The TelecomDirect News Daily Update
For July 07, 2006
EU takes Poland, Latvia and Finland to court for not obeying telecoms rules
BRUSSELS, Belgium -- The European Commission said Friday it would
take Poland, Latvia and Finland to court for not obeying EU telecoms
rules. It said it would ask the European Court of Justice to make
Poland and Latvia provide a full comprehensive telephone directory
and full directory enquiry services. It will also sue...
Bulgarian Government Plans New Telecoms Law in 2007
The Bulgarian government is planning to introduce new telecoms
legislation, the Electronic Communications Act, from 2007. This
will divide the sector into 18 types of markets that will be
controlled by the telecoms market regulator, the CRC. The
government is now revising the draft, which will subsequently be
submitted to parliament. ...
EU Ups Pressure on German Government over VDSL Broadband Network
The German government is resisting European Commission pressure,
in efforts to enable the incumbent to recoup its hefty investment
in its new fibre-optic broadband infrastructure. It plans to
introduce legislation shielding the VDSL broadband network from
competition for several...
Intel, Motorola Back Clearwire
Craig McCaw's Clearwire may have backed off its initial public
offering plans, but the company has received a vote of confidence
from the funding world -- securing a $900 investment commitment. Of
the total, $600 million will come from Intel Corporation's
capital arm. Motorola also is on the list of backers.
MacBook Pro: Performance at a Price
What if money were no object? What sort of laptop computer would
you buy? For many people, the answer will be the Apple MacBook
Pro. Yet, at about $2,800, price will be a very large object
indeed for many potential MacBook Pro buyers. Memory and storage
enhancements can easily send the laptop's price tag soaring
far past $3K. But...
Communications Reform Bill Gets Fast Tracked
In a rarely seen legislative maneuver, the sweeping
communications reform bill recently approved by a key Senate
committee has been re-designated as a House of
Representatives proposal, ostensibly to accelerate the floor
voting process during this Congressional session. After three
days of markup covering 214 amendments, not...
Cisco Buys WLAN Security Smarts
Cisco Systems Inc. is buying software security firm
Meetinghouse Data Communications Inc. for $43.7 million in a move
that reflects the importance of secure network access via
WLAN. The move marks the return of Cisco's roving acquisition eye
to the network security sector after it snapped up three
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