TelecomDirect News Daily Update - December 20, 2006

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Verizon Picks Nortel for Five-Year US$2-bil. CDMA Contract

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Nortel has announced that it has won a contract from Verizon Wireless for equipment and services valued at US$2 billion, upgrading and expanding the Verizon Wireless network. The contract runs for a five-year period and covers installation of CDMA 2000 base stations, switching, IP platforms, optical networking, related equipment, and ...

Exploring Connected Navigation

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Today's mobile navigation devices generally operate in a world of their own, but not for much longer. As navigation products grow increasingly powerful and sophisticated, and as device vendors strive to differentiate their gadgets from the competition, real-time connectivity is destined to become a standard feature on most mobile ...

Linksys Unveils 'iPhone' But Apple is Rumored to Be Working on a Cell Phone- iPod Combination

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SAN FRANCISCO -- The iPhone has arrived, but it is not made by Apple Computer Inc., which was widely rumored to be working a cell phone-iPod combination of the same name. Linksys, a division of Cisco Systems Inc. that makes networking equipment for the home and small businesses, unveiled the new line of Internet-enabled phones ...

Will McDowell Fallout Cause An AT&T/BellSouth Waterloo?

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Reactions to Federal Communications Commissioner Robert M. McDowell disqualifying himself from breaking the tie on the deadlocked AT&T/BellSouth merger vote are just starting to filter in but the surprise decision, like mountainous winter snow, has the potential of slowing things down. Without a Republican- Democratic ...

Ericsson Offers $2.1B for Redback

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Ericsson AB has agreed to a $2.1 billion cash deal worth $25 per share to buy IP router vendor Redback Networks Inc. The Swedish firm, which bought British vendor Marconi about a year ago and has only just completed that integration process, says the deal gives it the edge IP router technology it needs to go with its IP-based ...

Treo Delay Hits Palm Earnings

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As expected, Palm Inc. said today that its quarterly earnings were dragged down by the delay in shipping in the U.S. of its new Treo 750 device. Reporting shortly after the markets closed, Palm said its earnings hit $17.6 million, or 17 cents per share, on revenue of $392.9 million, down 12 percent from the same period last year. The ...

Vodafone Sells Swisscom Stake

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After nearly six years, Vodafone has decided to relinquish its stake in Swisscom Mobile. Swisscom is paying $3.5 billion for ownership of the 25% stake. Vodafone first purchased its 25% stake in March 2001. Even though Swisscom will now be the sole owner of Swisscom Mobile, the companies signed a 5-year partner network agreement ...

Consumer Education Key to Next Phase of Home Networking

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SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- The emerging phase in home networks is a multimedia network that blends in consumer electronics (CE) devices, and although early adopters have been testing first-generation networked media devices, these devices are still far away from the average mainstream digital home, according to In-Stat. In fact, the ...

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