TelecomDirect News Daily Update - July 21, 2006

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IMS Need Orchestration on Many Levels

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Service providers want IMS to enable service creation, but little is understood about the orchestration on the fulfillment and assurance sides, which could be the deal breaker in bringing IMS to life. Customers want more choices. Rather than remaining locked into one-size-fits-all product offerings, they want to mix and match the...

Russia: New MTS Plan Sees Early Success

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Mobile TeleSystems has revealed that 1.4 million subscribers have signed up to their new tariff plan 'Pervy The First'. Significance: According to MTS, the new plan, which offers free incoming calls, has stimulated growth in both incoming and outgoing calls. Subscribers on 'Pervy' generated monthly ...

Czech Republic: Vodafone Scraps Czech 3G Network Launch

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Vodafone Czech Republic has decided to suspend the construction of its W-CDMA network, owing to high costs. The company claims that the 3G services that it would offer to its customers would not generate the revenues required for a significant return on investment. Vodafone has not laid out much on the roll-out so far, but spent 2...

Cingular Inches Closer to 60M Subs

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Cingular Wireless ended the second quarter with 57.3 million customers, after attracting 1.5 million net subscribers and posting a 7-percent increase in sales. Profits tripled during the quarter. The No. 1 U.S. wireless carrier reported second-quarter revenue of $9.22 billion. In the year-ago period, Cingular recorded revenue of...

AT&T, Qwest Ask FCC For Broadband Freedom

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AT&T Inc. and Qwest Corp. are seeking government approval to free a wide range of their broadband telecom activities from regulatory restrictions originally designed to control and restrict former Bell company practices, according to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). The 'forbearance petitions' from AT&T ...

Moto's Handy Quarter

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Motorola Inc. busted analyst predictions for its second quarter handset sales with 51.9 million units shipped, compared to the consensus estimate of 48.3 million. The breakthrough gives Motorola its biggest chunk of the handset market in years with 22 percent of the cellphone pie. Motorola says that its results are down to the ...

Emerging Markets Boost Ericsson

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Ericsson AB announced financial results pretty much in line with market expectations today, but behind the numbers lie some interesting pointers about the state of the mobile infrastructure business and the aftermath of a major acquisition. First, the numbers. The company generated net income of 5.7 billion Swedish Kronor ($782 ...

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