The TelecomDirect News Daily Update
For October 19, 2006
EU Gets Roaming Charges Boost; Telefonica Drops Charges for Calls
Telefonica's O2 and Movistar have become the first mobile
operators to drop charges for incoming calls received across
Europe. Global Insight Perspective Significance ...
BenQ German Mobile Phone Unit to Cut Nearly 2,000 Jobs
MUNICH, Germany -- The German mobile phone unit of Taiwanese
electronics company BenQ Corp. will shed nearly 2,000 jobs in a bid
to salvage the business, an insolvency administrator said Thursday.
BenQ Mobile filed for insolvency protection on Sept. 29 after its
Taiwanese parent abandoned an attempt to turn around the ...
Wanted: Recruits For Emergency Communications Panel
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is seeking
nominations for membership on a new advisory panel for
wireless-oriented emergency communications mandated by a port
security bill signed into law by President George Bush last
Friday. The regulator's upcoming formation of a Commercial
Mobile Service Alert Advisory ...
Content Filtering Options Proliferate
A variety of scenarios can and do happen with enough regularity
that a new market segment's arisen to deal with them. Products
are emerging in what's generally called the content monitoring
and filtering arena to help IT pros ensure that in-house messaging
won't have unpleasant or even catastrophic ...
Nokia, Ericsson Face Off
As earnings week for the world's major mobile phone makers
continues, Nokia Corp. and Ericsson AB -- whose cell phone
joint-venture with Sony Corp., Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications ,
reported surging sales of its mobile devices last week -- are
expected to report strong results tomorrow. Consensus
Ericsson Plugs Marconi Progress
Ericsson AB says its acquired Marconi business has reached
breakeven, that an order backlog is building, and that its fixed-line
business is picking up, especially in Europe. That assessment
came from Ericsson CEO Carl-Henric Svanberg during a third-quarter
earnings press conference Thursday morning. Ericsson's numbers
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