CommunicationsDirect News Daily Update - September 11, 2007

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Telefonica Appeals EU Anti-Trust Broadband Fine

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Spanish telecoms group Telefonica has filed an appeal against the 151.9-million-euro (US$210 million) fine levied on the group by the European Commission (EC). Telefonica claims that the EC decision was based on a series of economic and judicial errors. The Spanish government is also likely to take action to appeal the...

Tutorial: Full-Service Network (FSN)

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The full-service network (FSN) is a telecommunications infrastructure capable of providing all of today's known telecommunications applications as well as laying the foundation for future applications. This definition does not imply that the infrastructure is owned by one entity or that only one medium carries all...

Sweden's Ericsson Reaffirms Handset Market Outlook

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STOCKHOLM, Sweden -- LM Ericsson, the world's largest maker of wireless networks, on Tuesday reaffirmed its expectation that the GSM and WCDMA mobile handset market will continue to show mid-single digit growth in 2007. The company also said it expects the professional services market to continue to show good growth. ...

Microsoft Adds Business IM To Its Office Mix

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Making the point that group chat isn't only for the kids, Microsoft is buying Chicago-based Parlano, maker of the "MindAlign" application for enterprise group chat, aiming to add that functionality to its Office Communications Server and Office Communicator programs. Financial details were not disclosed, but...

Motorola to Cut Mobile Phone R&D

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Motorola says it plans to cut is quarterly research and development spending for mobile devices by about 15% by the end of the year, as part of its ongoing attempt to regain profitability. However, a spokesman for the company said the handset maker would be careful not to impede the development of new mobile phone models as it looks...

Comcast Media Center Unveils HD Six-Pack

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The Comcast Media Center (CMC) has hooked up with SES Americom on a high-definition television (HDTV) package tailored for HITS Quantum cable affiliates. Initially, the CMC's HITS Quantum service will offer six linear hi-def nets: A&E HD, HGTV HD, Food Network HD, National Geographic Channel HD, Starz HD, and...

Vodafone Grooves to MusicStation

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Vodafone UK stole some of Apple Inc.'s thunder in Europe with the launch of an unlimited music download service ahead of the revelation of the iPhone distribution partners on this side of the pond. Vodafone announced today that it will offer in the U.K. Omnifone Ltd. 's MusicStation service, which provides...

Xsigo Gets Real, Gets Virtual

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Xsigo Systems Inc. officials won't say how much they've raised to chase the new hot trend of virtualization. But it's safe to say they've got some cash. In addition to launching its first product today, and introducing a hardware-based way to virtualize server I/O for both networking and storage, Xsigo...

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