TelecomDirect News Daily Update - August 30, 2006

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Componentizing Operations: A Critical Precursor for IMS

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For nearly a decade, the OSS value proposition was built on efficiency, cost savings and time to market. But in a world dominated by circuit-switched voice revenue, the idea of integrating OSSs-and going through nightmarish data normalization and modeling exercises-wasn't all that appealing. What's different today, given IMS and ...

Sigma to Gain Further 25% in SMARTS

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Regional mobile operator SMARTS has been dealt another blow in its battle with investment company Sigma. Sigma has obtained the right to a further 25% stake in the operator, according to Prime-Tass, citing Kommersant. This situation has arisen because of the failure of SMARTS general director, and major shareholder, Gennady Kiryushin to ...

Sonaecom Mulls Revised Portugal Telecom Bid

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Portugal's Sonaecom is lining up France Telecom and Société Générale Bank to finance an improved bid for Portugal Telecom, according to Dow Jones reports citing sources close to the situation. Sonaecom had launched an unsolicited US$12.8-billion bid for Portugal Telecom in February, a company more than ...

Verizon Launches Gaming Portal

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Verizon has announced the launch of PlayLinc, a serious effort to get online gamers interactive using Verizon's platforms. PlayLinc is showcased in a new community Web site,, and according to the company 'consolidates voice, instant messaging, game management, and other tools into one easy-to-use ...

On-the-Go Video Surveillance

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Most video surveillance networks are fixed systems, with cameras and network gear permanently mounted to walls, buildings, lampposts and other permanent fixtures. But a new mobile video surveillance system, co-developed by a pair of companies, aims to give SWAT, HAZMAT, fire, emergency rescue teams and other public safety forces the...

Major Carriers Lead AWS Auction

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WASHINGTON -- Bidding in the FCC's Advanced Wireless Services (AWS) auction is approaching $13.5 billion, even though bidders have slowed the pace considerably in the last few days. After 52 rounds of bidding, T-Mobile USA, Verizon Wireless and Sprint Nextel's partnership with cable companies still lead in bid ...

Wi-Fi Alliance Rushes In With 'Pre' 802.11n Certification

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Faced with the seemingly endless delay in the standardization of

802.11n (the new ultra-fast generation of Wi-Fi targeted at 200 Mb/s and at eventual capability of 540Mb/s), the Wi-Fi Alliance yesterday announced a nearly unheard-of scheme to certify the interoperability of pre-n products long before standards work by ...

VSNL Boosts Asia Subsea Capacity

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With demand for telecom services booming across India and other Asian countries, Videsh Sanchar Nigam Ltd. (VSNL)is investing more than $600 million to upgrade its 20-terabit international submarine network with additional capacity. In a move that will have equipment suppliers like Alcatel and Fujitsu Ltd. ...

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