TelecomDirect News Daily Update - August 07, 2006

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Senior Executives Say U.S. Has Lost Competitiveness Over Past Five Years

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PricewaterhouseCoopers' Management Barometer Surveys Top Executives Of Large, U.S.-Based Multinational Businesses. Interviewing Of 131 CFOs And Managing Directors Was Completed In The Spring Of 2006. NEW YORK - Nearly half of surveyed senior executives believe the country has lost ground in its economic competitiveness, and in ...

Italy: Vodafone Deploys Lucent's Integrated Network Solution

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Vodafone's Italian unit has deployed Lucent's Intelligent Network solution for its HomeZone fixed-mobile convergence (FMC) project. Under its flagship 'Vodafone Casa' service, the operator offers subscribers the opportunity to use their mobiles both as home phones and mobile devices. The arrangement means that customers ...

Eyes-Free, Hands-Off E-Mail

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Read your e-mail while driving? The very thought sounds more like a warning from a driver education film than a good idea. But Waterloo, Ont., Canada-based Intelligent Mechatronic Systems (IMS) is now offering iLane, a product it claims is the "world's first hands-free and eyes-free e-mail solution for in-vehicle use." ...

Sprint Rushes 'Mobile DSL' Deployment

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Sprint has decided to move up the schedule for its rollout of EV-DO Revision A wireless broadband services -- what it's touting as 'mobile DSL' -- with plans to start delivering service to customers during the fourth quarter. The decision, Sprint says, came following the completion last week of successful tests of the ...

Shareholders Nix Telent Deal

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The 346 million (USA=$660 million) purchase of telent plc, the former telecom services of Marconi, by private equity firm Holmar is off following a shareholder revolt against the deal. At an Extraordinary General Meeting in London last Friday, a group of shareholders led by the largest single stakeholder -- hedge fund Polygon -- ...

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