The TelecomDirect News Daily Update
For November 03, 2006
Under the Spotlight=E2=80=94Russian Telcos' European Ambitions
This week has seen two major Russian telecoms holdings linked
with potential partners in the Western European market. Sistema,
which counts Russia's leading mobile operator Mobile TeleSystems
(MTS) among its assets, is rumoured to have been in talks with
Deutsche Telekom. Press reports suggest that Sistema is offering
control of its ...
BSkyB Signs Up 74,000 Broadband Customers, Extends Mobile TV to
Satellite pay-TV provider BSkyB has posted an 11% rise in revenue
for the quarter ending in September 2006. Revenues rose to
£1.1 billion (US$2.04 billion) thanks to strong growth in
its traditional pay-TV market. Three months after launching its
broadband offer in July 2006, BSkyB said it had connected 74,000
broadband customers ...
Taking VoIP for a Walk
A NEW BREED OF VOIP is looking for a home - with mobile
users. The application offers wireless savings and new
functionalities, like presence management, making for an
interesting opportunity for wireless dealers and VARs. While
off-portal application providers dominate the discussion for now
and the reach of dualmode phones is ...
Eliminating the Middleman
In the early days of mobile entertainment, aggregators played a
critical role in the wireless content ecosystem. Aggregators
worked with record labels, movie studios, game developers and
other content shops to build a vast portfolio of mobile
content. These middlemen then sold that content through the
wireless carrier's deck to ...
Rogers Lights up HSDPA Network
Feeling the need for speed, Rogers Wireless has launched a
high-speed downlink packet access (HSDPA) network in the Golden
Horseshoe. The rollout, according to the company, represents
Phase I of its HSDPA plans. The Golden Horseshoe region spans
from Oshawa to Niagara Falls and includes the Greater Toronto
area, including Brampton, ...
Amp'd Mobile: The Brains Behind The Hype
Youth-oriented and vastly under-subscribed mobile virtual network
operator (MVNO) Amp is trying to energize a secondary revenue
stream by distributing its content to other carriers and to other
markets. 'Live' will be a collection of the service's existing
music, video, gaming, sports and lifestyle content ...
The Year of Calling Convergedly
Though vendors and service providers have yet to agree on how
fixed-mobile convergence will take shape in the enterprise -- or,
for that matter, on what exactly is meant by the term
'fixed-mobile convergence' -- the next year will be a watershed
for deployments of converged handsets and networks, according to
a quartet of ...
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