The TelecomDirect News Daily Update
For October 06, 2006
Vodafone Dials IBM, EDS in Billion-Dollar Outsourcing Deal
Global mobile giant Vodafone has selected two U.S.
companies -- IBM and EDS -- out of 11 companies that
expressed interest in February for a global IT outsourcing deal
to manage its application development and maintenance
services. Although the deal is yet to be concluded, Vodafone
confirmed it spent 560 million pounds ...
SkyLink Announces Mobile TV Plans in Russia
Russia's leading CDMA operator SkyLink has plans to launch a
mobile TV service early in 2007, reports Prime-Tass, citing a company
spokesman. The operator launched a test mode of such services in
August this year. Presumably satisfied that this will be a
profitable enterprise, SkyLink now intends to introduce TV
broadcasting in ...
Vodafone Expects to Launch Broadband Internet Access Services in Spain
Spain's number-three mobile operator Vodafone Espana is planning
to offer broadband internet access services for Spanish
residential customers. Its move into the Spanish broadband market
is likely to occur via a wholesale ADSL deal with incumbent
Telefonica, rather than through an acquisition. Significance: ...
The Year of the Hosted PBX ... Eventually
As a parent of three, including a freshly ordained teenager whose
first act of her 13th year was to commandeer the car radio, I repeat
myself quite a bit -- too often over the tortured-cat crooning
of Kelly Clarkson. The only good thing about saying the same things
over and over again, of course, is that eventually you're ...
Crown Castle to Buy Rival Cell Phone Tower Company Global Signal for $4B in
Cash and Stock
Cell phone tower company Crown Castle International Corp. agreed
to buy smaller rival Global Signal Inc. for $4 billion in cash
and stock, the companies said Friday, creating a behemoth with
more than 24,000 wireless sites. Including the assumption of
$1.8 billion in debt, the deal is valued at $5.8 billion. Global
FCC Calls on CTIA
At the request of the FCC, CTIA will act as a cost-sharing
clearinghouse for relocating wireless licensees as a result of
the 2006 Advanced Wireless Services (AWS) auction. The
clearinghouse will be set up to administer fair and equitable
cost-sharing functions for the relocation of Broadband Radio
Service, Fixed Microwave...
Orange Targets Multinationals With Mobile Mail
Orange Business Services -- the new umbrella operation for what
had been a multiplicity of operating units owned by France
Telecom -- today launched a managed mobile-push-mail solution
aimed at multinational companies. The service, built using
Nokia's Intellisync Mobile Suite, enables automatic
synchronization between mobile ...
Selling Telco TV: You Got $99?
Telco TV's moment of truth is just around the corner in the U.S.,
and some of the biggest players in the movement still have
consumers. Some believe the market will be won with fancy
features and capabilities. But at least for now -- many realists
point out -- ...
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