The TelecomDirect News Daily Update
For June 15, 2006
Competing in Customer Care
When it comes to customer satisfaction surveys, there are winners
and losers, but apparently no one can rest on their
laurels. Whether they're sitting at the top of the customer
care satisfaction heap or at the bottom, carriers are trying to
improve in the one area that has drawn more than a little
regulatory and consumer interest...
France Telecom's New Push in Africa, Asia
France Telecom has hinted at a strategic push into emerging
markets where there is still substantial room for growth. It is
eying acquisitions in Africa and Asia, but concedes that there is
little room for success in pushing into Latin America. 'We
have a certain number of specific ideas in regions where markets
LG Electronics Ends Negotiations to Buy Stake in KTF's Handset Unit
LG Electronics (LG) has ended negotiations with South Korea's
second-largest operator KTF to buy a controlling stake in the
latter's handset manufacturing unit, KTF Technologies, LG and
KTF said today. A KTF spokesman said that the two companies had
decided to end the talks as they failed to narrow the gap on
financial terms and...
OTE on Track for 500,000 ADSL Customers
Greece's OTE is on track to meet its target of 500,000 broadband
users this year, according to its CEO Panagis Vourloumis.
"Broadband is not just the future of the company but is also
that of Greece," he said. Reuters reports that OTE is planning
an awareness campaign as part of its strategy to boost understanding
Think Thin: Motorola Q
So what is the thinnest mobile device in the world featuring a
QWERTY keyboard? The answer, claims Motorola, is the Motorola Q.
Positioned by its manufacturer as a smartphone with a 'RAZR-thin
look and feel,'the Moto Q is a remarkable 50 percent thinner
than most of its top competitors. Now, nearly a year after its...
EBay Offers Text Alerts
EBay continues to extend its reach into the wireless arena. The
latest: The online marketplace company has launched eBay Alerts,
which enables users to receive bid updates via text message, as
well as via a phone call or instant message. The SMS alerts
service, according to eBay, gives users the ability to receive...
Cingular Pushes MS Email
Cingular Wireless LLC has become the latest U.S. carrier to offer
Microsoft Corp.'s push email update for its Windows mobile
operating system -- although the operator is currently only
offering the code with two of its own-brand devices. The push
email update will be available starting next week on the 8125 and
the 2125, which...
Third World Still Loves 2G
According to a new report from ABI Research, 2G and 2.5G wireless
infrastructure is alive and well and living in the developing
world. With most wireless infrastructure markets in
industrialized nations near or at saturation levels, wireless
base-station vendors are looking for other markets, all the way
to China, India and other...
BSNL Sizes Up Five Bidders
After several delays and deadline extensions, Bharat Sanchar
Nigam Ltd. (BSNL) closed the lid on its mammoth $4.5 billion
wireless tender Monday, receiving submissions from five equipment
vendors. Of the 18 companies that requested the paperwork, bids
came in from Ericsson AB, Motorola Inc., Nokia Corp., Siemens AG,
and ZTE Corp....
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