CommunicationsDirect News Daily Update - November 05, 2007

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Rogers Sees Profit Soar as Revenue Rises 13% Y/Y

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Cable and wireless operator Rogers Communications has posted results for the third quarter of 2007 - the first quarter since amalgamating its wireless and wireline divisions. Consolidated operating revenues rose by 13.3% to C$2.6 billion (US$2.78 billion), while operating income jumped by 56.2% to C$589 million and net income...

Thumbing Your Way to Personal Data Security

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A new personal security device, powered by Bluetooth and RFID technologies, promises to help users make both online and in-person electronic purchases without potentially exposing personal financial information to data thieves Developed by Cypress, Calif.-based EncryptaKey, the EncryptaKey device is a USB thumbdrive that...

HP Sharpens Its Blades With UC 'Solution Blocks'

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HP has gone to market with a pair of what it's calling unified communications (UC) "Solution Blocks" for its BladeSystem hardware platforms. The blocks, HP says, let users host, integrate and manage e-mail, messaging, presence, conferencing and telephony on a single platform. HP's Solution Blocks follow on...

Sprint Reconsidering WiMAX Plans

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Sprint Nextel is considering spinning off its WiMAX unit, and possibly merging the unit with WiMAX partner Clearwire, according to a report in The Wall Street Journal. The report cited "people familiar with the matter," and said that decisions regarding the company's WiMAX plans are on the broad's agenda as members...

Continuous Computing Aims to Speed Time to Market

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Continuous Computing today announced a new family of systems that integrate Trillium software and Advanced TCA hardware, along with a unified management system, to enable telecom equipment manufacturers to more rapidly develop solutions for IPTV, security and mobility. The new FlexTCA products are part of the company's expanded...

IPTV Growth Gets Euro Pop

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European broadband users are signing up for IPTV services in the hundreds of thousands each quarter, making Europe the biggest and fastest growing telco TV region in the world. Financial reports from the past few days show that incumbent carriers are growing their TV over DSL subscriber numbers at a furious pace, with France...

Conexant Quits Wireless

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Still trying to slim down, chip firm Conexant Systems Inc. is halting new development of wireless LAN chips and laying off 140. The news came yesterday as Conexant reported its fourth-quarter earnings, and the change took effect immediately. By late afternoon yesterday, the "wireless products" link had been removed from...

GPS Chip Market Driven by Integration into Mobile Devices

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SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- Over the next few years, the GPS chipset market will be driven by integration into mobile devices, including personal navigation devices (PNDs), cellular handsets, mobile PCs, and a variety of portable consumer electronics (CE) devices, reports In-Stat. The most promising portable CE categories include ultra...

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