The TelecomDirect News Daily Update
For November 28, 2006
Swiss Regulator Probes Mobile Interconnection Fees
The Swiss competition watchdog has criticised the country's
mobile operators for the high fees they charge other operators
for connecting to their networks. The move will enable the
telecoms regulator to probe the current situation and introduce
price cuts in the mobile interconnection rates. Significance:
The Swiss mobile market ...
Supreme Court Hears Antitrust Suit Against Bell Companies
A case brought against the incumbent telecom operators in the
United States went before the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday,
reports Reuters. The class action lawsuit alleges that following
Bell's break-up and the opening up of network exchanges to
competitors in 1996, the regional Bell operating companies
(RBOCS), in this particular ...
Mobile Operators Race to Embrace Retail Models
The vision of becoming the main touchpoint for myriads of
services begins with the hype around IMS and service delivery
platforms (SDPs), as they establish a means for moving away from
solely network operations to dynamic, retail-focused strategies
where operators monetize content and become the applications and
content providers of ...
Verizon Wireless to Feature YouTube Videos
NEW YORK -- YouTube videos will be viewable on cell phones for
the first time under a deal with Verizon Wireless, which will
also allow users to upload videos shot with their camera phones.
The partnership, to be announced today, marks the first big
distribution deal for YouTube since the young video-sharing Web
site was ...
Ericsson, Nokia Tapped For U.S. 3G Buildout
Deutsche Telekom (DT) subsidiary T-Mobile USA gave Ericsson and
Nokia the nod to provide the infrastructure for its planned $2.75
billion U.S. 3G rollout. The 3G rollout is a key part of
T-Mobile's stated goal of expanding its current U.S. customer
base of approximately 23 million to between 35 million and 40
million by 2015. ...
Alltel, Seven Give RAZR a Push
Alltel Wireless has turned to Seven to enable delivery of
real-time e-mail to its enterprise customers' BREW handsets,
including the popular Motorola RAZR. At launch, Alltel is
offering the Seven solution, dubbed Office Sync for BREW, on the
Motorola RAZR V3c and the Kyocera Strobe K612B. The carrier plans
to add support for ...
NeuStar Buys Followap for $139M
IP peering and ENUM (electronic numbering) specialist NeuStar
Inc.has bought British firm Followap Inc. for a cool $139 million
in cash to improve its mobile messaging capabilities,
particularly in Europe and Asia. Followap has developed
technology that enables mobile operators to offer instant
messaging (IM) and ...
OZ Locks Down $34M
Canadian mobile messaging startup OZ Communications Inc. has
grabbed $34 million in a second round of VC funding. While that
may seem large, compared to many other wireless ventures, it's
becoming more common in the mobile messaging space, where a
recent spate of acquisitions and anticipation of major market
growth have investors ...
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