The CommunicationsDirect Daily Update
For May 02, 2007
Nearly 30% of EU Households Have Broadband Internet Access
According to the European Commission’s Eurobarometer
survey, almost 30% of households in the European Union (EU) have
broadband internet connections, while 17% of EU citizens use
internet connection at home for internet telephony. Some 20% of
EU households subscribe to bundled packages, with the combination
of fixed telephony ...
Carrier Scorecard: Orange
France Telecom SA reported first-quarter results last week, and
now it's time for Unstrung to get out the red pen and grade the
French operator's mobile business, Orange, on its performance.
The last time Unstrung graded Orange, we gave it a B- because
average revenue per user (ARPU) was down in key European markets
Cellphones Need Backing Up, Too
Ever had that sinking feeling when you've either lost your
cellphone or PDA, mangled it in some way or just bought a
flashier model, and you now have to reconstruct that contact
list? A new application launched by U.S. Cellular can make that
task easier. U.S. Cellular's 'easyedge' data-plan customers now
Microsoft to Double Windows Mobile Phones in 2008
Microsoft says that it plans to double the number of Windows
Mobile software licenses it sells to 20 million worldwide in
fiscal year 2008, stepping up competition with Research In Motion
(RIM) and Symbian. The company said that it is gaining market
share and expects that trend to continue. Microsoft's Senior
Vice President ...
Sprint Nextel Posts 1Q Loss
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Sprint Nextel Corp., the nation's
third-largest wireless carrier, said Wednesday it swung to a
first-quarter loss as bigger investments in operations wiped out
modest gains in sales and it lost high-quality subscribers. For
the January-March quarter, the Reston, Va.-based company reported
losing $211 ...
Swedish Government Starts Sell-off of TeliaSonera
STOCKHOLM, Sweden - Sweden's government began selling an 8
percent stake in Nordic telecommunications operator TeliaSonera
AB on Wednesday in a first step toward privatizing the company.
The sell-off is only open to institutional investors, the Finance
Department said in a statement. Sweden said previously that it
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