The CommunicationsDirect Daily Update
For June 01, 2007
Ericsson, Alcatel-Lucent Wins GSM Network Contract from China Mobile Pakistan
Ericsson yesterday announced that it has been selected by China
Mobile Pakistan Limited (CM Pak), a company created after the
former Paktel was acquired by China Mobile Communication
Corporation (China Mobile), for the expansion of its GSM network
throughout the southern Pakistan. Under the contract, Ericsson
will provide a complete GSM ...
EU Outlines Plans for "Super" Regulator
The European Union (EU)'s Information Society Commissioner,
Viviane Reding, has outlined plans to launch proposals into the
creation of a single 'super regulator' for the region. In a
statement released on 31 May, Reding said she will launch the
proposals by end of October 2007, seeking further powers to
strengthen telecoms ...
Ericsson Wins Vodafone Spain's 3G Deal
Global mobile giant Vodafone has selected Ericsson to modernise
and expand its existing WCDMA/HSPA radio-access network
throughout Spain. In a statement, Ericsson said that under the
three-year deal, it will deliver WCDMA radio base stations to
enhance Vodafone Spain's network coverage and add the latest
Ericsson HSPA functionality ....
Mirror Promises Better Telecom Lasers
A new high-performance mirror, developed by engineers at the
University of California, Berkeley, could dramatically improve
the design and efficiency of next generation telecom devices
relying on laser optics. The new mirror packs the same 99.9
percent reflective punch as current high-grade mirrors, called
distributed Bragg ...
Why Telcos Need Web 2.0
IMS might not be the answer, it turns out. Service providers
looking to create new revenue-driving applications will instead
have to adapt to the Web 2.0 world, using the concept of
'mashups' to quickly create new Web-based services, according to
the latest Services Software Insider report, Telco Web 2.0
Mashups: A New ...
AT&T Offers International Text Messaging
AT&T has announced an international text-messaging plan. The new
plan will include 100 international long-distance text messages
for $9.99 a month. "A text package specifically for
international use helps make friends and families across borders
seem less far away by allowing them to communicate when time zone
BT's Flat Fusion
BT Group plc has not given up on its fixed/mobile convergence
(FMC) service, Fusion, despite flat subscriber growth. The
operator now has 40,000 Fusion customers, which is the same
number of customers it had about two months ago. With nearly two
years of experience since BT first launched Fusion in 2005, BT
says its FMC ...
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