The TelecomDirect News Daily Update
For October 05, 2006
Pirelli Buys 9.54% Stake in Olimpia; Edges Closer to Full Control of
Telecom Italia http://www.telecomdirectnews.com/do.php/120/20293?11228
Pirelli yesterday paid 1.17 billion euro (US$1.49 billion) for
two 4.77% stakes in Olimpia, the holding company that controls
Telecom Italia. Pirelli bought out Banca Intesa and UniCredit to
take its stake in Olimpia to 80%, leaving Edizione Holding,
controlled by the Benetton family, with 20%. Olimpia is the
largest single ...
Motorola Hits Moscow's Red Square
Leading global mobile equipment supplier, Motorola, has announced
the opening of a new Global Flagship Store, Red Square MOTO, in
Moscow's Red Square area. A Motorola statement describes the
new outlet as a 'consumer-centric' departure from the
additional shopping experience, which will allow customers to
Perspectives: An interview with Qualcomm's Paul E. Jacobs
San Diego, California-based QUALCOMM has been the leading
developer of CDMA-based wireless technologies and remains at the
forefront of many of the latest wireless technological developments
behind the launch of 3G networks around the globe. Having overseen
QUALCOMM since July 2005 as its chief executive officer, Dr. Paul
Covad, Cisco Team to Sell VoIP Bundle Through Channel
COVAD COMMUNICATIONS GROUP INC. announced at the Fall 2006
Channel Partners Conference & Expo that it has extended is
co-marketing agreement with Cisco Systems Inc. to include sales
and support of a voice and data bundle for the SMB market through
the companies 'indirect' sales channels. The new offer
pairs Cisco's ...
Helio Takes a Hybrid Approach
Helio unveiled Helio Hybrid, a new service that marries 3G and
Wi-Fi technology to enable its subscribers to access what they
want without having to fuss with several logins, the MVNO says.
Helio Hybrid enables subscribers to switch between a nationwide
3G network, private and free Wi-Fi signals and a global network
of Wi-Fi hot ...
AT&T Targets SMB Consulting Market
AT&T is marketing a package of network, communications and
information technology (IT) consulting services to the small and
medium sized business (SMB) segment, extrapolating a number of the
offerings from a similar portfolio previously reserved mostly for
its government and global, multinational corporate (MNC) accounts.
Globalcomm & TelecomNext Rejoin Forces
Like Liz Taylor and Richard Burton giving it another go,
telecom's two biggest trade organizations have decided to combine
tradeshows once again, after a year of kvetching from the industry.
What once was known as Supercomm, and then later as two separate
shows -- Globalcomm and TelecomNext -- is being reincarnated in
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