PricewaterhouseCoopers Presents The CommunicationsDirect Daily Update For October 16, 2007
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Sistema Eager to Increase MTT Stake, Unfazed by Deutsche Telekom Rumours
In an interview with Global Insight earlier this week, Anton Abugov, the first vice-president of Russian holding Sistema, revealed that the company is keen to increase its stake in Multiregional Transit Telecom (MTT) to 100% in order to aid the long-distance strategy of Comstar. MTT is one of a handful of fixed-line long-distance...
Spanish Regulator Launches Probe on Mobile Price Fixing
Spain's anti-monopoly authorities have commenced legal proceedings against the country's three major mobile operators - Telefonica Moviles Espana, Vodafone Spain and Orange Spain. According to the Deutsche Presse Agentur news agency, the authorities want to look into charges that the three companies ...
Converged Communications Rides The Rails
Avaya, together with ObjectTel, has built what they believe is the largest IP-based converged voice, data and radio network in the world - a massive network spanning 28 states and two Canadian provinces put together for the BNSF Railway Company. No financial details were disclosed. The most unusual features of the new...
Sony Ericsson Sells 50% Stake in UIQ
Sony Ericsson announced plans to sell half of its smartphone software unit UIQ to rival mobile phone maker Motorola. Under the agreement, Sony Ericsson said in a statement, the two "will work together and jointly invest in the development of the UIQ open user interface platform." UIQ Technology licenses the UIQ open...
Innovation Wins Out for Award Winners
DALLAS -- One service provider made lemonade out of service interval lemons, and another figured out a way to make fixed/mobile convergence real for its customers. All six winners of the first annual Telephony Innovation awards are finding new ways to solve customer problems. The awards, presented at the Telephony LIVE ...
Profit Warning Slams Ericsson
Ericsson AB saw its market value crash by more than a quarter Tuesday morning after it issued a profit warning for its third quarter and said market conditions in the mobile infrastructure sector would remain tough through 2008. The vendor's share price fell by more than 27 percent to 19.18 Swedish Kroner ($2.97) on...
SNW Dallas: A First Look
As IT professionals gather in Dallas this week, suppliers will be promoting equipment and services geared to every aspect of data storage and protection. Besides security, which we'll feature in a separate article today, vendors will pull out the stops on 8-Gbit/s Fibre Channel, backup, energy-efficient storage, and SMB ...
Trends Favor Mainstream Acceptance of Internet TV
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- First it was music and now it's video. In this rapidly evolving market, consumers are being afforded more choice and control when it comes to content. Whether it’s PVRs, User Generated Content, or TV shows online, the market has fundamentally started the process of "unbundling...
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