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******************************** PricewaterhouseCoopers Presents The CommunicationsDirect Daily Update For February 16, 2007 ********************************

Long Distance Goes Boingo Over Wi-Fi

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Wi-Fi hot-spot operator Boingo Wireless unveiled a $7.95-per-month global Wi-Fi VoIP roaming plan called 'Boingo Mobile'. The plan is believed to be the first in the industry that eliminates one of the major barriers to the use of VoIP over Wi-Fi in most places: the onerous daily fee, a sum that often is higher than ...

Telecommunications Firm Sonaecom Raises Bid for Portugal Telecom

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LISBON, Portugal - Portuguese telecommunications firm Sonaecom is raising its offer in a bid for larger rival Portugal Telecom (PT) to 10.50 (US$13.50) per share from 9.50 (US$12.50), the company said late Thursday. Under Portuguese securities law, Sonaecom had until Feb. 28 to adjust its offer before the bid expires on March 9. ...

Vonage Narrows 4Q Loss to $65 Million

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NEW YORK - Internet phone company Vonage Holdings Corp. narrowed its fourth-quarter loss to $65 million as revenue nearly doubled with the addition of nearly 1 million customers during 2006. The loss of 42 cents per share for the final three months of 2006 was in line with estimates of Wall Street analysts surveyed by Thomson ...

Orascom, Telenor Snag Warner Content

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Looking to increase revenue from legal music downloads, Warner Music Group has cut deals with mobile operators Orascom and Telenor. The move will make Warner's content available to 165 million mobile subscribers. New York-based Warner will make its portfolio of mobile products available to both operators, which cover the ...

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