The TelecomDirect News Daily Update
For June 12, 2006
The Future of European Business Leadership
The founding fathers of the European Union, Robert Schuman and
Jean Monnet, dreamed of creating a community of nations that
would become more convergent as the years went by. The result of
their vision is the EU, the most far-reaching plan for economic
integration ever to be attempted among a group of sovereign...
Indian Mobile Market Surpasses 100-mil. User Landmark
The mobile subscriber base in India continued to maintain high
growth last month, with net additions of approximately 4.25
million subscribers. At the end of last month, there were 101.2
million mobile subscribers in the country, representing a
penetration level of 9.2%. Meanwhile, the fixed-line market
experienced a decline of 110,000...
New 'Ten' MVNO Debuts with MSN Messenger
Ten, a new MVNO in France, has launched commercial services
offering innovative mobile data services such as MSN Messenger
and email. Ten - a start-up from former Tele2 director Jean-Louis
Constanza, which also has private-equity backing - offers
unlimited subscriptions to MSN Messenger and mobile email for a
flat fee using GPRS...
Cingular Wireless Estimates Men Use More Mobile Minutes than Women in U.S.
U.S. mobile operator Cingular Wireless has found that men used
16.2% more mobile calling minutes then women in 2006, among other
results in its 2006 annual market research.Cingular
Wireless’s market research was carried out with 1,016 adult
customers (of which 48% were men and 52% were women), according
to reports from PR Newswire....
Verizon Bets Big on Fiber Optic Overhaul
Optical fiber -- strands of glass 15 times thinner than a human
hair -- have been used by telecommunications companies over
long-haul routes since the 1980s. Now, Verizon Communications
Inc., is making a big and expensive bet on replacing the network
of copper wires that has provided phone service since the 19th
century with fiber, giving...
The IP Telephony Business Value Gap: Top 10 Reasons Why Businesses
Aren't Getting Full ROI From VoIP
This whitepaper explores the top ten causes of the IP telephony
business value gap, including: Implementation of IP Telephony,
Targeting of Enterprise solutions, Business case for IP
Telephony, Pioneering third-party applications and Early-adopter
experience. Additionally we explore what is not being done to
fill this gap, including:...
Court Upholds FCC on Broadband CALEA Compliance
WASHINGTON — A U.S. Court of Appeals ruling that upheld the
FCC’s decision to apply digital wiretapping rules to VoIP
providers probably won’t significantly affect wireless
carriers’ broadband wiretap capabilities, according to a
CTIA representative. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District
Europe-Wide Wireless Network Planned
The fact that home and office wireless networking is gaining
momentum is hardly news. Municipal wireless networks are also on
the fast track to widespread deployment, with numerous systems
already in operation and many more planned. But what about
wirelessly connecting an entire continent? Imperial College
London is working on just such...
Will Carphone Drive AOL U.K. Into Its Warehouse?
Carphone Warehouse, which has been in the broadband business for
a grand total of 60 days now, is being touted as a potential
bidder for Time Warner's AOL U.K. subsidiary - a deal that
could potentially approach $2 billion in what might be a
high-stakes, three-way bidding contest. Also being touted as
potential bidders for AOL...
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