CommunicationsDirect News Daily Update

******************************** PricewaterhouseCoopers Presents The CommunicationsDirect Daily Update For May 21, 2007 ********************************

Alltel Goes Private for US$25 bil. from TPG and Goldman Sachs

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After extended speculation, Alltel has finally announced an agreement to sell to private equity players TPG and Goldman Sachs Capital Partners for a US$27.5 billion ...

New Mobile Portability Rules Come Into Force in France

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French mobile operators have stated their preparedness to roll out 10-day mobile portability today, in line with the deadline set by the French telecoms regulator, ARCEP. In a statement on Friday (18 May), France Telecom's Orange said it was prepared for the change and has completed a trial of its systems. Under the new ...

U.K.'s Dethroned Virgin Strikes Back At BT With DSL/IPTV

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U.K. cable operator Virgin Media, which just lost the honor of being the largest broadband provider in the U.K. to BT has struck back with a deal with Cable & Wireless that turns it into an xDSL and IPTV provider and doubles its potential geographic market. Virgin and C&W said they have signed a pact that names ...

Avis Car Rental to Offer Wireless Internet Gear

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NEW YORK - Avis Rent A Car System is offering customers a wireless Internet service to use in its rented cars, hotel rooms and other places a traveler might go. The new Avis Connect service, priced at $10.95 per day, can transmit a Wi-Fi signal to multiple laptops and other mobile devices at the same time. The service is provided ...

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