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******************************** PricewaterhouseCoopers Presents The CommunicationsDirect Daily Update For April 18, 2007 ********************************

Telefonica Selects Ericsson For Mobile TV

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Spain's leading telecoms group, Telefonica, has selected Sweden's telecoms equipment vendor, Ericsson, for its planned roll-out of mobile-TV services in Spain. According to the terms of the deal, Ericsson will deliver a complete mobile TV and video solution and will develop, deploy and integrate enriched and advanced ...

Trade Union Rejects Deutsche Telekom's Proposal For T-Services

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The German trade union, Verdi, has failed to reach an agreement with incumbent Deutsche Telekom on the latter's plans to move 50,000 employees into a separate service unit, T-Service. Verdi rejected the incumbent's proposal in the fourth round of negotiations. Significance: Deutsche Telekom offered to provide job ...

Netia Announces New Strategy

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Poland's leading alternative telco Netia is planning to base its new strategy around convergence, reflecting a global ...

Bell Canada Confirms Talks to Sell Company to Pension Fund Operators

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TORONTO - BCE Inc., the parent of Canada's largest telecommunications company, confirmed Tuesday that it is in discussions to sell the company to a group of pension fund managers that would take the telecom private. Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. and three Canadian pension funds also acknowledged in statements that they ...

Mexican Telecom Regulator Promises to Move to Digital Service, Improve Competition

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MEXICO CITY - The Mexican government on Tuesday vowed to bring greater competition and accountability to the country's telecommunications sector, including telephone, Internet, TV and radio industries long dominated by a handful of powerful companies. At a planning meeting where Communications and Transport Secretary Luis Tellez ...

Cable Broadband Test Spec Diluted In Rush To Market

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In a move admittedly designed to rush competitive higher-speed, cable-based broadband to market in the face of fierce telco competition, the cable industry's CableLabs is, at least temporarily, waiving the toughest parts of its high-speed specifications. In an unprecedented (CableLabs is calling it 'novel') move, ...

Sprint Taking WiMax Indoors

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Sprint Nextel Corp. is already examining a number of different options for providing robust indoor coverage over the WiMax network it is planning to launch in the U.S. at the end of the year and through 2008. The Reston, Va.-based operator wants to ensure that corporate and campus sites can get high-speed wireless broadband over ...

FT vs BT on FMC

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France Telecom SA is set to take on BT Group plc in the British fixed/mobile convergence (FMC) market in the coming months with new commercial offers for its 'Unique' FMC service. The French carrier is likely to be a tough competitor for BT, as it has already registered significant success in its domestic market, ...

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