20
markets before the end of 2006. Light Reading now has the skinny
on where that's likely to happen. The project is a huge move for
AT&T, which up until now has offered service to 30,000 people ...
Road Warriors Leading Charge to SmartPhones
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz.- Next-generation, richly featured handsets
capable of both voice and high-speed data are still at the early
stage of adoption, but are starting to win mindshare and regular
usage among high-usage US business travelers, reports
In-Stat. According to a recent In-Stat survey, business travelers
spending $300 per month ...
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