The TelecomDirect News Daily Update
For April 25, 2006
New Holes in Buckets: Operators Add Services, Revenue Leaks
WITH THE DISAPPEARANCE of UNE-P and the movement to wireless and
VoIP, many smaller carriers and resellers are switching to new
product lines and technologies, and entering a growth phase. This
presents challenges to those responsible for revenue assurance as
the expansion means more customers, more partners and more
complexity in the...
XO Unveils Broadband Wireless Strategy
Alternative service provider XO Communications has announced the
launch of Nextlink, its new wireless broadband
subsidiary. Nextlink has already launched commercially in Dallas,
Los Angeles, Miami, San Diego, Tampa and Washington D.C., and
plans to expand the presence of its network to over 70 major
U.S. markets over the next two years....
VSNL to Invest US$300 mil. in Undersea Cable between India, Europe
India's top international telecoms provider, VSNL, is planning to
invest more than US$300 million to roll out an undersea cable
between India and Europe, the Press Trust of India reported
yesterday (24 April), citing senior executives at the
company. The report said that VSNL was implementing the project
as it expects rising demand for...
Cesky Telecom Earmarks US$6.6 mil. for Broadband Development in 2006
Czech fixed-line incumbent Cesky Telecom has earmarked 150
million koruna for the roll-out of its ADSL broadband services
this year. Cesky's investment will be directed into building new
interconnecting components in the network, so-called DSLAMs
(which enable high-speed data transfer over traditional copper
TeliaSonera's Net Profit Rises in 1st Quarter
STOCKHOLM, Sweden -- TeliaSonera Corp., the Nordic region's
largest telecommunications operator, reported a 20 percent rise
in first-quarter net profit Tuesday driven by strong mobile and
broadband growth. Net profit increased to 4.27 billion kronor
(US$566 million) in the three-month period ending March 31,
compared with 3.56...
AT&T Earnings Rose 63.3 percent on AT&T-SBC Deal
NEW YORK -- AT&T Inc., on track to become the largest U.S.
telephone company, Tuesday said its earnings rose 63.3 percent in
the first quarter, the first period it reported combined results
after SBC Communications Inc.'s acquisition of AT&T Corp. Net
income was $1.445 billion, or 37 cents a share, for the
The Perfect Cellular/VoWLAN Demand Storm
A classic "pull" strategy is unfolding around enterprise
cellular/voice over wireless LAN (VoWLAN) solutions, according to
a new mobile-communications study issued by TelecomWeb's sister
division InfoTech. Half of the U.S. enterprise decision-makers
recently interviewed by InfoTech for its "Dual-Mode
Poll: Merging Is Surging
Building up is the way to go, readers say. The latest Light
Reading poll asked readers to pick the most profitable way to
build a dominant telecom equipment company. Half of the 152
respondents so far believe one should buy a number of smaller,
targeted companies. About one-fourth say that merging with a
rival is the way to go. Read...
DSLAM Market Has Reached Maturity
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- With Internet users needing faster
connections for multimedia applications, the global market for
DSLAMs will grow to 89.1 million ports by the end of 2010, up
from 76 million in 2005, reports In-Stat. A combination of
dial-up users moving to broadband and broadband users moving to
higher-speed lines continues...
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