The TelecomDirect News Daily Update
For November 02, 2006
Carphone Warehouse Posts 40% Rise in H1 Revenue; Start-Up Losses Reach
Carphone Warehouse has posted a 40.2% rise in revenue for the
half-year ending on 30 September 2006, thanks to strong growth in
its broadband offers in the United Kingdom. Revenues for the
half-year rose to £1.81 billion (US$3.45 billion) compared
to £1.29 billion at the same time in 2005. Carphone
Warehouse has witnessed an...
FCC Backs Leaseholders over Landlords on Right to Wi-Fi
The U.S. Federal Communications Commission has ruled in favour of
Continental Airlines in the fight to allow it to host a free
Wi-Fi hotspot in the Presidents Club executive lounge. This had
been fought by the Massachusetts Port Authority under the terms
of an airport lease, but under the FCC's Over-the-Air
Reception Device (OTARD) ...
Eircom Looks Set to Capture 3G Licence as Smart Telecom Loses Legal bid
Irish telecoms company, Smart Telecom, has lost its legal appeal
against the regulator's decision to revoke its 3G licence.
Ireland's telecoms watchdog ComReg had withheld the licence
because Smart Telecom failed to come up with the 100 million euro
(US$127.62 million) bond. Smart Telecom has 28 days to mount
another appeal at ...
Nokia in US$230 Million Deal With Vodafone Australia
HELSINKI, Finland -- Nokia Corp. has signed a US$230 million
(E180 million) deal with Vodafone Australia to maintain its
digital networks for seven years, the Finnish company said
Thursday. The agreement includes engineering, operations and
maintenance of Vodafone's networks, Nokia said. Outsourcing
Cingular to Offer 25 XM Radio Streams
WASHINGTON -- XM Satellite Radio Holdings Inc., a provider of
satellite radio, and Cingular Wireless LLC, a wireless carrier
with more than 58 million customers, announced a partnership
Thursday to stream 25 XM music channels to Cingular
handsets. Beginning Nov. 6, Cingular Wireless customers will be
able listen to a variety of ...
Alltel Revises 3Q Results
Just a few days after reporting its third-quarter results, Alltel
says it is adjusting the results for discontinued operations, but
the changes won't affect the company's earnings or equity-free
cash flow. In its third-quarter earnings release, Alltel
reported the July 2006 spin off and merger of its wireline
business as a ...
Think Tank Rousts FCC On Merger-Conditions Legality
Two days before the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is
due to vote on the AT&T/BellSouth merger proposal, a Washington,
D.C., think tank has issued a white paper essentially taking the
regulator to task on its authority to impose diverse conditions
on such transactions. The Phoenix Center for Advanced Legal
Symbol Debuts New RF Switch
Taking its push to enable the "next generation of enterprise
mobility to a new, more pervasive level, Symbol Technologies
Inc. today introduced its new radio-frequency switch, the
RFS7000, which the company calls the first wireless switch that
connects different RF technologies including WiFi, RFID, and
IBM, EDS Share Vodafone Spoils
IBM Corp. and Electronic Data Systems Corp. (EDS) have landed
equal shares of a monster back-office outsourcing contract
awarded by mobile giant Vodafone Group plc, which is on a
cost-cutting crusade. A month ago, Vodafone announced IBM
and EDS as the companies that will take over the development and
maintenance of ...
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