CommunicationsDirect News Daily Update - April 02, 2007

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Asset-Swap Talks Between Altimo and TeliaSonera End in Failure

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Talks regarding a possible asset swap between Altimo, the telecoms arm of Russian holding Alfa, and Swedish-Finnish group TeliaSonera, have ended in failure, according to press reports. There are reported to have been a number of stumbling blocks in negotiations. These include a dispute over the size of the stake in TeliaSonera to be ...

University of the Air

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Long distance truck driving can be a lonely, boring life. By providing online degree courses via wireless, InCab University wants to help truckers put at least some of their idle time to productive use. A distance learning co-venture with Beckley, W.Va.-based Mountain State University, InCab University gives drivers the ability to ...

Recognize the Risks: VoWiMAX is Vulnerable to Loss, Cannibalization and Fraud

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VoWiMAX and VoIP services offer companies new ways to maintain their customer base, but introduce new and different challenges. There is a fundamental difference between revenue management in other environments and with VoWiMAX. In most environments, operators can perform revenue management with the information they have in their ...

Nokia Siemens Opens on a Downer

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What a start! On its second day of operation, the telecom sector's third largest supplier, Nokia Siemens Networks , lowered its market growth expectations for 2007, showing the first clear-cut signs of merger strain. Nokia Siemens Networks says it expects 'very slight' growth in fixed and mobile infrastructure in ...

Vodafone Data Up, Shares Down

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Mobile data revenues are set to surge across Europe on the back of unprecedented corporate and consumer demand, said Vodafone Group plc executives today at an investor event focused on the performance of its flagship U.K. and German divisions. Investors, meanwhile, are more concerned about threats to profit margins in the ...

AT&T, Qwest, MCI/Verizon: In. Sprint Nextel: Out.

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The U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) selected AT&T, Qwest and Verizon yesterday for the largest-ever federal telecommunications contract, valued at $20 billion over 10 years, with some estimates putting the figure around $48 billion. The contract, called Networx Universal, will overhaul the government's ...

Can VoIP Inc. Save Vonage?

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Vonage has, in a semi-secret move that looks like it could be a workaround to the Verizon patents its been convicted of violating, signed a contract to use the network of rival carrier VoIP Inc.'s subsidiary Voice One Inc. Vonage doesn't have a network of its own. That's seen to be at least part of the issue ...

Digital Addressable Advertising Will Become Key Cable Growth Driver

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SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- During 2007, Digital Addressable Advertising will emerge in cable TV, and in the years to come will be a key, long-term growth driver for hardware, software, and service vendors, reports In-Stat. The worldwide annual value of Digital Addressable Advertising equipment, software, systems, and services is likely to ...

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