CommunicationsDirect News Daily Update - September 18, 2007

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Sprint Launches Femtocell-Based FMC Solution

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Sprint has announced the launch of a fixed-mobile convergence (FMC) solution using a Femtocell system called the Airave. Targeted at users with patchy indoor reception, the service will also provide an FMC solution by providing unlimited incoming and outgoing calls, but only for calls initiated within range of the Airave router. The...

Spanish Mobile Operators Call for DVB-H Roll-Out Conditions

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The Spanish mobile operators Telefonica Moviles Espana, Vodafone Espana, Orange Espana and Yoigom have called the telecoms market regulator, the CMT, to establish conditions for the development of mobile TV in Spain. Significance: The Spanish government also supports the Digital Video ...

Higher Calling

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The beauty of hosted call center technology is deceptively simple: In a world with a high commoditization of network services, the hosted contact center lets agents and VArs move up the value chain, reduce attrition and become resources that customers ask to address real business needs. For businesses, it provides an opportunity to...

Apple to Launch IPhone in UK on Nov. 9

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LONDON -- Apple Inc.'s iPhone, (which) will go on sale in Britain on Nov. 9, (will) have the O2 network as its exclusive carrier, Apple CEO Steve Jobs said Tuesday. The 8-gigabyte model will sell for $536 (269 pounds), Jobs said at a news conference in London. We can't wait to let people here get their hands on it and see...

U.K. VoIP Provider Taps Converse For FMC Expansion

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Comverse, which bills itself as the world's leading supplier of software and systems enabling network-based, multimedia-enhanced communication and billing services, won a contract from U.K.-based hosted VoIP solutions provider Inclarity that includes the purchase of the Comverse IPCentrex and IP Trunking solutions, allowing...

Nokia Buys Mobile Advertising Firm

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Nokia announced that it plans to acquire Enpocket, a mobile advertising firm based in Boston. Enpocket's technology platform allows for mobile advertising campaign management and delivery across several formats including SMS, MMS and mobile Internet advertising. Nokia did not disclose the financial details of the deal, but it is...

Comcast Speeds Up & Slows Down

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Comcast Corp. is developing a sub-1-Mbit/s service targeted at Internet newbies, according to the MSO's chairman and CEO, Brian Roberts. That slower-than-usual service stands in contrast to Comcast's upcoming Docsis 3.0-based Internet service that's set to compete with fiber-fed telco services. Roberts, speaking...

Peeling Back Apple's iPhone Revenue

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A Wall Street research firm is predicting that Apple Inc. will make more than 40 percent of its $1 billion-plus iPhone revenues in 2008 from carrier payments, all while still having wiggle room to further cut the price of the popular device. Bernstein Research is the latest firm to try and put a number on how much Apple makes from...

Fee-Based Remote Access Home Automation Shows Promise

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SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- The market for fee-based remote access service to home automation and security systems in North America is modest, but has significant growth potential, reports In-Stat. The number of households paying a remote access fee to control or monitor their automation or security system in North America will grow an...

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