The CommunicationsDirect Daily Update
For February 06, 2007
Today's World of Wireless Terms
The telecommunications industry's lexicon is ever-changing and
its acronyms and words sometimes have different meanings for
different people. In no sector of communications is the
vocabulary more dynamic than in the wireless space. So xchange is
taking this, our first issue of 2007, as an opportunity to
revisit the definitions of ...
Elion Selects Alcatel-Lucent Triple-Play Solution, Launches HDTV
Estonia's leading fixed-line operator has selected Alcatel-Lucent
for the delivery of enhancements to its triple-play services. M2
Presswire reports that Elion now has a total of 141,000 broadband
subscribers, including 26,000 to its DigiTV package, which offers
up to 70 digital TV channels, fixed-line telephony, and internet
BT Says It Agreed to Buy India's i2i for Undisclosed Sum
LONDON -- BT Group PLC, Britain's former phone monopoly, said
today it agreed to buy i2i Enterprise Pvt Ltd., an India-based
Internet protocol communications services business, for an
undisclosed sum. BT will become the biggest foreign global
carrier operating in India today as the result of this ...
Phonemaker Sony Ericsson Unveils New Models in Bid to Increase Market Share
STOCKHOLM, Sweden -- Sony Ericsson unveiled eight new phones
Tuesday aimed at helping the world's fourth-biggest mobile phone
maker make inroads into emerging markets in India, China and
Latin America. The company, a joint venture between
Stockholm-based LM Ericsson and Japan's Sony Corp., is already
well known for its ...
Cable Giants Taking VOIP to SMBs
The nation's two largest cable operators are launching
comprehensive voice services for the small-to-medium-sized
business (SMB) market this year. Both Comcast Corp. and Time
Warner Cable Inc. plan to introduce customized VOIP offerings for
SMBs over the coming months, following in the recent footsteps of
Cox Communications ...
Spansion Shows Off First Flash Security for Handsets
Calling it the first Flash memory subsystem that provides
security protection from viruses, attacks and service thefts,
Spansion has unveiled a product that uses MirrorBit and Spansion
Secure technology to provide commercially available handsets with
hardware-based encryption at the highest level of protection.
Congress Ponders FY08 FCC Budget
In the huge FY08 budget Congress just received from President
Bush is proposed funding for the Federal Communications
Commission of $313 million. At this funding level, covered
programs include mandatory increases in salaries and benefits,
and inflationary increases for contractual services. The request
also provides funding to ...
Tech Roundup: Broadcom & VLSI
This week's tech roundup sees chipmakers working on even smaller
combo chipsets -- want Bluetooth and FM radio with that order of
WiFi. While Verizon Wireless finally unveils its CDMA Rev. A
game; along with other tasty wireless news nuggets. Radio WiFi:
Chipmaker Broadcom Corp. is claiming a first with a chipset that
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