TelecomDirect News Daily Update - December 01, 2006

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Nokia, Ericsson, Sun Create Telecoms Network Equipment Alliance

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The world's top telecoms equipment vendors, Finland's Nokia and Sweden's Ericsson, have teamed up with the United States' Sun Microsystems to create an alliance for network equipment providers. The aim of the new organisation, named Telecommunications Platform Initiative (TPI), would be to assist telecoms operators and ...

VoIP Provider Looks for Quality Assurance

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deltathree Inc., a service provider specializing in integrated VoIP, hosted solutions and infrastructure, had a problem: To expand and retain its customer base, it needed a way to achieve toll-quality IP voice on its network, even in remote regions of the globe. deltathree's private-label platform lets other service providers ...

Review: 3 Smart Phones Target Consumers

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NEW YORK -- In a blink of mere months, the mobile 'smart' phone has been transformed from pricey corporate gadget to an affordable alternative for ordinary folk. In the last month alone, Cingular Wireless has unveiled three devices priced as low as $200 (after jumping through the assorted contractual hoops and ...

Bell Labs' History of Inventions

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TRENTON, N.J. -- It's the birthplace of the transistor, the laser, the solar cell and the fax machine. Its researchers were the first to hear the echoes of the Big Bang. And now this American legend is part of a French company. Bell Labs was founded in 1925 as the research arm of AT&T' national telephone business ...

Cingular Polishes up the Pearl

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Cingular Wireless is the latest U.S. carrier to introduce the new BlackBerry Pearl from Research In Motion. The carrier has wrapped up a few holiday surprises for Pearl shoppers, including push-to-talk (PTT) and GPS navigation capabilities. The quadband Pearl offers a digital camera, multimedia capabilities and an expandable memory ...

Nortel Partnership Targets Southeast Europe

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Nortel, in a move to beef up its marketing in southeastern Europe, plans to set up a joint venture with consulting house Southeast European Communications and Investments Inc. (SECI). The new unit, to be called Nortel SE, reportedly will open offices in Bulgaria, Macedonia and Serbia, and it will hire a sales and marketing staff of ...

Freed From Lockdown

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The new exemption allowing cellphone users to 'unlock' their handsets, for use on a different carrier's network, has been in effect now for four days, and the world hasn't ended for the Big 4 carriers. Yet. In general, the carriers have reacted cautiously, if predictably, to the ruling by the Librarian of ...

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