The TelecomDirect News Daily Update
For November 30, 2006
Nokia Lowers Operating-Profit-Margin Guidance on Pressures in
Finnish telecoms equipment vendor Nokia has cut targets for its
operating profit margin to 15% in the next two years, down from
its previous guidance of 17%, on the back of slowing network
infrastructure business. The company has also warned about the
continuing price pressures in the global mobile handset
marketplace, which could also ...
AT&T-BellSouth Merger Hits Hurdles
WITH THE FCC'S APPROVAL of the AT&T Inc.-BellSouth Corp. merger
in mid-October fraught by last-minute deal-brokering and
controversy, agency Chairman Kevin J. Martin canceled
consideration of the transaction altogether until November. He
said he was responding to concerns voiced by Democratic
Commissioners Michael J. Copps ...
Yahoo!, Nokia Extend Wireless Pact
Yahoo! is once again delving deeper into the wireless space. In
its latest deal with Nokia, the company will make additional
Yahoo! services, such as e-mail and messaging, available on
select Nokia handsets. The service offers the ability to
synchronize Yahoo! contacts, tasks and calendars on the PC and
wireless phone. At ...
Verizon Wireless's YouTube Moment
Surprising no one, Verizon Wireless announced that YouTube clips
will appear on its VCast multimedia service. According to
TelecomWeb news break sister e-letter Wireless Business Forecast,
there are two arguments to be made about the viability of a
mobilized YouTube, pro and con, but there's only one argument to
be made about the ...
New Tools for New Rules
With revisions to the U.S. Federal Rules of Civil Procedure
(FRCP) set to go into effect Friday, it's no surprise we're
seeing products aimed at facilitating e-discovery and compliance
this week. Today, CommVault released a potentially useful
addition to its archiving product, and newcomer InBoxer rolled
out a more off-beat ...
As Lucent Technologies Inc. finalizes its merger with Alcatel and
its power center shifts to Paris, Lucent Technologies Inc. will,
from today, cease to exist. Lucent executives will likely argue
that with Lucent CEO Patricia Russo taking the helm of the new
company, Lucent isn't going away at all. But semantics aside, it
Nokia's Slim Pickings for 2007
Nokia Corp. is getting closer to launching new thin cellphones
that it hopes will improve its profitability and market share in
North America, home of its major rival, Motorola Inc. The Finnish
vendor, however, is unlikely to see a major turnaround stateside
before 2008, analysts predict. Nokia has been showing off some
of its ...
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