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******************************** PricewaterhouseCoopers Presents The CommunicationsDirect Daily Update For February 02, 2007 ********************************

MTS Outlines Plans for 3G Investment and CIS Acquisitions in 2007

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Senior figures at Russia's leading mobile operator, Mobile TeleSystems (MTS), have been outlining the operator's plans for 2007 in the domestic 3G market, as well as its ambitions for expansion in the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) and beyond. The operator expects investments in its 3G roll-out to come to no more than ...

Orange Netherlands Selects Ericsson for Managed Services Contract

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France Telecom's Dutch mobile unit, Orange Netherlands, has signed a managed-services contract with the Swedish telecoms equipment maker, Ericsson. According to the terms of the deal, Ericsson will cover operations, roll-out and field maintenance of the Orange Dutch mobile network for five years. As part of contract, 190 jobs will be ...

Competitive Carriers Cautiously Optimistic about Content and Customers

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The industry cacophony over technologies like IPTV, IMS, SDP and SIP has become deafening. The hype surrounding these feats of engineering complexity has grown out of hand and is in evidence every time a conference speaker fails to communicate what killer services will be enabled in the next year or two. Because so many voices in the ...

Apple's iPhone Stirs Up Would-Be Rivals

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SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Pablo Gonzalez, a Prada shoe-wearing cellphone connoisseur who jumps from one new handset to the next, is ready to ditch his $1,000 touch-screen cell phone for Apple's iPhone when it becomes available in June. Tark Abed, on the other hand, just got the new Samsung BlackJack smart phone a month ago. The ...

Agilent Ships 3GPP LTE Wireless Library

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Agilent Technologies' library will help 3GPP Long Term Evolution (LTE) designers and engineers speed development of next-generation mobile communications products. Based on Release 8 of the 3GPP standards, the 3GPP LTE library works within the ADS environment and Agilent's simulator to streamline design and verification ...

Alcatel-Lucent Updates on IPTV

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Alcatel-Lucent today elaborated on a key part of its IPTV strategy, announcing further details about its planned 'converged entertainment platform'. The new details were released in response to Light Reading's story earlier this week about the vendor's IPTV strategy. Today's announcement ...

MobiTV Preps for U-verse

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MobiTV Inc. says it's working with AT&T Inc. to bring the U-verse IPTV service to 'the small screen', that is, to mobile phones. Noting that AT&T executives often talk about reaching the 'three screens' -- TVs, PCs, and mobile devices -- with their U-verse IPTV service, Light Reading wrote in ...

Net Neutrality, USF Bills Could Hit House Floor Soon

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Hope springs eternal on the Hill that the network-neutrality fight may have room for more compromise this year. Rep. Rick Boucher (D-Va.) continues to pursue this goal. The congressman, who sits on the House Commerce Committee and who is a staunch supporter of net neutrality, appears to be in favor of some sort of legislation ....

Managed Email: Who's Watching?

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It wasn't the first time that Rob Jeffords, chief compliance officer with Massachusetts securities broker/dealer Detwiler, Mitchell, Fenton and Graves, had been on the phone with his email archiving service provider. He wasn't aware that it was about to be his last. "If I wanted to do a search [through archived email] ...

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