TelecomDirect News Daily Update - August 04, 2006

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Apple to Integrate iPod With Car Radios

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SAN JOSE, Calif. -- In the latest boost to its dominance in portable music players, Apple Computer Inc. is teaming with General Motors Corp., Ford Motor Co. and Mazda Motor Corp. to integrate the iPod into car audio systems. GM and Ford are the nation's No. 1 and No. 2 automakers, and the new alliances mean the iconic audio ...

Germany: Deutsche Telekom Starts FMC Promotion

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Germany's leading telecoms group has begun marketing its new fixed-mobile convergence (FMC) product. Branded T-One, the service enables customers to make calls via the internet when they are at home, using a WLAN connection, while the connection automatically switches to Deutsche Telekom's mobile network operated by T-Mobile ...

Two U.S. Firms Could Invest up to US$1.0 bil. in WiMAX in Brazil

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Two U.S. companies have submitted a WiMAX proposal with Brazil's Communications Ministry as they plan to invest up to US$1.0 billion in WiMAX networks covering 3,000 municipalities in Brazil. Significance: The government currently favours a public tender for remaining 20-year licences for the WiMAX spectrum, which is likely to be...

Equity Firms Take On KPN

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Private equity firms Cinven and Warburg Pincus are creating a Dutch cable powerhouse with the acquisition of Essent Kabelcom BV from utility firm Essent for euro 2.6 billion (US$3.3 billion). The equity firms will add Kabelcom to their existing cable assets -- Casema NV , which they agreed to buy in July for euro 2.1 billion...

FCC Stands Firm While Straddling BPL Fence

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The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) today essentially stuck to its guns on a wide range of broadband over power line (BPL) technology and operational regulations and RF interference enforcement measures, rebuffing for the most part a total of 17 requests by the nascent BPL business itself as well as various opponents to change ...

New Muni Models

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As ambitious projects for building city-wide WiFi networks move from the proposal stage to the build-out phase, some municipalities and providers are running into unforeseen obstacles, and others are developing new and creative ways to avoid or overcome those hurdles. In San Jose, Calif. yesterday, the Wireless Silicon Valley ...

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