TelecomDirect News Daily Update - February 22, 2006

******************************** PricewaterhouseCoopers Presents The TelecomDirect News Daily Update For February 22, 2006 ********************************

Revenues Ride Growth Curve

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Last year saw record subscriber growth by carriers in the United States and record handset sales around the world, but not all of the financial news in the wireless industry is as good. Capital spending by the carriers is expected to flatten out in 2006 as network buildouts slow and revenue per user is declining. The top two carriers in...

Communications Act of 2006?

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WHILE THERE IS CONSIDERABLE momentum behind a telecom policy rewrite, it is debatable whether it will be decided this year. 2006, say doubters, will find elections on the tops of politicians' priority lists. Others remain optimistic elections will pose no deterrent to new legislation. Executives for USTelecom and the Telecommunications...

Telefonica Faces EU Broadband Antitrust Case

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The European Commission (EC) has built up a strong case against Telefonica and is planning to file an antitrust case later this week, the Financial Times reports. The Commission alleges that the telco's wholesale 'margin squeeze' pricing policies have undermined...

Sprint Nextel Posts 55 Percent Drop in Profit in First Full Report as a Combined Company

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RESTON, Virginia -- In its first full quarterly report as a combined company, Sprint Nextel Corp. on Wednesday reported a 55 percent drop in fourth-quarter net income on heavy expenses. The telecommunications service provider posted a quarterly profit of $197 million, or 7 cents per share, versus $437 million, or 29 cents per...

Technology Brings Relevance to Phone Call Management

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As people accumulate an ever-growing arsenal of fixed and mobile telecom devices, "communications overload" is becoming virtually inescapable. Help for the overconnected professional may be on the way, however. A Marlborough, Mass.-based start-up has developed a technology that aims to make it easier for people to focus on the calls that...

Cingular, AT&T Team with Yahoo! on New Offering

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Three telecom/Internet giants announced a joint plan to give consumers real-time, mobile access to certain online content. Cingular, AT&T and Yahoo! announced the availability of AT&T Yahoo! Go Mobile, an integrated service allowing access to AT&T Yahoo! Internet customized online content, services and community on a...

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