The TelecomDirect News Daily Update
For June 30, 2006
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Telenor Mobile Network Reaches 500 Destinations in Pakistan
Telenor Pakistan says that it now has the second-largest network
in Pakistan, with 500 destinations covered within less than 16
months of the company's launch. Telenor Pakistan is 100%
owned by Telenor. The Nordic firm also has Asian operations in
Thailand, Malaysia and Bangladesh. Significance: Telenor
launched mobile services...
UTStarcom to Supply T66 Dual-Mode Handsets for China Unicom's World
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UTStarcom today unveiled its T66 dual-mode, dual-standby CDMA/GSM
handset. The company also announced that it had signed a contract
with China Unicom to supply T66 handsets for its World Wind
dual-mode phone service. The CDMA and GSM modes of the T66
handset are designed to be able to be on standby simultaneously,
which can enable users ...
New EU Telecoms Rules Arouse Mixed Feelings
The European Commission has released its long-awaited
recommendations intended to spur further competition in the
region's telecoms market and attracting further investment to the
industry. Speaking at a press conference yesterday, EU telecoms
commissioner Viviane Reding outlined far-reaching proposals,
drawing the ire of the ...
Murdoch reportedly joins bid for PCCW's assets
HONG KONG -- Rupert Murdoch has reportedly joined Australian bank
Macquarie's bid for PCCW's telecommunications and media
businesses as the bidding for the Hong Kong phone company's
assets added its highest profile player to date Thursday.
Murdoch was also quoted as saying in a newspaper report that
BlackBerry maker RIM adds 680,000 users in latest quarter as revenue
rises 35 percent
NEW YORK -- Research In Motion Ltd. said Thursday it earned
$129.8 million in its latest quarter as the maker of BlackBerry
wireless devices and services added 680,000 users, boosting
revenue by 35 percent. The profit for RIM's fiscal first quarter,
equal to 68 cents per share, was fairly steady compared with the
U.S. appeals court won't postpone August wireless auction
WASHINGTON -- A U.S. appeals court has refused to postpone a
Federal Communications Commission wireless auction that is set
for August, handing a victory to government regulators who are
managing the high-profile auction that could raise an estimated
$15 billion for the government. Three groups had asked the U.S.
EarthLink Debuts First Citywide Wi-Fi Network
Municipal Wi-Fi is finally a reality for EarthLink, which
launched its first network in Anaheim, Calif. The ISP has several
other deployments in the hopper. The Anaheim deployment marks
EarthLink's first commercial launch of the wireless technology.
At 49-square miles, the deployment also represents the largest
Dutch Telco KPN Demands Equality With Cablecos
Dutch incumbent KPN, once a government-owned monopoly that still
is 8-percent held by the state, has sued the Dutch government,
demanding it be allowed to follow the same rules as cable
companies -- which it says are eating it alive as they
muscle in on the voice business. The issue is that cable
companies in the Netherlands...
Jumpstarting Mobile Collaboration
'Mobile collaboration' as an industry buzzword probably peaked
about two years ago, but only now are the infrastructure, the
networks, and the applications coming together to make it
possible at the enterprise level. For remote healthcare company
Intellicare, managing a team of telephone nurses, all based out
of home or ...
Lucatel: Full Steam Ahead
The merger of telecom equipment giants Alcatel and Lucent
Technologies Inc. appears to be on course for completion by
the end of 2006, dogged only, sources say, by the struggle to
find roles for all the current senior executives and the ongoing
disgruntlement of one of the new venture's key individuals. ...
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