The TelecomDirect News Daily Update
For November 14, 2006
Regulator Refuses 3G Licences to Mobile Operators
Ukraine's National Commission for Communications Regulation
(NKRS) has refused to grant 3G licences to the country's four
leading mobile operators, according to press reports citing a
NKRS statement. Leading operators Kyivstar and Ukrainian Mobile
Communications (UMC), as well as smaller players Astelit and
Ukrainian RadioSystems ...
Process Promises Better Solar Cells
Solar energy would be just the ticket for cell phone and laptop
computers and their batteries, which tend to run out of power at
the most inconvenient times. Yet conventional solar technology
simply can't deliver enough power in a small enough form
factor for practical use. But researchers at the Max Planck
Institute for Polymer ...
Cingular Deals Blackjack
Cingular announced today it will start selling what it calls a
cross-over HSDPA smartphone, dubbed the Blackjack, which it
expects to appeal to both consumers and business users. The
Blackjack is made by Samsung and runs Microsoft Windows Mobile
5.0. Kent Mathy, president of the Business Markets Group with
Cingular, says the ...
BT Strikes Back In U.K. Broadband Battle
BT this morning outlined plans to slash its wholesale broadband
prices by as much as 12.5 percent come May 2007 in a
counterstrike against the likes of 'free' broadband provider
Carphone Warehouse and new broadband market entrant
direct-to-home (DTH) satellite video operator BSkyB, among many
others. The price cut, on ...
Blue Coat Secures Mobile Devices
While wide area file service (WAFS) and WAN optimization has been
making their way to branch and remote offices over the past few
years, the growing legion of mobile workers have, for the most
part, been forced to wait. That should change soon, as WAFS/WAN
optimization vendors are moving to broaden their target
base. Blue Coat today ...
Cisco Goes Greenfield
Founders of Ethernet chip vendor Greenfield Networks are getting
a second go-around with Cisco Systems Inc., which announced today
it's acquired the startup for an undisclosed sum. Greenfield's
four founders hailed from Grand Junction Networks, a 1995 Cisco
acquisition. They added a fifth Grand Junctioneer, Bill Rossi,
Broadcom's Buffer Problem
Broadcom Corp. is the latest WiFi vendor to have its security
cast into doubt, with the discovery of a potential flaw by one of
the researchers that showed off a now-notorious hack against
Apple Computer Inc.'s Macbook recently. Jon Jon Ellch, aka Johnny
Cache, has now reported a WiFi driver vulnerability to chipmaker
APAC Smartphone Market Entering Mass Adoption Stage
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- The APAC smartphone market is entering the
mass adoption stage, with shipments in 2006 expected to double
from 2005, reports In-Stat. In 2006, 18.8 million smartphones
will be sold in the APAC region, and that figure is expected to
surge to 64.2 million in 2010, the high-tech market research firm
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