The CommunicationsDirect Daily Update
For March 13, 2007
AT&T to Invest US$750 mil. in Global IP Services
U.S.-based carrier AT&T has announced that it is to invest
some US$750 million in 2007 on accelerating and expanding
delivery of global IP services and solutions to enterprises in
key worldwide markets. AT&T will add to internet data centre
(IDC) capacity by expanding several existing sites in California,
Virginia, Arizona, and...
Altimo Keeps Pressure on Telenor with Further Increase of VimpelCom Stake
Altimo, the telecoms arm of Russia's Alfa group, has once
again upped its stake in mobile operator VimpelCom. At the start
of the month Altimo held a 36.3% stake in the operator, but last
week made several purchases of American Depositary Receipts
(ADRs) from Deutsche Bank through its fully owned subsidiary
Eco Telecom, ...
Mapping Out the Intelligent Network
Is there an expression in the English language less satisfying
than 'let's agree to disagree'? For me, that's just a fancy way
to declare a tie, a completely pointless outcome that has been
compared famously to kissing one's sibling. Deadlocks, or
draws, if you prefer, are simply un-American -- and to be ...
Deutsche Telekom Cancels FMC Service
Deutsche Telekom AG confirmed today that it canceled its
fixed/mobile convergence (FMC) service, called T-One, missing an
FMC opportunity on its home turf. The German operator officially
says the reason for cancelling the SIP-WiFi/GSM service was
because it wants to focus on broadband and mobile Internet
services. The T-One FMC ...
Investors Trash Clearwire; Wall Street Asks 'WhyMAX'
Wall Street's romance with Intel's super-hyped but still-mythical
mobile WiMAX has turned out to be painfully brief. WiMAX poster
child Clearwire's shares are off 20 percent from their
superheated IPO level in barely two days of trading. More than a
billion dollars in equity looks to have evaporated almost
Alcatel-Lucent Shows Unified 3G, Broadcast TV
In Germany, Alcatel-Lucent is demonstrating seamless access on a
single device to a selection of mobile TV channels delivered via
either 3G or broadcast networks. The demonstration will include
German language channels RTL Mobile TV, National Geographic
Channel and Eurosport. Based on the new DVB-SH mobile broadcast
standard using the ...
Insider: The Backhaul Question
The rise of wireless data services is causing a dramatic change
in the way mobile operators backhaul traffic off a cellular
network, according to the latest edition of the Unstrung Insider.
The report -- Mobile Backhaul & Cell Site Aggregation: State of
the Art -- reveals how legacy backhaul systems are increasingly
becoming a ...
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