The CommunicationsDirect Daily Update
For June 07, 2007
Verizon Business Looks to Asia for Growth
In an interview with Reuters, Verizon Business's Chief Marketing
Officer Nancy Gofus has noted that the division is seeing
double-digit growth in the Asia-Pacific region, compared with global
growth of 2-3%. The company also expects to see "...an
acceleration in growth over the next couple of years 'and plans
to double' ...
Technology Convergence Spurs Media Applications, Practices
During the last two years, much of the attention on convergence
traditionally has focused on its technological aspects:
applications, services, devices and networks. However, new
research says, the media -- through the accessibility and
affordability of enabling technology -- has changed through all
recognizable appearances. The ...
EU Governments Agree on Lower Roaming Fees
LUXEMBOURG -- EU governments agreed Thursday on cutting the cost
of using mobile phones abroad, the last hurdle for a cap on
roaming fees to be introduced later this summer. The law should
be adopted by the end of this month, and telecom companies will
have one month after that to offer customers a new pricing
Nielsen Launches Wireless Service
Audience measurement firm Nielsen has announced a mobile media
consumption tracking service called Nielsen Wireless. The
service, which will be available in the United States in July,
hopes to assist wireless carriers, advertisers and entertainment
companies in discovering what kinds of media are popular over
cell phones. According ...
OpenWave Rejects Advances
Openwave Systems Inc., which late Monday rejected a
cash-for-stock offer from Harbinger Capital that would have given
the hedge fund a 62 percent stake in the firm, said it has failed
to find a buyer after a two-month search led by Merrill Lynch &
Co. Inc. There had been talk that Sybase Inc. could be waiting
in the ...
CableLabs Sets PacketCable Deadline
Cable technology suppliers have until July 13 to respond to a
request for information (RFI) issued by CableLabs this week for
PacketCable 2.0, an emerging specification and architecture that
will enable cable operators to deploy and support a wide range of
voice, video, and data services across wired and wireless access
HP Vows More Virtualization
HP has overhauled its Virtual Server Environment (VSE) software
as part of an ongoing attempt to lure Sun users onto its server
platforms. VSE, which is used to control virtual machines
running on Integrity servers, is now being pushed to the
forefront of the vendor's virtualization efforts, according
to Ute Albert, ...
Mobile Handsets Positioned to Radically Change the Navigation Device Market
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- Mobile phone operators now have the ability
to market a downloadable navigation application that is just as good
as, if not better, than personal navigation devices (PNDs), reports
In-Stat http://www.in-stat.com . As a result, handset-based mapping
and navigation applications could cause a major change in the ...
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