The TelecomDirect News Daily Update
For December 01, 2006
Nokia, Ericsson, Sun Create Telecoms Network Equipment Alliance
The world's top telecoms equipment vendors, Finland's Nokia and
Sweden's Ericsson, have teamed up with the United States' Sun
Microsystems to create an alliance for network equipment
providers. The aim of the new organisation, named
Telecommunications Platform Initiative (TPI), would be to assist
telecoms operators and ...
VoIP Provider Looks for Quality Assurance
deltathree Inc., a service provider specializing in integrated
VoIP, hosted solutions and infrastructure, had a problem: To
expand and retain its customer base, it needed a way to achieve
toll-quality IP voice on its network, even in remote regions of
the globe. deltathree's private-label platform lets other
service providers ...
Review: 3 Smart Phones Target Consumers
NEW YORK -- In a blink of mere months, the mobile 'smart' phone
has been transformed from pricey corporate gadget to an
affordable alternative for ordinary folk. In the last month
alone, Cingular Wireless has unveiled three devices priced as low
as $200 (after jumping through the assorted contractual hoops
Bell Labs' History of Inventions
TRENTON, N.J. -- It's the birthplace of the transistor, the
laser, the solar cell and the fax machine. Its researchers were
the first to hear the echoes of the Big Bang. And now this
American legend is part of a French company. Bell Labs was
founded in 1925 as the research arm of AT&T' national telephone
Cingular Polishes up the Pearl
Cingular Wireless is the latest U.S. carrier to introduce the new
BlackBerry Pearl from Research In Motion. The carrier has wrapped
up a few holiday surprises for Pearl shoppers, including
push-to-talk (PTT) and GPS navigation capabilities. The quadband
Pearl offers a digital camera, multimedia capabilities and an
expandable memory ...
Nortel Partnership Targets Southeast Europe
Nortel, in a move to beef up its marketing in southeastern
Europe, plans to set up a joint venture with consulting house
Southeast European Communications and Investments Inc. (SECI).
The new unit, to be called Nortel SE, reportedly will open
offices in Bulgaria, Macedonia and Serbia, and it will hire a
sales and marketing staff of ...
Freed From Lockdown
The new exemption allowing cellphone users to 'unlock' their
handsets, for use on a different carrier's network, has been in
effect now for four days, and the world hasn't ended for the Big
4 carriers. Yet. In general, the carriers have reacted
cautiously, if predictably, to the ruling by the Librarian of ...
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