The TelecomDirect News Daily Update
For December 05, 2006
Versatel Selects Ericsson for IP Network Upgrade
Germany's third-largest telecoms operator, Versatel, has selected
Sweden's telecoms equipment vendor, Ericsson, for the nationwide
deployment and integration of its all-IP next-generation access
network. According to the terms of the two-year contract, Ericsson
will provide a full-service broadband solution, beginning with
Nokia, Wind in 3G Radio Network Deal
The Italian telecoms operator, Wind, has selected Nokia for a
three-year frame agreement for the turnkey supply of the WCDMA 3G
radio network solution. In a statement, Nokia said it will supply
its latest Nokia Flexi WCDMA Base Station-Nokia NetAct. The deal
also covers a range of other services and includes a managed
services model for ...
Worries About Wireless
Despite a parade of studies, potential health risks hardly
register as a concern. Although wireless phones continue to
raise health worries among scientists, those concerns don't seem
to have much impact on consumers buying phones -- and have been
replaced by a more prosaic set of concerns, even at some health
Innovating Through Design
In 1985 the architect Michael Graves designed his first consumer
product -- a now famous teakettle -- for Alessi, the northern
Italian home-furnishings manufacturer. Although Graves later
designed a knockoff for Target that goes for one-fifth the price,
Alessi has sold more than 1.5 million of the original version,
which grew out of a ...
Samsung, Microsoft Launch HSDPA Smartphone
Samsung Electronics and Microsoft have joined forces to bring,
what the companies say, is the first smartphone supporting
high-speed downlink packet access (HSDPA) technology to the Asian
and European markets. The Samsung Ultra Messaging i600, which is
powered by Microsoft Windows Mobile 5.0, supports Web
applications such as ...
Alcatel-Lucent's First Acquisition: Nortel Finalizes UMTS Exit Plan
Nortel yesterday said it has now inked a definitive agreement to
sell its selling its money-losing UMTS access business to the
newly merged Alcatel-Lucent combine, creating what suddenly
becomes a major number three player in the market, ready to
challenge Ericsson and Nokia/Siemens. The acquisition will most
likely be the first ...
Colubris's Vertical Takeoff
Colubris Networks Inc. looks for more enterprise action, the
BlackBerry Pearl gets pushy, and one-touch assistance comes to
phones in this week's tech-roundup. Colubris's niche itch:
Colubris Networks Inc. has unveiled a bundle of new products that
it says will help it break further into niche enterprise markets
such as ...
Cisco Catches Integration Fever
Repeating the mantra of 'more stuff in routers', Cisco
Systems Inc. is packing more features into the 7600 router
(giving it more of a broadband-services flavor) and into its
integrated services routers (ISRs) for the enterprise.
Specifically, Cisco is adding a session border controller and B-RAS
to the 7600, giving ...
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