CommunicationsDirect News Daily Update - October 02, 2007

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Uncertainty Looms in U.K. Triple-Play Market as Regulator Rules BSkyB's Stake in ITV Anti-Competitive

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The United Kingdom's Competition Commission has thrown the country's triple-play market into an uncertain mood as it has ruled that BSkyB's purchase of a 17.9% stake in ITV is anti-competitive. The Commission said today that the purchase could restrict competition because it gives BSkyB the ability to influence ITV's...

Telefonica Selects Yahoo! For Mobile Web-Search Services

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The Spanish telecoms giant, Telefonica, has signed a deal with the search engine and portal, Yahoo!, enabling it to provide Yahoo!'s oneSearch mobile search engine platform. According to the terms of the contract, the Spanish group will provide Yahoo!'s oneSearch, email and Flickr photo-sharing services to its users...

AT&T Bids on Indian Licenses and Buys Interwise

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AT&T announced that its Indian unit has applied for wireless licenses in India as part of a partnership with India's Mahindra Telecom Group. The largest U.S. telecom said it applied for licenses in 22 of the 23 telecom zones in India. India currently has 12 telecom service providers; the government had set October 1st as...

FTTH Con: Alcatel-Lucent Details GPON?s Successor

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ORLANDO -- With major carriers such as Verizon Communications deploying gigabit passive optical networking (GPON) gear for fiber-to-the-home (FTTH), Alcatel-Lucent described some likely successors to GPON at the FTTH Conference yesterday. There are three likely candidates for GPON's successor, according to Ronald...

EBay: Too Much Hype in Skype

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The $2.6 billion price tag that eBay Inc. paid for Skype Ltd. back in 2005 was a bit excessive after all. EBay announced today that it would be taking a $1.4 billion charge related to its acquisition of the Internet phone service provider. The charge includes a payment of $530 million to Skype shareholders as part of a...

Siemens Mum on NSN Sale Talk

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Siemens AG has declined to comment on speculation that it may sell its 50 percent stake in Nokia Siemens Networks , the joint venture that has had a bumpy ride since it began operations on April 1 this year. NSN is one of the telecom industry's biggest vendors, with pro forma 2006 revenues of EU17.1 billion (US$24.3...

The Biggest Email Archiving Errors

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Email archiving is a hot topic for IT pros, who face increased pressure to save any sort of potential evidence to meet regulatory or legal mandates. But creating a system for storing email -- and making it searchable -- can be a tough undertaking. Just ask Richard Taylor, senior systems programmer for Clark County, Nevada, who...

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