CommunicationsDirect News Daily Update - January 11, 2007

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Motorola, Siemens Win Public Network Contract in Norway

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The Norwegian national public safety radio network, Nodnett, has selected U.S. telecoms equipment vendor Motorola and German electronic equipment maker Siemens for the implementation of a nationwide network. According to the terms of the deal, Siemens will coordinate the project, while Motorola will supply core network infrastructure, ...

Where Can the MVNO Model Succeed?

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It was a big blow to the telecom industry when ESPN announced that it was pulling the plug on its MVNO business. If ESPN, with the No. 1 male brand name in the country, can't make it as a content-based MVNO, then who can? Almost every major newspaper and trade pub has commented on the ESPN failure. In a nutshell, ESPN had ...

Next-Gen Offers Adopt Classic Feature Sets

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While VoIP can offer cost savings and productivity-enhancing tools, business customers -- particularly the small ones -- are less than eager to part with features of their familiar -- albeit outdated -- key systems, PBXs or Centrex services. With this in mind, hosted and software-based IP PBX vendors are beginning to roll out offers that ...

Cisco Files iPhone Suit

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Releasing a major downpour on Steve Jobs' iPhone parade, Cisco Systems Inc. said late today that it has filed suit against Apple Inc. for trademark infringement for use of the 'iPhone' brand. Cisco has owned the iPhone marque since it acquired Infogear in 2000 as part of its Linksys division. Infogear ...

FCC to Comcast: 'No Waiver for You'

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LAS VEGAS -- Consumer Electronics Show (CES) -- The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) appears determined to enforce its rules requiring cable operators and consumer electronics makers to use the same type of separable security in set-top boxes and cable-ready TVs. On Wednesday night the Commission announced it had denied a ...

Cingular Sees iPhone as Path to Growth

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As the exclusive U.S. partner for the newly introduced iPhone, Cingular Wireless believes adding the multimedia phone to its portfolio will help draw in new subscribers and boost revenue. The companies, which bring different corporate cultures to the table, began working on a partnership 2 years ago, according to Glenn Lurie, ...

On The Hill: Net Neutrality, Round Two

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It didn't take Sens. Byron Dorgan (D-N.D.) and Olympia Snowe (R-Maine) long to reintroduce network-neutrality legislation. How much momentum it picks up remains to be seen, though the net-neutrality champions were quick to get on board. The two are members of the Senate Commerce Committee, which will have legislative ...

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