The CommunicationsDirect Daily Update
For June 15, 2007
State Regulation of VoIP Services: Get Ready, It's Coming
Soon, in a hearing room at the Missouri Public Service
Commission, state regulators will try to make the case that
Comcast's 'Digital Voice' VoIP service should be regulated as a
competitive telephone service. If they succeed, the Missouri
Commission may not only take a significant step toward
establishing VoIP - or ...
Becoming Pivotal Part of Communications
The Sprint joint venture with cable companies has started to roll
out across the country with bundled quad-play services. Names of
new corporations these days often don't provide a clue about what
the company's business may be or how the company views itself. Not
so with Pivot, the weeks-old name of the Sprint joint venture ...
Croatian Government to Sell Up to 23 Percent of Croatian Telecom
ZAGREB, Croatia -- The Croatian government decided Friday to
sell 20-23 percent of shares in the Croatian telecommunications
company -- controlled by Deutsche Telecom -- on the stock market.
The sale is tentatively set for September, the deputy Prime
Minister Damir Polancec said. The shares of HT-Hrvatske ...
Report: Mobile Operators Slow Spending
According to a report from research and analysis firm Pyramid
Research, capital expenditures by mobile network operators will
slow in 2007. Even though network operators increased spending at
double-digit rates in 2005 and 2006, new technologies and
changing business models are affecting the mobile landscape and
consequently the ...
Cable to Face Second 'Family' Act
Two legislators have proposed a bill that would require MSOs to
offer family-friendly programming and looks to push Federal
Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Kevin Martin's desire to
push an ala carte programming model on the cable industry. The
bill, introduced by Reps. Dan Lipinski (D-Ill.) and Jeff
Sprint: WiMax Options Open
Sprint Nextel Corp. is promising a WiMax 'market update' at the
NXTcomm show in Chicago on June 21. This follows a report that
the company may be considering more partnerships centered around
the wireless broadband technology or even a spinoff of its WiMax
unit. Sprint tends to announce new towns and cities where ...
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