TelecomDirect News Daily Update - Friday, May 19, 2006

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Deutsche Telekom, pay-TV operator seal Bundesliga Internetbroadcast pact

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BERLIN -- Deutsche Telekom AG and pay-TV operator Premiere AG announced a partnership Friday that will allow them to broadcast German first-division soccer matches over the Internet. Premiere lost the live television rights to the Bundesliga last December to a rival consortium of cable television operators. Germany's biggest phone...

Upbeat BT Tweaks Critics, Rivals

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BT Group plc executives struck out at its critics, doubters, and rivals as the carrier reported better than expected financials and an upbeat outlook. (See BT Reports Q4 Prelims). The carrier's fourth-quarter revenues were up 7 percent year-on-year to GBP5.1 billion (US$9.6 billion), and full...

Europe Loves Carrier Ethernet

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NEW YORK -- The rapid growth of carrier-class Ethernet data services is transforming the economic and technology underpinnings of telecom network services throughout Europe, according to a major new study released today by Heavy Reading, the market research division of Light Reading Inc. Ethernet Services Carrier Scorecard: Europe...

What Game Is This, Anyway?

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Last week's Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) brought with it the inevitable announcements, promises, forecasts and pulse-taking for the mobile games market. Like TV, music, film, and print, gaming is suffering some consumer ennui and severe platform shifting, and so this is one more media platform that...Read...

Largent Calls Again for National Wireless Rules

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WASHINGTON -- An emerging telecommunications reform bill should be the perfect vehicle for Congress to use to reaffirm a national regulatory framework for the wireless industry, said CTIA leader Steve Largent at a hearing on telecom reform today. Largent sounded a familiar call to Senators considering a sweeping telecom reform bill,...

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