The CommunicationsDirect Daily Update
For June 18, 2007
MTS Identifies Potential Delay in Russian 3G Roll-Out
The roll-out of 3G networks by Russia's three major mobile
operators, Mobile TeleSystems (MTS), VimpelCom, and MegaFon, could be
subject to regulatory delays, according to MTS vice-president Yury
Gromakov, reports Prime-Tass. Although all three operators have
acquired licences following a beauty contest earlier this year,
TeliaSonera Adds VoIP to Swedish Triple-Play Package
The Nordic region's largest telecoms group, TeliaSonera, has
launched a residential VoIP package as part of its triple-play
package. In a statement today, TeliaSonera said it is extending its
IP telephony package to its 2.4 million Swedish households, which can
now choose between three different triple-play packages with
Security via Satellite
Most commercial home and business security systems remain firmly
mired in landline telephone technology that hasn't changed
much in several decades. But at least in Europe this situation
may soon change. The Satellite Alarm and Surveillance System
(SASS), developed under the European Space Agency's ARTES
Start-up Projects ...
Mmm, mmm, good!
Practical cooks know that when you have a wide range of
ingredients at hand, it's time to consider mixing them into a
hearty stew or gumbo. The cable industry has a variety of new
technologies to work with, and dozens of products it can put in
the mix. The NCTA Cable Show 2007 in Las Vegas last month was a
metaphorical pot for all of ...
Nokia Unveils 3 New Mid-range Cell Phone Models
SINGAPORE -- Mobile phone maker Nokia Corp. unveiled three new
models designed for the mid-range market, the company said in
Singapore Monday. The Nokia 6267, Nokia 6121 classic and Nokia
3500 classic are expected to begin shipping in the third quarter of
this year, the Espoo, Finland-based company said in a statement.
AT&T Picks GPON Players
AT&T Inc. announced Alcatel-Lucent and Ericsson AB as its GPON
vendors late Friday. Alcatel-Lucent's inclusion isn't a surprise,
considering the company is an incumbent in fiber deployments by
AT&T and the former BellSouth, since acquired by AT&T. For
Ericsson, though, this is a ...
Report Examines iPhone Awareness
M:Metrics released results today from its Benchmark Survey
surrounding consumer awareness and intention to purchase the
iPhone. The measurement firm found that 56% of British and 64% of
American mobile phone users were aware of the iPhone. In the
United States, where the device will launch first, 14% of those
who had heard about the ...
Protecting IT Enterprise Networks From 'Consumerization'
One of the most significant threats to enterprise security is the
'consumerization of IT', as Gartner Inc. puts it. As more
consumer technologies enter the enterprise, security managers
must prepare for and manage new security risks as staffers expect
to use more of their personal equipment and services while at
AlcaLu Signs SFR, Thinks Mobile
Alcatel-Lucent has won a router contract with French mobile
operator SFR , part of what AlcaLu claims is a wave of mobility
business underway in IP routing. Alcatel-Lucent has already
contracted to provide UMTS equipment to SFR, and the two have
been doing research into mobile TV. But it turns out the
wireless provider, ...
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