The CommunicationsDirect Daily Update
For January 30, 2007
Verizon Revenues Up but Profits Down
Verizon has reported mixed results for the fourth quarter and
year ending 2006, with revenues continuing to rise to US$22.6
billion, up 26.1% from the fourth quarter of 2005, or US$88.1
billion for the full year, up 26.8% from 2005. Net income for the
fourth quarter has fallen to US$1.0 billion, hit by a number of
factors including ...
Orange, Fujitsu Siemens Partner for Embedded-SIM Laptops
Orange Business Services UK and Fujitsu Siemens have signed a
deal to provide laptops equipped with embedded-SIM technology to
enable users to access mobile data services without the need for
external data cards. Under the deal, Fujitsu Siemens Computers
will also provide access to both 3G and HSDPA, guaranteeing that
the services will ...
Clever Mobile Enhancements on the Rise
BOSTON -- The founders of Zink Imaging LLC believe they have two
great ideas in one absolute show-stopper. They've created a
portable device that makes it ultra-convenient to print photos
from digital cameras and phones. And they designed it to use no
ink. That's not to say 'hardly any ink,' mind you, ...
EU Court Upholds Antitrust Fine on France Telecom's Wanadoo
BRUSSELS, Belgium -- A European Union court on Tuesday upheld a
E10 million (US$13 million) antitrust fine on France Telecom's
Internet arm Wanadoo, saying the company abused its position to
undercut rivals offering high-speed Internet services in an attempt
to monopolise the market. EU regulators fined Wanadoo in 2003 ...
Motorola, Texas Instruments Add 3G, WiMAX and OMAP Technology to Relationship
Motorola and Texas Instruments (TI) bank on the forecasts for 3G
handsets and mobile WiMAX adoption with plans to develop mobile
devices optimized for wireless consumption. Building on a
strategic partnership already in place, Motorola and TI plan to
include 3G, WiMAX and OMAP technology in developing a new breed
of mobile devices ...
Time Warner to Expand Start Over
Time Warner Cable Inc. says it will offer its Start Over service
to a dozen more areas by the end of the year, extending its reach
to 18 markets. Start Over allows digital cable subscribers to
restart specially enabled shows already in progress just by using
their cable remote controls. Like a full-fledged DVR, the service
also lets ...
One Console, Many Networks
Expanding its product range to encompass service providers
building large municipal wireless networks, AirWave Wireless
Inc. today said it is releasing the fifth generation of its
flagship network-management software. The new Wireless Management
Suite Version 5.0, says COO Greg Murphy, is the first program to
comprehensively manage WiFi, ...
Silver Peak Pockets $17M
Silver Peak Systems, a startup swimming in a sea of bigger WAN
accelerator competitors, picked up $17 million in funding
today. Silver Peak's second funding round in a year -- and third
overall -- brings its total to $42 million, as it tries to cash
in on large firms' desire to improve application performance in
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