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******************************** PricewaterhouseCoopers Presents The CommunicationsDirect Daily Update For February 15, 2007 ********************************

Kazakhtelecom Launches GSM Operator

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Reports indicate that the national fixed-line incumbent has now launched its first fully owned mobile ...

Copyright Office Releases Critical Telecom Decision

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So you think the FCC is the only federal government agency that affects telecom technology? Wrong. The Copyright Office, which is part of the Library of Congress, is a player also. It has jurisdiction over copy control and access control technology because of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) of 1998, which makes it illegal ...

FTC Urged to Boost Internet Oversight

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WASHINGTON - Consumer advocates on Tuesday said federal regulators need to increase oversight of telephone and cable companies that offer Internet access to ensure they aren't discriminating against certain providers of video and other Web content. Gigi B. Sohn, president of Public Knowledge, a nonprofit group that focuses on ...

FCC Heads For Hill Hot Seat Again

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Washington, D.C., may be snowed in today, but Rep. John Dingell (D-Mich.), the new chair of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, promises to supply some heat when he and fellow panelists host the Federal Communications Commission tomorrow. The five commissioners were questioned by the Senate two weeks (TelecomWeb news break, ...

Cisco Converges Defenses

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Cisco Systems Inc. said it has integrated its security products into a single architecture known as the 'Cisco Secure Wireless Solution'. Less a new product than a matching up of existing security features, Cisco will combine its Self-Defending Network system with the wireless security features already available in its ...

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