The TelecomDirect News Daily Update
For February 9, 2006
Oh, Wireless, Where Art Thou?
Now that Cabelcos have paired with Sprint Nextel Corp. for mobile
wireless service, what are other CLECs to do about achieving the
desired quadplay? Many regional CLECs simply don't have the
volume, expertise or resources to take on a full-fledged MVNO
business. Fortunately, help is on the way. "It's now mandatory
for a CLEC to have...
Jordan: France Telecom Looks to Take Controlling Jordan Telecom Stake
France Telecom, which took a 40% stake in the Jordanian
fixed-line incumbent when it was privatised in 2000, is in
negotiations with the Jordanian government to increase its stake
by 11% and thereby take a majority shareholding in the operator,
Reuters reports. The state pension fund and private institutions
own a 18.5% stake in Jordan...
Broadband Boosts BT Q3 Results
BT Group has announced not-so-wonderful results for its fiscal
third quarter of 2005 and the nine months ending 31 December
2005. According to chief executive Ben Verwaayen, growth at the
operator's broadband business helped boost results in a dynamic
business environment. The company said that connections through
BT Wholesale stand at...
Vonage Files for $250 million IPO, Appoints New CEO
NEW YORK (AP) -- Vonage Holdings Corp., the United States'
largest Internet telephone service, on Wednesday filed for an
initial public offering worth up to $250 million. The company
also appointed Mike Snyder chief executive, succeeding founder
Jeffrey Citron, who will remain chairman and take the new title
Motorola Launches Virtual Mobile Wallet
Leave your wallet, credit cards and cash at home. All you'll
really need is your mobile phone. Motorola says its M-Wallet
gives users quick and secure access to their bank accounts and
eliminates the need to ever carry credit or debit...
Mobile devices have become a bit of a mixed blessing for IT
managers -- allowing unprecedented freedom and productivity, but
raising a host of management issues most are unused to
handling. To relieve some of that burden, developers are
increasingly offering over-the-air management solutions that
allow IT managers to do things like...
Research: VoWLAN Device Sales To Spike In 2007-08
Enterprise Voice-over-Wireless LAN (VoWLAN) usage is expected to
grow dramatically during the next three years, according to a new
study issued by TelecomWeb's sister division InfoTech as part of
its "InfoTrack for Enterprise Mobility" program. In its Mobile
Communications in the U.S. Workplace report, InfoTech also
predicts annual U.S....
Europe Is Urged to Improve Web Security
VIENNA, Austria (AP) -- Europe must work harder to make the
Internet more secure as the nature of online threats becomes
increasingly criminal across the 25-nation bloc, a senior EU official
warned Thursday. "We are still far from achieving the goal of secure
and reliable networks that protect confidential and reliable...
Cable Telephony Service Revenues to Hit $10 Billion by 2009
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., February 8, 2006 - Worldwide cable telephony
service revenues rose from $4.5 billion in 2004 to $5.6 billion
in 2005, and are projected to reach $10 billion by 2009, reports
In-Stat. The widening availability of VoIP-based cable telephony
services has resulted in thousands of new cable telephony
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