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******************************** PricewaterhouseCoopers Presents The CommunicationsDirect Daily Update For April 19, 2007 ********************************

Emerging Technology: MediaFLO

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As two U.S. carriers back Qualcomm's MediaFLO and the technology gathers steam, the biggest challenge ahead may be finding enough spectrum. When Qualcomm's MediaFLO USA subsidiary was building out its multicast wireless TV network last year it discovered its trial customers were actually modifying their daily ...

Berlusconi Says Mediaset May Invest in Telecom Italia Without Taking Control

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Former Premier Silvio Berlusconi said Thursday that his Mediaset media empire would consider investing in Telecom Italia to help keep it in Italian hands, but that it would not seek to take control of Italy's largest telecommunications company, the Italian news agency ANSA reported. We are available to do our part to ...

Getting Ready for LTE

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The Long Term Evolution (LTE) wireless broadband specification likely won't be finalized until the end of the year and it will be at least a couple of years before W-CDMA operators start deploying the technology. That's not stopping equipment vendors from getting prepared for it. Texas Instruments is making its LTE ...

Telekom Austria Makes Greek U-Turn

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Telekom Austria AG has abandoned its plan to bid for a stake in OTE S.A. because there was no way it could gain control of the Greek national operator. 'We have been closely monitoring the developments around the planned privatisation of OTE,' notes Boris Nemsic, Telekom Austria's CEO, in a statement emailed to ...

Calix IPO Talk Resurfaces

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After years of speculation about its financial plans, broadband access equipment supplier Calix Networks Inc. could finally file for an IPO in the next few weeks. Two industry sources, one with ties to Wall Street, say Calix is set to file its S-1 paperwork with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), within the next few ...

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