The TelecomDirect News Daily Update
For March 8, 2006
KGHM to Acquire TDC's 19.6% Polkomtel Stake
Polish copper conglomerate KGHM expects to purchase a further
19.61% stake in Poland's number-three cellco, Polkomtel, from
Denmark's TDC. Last month, the Danish telecoms group offered its
entire stake in the mobile operator for 214.04 euro per share to
other Polkomtel shareholders, who have the right of first refusal
Telecom Italia 2005 Revenue Up; Asset Sale Boosts Profit by 77%
Italy's dominant telecoms group has announced a 77% rise in net
profit, buoyed by the sale of TIM Hellas (Greece) and TIM
Peru. In a statement yesterday, the company said that full-year
2005 net profit closed at 3.22 billion euro (US$3.83 billion),
compared to 1.82 billion euro for...
Building a Better Solar Cell
One of the biggest complaints people have about mobile devices,
including cell phones and notebook computers, is a lack of
adequate operating time. Excessive battery weight is another
often-heard gripe. Both of these problems could be alleviated,
perhaps even solved, through the use of solar cell
Nokia: T-Mobile To Launch High-Speed Data Network at CeBIT fair in Germany
HELSINKI, Finland --Germany's T-Mobile International AG will
launch Nokia's high-speed network in Germany on March 9 to
coincide with the opening of the CeBIT technology fair in
Hanover, the Finnish company said Tuesday. Nokia Corp.'s
high-speed downlink data packet access, or HSDPA, networks --
with initial speeds of 1-2...
Mexico's Telmex, Spain's Telefonica Among Six Firms Considering Bid
for Colombia Telecom
BOGOTA, Colombia -- Mexico's Telefonos de Mexico SA is
considering a bid for Colombia's biggest phone company, almost
six months after the government nixed a closed-door deal with the
Mexican telecom to privatize the state-run operator. Telmex was
one of six companies to meet a Monday deadline to buy a bidding
form to participate...
Will AT&T Become Ma Video?
With cable franchises, content buying power, and a wireless
powerhouse, AT&T Inc. (NYSE: T - message board) will
significantly add to its video services potential with its $67
billion bid to buy BellSouth Corp. (NYSE: BLS - message
board). (See Ma Bell Is Back!.) First, consider a pile of local
video franchises. For years, BellSouth...
Meshing the Plano Police
For a glimpse at how WiMAX might be used in the United States,
take a look at what's happening in the Dallas suburb of
Plano. The Texas city has decided to use a wireless mesh network
for city police communications that will use wireless backhaul.
The system is being built out by Motorola, which is using its
BT Final Four Finally Get 21CN Contracts
BT said it finally signed contracts with the last four of the
eight preferred suppliers for its vaunted $17.4 billion 21st
Century Network (21CN) next-generation network (NGN), giving no
new explanation for the months-long delay in signing the pacts
with Alcatel, Cisco, Ericsson and Fujitsu. In a canned statement
Paul Reynolds, BT...
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