TelecomDirect News Daily Update - August 23, 2006

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Iliad Launches Flat-Rate Broadband, Telephone Service in France

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French consumer broadband provider Iliad has launched a flat-rate product, offering customers a bundle of telephone and broadband internet services for a flat fee of 29.99 euro (US$38.45) per month. Under the service, which will add to growing competition in the French broadband market, customers-whether using Iliad's unbundled local ...

Man Overboard!: Five Early Warning Signs that a Telecom Customer May Be About to Jump Ship

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HOW DOES A TELECOM KNOW if a customer is about to leave for the competition? Measure-X, a Phoenix-based company that specializes in helping telephone companies improve their customer service and sales, has identified five early warning signs that indicate a customer is about to jump ship. Squeaky Wheel. The most obvious sign of an ...

Vizrea Focuses on Camera Phone Users

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Camera phone photos tend to be fleeting -- snapped today, forgotten tomorrow. But as image quality improves and usage increases, camera phone users are becoming more concerned about saving, sharing and organizing their pictures. Seattle-based startup Vizrea sees an emerging opportunity in the legions of camera phone fans fretting about ...

Lenovo Embeds Cingular into ThinkPad

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Cingular Wireless is making further inroads in its effort to promote the use of high-speed wireless services on notebook computers. The latest: the carrier announced Lenovo has embedded its UMTS/HSDPA-based technology into its ThinkPad T60 notebook. The notebook marks the first time Lenovo has built Cingular's high-speed ...

NENA Urges FCC To Heed Cyren Call's Spectrum Plan

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The National Emergency Number Association (NENA) this week urged U.S. federal policymakers to start immediate proceedings and to seriously consider a proposal made earlier this year for a national shared commercial/public-safety communications network using 30 megahertz of spectrum currently scheduled to be auctioned by the Federal...

Could CDMA Hurt Alcatel Lucent?

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Another analyst has come out swinging against the merger of Alcatel and Lucent Technologies Inc., this time criticizing the companies' combined product lineup and the potential decline of Lucent's CDMA franchise. Analyst Joe Chiasson of Susquehanna Financial Group voiced his concerns in a note issued this morning. ...

AT&T: Hold the MoCA

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AT&T today made it official that HomePNA version 3 will be its choice technology for in-home networking to support its fiber-fed U-verse data and television services, and its copper-fed AT&T Yahoo DSL high-speed Internet service. This is noteworthy because AT&T was using MoCA, the technology developed to allow ...

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