The TelecomDirect News Daily Update
For September 01, 2006
Deutsche Telekom Slashes Prices to Stop Customer Flight
The troubled German fixed-line incumbent announced price cuts of
up to 30% and a number of new products at the latest
International Consumer Electronics Show, in Berlin (Germany), in
efforts to fend off rivals poaching its market share. At the same
time, Deutsche Telekom recognises that cutting prices alone will
not be ...
Vodafone to Launch Flexible Tariff Plan
Vodafone UK is set to launch an ambitious marketing campaign
today to promote a new flexible tariff plan, the Independent
reports. The new flexible tariff is aimed at matching offers from
its rivals and would be similar to T-Mobile's 'Flext' tariff
plan. The new price plan will allow customers to add or remove
services such ...
Nokia Buys German Navigation Software Firm Gate5 -- To Offer Mobile
HELSINKI, Finland -- Nokia Corp. said Thursday it will buy gate5,
a German maker of navigation software, allowing the world's
largest cell phone maker to offer maps on its mobile devices.
Maps and navigation are natural elements to be offered in
mobile devices but this area hasn't developed as fast as
Alcatel Boss Defends Terms of Lucent Tie-Up
Alcatel SA chief executive Serge Tchuruk defended the terms of
his company's planned US$13.4 billion (Euro 10.5 billion) tie-up
with U.S. rival Lucent Technologies Inc., in an interview
published yesterday by financial daily Les Echos. The proposed
share swap is appropriate for a friendly merger of the kind
unveiled by the two ...
Nokia Introduces Mobile Internet Device
Nokia revealed details of its new Nokia N80 Internet Edition, which is
designed to help drive adoption of the mobile Internet. The company
also is preparing to open its fifth Flagship Store. The device
offers wireless LAN (WLAN) connectivity, a browser, Internet calls, a
3-megapixel camera, and quad-band GSM W-CDMA. The N80 also ...
Verizon Caves In: Disputed DSL Surcharge Dropped
Less than a week after BellSouth also backed down, Verizon
Communications yesterday said it has pulled the plug on a
controversial digital subscriber line (DSL) surcharge that sorely
disappointed federal regulators and outraged consumer groups.
The Verizon and BellSouth moves, undoubtedly made under pressure from
an emerging ...
New Mobile-to-PC Worm Arrives
Security software firm F-Secure Corp. has discovered a
mobile-to-PC worm that it says could be a harbinger of things to
come in the fast-moving world of wireless worms. The 'Mobler'
worm, the firm posts, moves between the Symbian and Windows
operating systems and vice versa. The worm creates code on the
Symbian side that ...
Alcatel Snags Nortel 3G Unit
Alcatel has agreed to buy Nortel Networks Ltd.'s UMTS (3G) access
business and assets for $320 million, the two vendors announced
this morning. The two companies have been in talks for some time,
but the agreed price will surprise some industry
observers. Analysts at French outfit Oddo Securities had put a
price tag of ...
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