PricewaterhouseCoopers Presents The CommunicationsDirect Daily Update For October 09, 2007
Deutsche Telekom to Deploy VDSL2 in 12 German Cities, Kabel BW Plans Aggressive Expansion
Deutsche Telekom, Europe's largest telecoms group by revenue, has signed a contract with Ericsson to deploy its broadband access solution based on the VDSL2 technology, which will be provided through Ericsson's EDA 1200. Ericsson's EDA 1200 VDSL2 solution is based on Ethernet architecture and is designed to support...
Report: Antitrust Body to Investigate U.K. Mobile Charges
The United Kingdom's Competition Commission is set to launch an investigation into U.K. mobile interconnection charges following complaints from telcos BT, 3 and Cable & Wireless. According to reports in the Sunday Telegraph newspaper, the Competition Appeals Tribunal, which is considering the initial complaints, will...
Samsung Eyes Russia's Highly Penetrated Market with Double SIM Handset Launch
Press reports suggest that Samsung is to launch dual SIM mobile phones in Russia by the end of 2007. The Samsung DuoS D880 phone will cost between US$550 and US$600, with cheaper dual phone models to arrive in the country at a later date. Russia's leading handset retailer, Euroset, has reported that Samsung is the second-largest...
Compensating for Change
With increasing portfolio complexity and a wide range of customer targets, resellers, master agents and service providers are wrestling with how to realign their indirect and direct sales channels to overcome a stagnate reality: Too many salespeople are unfocused, chasing the opportune sales instead of pursuing more difficult,...
AT&T Internet Protect Adds A VPN Factor
Private Intranet Protect, an alerting and notification tool designed to analyze traffic on a user's Virtual Private Network (VPN) and to help detect intrusions, cyber attacks and other potentially threatening identified anomalies is the latest option available in the AT&T Internet Protect service family. Private...
Adding Web Services to VoIP
The feature server, a standard component for delivering call-routing features in voice-over-IP environments, is getting a Web 2.0 makeover thanks to vendor Sylantro Systems. Web services' application programming interface (API) integration is just one of the new features in the latest version of Sylantro's Synergy...
VOD Gets Fixed in Italy & Spain
Vodafone Group plc announced over the weekend a EU775 million ($1.1 billion) agreement to buy fixed-line assets from Tele2 AB in Italy and Spain on a debt-free basis. With the Tele2 units, Vodafone gains fixed-line infrastructure and a customer base on which to grow. In Italy, Tele2 has 2.6 million customers, of which...
Outlook Mixed for WiMax at 700 MHz
Ever since the concept of mobile WiMax caught hold, its backers have viewed the 700 MHz band as an ideal opportunity to prove just how disruptive the technology could be. So with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) set to hold the world's first major auction of 700 MHz spectrum in February next year, what are the prospects...
Akamai Enters the Data Center
Akamai, the service provider whose optimization techniques are collocated with major Web content providers worldwide, is moving to the data center. "Another way to optimize your WAN is to take traffic off the WAN and substitute the Internet," says Akamai senior product marketing manager Neil Cohen. In Akamai's...
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