The TelecomDirect News Daily Update
For September 22, 2006
Ericsson Wins Contract for Deutsche Telekom Optical Network Upgrade
Germany's fixed-line incumbent has selected the Swedish vendor
Ericsson to provide its DWDM optical technology for a planned network
upgrade. Deutsche Telekom's broadband and fixed-line unit, T-Com,
expects to upgrade its metropolitan and regional networks in Germany.
Under the terms of the contract, Ericsson will deliver its ...
Net Neutrality and Telco TV Telecoms Bill Looks Shaky
The Advanced Telecommunications and Opportunities Reform Act
currently before legislators looks set to run into more problems
as Senator Ted Stevens, chairman of the Senate Commerce
Committee, has announced that it is currently short of the 60
votes required to keep the bill from filibuster. A filibuster
could fatally delay its passage ...
Motorola to Sell CellPhones Via Machine
CHICAGO -- Shoppers craving the latest Motorola Inc. cell phones
and accessories will be able to buy them at automated sales
machines being installed in nearly two dozen malls and airports
nationwide. The vending machine-like 'Instantmoto' stores will
sell 12 kinds of phones and 18 accessories, said Bob Many,...
Dutch State to Sell Remaining 8 Percent Stake in KPN
AMSTERDAM, Netherlands -- The Dutch government said Friday it
will sell its remaining 8 percent stake in Royal KPN NV to cut
the national debt. The phone company agreed to buy back around
half of the stake for E800 million (US$1.01 billion), KPN said in
a statement. The government is selling a total 167 million
Listen to This
One year ago, music on mobile phones reached a milestone with Cingular
Wireless' introduction of the Motorola ROKR E1 phone that married
Apple's iTunes music store with a phone. Since then, a lot has
happened in the mobile music world. There are a lot more music
phones available now, and a lot more music services available ...
Microsoft, Nokia Team for Mobile Search
Mobile search capabilities have become a hot topic in the
wireless space as of late. The latest: Nokia is teaming with
Microsoft to deliver advanced search capabilities to Nokia
Nseries and other compatible S60 wireless devices. Although
terms of the agreement were not disclosed, Nokia has agreed to
integrate Microsoft's Live...
Wireless Carriers Seek Stronger FCC Roaming Oversight
Some 25 U.S. regional and rural wireless operators essentially
are asking the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to clamp
down on the terms and conditions imposed on them regarding
roaming agreements they must sign with larger wireless carriers.
At issue are extremely high rates being asked and a tough
Sprint Eyes WiMax Backhaul
NEW YORK -- When Sprint Nextel Corp. starts to roll out
WiMax in Chicago and Washington, D.C., at the end of 2007 it is
also considering using the wireless technology as a cost-
effective way of providing backhaul for the new broadband
networks. At the jam-packed 'Backhaul Strategies for Mobile
Operators' Light Reading ...
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