TelecomDirect News Daily Update - December 13, 2006

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Eepad Partners With Neuf Cegetel To Offer Algeria-France Calls

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Eepad, the Algerian ISP, has entered into a partnership with the French operator, Neuf Cegetel, to offer international VoIP calls between France and Algeria. The agreement means that those of Eepad's ADSL subscribers who also have a Neuf Cegetel subscription will be able to make and receive international VoIP calls. This means that ...

Wireless Enters the Political Arena

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Wireless technology may be the next big thing for election campaigning and even voting, but its use could initially be troubling, according to media experts. Wireless phones have been increasingly used internationally in the past few years, to great political and strategic affect among political groups. The 'Orange ...

Waiting for WiMAX

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In the high-speed networking arena, plenty of people and businesses are waiting for WiMAX. That includes today's 3G wireless data service providers, who have the most to lose from a widespread WiMAX deployment. But 3G carriers can breathe easy, since WiMAX probably won't be a major technology--at least in North America and...

BT Confirms WiMax Ambitions

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Domestic reports out of the U.K. confirm what Unstrung readers already knew. BT Group plc looks set to re-enter the mobile market using WiMax or similar wireless broadband technology. Back in October, we reported that BT was plotting to bid on a wireless broadband spectrum auction in the in the 2.5GHz to 2.69GHz band in order ...

T-Mobile's Backhaul Bugbear

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LONDON -- Backhaul Strategies for Mobile Operators: Europe -- Mobile operators are being forced towards alternative backhaul strategies by prohibitively expensive leased-line pricing structures, according to Emin Gurdenli, Technical Director at T-Mobile (UK) . Giving the keynote address at today's Light Reading Live conference in ...

ITC Rules in Broadcom/Qualcomm Spat

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The U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) has ruled that Qualcomm is infringing on a patent held by rival Broadcom Corporation. The ITC accepted an administrative law judge (ALJ) recommendation that found Qualcomm did infringe on some of Broadcom's patents. However, the recommendation, which was issued in October, ...

Chinese PMP Market Becomes Established in 2006

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SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- New entrants, declining prices, and improvements in product features are making Portable Media Player (PMP) shipments gain traction in 2006 in China, reports In-Stat. Early adopters will remain the primary market for PMPs in China in 2007, the high-tech market research firm says. PMP shipments in China will ...

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