The TelecomDirect News Daily Update
For December 20, 2006
Verizon Picks Nortel for Five-Year US$2-bil. CDMA Contract
Nortel has announced that it has won a contract from Verizon
Wireless for equipment and services valued at US$2 billion,
upgrading and expanding the Verizon Wireless network. The
contract runs for a five-year period and covers installation of
CDMA 2000 base stations, switching, IP platforms, optical
networking, related equipment, and ...
Exploring Connected Navigation
Today's mobile navigation devices generally operate in a world of
their own, but not for much longer. As navigation products grow
increasingly powerful and sophisticated, and as device vendors
strive to differentiate their gadgets from the competition,
real-time connectivity is destined to become a standard feature
on most mobile ...
Linksys Unveils 'iPhone' But Apple is Rumored to Be Working on a Cell Phone-
SAN FRANCISCO -- The iPhone has arrived, but it is not made by
Apple Computer Inc., which was widely rumored to be working a cell
phone-iPod combination of the same name. Linksys, a division of
Cisco Systems Inc. that makes networking equipment for the home and
small businesses, unveiled the new line of Internet-enabled
Will McDowell Fallout Cause An AT&T/BellSouth Waterloo?
Reactions to Federal Communications Commissioner Robert
M. McDowell disqualifying himself from breaking the tie on the
deadlocked AT&T/BellSouth merger vote are just starting to filter
in but the surprise decision, like mountainous winter snow, has
the potential of slowing things down. Without a Republican-
Ericsson Offers $2.1B for Redback
Ericsson AB has agreed to a $2.1 billion cash deal worth $25 per
share to buy IP router vendor Redback Networks Inc. The Swedish
firm, which bought British vendor Marconi about a year ago and
has only just completed that integration process, says the deal
gives it the edge IP router technology it needs to go with its
Treo Delay Hits Palm Earnings
As expected, Palm Inc. said today that its quarterly earnings
were dragged down by the delay in shipping in the U.S. of its new
Treo 750 device. Reporting shortly after the markets closed, Palm
said its earnings hit $17.6 million, or 17 cents per share, on
revenue of $392.9 million, down 12 percent from the same period
last year. The ...
Vodafone Sells Swisscom Stake
After nearly six years, Vodafone has decided to relinquish its
stake in Swisscom Mobile. Swisscom is paying $3.5 billion for
ownership of the 25% stake. Vodafone first purchased its 25%
stake in March 2001. Even though Swisscom will now be the sole
owner of Swisscom Mobile, the companies signed a 5-year partner
network agreement ...
Consumer Education Key to Next Phase of Home Networking
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- The emerging phase in home networks is a
multimedia network that blends in consumer electronics (CE)
devices, and although early adopters have been testing
first-generation networked media devices, these devices are still
far away from the average mainstream digital home, according to
In-Stat. In fact, the ...
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