TelecomDirect News Daily Update - August 29, 2006

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EU Study Reveals Need for More Competition, Finds Mobile Households Exceed Fixed

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The European Commission's efforts at forcing incumbent telecoms operators to open up their infrastructures to competition received a boost last week. A new study released on Friday (25 August) found that greater competition and streamlined European rules encouraged greater investment and ...

FCC, Wireless Industry Unhappy with New FAA Directive

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The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and the wireless industry have criticised a new directive from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to introduce more checks when companies site new antennas or make modifications to existing ones. The FAA had in June proposed plans to modify and expand the scope of its Part 77 rules ...

Uncovering Revenue Leakage Problems in Broadband and Data Services

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Given today's tight margins and competitive landscape, most providers now understand that revenue assurance needs to be a proactive element of every service rollout. In this article, we will look at a configuration-based approach to fighting revenue leakage in flat-fee services that are delivered over packet-switched ...

Get Real with Wireless Price Points

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Unless they come to the party with deep pockets, the major winners in the AWS auctions that begin next month will have to secure financing for network buildouts. Companies with big plans for WiMAX operations are faced with the same challenge. To be successful, they will need to convince investors with business models that show they ...

Tests and Tools Heed the VoIP Call

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While VoIP (voice-over-IP) service reaches deeper into millions of homes and businesses, and its place in the triple play bundle rises to near-must-have proportions, the testing of the service's tricky nuances and complexities is entering the mission-critical stage. For the most part, the status of VoIP testing is at best a work ...

MobilePro Helps RCN Make a Quadruple Play

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RCN Corporation and MobilePro forged an agreement to sell wireless services, which will enable RCN to become a quadruple-play provider. The deal marks the first time wireless will be offered to RCN customers. The companies plan to work together to roll out an initial trial in September, offering a range of monthly plans aimed at ...

Rumor Du Jour: France Telecom Could Enter PT Fight

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With Portugal's Competition Authority (AdC) now expected to rule by the end of the week favorably -- albeit with major stipulations -- on Sonae's hostile takeover bid for Portugal Telecom (PT), rumors out of Europe say France Telecom is about to step into the fray and will, together with a clutch of Spanish banks, help fund more...

WiFi Gets High

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As questions continue to arise about large-scale mesh WiFi deployments in big cities, the technoscenti have begun to ask: Is there a better way? The answer is yes, according to Jerry Dix, chairman and CEO of 5G Wireless Communications Inc., which supplies 'cellular-style' WiFi for outdoor and indoor networks. ...

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