CommunicationsDirect News Daily Update - January 04, 2008

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France Telecom Sells 70,000 iPhones Since Launch

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France Telecom has reportedly sold 70,000 iPhones since the phone was launched in France on 28 November 2007, according to the French daily, Le Figaro, citing a group spokesman. Significance: Shifting 70,000 iPhones is roughly in line with France Telecom's target of selling between 50,000 and 100,000 iPhones over the period in...

Study: SMS Passwords Offer Poor Banking Security

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Using an SMS-delivered password as an added security measure for mobile Internet banking is no guarantee that one's money is safe, finds a new study conducted by Australia's Queensland University of Technology (QUT) study. The school's research also reveals that mobile banking customers aren't taking the time and ...

Analyst: BT=E2=80=99s 21CN Rollout May Be Slowing

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British Telecom may have slowed spending on its 21st Century next-generation network initiative recently, according to Simon Leopold, an analyst with Morgan Keegan. BT did not immediately respond to requests for comment. "Our checks suggest BT has slowed spending recently, and its 21CN project faces...

AT&T Buys One More Piece Of Cellular One

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AT&T closed on its acquisition of Easterbrooke Cellular Corporation, picking up another of the dwindling number of smaller wireless operators still doing business under the venerable "Cellular One" brand name. With the purchase, AT&T picks up 19,000 subscribers in West Virginia, a drop in the bucket compared...

Moto Plants Seeds for MPEG-4

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Motorola Inc. kicked off the pre-Consumer Electronics Show (CES) hype Thursday by unveiling a new line of all-digital, MPEG-4-capable cable set-tops and an integrated gateway designed to pipe in both voice and data applications. On the set-top front, Motorola unveiled the DCX series, featuring three models that can be...

Court Orders Injunction Against Qualcomm

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A Federal District Judge has ordered Qualcomm to stop selling 3G wireless chipsets in the United States that were found to infringe on three Broadcom patents. Broadcom filed the patent infringement suit against the rival chipmaker in 2005; in May of last year, a jury unanimously found certain Qualcomm wireless chips infringed on...

Insider Compares SAS & Fibre Channel

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Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) stands to replace the parallel Small Computer System Interface (SCSI) technology that has reached the end of its shelf life. The next question is: Will it replace Fibre Channel? According to the latest Byte and Switch Insider report, SAS and Fibre Channel are neck and neck in terms of features, with...


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