TelecomDirect News Daily Update - July 20, 2006

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North American Telephone System Manufacturers Go Global

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July 5, 2006, Cherry Hill, NJ -- North American telephone system manufacturers are increasingly offering telephony systems outside of North America in other world regions -- Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA), the Caribbean and Latin America (CALA) and Asia Pacific (APAC). Database publisher and analyst group TelecomTactics, part of ...

MRG Inc. on How to Create Winning IPTV Content Strategies

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When telcos are asked how they are going to differentiate their TV services from the entrenched cablecos and DBS providers and otherwise create successful business models, ease of use, local content and a wider selection of content often are the answers. A new study from MRG (Multimedia Research Group) Inc. touches on these themes and ...

Vodafone Czech Republic Halts Launch of 3G Technology

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PRAGUE, Czech Republic -- The Czech unit of Vodafone Group PLC said Thursday it was suspending its plans to launch its third-generation UMTS technology, citing excessive costs. We decided to suspend the planned launch of the UMTS network, the company's spokesman Jakub Hrabovsky said. The costs ...

Nokia's Profits Grow 43 Percent in 2nd Quarter

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HELSINKI, Finland -- Nokia Corp., the world's leading mobile phone maker, on Thursday posted 43 percent growth in second-quarter earnings, boosted by rising sales of high-end phones and a settlement related to the sale of a Turkish operator. The results were largely in line with expectations, but Nokia shares were down 2.9...

United Kingdom: Ofcom Removes Cap on BT Residential Charges

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The United Kingdom's telecoms watchdog Ofcom has lifted price caps on incumbent British Telecom (BT) residential line rental and call charges. Significance: Ofcom's U-turn decision removes price caps on BT after 22 years. The move signals that the regulator considers competition in the U.K. telecoms market mature enough ...

Qualcomm Moves Closer to Commercial HSUPA

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Qualcomm is moving full-speed ahead with its planned commercialization of high-speed uplink packet access technology (HSUPA) in early 2007. The CDMA pioneer says it has successfully completed live tests with the technology. Qualcomm says the test calls, which were completed using the company's Mobile Station Modem (MSM) 7200...

Mobile Content Delivery And The New Wild West

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According to ABI Research principal analyst Ken Hyers, "The mobile-content marketplace is currently something of a Wild West frontier, especially for off-portal sales. As operators increasingly move to off-portal content sales (an established trend in Western Europe and becoming more important in North America), a robust delivery ...

Bedside Planners

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As hospitals become test beds for enhanced wireless networks and nurses become seasoned users of various wireless devices, mobile technology is helping transform the way the next generation of physicians is being educated. At Brown University Medical School in Providence, Rhode Island, first- and second-year students in the ...

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