CommunicationsDirect News Daily Update - October 25, 2007

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AT&T Feels iPhone Effect and U-Verse Gains Traction in Q3

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AT&T has reported strong results for the third quarter of 2007 with the iPhone helping it to broach the 2 million mark for wireless subscriber additions while the U-Verse IP TV project finally gained traction, more than doubling subscribers from 51,000 at the end of the second quarter to 126,000 at the end of the third...

EU Calls for Cheaper Roaming Tariffs in Russia

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Mobile operators from within the European Union (EU) have appealed to Russian operators to lower roaming tariffs for EU visitors to Russia, according to press reports. The EU operators have suggested that Russian operators be allowed to maintain their current tariff prices for Russians visiting Europe, but called for tariffs for EU...

Penetration Reaches 81% in CTIA Mobile Stats for H1

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The CTIA, the Wireless Association, has released the latest results of its biannual survey. The survey - which is usually marginally higher than the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) form 477 penetration estimates - recorded over 243 million subscribers, up 10.8% year-on-year (y/y) and putting penetration at around...

Calix, Microsoft Team on IPTV

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ATLANTA -- There's now a choice of access technologies for service providers that want to deploy Microsoft Mediaroom IPTV. Calix announced this morning that it has established a licensing relationship with Microsoft that will enable its technology to interoperate with the Microsoft platform. The move also indicates...

European SMBs Get Avaya Financing Break

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Avaya and Avaya Financial Services are offering a 0-percent finance plan they say will enable customers of Avaya BusinessPartners to lease equipment and pay for services for two years with no interest and no upfront charges. However, only European customers need apply. The 0-percent finance offered by AFS is available in the...

Sprint Launches Laptop Security Service

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In a partnership with Alcatel-Lucent, Sprint Nextel has announced a laptop security service called SprintSecure Laptop Guardian. The service promises 24/7 security through remote monitoring, locating missing notebooks and locking down data if a laptop is lost or stolen. Sprint hopes the solution will simplify security...

Dr Roberts: The Internet's in Trouble

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It seems every few years, someone predicts doom for the Internet. It's Larry Roberts's turn. According to Roberts -- well known as a team member behind Arpanet, the project that eventually grew into today's Internet -- it's not technology that has the Internet in trouble, but economics. Specifically, router...

WAN Optimizers Add Security & DR

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This week has been a busy one for WAN optimization vendors, with Expand Networks, Juniper, and Riverbed making a slew of announcements around secure sockets layer (SSL) encryption, disaster recovery, and file services. SSL Juniper yesterday overhauled its WX and WXC family of WAN acceleration devices with a software upgrade...

Double-Digit Growth in IP VPN Service Revenue to Continue Through 2011

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SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- IP VPN services remain a significant growth engine for service providers in 2007, and this trend is expected to continue, reports In-Stat. In-Stat expects service providers to generate approximately $6.2 billion in IP VPN revenue from US-based organizations in 2007, a 26% year-on-year increase. IP VPN technology ...

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