The TelecomDirect News Daily Update
For November 17, 2006
North American Wireless Services Move Forward
A number of deals have been announced in the past week that
illuminate the growing moves by wireless carriers to develop
compelling content and service offerings that will increasingly
drive consumers to use mobile data services. Significant deals in
the North American region this week have included Microsoft
winning the mobile search ...
Bridging the Gap
A widespread perception holds that regulation is about
constraining what companies can do rather than creating
opportunities and enabling innovation. However, the fact is that
regulators play a pivotal role in creating an environment in
which the communications industry can develop and grow. And the
ultimate beneficiaries of ...
Sprint, Microsoft Forge Alliance
Sprint Nextel and software giant Microsoft are joining forces to
form a strategic alliance. The first initiative to come out of
the partnership is the launch of Microsoft's Windows Mobile
Live search capabilities on Sprint handsets. The Windows Live
mobile search is a location-based search service that enables
users to key in ...
Regulator Overruled As Canada Deregulates VoIP
In a surprise move the Canadian federal government, over-ruling
its own regulatory agency, has ordered the Canadian
Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) to
immediately deregulate VoIP services. The move ends a year
long-battle between Canada's incumbent Telcos and the CRTC,
and spells potential disaster for ...
3 Plots Mobile Broadband
Pure-play 3G operator 3 Group outlined its latest vision for mobile
data services with the launch of its X-Series wireless Internet
strategy at a glitzy media event in London today. X-Series is
an attempt to deliver mobile broadband services with flat-rate access
to the Internet by taking advantage of the improved economics
Cablevision, Verizon Team on Content
Here's a strange one: Even though they're going head-to-head
for video, broadband, and phone subscribers in the New York metro
area, Cablevision Systems Corp. and Verizon Communications
Inc. have managed to strike a key TV programming deal.
Verizon announced a multi-year pact earlier today with
Digital TV Conversion Sweeping the World and Impacting TV Market
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- The international migration from analog
broadcasting to digital terrestrial television (DTT) marches on
with a significant impact on the television set market, reports
In-Stat. Many nations have announced an analog broadcast shutoff
date, but how they implement this change varies, the high-tech
market research ...
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