TelecomDirect News Daily Update - July 26, 2006

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Lucent Profit Meets Lowered Forecast As Revenue From U.S. Operations Lags

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MURRAY HILL, New Jersey -- Lucent Technologies Inc., the telecom equipment maker being acquired by rival Alcatel SA, said Wednesday that profit declined in the third quarter due to weakness in its North American operations. Net income for the quarter ended June 30 fell to $79 million, or 2 cents per share, from $372 million, or ...

Telefonica Moviles First-half Net Profit Up 12.8 Percent

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MADRID, Spain -- Spanish wireless operator Telefonica Moviles on Wednesday said first-half net profit rose 12.8 percent compared to the same period in 2005, helped by solid growth in several Latin American countries and improved domestic margins. Madrid-based Moviles said net profit stood at Euro 1.05 billion (US$1.33 billion) ...

United Kingdom: NTL, Virgin Unveil Quadruple-Play Package

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NTL has unveiled plans to offer quadruple-play services before the year-end, taking the first step towards exploiting opportunities from its acquisition of Telewest and Virgin Mobile. Unlike Carphone Warehouse, Orange and BSkyB, NTL has said that it will not offer a free broadband service, but instead provide free TV to customers who ...

Netherlands: KPN Loses Legal Challenge to "Unfair" Regulation

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Dutch telecoms group KPN has lost its legal challenge against what it refers to as unequal regulation between itself and cable companies. KPN took the Dutch state to court last month arguing that it should be treated the same way as cable operators, given that its and cable operators; networks were capable of providing the same ...

World: Telecom Italia Posts 5.6% Rise in H1 Revenue, Selling Brasil Telecom Stake

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Telecom Italia has announced its first-half 2006 results showing a 5.6% year-on-year (y/y) rise in revenue to 15.34 billion euro (US$19.3 billion). Compared to revenue of 14.53 billion euro in the first half of 2005, the 2006 result reflects new revenue sources, without which revenue would have grown by 2.6%. EBITDA (earnings before ...

Firefox: The Next Generation

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Mozilla has just released the first public beta version of Firefox 2.0, the open source organization's popular Web browser. The updated software, code-named 'Bon Echo' marks an evolution of the program that has successfully challenged the overwhelming dominance of Microsoft Internet Explorer. Firefox 2.0 Beta 1...

Google Takes Maps Mobile

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Google unveiled Google Maps for mobile, which delivers live traffic maps and road conditions to a cell phone. The service provides information on traffic conditions in more than 30 major metro areas, which is delivered directly to a mobile phone upon request, according to the company. Road conditions are categorized by color: red ...

Courting Disaster: Telenor Unveils Satcom In A Briefcase

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Telenor Satellite Services, jumping into the fray surrounding the massive criticism resulting from the lack of emergency- communications capabilities revealed by last year's Hurricane Katrina disaster, has gone to market with what may be the world's first complete satellite-based emergency communications response kit small enough ...

Moto Makes New Friends

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Motorola Inc. kept the newswires busy today with a string of partnership announcements and the acquisition of video server firm Broadbus Technologies Inc. Announcing the deals during its strategy day, Motorola appears to have joined Nortel Networks Ltd. in adopting an alternative strategy (partnerships and joint ...

NARUC Tunes Up Termination

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A task force assembled by the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC) submitted to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Monday an intercarrier compensation reform plan that appears to stand a good chance of adoption. The new plan, called the Missoula Plan, proposes a common (and lower) termination rate ...

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