The CommunicationsDirect Daily Update
For March 27, 2007
Defies EU in New Mobile Termination Fees
The United Kingdom's telecoms regulator, Ofcom, has announced new
mobile wholesale termination charges for the country's five
mobile operators that could lead to annual savings of up to 500
million pounds (US$981.88 million) for consumers. The new charges
are geared towards enabling the companies to recoup some of the
licence fee ...
BT Signs MVNO Deal With Vodafone Espana
The United Kingdom's leading fixed-line group, British Telecom
(BT), has signed an MVNO contract with Spain's number-two mobile
network operator, Vodafone Espana. The company plans to launch
commercial operations in mid-2007. Significance: The move will
enable BT to enter the Spanish mobile market as a virtual
Survey: Voice Call Revenue Slipping Away
A survey by the Economist Intelligence Unit Ltd. revealed more
than 80 percent of industry executives believe voice calls will
not be the primary revenue source for communications carriers
within six years and more than half think it will happen within
the next four years. The survey, which was conducted on behalf
of Oracle and ...
Yahoo Seeks Content for Mobile Service
SUNNYVALE, California -- Yahoo Inc. is recruiting other Web sites
to help make its mobile search services more useful for consumers and
advertisers, marking another step in the Internet portal's push
to build a lucrative sales channel beyond the personal computer.
Web sites that want their content listed in Yahoo's ...
AlcaLu Lands $6B Deal
Alcatel-Lucent has scored a mega contract with Verizon Wireless
worth $6 billion over three years. The contract is good news for
Alcatel-Lucent because Verizon Wireless has effectively given the
new company a vote of confidence by choosing to extend its
standing relationship with Lucent to the newly merged entity ...
CTIA: WiMax in the Air
ORLANDO, Fla. -- CTIA Wireless -- There's a definite whiff of
WiMax in the air down here in the Magic Kingdom. Major vendors
such as Motorola Inc. and Siemens AG are firming up their mobile
strategies for the wireless broadband technology. Operator Sprint
Nextel Corp. is expected to add more color to its WiMax ...
Vonage Pouts: We're Still Alive 'n Kicking
Vonage, sent reeling by its patent suit loss to Verizon, the
injunction arising out of that ruling and a massive sell-off of
its shares on Friday, this morning made a major attempt at damage
control, with CEO Mike Snyder issuing a statement that to
paraphrase Mark Twain, the rumors of Vonage's death have been
Qualcomm Opens the Door to Mobile User-Generated Content
Qualcomm announced today a new chip that it says will drive down
the cost of mobile broadband while increasing speeds. The QSC6085
for CDMA2000 1xEV-DO Rev A promises to deliver more than 10 times
the speed of EV-DO Rel. O-up to 1.8 Mbps on the reverse link and
3.1 Mbps on the forward link-to better support advanced mobile
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