CommunicationsDirect News Daily Update - October 05, 2007

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Our new poll: What attributes are important to you when choosing a mobile service provider? Visit our site to vote.Sistema's US$1-bil. Investment Plan Highlights Attractiveness of Indian Mobile Market

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Russian holding Sistema has announced plans that could see its investment in the Indian mobile sector amount to US$1 billion, according to press reports citing company president Alexander Goncharuk. Sistema has made a number of bids for mobile frequencies and licences in the country and, if successful, these would cost around US$500...

Do You Want Ads with that E-Mail?

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Considering the myriad ways advertising can be incorporated into the mobile world through SMS, WAP sites, video and more it's no wonder e-mail companies are thinking about it in their sphere as well. But among a smattering of mobile e-mail platform providers, reaction to the concept is mixed. Funambol's...

FTTH Con: Start-up Opportunities Abound in Triple-play

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ORLANDO -- The battle between telcos and cable operators to bring triple-play services to consumers is creating a variety of opportunities for start-up companies, according to Jim Jones, managing director of Scale Ventures, a venture capital firm. At the Fiber-to-the-Home Conference this week, Jones identified a few challenges among...

The Converged Communications User Bill of Rights

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There continues to be confusion in the marketplace about IP telephony, converged communications and what's needed to manage them. Communicado, formerly known as SyncVoice Communications, has some thoughts regarding the minimum enterprise customers should expect from their service providers when it comes to managing their...

Air2Web Merges with MindMatics

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Air2Web and MindMatics have announced an agreement to merge. The two hope the transaction will establish the combined organization as the global mobile marketing leader. The new company promises to present significant advantages for clients looking to consolidate marketing initiatives across verticals, programs and continents....

BT Buys Into FON Filosophy

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BT Group plc took a step further away from being a traditional telco today by announcing a partnership that encourages its DSL customers to share their broadband access capacity with strangers and so create what the carrier believes is "the world's largest WiFi community." BT has teamed up with, and...

In-Stat Identifies Ten Trends Influencing Euro Mobile Handset Market

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SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- In-Stat has identified ten trends that over the next five years will have significant impact on the evolution of mobile handsets in the European market. A key trend is that demand for data access and the availability of Fixed Mobile Convergence will push the development of dual-mode GSM/Wi-Fi handsets, reports...

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