The TelecomDirect News Daily Update
For July 13, 2006
The Adaptive Corporation
The world of business is constantly changing, and the pace of
that change is rising sharply. There are no longer any
certainties in today's globalised world. Change is happening
in three different dimensions and the successful corporation of
the future must be capable of managing all of them.
Technological change: Technological...
Carriers Try Back Door State Pre-emption
Washington -- Wireless carriers are still courting the FCC on
state pre-emption even as Congress addresses the issue in its
rewrite of the Telecommunications Act, but the opportunity to get
extra protection from state regulators is narrowing. The
U.S. House of Representatives passed its version of the
legislation in early June -- without...
Microsoft, Yahoo Test Instant Messaging Partnership
SEATTLE -- Microsoft Corp. and Yahoo Inc. are beginning a limited
test of plans to make their instant messaging systems work together.
The much-vaunted pairing comes a bit later than the two companies
had originally hoped. The project was delayed because Microsoft
wanted to make sure the systems would work well with both...
Sony Ericsson Net Profits Surge to $143 Million in Q2
STOCKHOLM, Sweden -- Mobile phone maker Sony Ericsson said
Thursday that second-quarter earnings almost doubled, in large
part due to continued strong sales of its popular Walkman music
phones, and it raised its global market forecast for 2006. The
world's No. 5 handset maker said net profit rose 91 percent to
VimpelCom Acquires Georgian Mobile Operator
Russian mobile operator VimpelCom has entered the Georgian mobile
market, with the acquisition of GSM 1800 operator Mobitel.
VimpelCom has acquired a 51% stake in Mobitel, for US$12.6
million, with a call option for the remaining 49%. Although
Mobitel has not yet begun commercial operations its licences are
valid until 2013, and...
Regulatory Pressures Set to Hit TP's Revenues, Good News for
According to the UKE, the planned regulatory changes could shed
some 1.8-2.7 billion zloty (US$564.5-846.5 million), or 1.0-1.5%, of
TP's top-line revenue. The competition is also likely to hit its
EBITDA (earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortisation)
margin, which currently stands at 45%, against the industry average...
Vodafone Cobbles Together SME Convergence Offering
Vodafone, refocusing its efforts on the small- to medium-size
enterprise (SME) sector in the U.K., has unveiled a set of
services it's dubbed 'Mobility Solutions for Business', combining
fixed and mobile services in one package to support users who
work in the office, from home or remotely. Analysts quickly
Multiple Antennas Key to Mobile B'band
Mobile operators will have no choice but to evolve from single
antenna cell site coverage to multiple antenna systems as they
strive to keep up with wireline network access data rates,
according to a new Heavy Reading report, "The Future of
Mobile Broadband." WiMax is already specified to
support multiple antenna...
Verizon VP Says There's Time for Telecom Bill
WASHINGTON -- One of Verizon Communications' top executives is
confident that telecom legislation could make it through Congress
this year, despite tight timing between now and the end of the
year. Verizon Communications Executive Vice President and former
Congressman Tom Tauke says that the light regulatory approach
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