TelecomDirect News Daily Update - July 14, 2006

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Containing the Cost of Compliance: A Major Challenge for Financial Institutions

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We hear it in almost every conversation with senior executives of major financial institutions: Compliance is driving much of the business agenda today, and the management teams of some of the world's most successful institutions are growing frustrated and concerned. They are concerned because the compliance burden is being ...

Wind Mulls Part-Sale of Network to 3 Italia

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Italian telecoms company Wind is reportedly studying the possibility of selling half of its network to Hutchison Whampoa's 3 Italia, the daily MF said. The report adds that Wind is considering spinning off its network, worth about 2 billion euro (US$2.5 billion), into a separate company and subsequently selling a 50% stake to 3...

Vodafone Set to Sue Telecom Italia for US$665.5 mil. for Market Abuse

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Vodafone's Italian unit has confirmed press reports that it is to sue Telecom Italia for abusing its market dominance, Dow Jones reports. The company said that it would launch a 525 million-euro (US$665.5 million) claim, accusing its rival of leveraging its strength in other market segments to stifle competition in the mobile sector....

Big Three Mobile Operators Accused of Discriminatory Interconnection Pricing

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Russia's Association 800, which represents regional mobile operators, has accused VimpelCom and its peers Megafon and Mobile TeleSystems (MTS) of discriminatory practices in the mobile termination market. Earlier this week the association issued a press release stating that VimpelCom had sent an order to its units that calls from ...

Palm Makes European Treo Push

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Palm, along with Vodafone and Microsoft Corporation, is trying to make push e-mail more of a desired mobile feature in Europe. The trio is joining forces to introduce a 3G-compatible Treo device in Europe this year. The new device will run on Microsoft's Windows Mobile 5.0 platform, operate on a high-speed 3G/UMTS network and ...

Cableco VoIP Tops Telco TDM In Customer Satisfaction

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Consumers who now get their phone service from a cable company -- which means VoIP -- are far more satisfied than those who are getting phone service from traditional local exchange carriers (LECs), according to a new study by J.D. Power and Associates. Out of the six regions rated by J.D. Power in its 2006 Residential ...

Good Wins on RIM Turf

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Bearding the mobile messaging lion in its den, Good Technology Inc. said this morning it has signed a reseller agreement with Bell Mobility Inc. , based in Canada, the home of BlackBerry provider Research In Motion Ltd. (RIM). Good also said it has signed a similar deal with Australian mobile operator Telstra Corp. Normally, when ...

Cisco, Motorola Vetting VOD

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Cisco Systems and Motorola are looking to move deeper into the cable and digital video market through acquisitions in the video-on-demand (VOD) space, analysts and other sources say. On the heels of last month's Cable-Tec Expo in Denver, where rumors flew wildly on the tradeshow floor about numerous possible deals, three ...

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