The TelecomDirect News Daily Update
For May 1, 2006
Least Cost Terminating Traffic: Automation Is Key
In a wireless environment, the costs of terminating traffic vary
greatly depending on how and where it is terminated. In most
cases, the most cost-effective ways to terminate traffic are
available within the low-cost facilities of a
carrier's MTA (major trading area), where calls incur
local charges. The cost of calls terminated...
Network Magic Promises Pain-Free Home Network Management
Until recently, network management was a headache reserved for
technology professionals. But as more ordinary people
interconnect their home computers, peripherals, telecom and media
gear via wired and wireless technologies, network management is
rapidly becoming everybody's problem. Windows' built-in
Mobile Operators Up in Arms Over EU's Roaming Charge Cuts
The GSM Association has published a study attacking the European
Union (EU)'s proposals to force mobile operators to slash
international roaming charges for subscribers travelling within
the region. The study, produced by the CRA consultants for the
GSM expressed concern that the regulation could make operators
offer roaming services at...
TPS, France Telecom Launch World's First High Definition IP TV
France Telecom has teamed up with TPS to launch the first high
definition IP TV service in the world. Both parties have
announced plans to roll out the service on France Telecom's
Malign TV starting from 1 June 2006, in time for the football
World Cup. The service will offer subscribers of Malign TV HD
option TV channel TF1, M6 and TPS...
Wi-Fi Net Sought For 900-Sq.-Mi. NY County
A county government in New York has begun considering a plan that
would allow companies to bid on building and operating a huge
Wi-Fi network -- one that would cover a 900-sq.-- mi. area and
that would offer free Internet access to potentially hundreds of
thousands of users. Suffolk County on Long Island, with
approximately 1.5 million...
Vonage Targets $500M From IPO
VOIP services specialist Vonage Holdings Corp. plans to net
nearly $500 million from an IPO on the NYSE that would value it
at around $2.65 billion, according to documents filed on
Friday with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) .
The documents show that Vonage, which has been skirting around
the IPO process for months,...
Nokia Agrees to Pay InterDigital
InterDigital Communications Corporation's stock soared following
news that the company reached a favorable settlement in its
royalty dispute with Nokia. Nokia agreed to pay the company $253
million. The settlement involves a dispute surrounding Nokia's
royalty obligations for its sales of 2G TDMA-based products. The
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