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******************************** PricewaterhouseCoopers Presents The CommunicationsDirect Daily Update For February 07, 2007 ********************************

Helio Signs 70,000, Pulls EarthLink into the Red

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EarthLink has announced its fourth-quarter results and widened the swing to losses that started in the previous quarter as it manages the transition from narrowband and dial-up ISP to a provider of broadband, voice, mobile, and wireless data ...

VimpelCom Targets SMEs with Launch of Ogo Service

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Russia's second-largest mobile operator, VimpelCom, has selected IXI Mobile for the provision of mobile data services using Ogo technology, reports PR Newswire Europe. The Ogo solution will facilitate push email, ICQ instant messaging service, and RSS support for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). Neither financial details of ...

Music Lessons

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There's music -- and money -- in the air for mobile phone carriers. After years of eager anticipation, mobile downloading and streaming has arrived in a big way, arguably becoming this decade's most important mobile trend. There's certainly big bucks at stake. Gartner, the Stamford, Conn.-based market research firm, ...

Vodafone Signs Deal With MySpace, Allowing Users to Update Web Pages From Their Handset

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LONDON -- Vodafone Group PLC said Wednesday it has signed an exclusive partnership deal with networking Web site MySpace, allowing its customers to access and update their MySpace pages from their mobile phone. MySpace, a unit of Fox Interactive Media Inc., said that the deal marked its first foray into the European cell phone ...

Ericsson Lifts Lid on Multimedia

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Ericsson AB is set to unveil its multimedia strategy at the 3GSM show in Barcelona next week, and gave a glimpse Monday of how it aims to address carriers' entertainment needs with news of a global mobile content deal. The vendor's new Multimedia business unit, formed when the Swedish giant revamped its operations in ...

Motorola's Euro Q

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Motorola Inc. is likely to launch a 3G UMTS version of its Q smartphone at the 3GSM conference in Barcelona next week. This could help open up new markets for the device, which has so far only been available as a CDMA device that has seen modest sales in the U.S. Analysts are predicting that Motorola could make its Q move in ...

FCC Order: Right Move at the Right Time

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The FCC is considering classifying wireless broadband Internet access service as an information service, not a telecommunications service. According to FCC Chairman Kevin Martin, assigning the 'information service' designation would result in far less regulation and would eliminate unnecessary regulatory barriers for service ...

From Namibia To Virginia, Copper Thefts Plague Telcos

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It's indeed a small world: Both Verizon and Telecom Namibia today issued urgent statements condemning the theft of miles of copper cables from their networks, crippling phone service in affected areas. Thieves are apparently stealing the copper and selling it for scrap. Telecom Namibia says service is being lost to rural ...

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