TelecomDirect News Daily Update - December 07, 2006

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The Cloud, Truphone in VoIP Deal

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Wi-fi hotspot provider, The Cloud, has signed an agreement with the software provider, Truphone, to allow customers with a Truphone-enabled handset to make VoIP calls over The Cloud's wi-fi hotspots. Truphone is a free software tool for making VoIP calls that can be loaded onto Nokia's series of wi-fi-equipped handsets. ...


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I just finished reading 'Tele-Visionaries, The People Behind the Invention of Television', by Richard C. Webb, IEEE Press. This is a relatively new book, published last year. I highly recommend it for a number of reasons discussed below. But I would caution that this is not the whole story and it has a well-defined ...

Fight Heats Up Over Tie-Breaking AT&T/BellSouth Vote

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The flap over whether Federal Communications Commission (FCC)member Robert McDowell can be allowed to vote in favor of the AT&T/BellSouth merger has begun to ratchet up as the Republican commissioner indicated his willingness to participate in the regulator's approval process. Congressional Democrats openly expressed their ...

Verizon to Boost Storage Service

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Verizon Communications Inc. is about to get more serious about storage for the sake of its broadband customers -- whether they're flying on FiOS or dawdling along with DSL. The company first offered its file backup and sharing service in late September from its Verizon Surround portal. Today, it provides 5 Gbytes of storage ...

Increasing Telco TV Deployments a Boon for Headend Vendors

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SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- A large number of headends have been built in 2005 and 2006 to support increasing telco TV deployments, and the wide availability of H.264 compression equipment in 2006 has prompted telcos that were waiting, to move forward with deployment plans, reports In-Stat. Growth in telco TV deployments and subscribers ...

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