The CommunicationsDirect Daily Update
For June 13, 2007
U.S. Business Key to T-Mobile Growth
Following shareholder requests and rumours that T-Mobile may sell off
its U.S. operations, Deutsche Telekom CEO Rene Obermann has
re-iterated that the company has no plans to sell off the unit,
stating that "the U.S. business is a core business of the mobile
communications business and therefore of Deutsche Telekom."
Secret Agent Man
THERE ARE VARS and there are VARs. CDW is one of the country's
largest. And with 2006 revenue of $6.8 billion, it is one of the
country's largest companies -- No. 343 on the Fortune 500 list. If
you are in business, you've no doubt heard of it and you might
even be a customer. If you are in the technology business, you
Bright LED Promises Enhanced Handset Displays
Tired of squinting at handset displays that wash out in bright
sunlight? Help may be in sight. Two University of California at
Los Angeles researchers have developed an LED that promises
bright and beautiful color at a cost lower than conventional
display technologies. By using a new type of plastic infused
liquid, engineering ...
Broadcom to Purchase Global Locate
Broadcom has agreed to acquire Global Locate, a provider of GPS
products and software, for nearly $146 million in cash. If
agreed-upon performance goals are met, Broadcom will pay an
additional $80 million in cash to the former holders of Global
Locate stock. Founded in 1999, Global Locate has innovative GPS
solutions that will add ...
Nortel Embraces Big Blue's VoIP Too
Nortel and IBM, both perhaps burning the candle at both ends,
this morning announced a deal to offer 'unified communications'
combining IBM's hardware and software with Nortel's VoIP and
multimedia solutions. The deal sounds almost like a carbon copy
of the landmark deal Nortel signed with Microsoft last year, set
Virgin Revamps DNS Strategy
Virgin Media says a small investment in new domain name server
(DNS) technology it's deploying should make its broadband
services appear faster to customers and make its network more
secure. The U.K. cable operator, known as NTL before it adopted
its new name earlier this year, is "investing a few hundred
Battles Brew Over Mobile TV
Mobile TV is becoming an emotional issue in Europe, with carriers
disputing each other's customer claims in Italy, and major
operators challenging European Commission proposals for the
adoption of DVB-H (Digital Video Broadcasting - Handheld) as the
standard technical platform for mobile TV service delivery.
Italians Squabble ...
Substantial Market Niche Emerging for Wi-Fi/Cellular Phones
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- A recent survey of US early adopters by
high-tech market researcher, In-Stat, found that almost half of
those respondents planning to replace their cell phones want
Wi-Fi capability. To meet the growing demand, there is an
avalanche of dual-mode phones in the pipeline. By the end of this
year, the Wi-Fi Alliance ...
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