CommunicationsDirect News Daily Update - January 19, 2007

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Snom, Objectworld Provide Plug-and-Play Systems

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VoIP phone maker Snom technology AG has partnered with Objectworld Communications Corp., a developer of VoIP phone systems and unified communications software for Microsoft Windows platforms. Together, the companies will support certified SIP telephony capabilities for snom and Objectworld customers. For example, Objectworld's ...

Russia's Sistema Eyes Telecom Italia Stake

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Russian conglomerate AFK Sistema is reportedly keen to buy a stake in Telecom Italia's holding company, Olimpia. Quoting Sistema's chief executive, Alexander Goncharuk, the newspaper Kommersant said Sistema was interested in the company but has not agreed anything yet. Olimpia owns 18% of Telecom Italia. Significance: Although ...

Motorola to Cut 3,500 Jobs as 4Q Profit Falls 48 Percent

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CHICAGO -- Motorola Inc. CEO Ed Zander said today the cell-phone maker will cut 3,500 jobs as it moves to improve operating costs after a worse-than-expected fourth quarter. Zander, speaking to analysts at a meeting in New York, said the move will save the company about $400 million (E309 million) over two years. He did not ...

Polish Supreme Court Rules for Vivendi in Dispute Over Stake in Mobile Network

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WARSAW, Poland -- Poland's supreme court has ruled in favor of French media firm Vivendi in a dispute over the ownership of a 48 percent stake in Polish mobile network Polska Telefonia Cyfrowa, or PTC. The court overturned a lower Polish court's decision to uphold a ruling, made by an Austrian arbitration court, that ...

Content Delivery Takes the Limelight in '06

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The digital media sector was among the hottest for venture capital investors last year, with content delivery networks (CDN) being among the hottest of the hot. Recent figures from Rutberg & Co. show that provisioning and delivery infrastructure startups raised $630 million (in 59 financings) during 2006, compared to $227 ...

EC Seeks Feedback On Network Disaster Report

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The European Commission (EC) yesterday issued a call for comments from all quarters on recommendations of how to protect the European Union's communications infrastructure from failure in cases of attack or natural disaster. The call came following the presentation of a study, done for the EC by Alcatel-Lucent, that found ...

Nortel, Microsoft Alliance Talk up Products, Roadmap

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Nortel President and CEO Mike Zafirovski and Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer laid out plans and products of their joint venture that target the enterprise market. Specifically, the duo said they aim to break down the barriers between voice, e-mail, instant messaging and multimedia conferencing by offering VoIP and unified ...

RIM Lines Up iPhone Defenses

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Having dropped by almost 5 percent Thursday, shares in RIM are now down close to 15 percent since Steve Jobs announced the launch of the iPhone on Jan. 9. Wall Street, it seems, believes that with the entry of Apple Inc. into the smartphone market, the days of BlackBerry's easy dominance in the category are numbered. ...

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