TelecomDirect News Daily Update - Friday, March 31, 2006

******************************** PricewaterhouseCoopers Presents The TelecomDirect News Daily Update For March 31, 2006 ********************************

Portugal Telecom Reports 50.1% Y/Y African Mobile Growth to 5.32 mil.

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In June 2005, PT announced that it was consolidating its dozen or so African holdings into a single holding company, PT Africa). Following the acquisition of a majority stake in a Congolese mobile operator and the acquisition of a 34% stake in Namibian mobile operator MTC, PT Africa now holds stakes in three fixed-line operators, six...

EU Approves Virg CompTel Takes FCC To Court On Verizon Default

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The CompTel competitive-carrier association filed a lawsuit against the Federal Communications Commission for its controversial deadline slippage that allowed a Verizon deregulation request to be granted by default after no official action was taken. The legal challenge -- via a petition for review made in the U.S. Court of Appeals...

Sprint Nextel Outlines EV-DO Expansion

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Sprint Nextel is moving full speed ahead into EV-DO technology, with plans to have its Power Vision network reach 190 million people in the United States by the close of 2006, the carrier says. Sprint also is committing to Revision A upgrades beginning in the second half of this year. Sprint intends to begin offering customers the...

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