The TelecomDirect News Daily Update
For November 10, 2006
Vodafone Loses Bid to Acquire Portuguese Fixed-Line Telco
Vodafone has lost out on a chance to take over Portuguese
fixed-line provider, Oni, derailing its ambitions to kick off its
fixed-mobile strategy in Portugal. Energias de Portugal (EDP)
yesterday opted to sell its fixed-line telecoms unit Oni for 160
million euro (US$206.1 million), to Win Reason SA, a company
currently owned by the ...
Telefonica to Acquire 8% of PCCW Stake - Report
Spanish telecoms giant Telefonica is planning to buy a 8% stake
in PCCW, as part of a consortium led by financier Francis Leung
that has agreed to buy 23% of the Hong Kong fixed-line operator,
Dow Jones reports, citing people familiar with the situation. The
newspaper also commented that Hong Kong billionaire Li Ka-shing,
Is Cell Data Revenue Growing Enough?
NEW YORK -- For the billions they've spent to upgrade their
wireless networks, cell phone companies are now trumpeting
quarter after quarter of strong gains in revenue from services
other than phone calls -- from messaging and games to music and
video clips, as well as wireless Internet access for laptops.
But a closer ...
EC, German Regulator To Scrutinize DT's Leased Lines
The European Commission (EC) and Germany's regulator say they
have agreed that the national agency will prepare for what the EC
calls a 'deeper analysis of the wholesale leased lines
markets' in the country -- an analysis that is widely
construe to be onerous for the dominant carrier Deutsche Telekom
(DT). A ...
WiMax: The Real Deal
Although widespread enterprise deployments probably won't occur
until at least the second half of 2008, CIOs and IT managers 'are
kidding themselves if they believe they won't have to address
mobile WiMax at some point. That's the conclusion of Mobile
WiMax: Who's Doing What, the latest report from ...
Alcatel, Lucent Face Security Grilling
Representatives from Alcatel and Lucent Technologies Inc. have
been called to a hearing organized by the House Armed Services
Committee to answer questions about the national security
implications of their proposed merger. The hearing, organized by
the Committee's chairman, Republican Congressman Duncan Hunter,
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