TelecomDirect News Daily Update - June 13, 2006

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Qualcomm Files Patent Complaints vs. Nokia

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NEW YORK -- Qualcomm Inc.'s legal clashes with Nokia Corp., which have become more bitter over the past few months, have heated up again. In a complaint filed with the U.S. International Trade Commission on Friday, San Diego-based Qualcomm alleged that the Finnish wireless manufacturer infringed on six Qualcomm...

EU Revises Roaming Charge Proposal

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The regulatory dispute over roaming charges within Europe appears to be nearing a conclusion, following a European Commission statement that a proposal on the topic is undergoing a final internal consultation. The European Union (EU) had aimed to cap charges on mobile calls abroad. Now it seems likely that the roaming cost for local ...

Voitel Aims to Increase 2006 Revenues by 25-30% Y/Y in Brazil

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The Brazilian subsidiary of U.S. VoIP company Voitel has announced that it aims to grow its 2006 revenues by 25-30% year-on-year (y/y) according to CEO Pedro Suchodolski, quoted by Business News Americas. Voitel Brazil grew revenues by 23% in 2005. Eighty-five per cent of its 2005 revenues were from VoIP services, the remainder from...

Reliance Plans US$326 mil. Investment for GSM Network Expansion

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Reliance Telecom, the GSM business unit of Reliance Communication Ventures Ltd. (Reliance), plans to invest 15 billion rupees to significantly expand its GSM network coverage in its existing telecoms circles, according to Dow Jones reports citing a company executive. The investment will be made in the eight circles of Kolkata, West...

Verizon Offers Families a Chaperone

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Verizon Wireless became the latest carrier to add a family tracking service to its portfolio. The company today debuts Chaperone, a service designed to help parents locate their young children. There are two components to Chaperone. Child Locator helps parents locate children who are outfitted with the LG Migo phone. The service...

Norway Gets ADSL2+,'ADSL Mini'

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Telenor launched what it calls its second generation of broadband services as it looks to tighten its grip on the Norwegian broadband market. The carrier is using ADSL+2 to offer as much as 16 Mb/s service and at the same time coming up with what it is calling 'ADSL Mini' that extends the distance from a central office at...

Lightbridge Intros Service

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BURLINGTON, Mass. -- Lightbridge, Inc. (NASDAQ: LTBG - message board), a leading e-commerce, analytics and decisioning company, today announced it has implemented its new Enhanced Disaster Recovery service to all its Telecom Decisioning Services (TDS) clients. The configuration will provide clients with increased data protection,...

WiMax Telecom Names COO

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VIENNA -- WiMAX Telecom Group, the world's only multinational operator of WiMax services, is centralizing its Operations unit and has appointed Bela Virag (31) as the Chief Operating Officer (COO) of the entire company. WiMAX Telecom Group, Europe's largest WiMax network operator, has decided to centralize its...

Lawsuits Could Nuke Network DVR

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Despite the way it may look, the growing legal battle between Cablevision Systems and nine Hollywood studios and TV networks over a proposed new digital video recorder service really isn't about the DVR. Rather, the recent spate of federal lawsuits and countersuits over Cablevision's proposed network-based DVR (nDVR) service...

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