CommunicationsDirect News Daily Update - January 25, 2007

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Cingular's Outstanding Last Quarter Before AT&T Mobility Calls

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In a set of outstanding figures for the fourth quarter of 2006 - the last quarter in which Cingular Wireless reports before becoming AT&T Mobility-Cingular's results indicate the company is in a strong position as it moves into the next phase of its existence. Total revenues of US$9.8 billion for the fourth quarter were up ...

Leading Change: Why Transformation Efforts Fail

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Businesses hoping to survive over the long term will have to remake themselves into better competitors at least once along the way. These efforts have gone under many banners: total quality management, reengineering, rightsizing, restructuring, cultural change, and turnarounds, to name a ...

Nokia 4Q Profits Rise on Growing Sales

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HELSINKI, Finland -- World-leading mobile phone maker Nokia Corp. said Thursday that its profits jumped 19 percent on growing sales in the fourth quarter, beating market expectations and sending shares soaring. Net profit came to E1.27 billion (US$1.65 billion), up from E1.07 billion in the fourth quarter of 2005. Quarterly ...

Cbeyond Adds Converged E-Mail Package To Base Offering

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Cbeyond Inc., a managed-services and VoIP provider to small businesses, says its new integrated voice-mail service merges a company's mobile and landline voice messaging into one easy-to-access voice mailbox. In addition, this new offering includes a unified messaging feature that allows customers to access and manage their ...

RGB & EGT Go to the Edge

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With the cable industry increasingly obsessed with delivering advanced video services, RGB Networks Inc. and EGT Inc. are both bringing out new network edge products to help MSOs process all the different services and content elements. RGB is arguably taking the bigger step, debuting a new edge QAM video modulator at the Society of ...

The Perils of Being Slim

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Even by the standards of the volatile mobile handset business, the disastrous turnaround at Motorola Inc. -- which saw its profits fall 48 percent in the most recent quarter -- is remarkable. On a two-year roll after the 2004 release of the popular RAZR device, which changed design standards for cellphones, Motorola saw its ...

As US Retail VoIP Grows Quickly, Wholesale VoIP Follows Suit

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SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- The US market for VoIP advanced dramatically in 2006, adding 3.8 million VoIP households in 2006, reports In-Stat. As a result, wholesale VoIP revenues are growing quickly, as MSOs, Skype, and a myriad of new entrants-most lacking network facilities-enter the market and drive demand for telephony features and ...

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