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TelecomDirect News Daily Update - November 21, 2006

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PricewaterhouseCoopers Presents
The TelecomDirect News Daily Update
For November 21, 2006

Vodafone UK Boosts "Mobile Plus" Strategy with Acquisitions

Vodafone UK has acquired two companies and signed an exclusive
deal with a third as part of its drive towards becoming a
'Total Communications Provider' through its Mobile Plus
strategy. The company said it has signed a conditional contract
to acquire Aspective Limited and Isis Telecommunications
Management Limited, and signed ...

France's Alcatel Sues Microsoft for Alleged Patent Infringement

PARIS -- French telecommunications gear maker Alcatel SA said
today it has sued Microsoft Corp. in a U.S. federal court for
patent infringement. Alcatel filed Friday two complaints with
the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
seeking compensation for what the Paris-based company believes to
be a violation of ...

Survey Sez: Wireless Devices Maximize Productivity, Playtime

A new Sprint subscriber survey says that while nearly all of them
(93 percent) bring work-related wireless devices on vacation, the
majority says they have achieved work-life balance (73 percent)
and are more productive today than they were two years ago (67
percent). Being a 24/7 news organization, we at TelecomWeb news
break are ...

Fixed/Mobile Handover Vexes Carriers

Major carriers all over the world are launching fixed/mobile
convergence (FMC) voice services that enable customers to place calls
over mobile networks and WLAN access points using the same dual-mode
wireless handset, yet many of them can't hand over calls between
the two different networks. That's one of the findings of
a ...

Data That Doesn't Drip ... Drip ... Drip ...

You've heard of data leakage, but what about data seepage?
That's when your desktop applications are set to connect to your
internal mail server or shared folders -- for instance, when you boot
up your machine -- and your corporate network is then exposed to a
targeted attack. "Data seepage is one of the things ...

Sony, NXP to Standardize Contactless Chip Cards

Standardization will pave the way to adoption. At least that's
the thinking behind a new joint venture (JV) between Sony and NXP
Semiconductors designed to create a global standard for
contactless chip cards. The JV hopes to spur use of smart card
applications in mobile phones. The two companies are joining
forces to develop, ...

Check Point Spends on Protection

Network security vendor Check Point made its first move into the
data protection space today, spending $586 million for Protect
Data, which owns Swedish mobile and storage security specialist
Pointsec. Until now, Check Point has focused on firewall and VPN
software, although Gil Shwed, the vendor's CEO has his eye on ...

HDMI Heads for Sustained Growth, While DVI Begins Decline in 2007

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- Digital visual interface (DVI) and high
definition multimedia interface (HDMI) are both experiencing
record growth, but the future is much brighter for HDMI, reports
In-Stat. HDMI-enabled device shipments will grow 78% per year
through 2010, while DVI will begin to decline in 2007, the
high-tech market research ...

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