The TelecomDirect News Daily Update
For November 13, 2006
Qualcomm and Motorola Extend Collaboration to UMTS Handsets
Motorola has announced that it is to extend the existing
collaborative agreement with Qualcomm to include Qualcomm's
mobile station modem (MSM) chipsets in Motorola's UMTS
handsets. The MSM range comes in a variety of formats including
value, multimedia, enhanced multimedia, and convergence. Many MSM
chipsets include integral ...
Deutsche Telekom Names Obermann as New CEO, Shares Rise
FRANKFURT, Germany -- Deutsche Telekom AG named Rene Obermann,
the head of the companys T-Mobile wireless division, as its new
chief executive on Monday. Europe's biggest telecommunications
company by sales announced the decision following a meeting of
its supervisory board and after CEO Kai-Uwe Ricke tendered his
UK Telecom Company Seeks Indian Government Nod for National, International
NEW DELHI -- British telecommunications company BT Group PLC said
Monday it has applied for licenses to offer national and
international long distance services in India. BT also announced
that it has formed a joint venture with India's Jubilant Enpro
Ltd. to offer these services in the country. BT will own 74
percent stake ...
Spain's Telefonica Joins Tycoon in Buying Controlling Stake in Hong Kong's
HONG KONG -- Spanish telecom giant Telefonica SA and two
charitable foundations run by tycoon Li Ka-shing will join
another Hong Kong businessman in buying a controlling 22.7
percent stake in local phone operator PCCW Ltd., the parties
said. Telefonica will purchase an 8 percent stake in PCCW, while
Li's two charitable ...
TI Aims to Make Multimedia Phones Cheaper
Texas Instruments (TI) took the wraps off of its 'eCost'
single-chip platform. The chipmaker believes the solution will
help make the development of multimedia-rich wireless phones more
affordable. The single-chip solution is geared toward emerging
markets and helping handset manufacturers deliver low-cost
Vodafone Unveils Its U.K. Broadband Play
Wireless giant Vodafone late last week took the wraps off its
coming assault on the British broadband market, outlining a
relatively inexpensive service bundle that encompasses both voice
and data. Vodafone isn't playing the 'free' broadband game but
not to fear -- it instead threw in a few different gimmicks, ...
Motorola Gets Good
Dramatically recasting the fiercely competitive wireless
messaging sector, the acquisition of privately held Good
Technology Inc. today by Motorola Inc. represents arguably
the biggest competitive threat yet to the dominant BlackBerry
mobile email device -- and a potential game-ender for Treo-maker
Palm Inc. , whose continued ...
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