The TelecomDirect News Daily Update
For December 12, 2006
European Industry Body Calls for Greater Power to National Regulators
The European Competitive Telecommunications Association (ECTA),
the industry body representing Europe's alternative telcos,
has released a report, calling on European countries to give
greater powers to their national regulators in order to make the
region more globally competitive by 2010. In the study, conducted
with Brussels law ...
Consolidation in Cable Market as UPC Belgium and Telenet Merge
The Belgian cable market is set for a major consolidation as the
two leading players-Telenet and UPC Belgium-confirmed plans to
merge. Telenet, which has 2.6 million customers, is buying UPC
Belgium from Liberty Global for 187 million euro (US$246 million)
in cash. UPC Belgium has 125,000 customers. Significance: The
merger deal is ...
Ofcom Unveils Proposal for Wireless Broadband Spectrum Auction
The United Kingdom's telecoms regulator, Ofcom, has unveiled
proposals for the auction of its 2.6 GHz radio spectrum, in what
has been dubbed Ofcom's largest sell-off of wireless
spectrum. The 2.6 GHz spectrum band can be used for mobile
services, mobile TV and WiMAX. Ofcom said that depending on the
length of the consultation ...
HP, Cingular Unveil Global Mobile Broadband Laptop
Hewlett-Packard and Cingular Wireless have teamed to integrate
Cingular's 3G UMTS/HSDPA network capabilities into the new HP
Compaq nc6400 Notebook PC. The laptop, according to the
companies, is the first to feature built-in support for global
high-speed connections. The HP Compaq nc6400 features a tri-band
UMTS modem, which ...
Survey Sez: Despite Risks, Securities Firms Love IM
A new poll confirms that instant messaging (IMing) is an
increasingly common communication tool within securities firms,
despite the fact risk management remains the top barrier to
institutional adoption of IM in many companies and that the days
are likely numbered for unsanctioned consumer IM applications on
New Memory Device Could Trash Flash
Leap-frogging Moore's Law, scientists from IBM Corp. will
announce on Wednesday a prototype of a new type of memory device
that has the potential to replace flash memory in mobile devices
such as music players, cell phones, and digital cameras. Called
'phase-change memory', the new technology runs more than 500 ...
Mobile Carriers Tackle Backhaul Bottleneck
Three leading European mobile operators will take to the podium
at a one-day conference in London this week to tackle one of the
biggest issues currently facing wireless carriers: the backhaul
bottleneck. Emin Gurdenli, technical director at T-Mobile (UK) ,
will provide the keynote address at Light Reading's 'Backhaul ...
Mirapoint to Bundle SAN/Email Solution
The worlds of storage and email are becoming entwined as users
attempt to tackle the double-whammy of email growth and
compliance pressures. Today, for instance, messaging specialist
Mirapoint announced a partnership with NetApp to sell the storage
vendor's SAN technology with its own Message Server device.
Complexity Will Hasten Managed Services Adoption Among US Firms
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- Most US firms-especially leading IT-using
firms-choose to perform business network functions in-house, reports
In-Stat. But even these do-it-yourselfers (DIYers) admit that future
complexity could spur managed service adoption within two years, the
high-tech market research firm says. To best capitalize on this ...
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