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******************************** PricewaterhouseCoopers Presents The CommunicationsDirect Daily Update For February 12, 2007 ********************************

Vodafone Wins Control of Hutchison Essar with US$11.1-bil. Bid

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Vodafone has agreed to buy the 67% stake in Hutchison Essar held by Hutchison Telecommunications International Ltd., in a deal that values the fourth-largest mobile company in India at US$18.8 ...

Nokia Unveils 3 New Phones at 3GSM, Including First Navigation Product

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BARCELONA, Spain -- Mobile phone maker Nokia Corp. unveiled three new phones Monday, promising that its latest arrivals would let users take advantage of the Internet to accomplish more in their daily lives. The Espoo-based company, the world's biggest mobile phone producer, reiterated its commitment to not just holding onto to ...

Spain's Telefonica Says it is in Talks with Pirelli on Olimpia Stake

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MADRID, Spain -- Spanish telecoms giant Telefonica said Monday it is in talks with Pirelli C.S to buy part of its controlling stake in Telecom Italia SpA. Telefonica, in a filing to the Spanish stock market regulator, said it had been offered the opportunity to buy a minority stake in Olimpia SpA, the holding company ...

Apple's iPhone Looms Over Wireless Conference Amid New Deals

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BARCELONA, Spain -- The only Apple at the 3GSM World Congress is affixed to the front door of a health-food snack stand in one of the main conference halls. But Apple Inc. is looming over the event -- one of the wireless industry's largest -- as companies like Microsoft Corp., Nokia Corp. and Omnifone offer an array of media ...

Using Wi-Fi 'BreadCrumbs' To Find Your Way

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A partnership between Pa.-based Rajant Corporation and LDV Corporation in Wisconsin is scattering BreadCrumbs, a mobile system that combines portable wireless network capabilities with mobile command and other specialty vehicles to help ensure the communications continuity in and around mobile hubs. BreadCrumbs are small, ...

Flash in the Hand

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Adobe Systems Inc. said today that its upcoming version of Flash for mobile devices, Flash Lite 3.0, will include support for mobile video. The addition of video capabilities to Flash Lite will open up powerful new applications and entertainment forms on mid- to high-end phones, according to Anup Murarka, director of technical ...

Adtran Scores at AT&T

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Adtran Inc. has scored big with AT&T Inc., reportedly winning bids for Ethernet over copper and IP DSLAMs. Both wins were looking 'likely' according to a Feb. 7 note from Nikos Theodosopoulos, an analyst with UBS AG . An industry source requesting anonymity has confirmed that Adtran did take both deals. The ...

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