The TelecomDirect News Daily Update
For November 29, 2006
TeliaSonera Projects End of Fixed-Line Telephony in Next Ten Years
Traditional fixed-line telephony services will be completely be
extinct in the next ten years, according to Swedish-Finnish
telecoms group TeliaSonera's chief executive officer (CEO),
Anders Igel, speaking at a private investor conference in
Stockholm. With the continuing downward trend in the usage of
fixed-line telephony, the ...
BT Ready for IP TV Launch
BT has confirmed that it will launch its long-awaited IP TV
service on 4 December, according to media reports. A company
spokesman said the BT Vision service will 'only be available
to BT broadband customers initially,' but he did not comment
on how soon that could change. The service will allow end-users
to watch Freeview and ...
Tutorial: Wireless Application Protocol
Wireless application protocol (WAP) is an application environment
and set of communication protocols for wireless devices designed
to enable manufacturer-, vendor-, and technology-independent
access to the Internet and advanced telephony ...
After Partnering With YouTube, Verizon Wireless Adds Revver to Stable
of User-Generated Videos
NEW YORK -- A day after saying it will bring YouTube videos to
cell phones, Verizon Wireless is announcing a similar deal with
Revver.com, a Web site that shares ad revenue with the people who
upload the video clips. The mobile Revver service to be
announced Wednesday will be launched in early December. It will
be available for ...
Treo Delay Weighs on Palm
Shares of Palm took a tumble after the company yesterday said it
expects revenue to be lower in the second fiscal quarter than
earlier projected, due largely to the delayed shipment of the
Treo 750 to a U.S. carrier. Shares were down more than 7 percent
at mid-day Eastern time today. Palm now expects revenue to be in
the range of ...
EC Okay's Telecom Italia/AOL Germany Deal
European regulators this morning gave their blessings to Telecom
Italia's $856 million acquisition of Time Warner's AOL
Germany -- a purchase that positions Telecom Italia as Germany's
second-largest broadband provider, girding to do battle with
incumbent Deutsche Telekom and its T-Online International subsidiary.
The Gorilla That Ate the Carriers
Chad Hurley is the sort of Internet entrepreneur who gives
established media moguls flop-sweats: the YouTube Inc. founder is
young, brash, and enormously wealthy since Google bought his
Internet-video company for $1.65 billion. As of today, with the
announcement that Verizon Wireless will give its V-CAST
subscribers access to limited ...
AT&T Launches HDTV
AT&T Inc. said Tuesday it has begun delivering high-definition
(HD) TV services as part of its U-verse IPTV offering. AT&T says
its San Antonio customers can now buy a package of 25 HD channels
for an extra $10 a month. Local rival Time Warner Cable Inc. says
it's offering 24 HD channels. Sources say the ...
Business VoIP Users Must Focus on Security
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- With businesses poised to rapidly adopt IP
PBXs and IP phones, companies need to revamp their security
strategies to accommodate VoIP, reports In-Stat. The number of
business IP phones sold will grow from 9.9 million in 2006 to
45.8 million in 2010, the high-tech market research firm
says. Many companies are not ...
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