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The CommunicationsDirect Daily Update
For February 26, 2007
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Skype Petitions FCC for Access to Mobiles
VoIP provider Skype, backed up by Columbia University's Tim Wu,
who published a report on anti-competitive practices by the
mobile industry, has petitioned the FCC to invoke the 1968
Carterphone ruling for mobile networks. This ruling mandated that
AT&T permit consumers to attach any device that did not damage
the network to be ...
Regulator Outlines Plans for MVNOs in Portugal
The Portuguese telecoms regulator, Anacom, has outlined the
regulatory framework for MVNOs wishing to set up shop in
Portugal. Noting that it was yet to identify formally mobile
operators with significant market power in Portugal, Anacom
observed that existing mobile operators are not under any
regulatory obligation to provide third ...
Swisscom to Begin WiMAX Trials in April 2007
Swisscom has announced plans to commence a WiMAX field trial in
the Swiss city of Boltigen from April 2007. In a statement,
Swisscom said that this will be the first time it will test the
new technology since receiving its Broadband Wireless Access
(BWA) licence in 2006. The company will install WiMAX in around
30 households. ...
Defending Streaming Media
VoIP and other types of streaming media are open invitations to
hackers intent on stealing data or causing various types of
digital mayhem. Phoenix-based Live Square is targeting media
security gaps with new software that aims to secure all types of
audio and video streaming against piracy threats. Live Square's
Streaming Media ...
EU Launches Lawsuit Against Germany Over Attempt to Keep Rivals Off Deutsch=
e Telekom's Broadband Network
BRUSSELS, Belgium -- The European Commission said Monday it had
launched a lawsuit against Germany over a law allowing Deutsche
Telekom AG to keep rivals off its high-speed Internet networks.
EU spokesman Martin Selmayr told reporters that a letter of
formal notice was sent to Berlin after it ignored ...
New Voicemail App Copies Wireless Messages To PCs
Earlier this month, Calif.-based CallWave Inc. rolled out a
portfolio of market-tested, next-generation visual voicemail
solutions, and one of the first takers is Hawaiian Telcom. "We're
helping the carrier community think outside the phone with proven
desktop applications that allow end users to select, play and
respond to ...
Ericsson Targets Cable Revenues
A successful acquisition of Tandberg Television would give
Ericsson AB a coveted position in the cable operator equipment
market, the Swedish vendor's CEO Carl-Henric Svanberg told a
press conference Monday morning. Owning Tandberg TV would also
give Ericsson in-house competence in TV delivery technology and a
Last Week's Funding Roundup
WiMax silicon and mobile email startups plumb the deep pockets of
the wireless VC community this week in our regular funding
roundup. Sequans Communications : The funding market is still
hot for WiMax chip startups, especially those working on mobile
broadband systems. This week Alcatel-Lucent made an undisclosed
investment in ...
Qualcomm, Broadcom Dismiss Two Claims
Qualcomm and Broadcom have agreed to dismiss with prejudice all
claims and counterclaims associated with two patents belonging to
Broadcom and two patents belonging to Qualcomm. The agreement
results in the dismissal of San Diego Federal Court Case No. 05
CV 1662 involving Broadcom's claims for infringement of the
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