TelecomDirect News Daily Update - June 14, 2006

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Video's Urge to Converge

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Ask cable operators about IPTV, and they'll tell you straight out that of course they can do it. Ask them if they have plans to do it, and the answers get laden with dependent clauses about definitions and contingencies and migration paths and transition strategies. IPTV is an issue largely because it is the greatest advance...

Telstra Sale Hurdles to Be Overcome by July, Says Minister

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Crucial talks between Australia's competition watchdog and incumbent operator Telstra over regulatory issues are expected to be resolved by early next month, according to media reports citing Australian Communications Minister Helen Coonan. The talks centre on two issues: rules to govern an $3-billion (Australian) (US$2.2-billion) fibre network...

UPC Czech Launches VoIP

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UPC Czech -- part of the Liberty Global group -- has launched commercial VoIP services. In April 2006, the company announced plans to launch VoIP before the year-end using Siemens technology. The new service is available in 10 towns and cities. Significance: The move follows an earlier VoIP launch, in October 2005, by Czech...

Telefonica Moviles and Portugal Telecom Create Study Group to Examine Vivo's Management

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Telefonica Moviles and Portugal Telecom, shareholders of leading Brazilian mobile operator Vivo, have announced the creation of a study group to intervene in the company's management. According to local newspaper Gazeta Mercantil, the study group created by Telefonica Moviles and Portugal Telecom...

Qualcomm Raises Guidance

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Qualcomm is increasing its third-quarter guidance, saying it now expects pro forma revenues of $1.91 billion to $1.96 billion, up from its prior guidance of $1.77 billion to $1.87 billion. The change comes as the company expects to ship 55 million Mobile Station Modem (MSM) chips during the quarter. That compares with about 36...

Shareholders Approve Bell Canada's Telecom 'Trust'

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BCE Inc. received approval from its common shareholders for the implementation of a plan to form a new 'regional telephone income trust' that will own and manage 1.6 million local access lines in parts of Bell Canada's Ontario and Quebec operating territories. The so-called 'BCE Arrangement' will allow the...

India Leery of Foreigners, ZTE

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Chinese equipment vendor ZTE Corp. is finding mixed fortunes in India's telecom market. The company has bagged a three-year deal with Tata Indicom to provide CDMA2000 equipment across the country as the carrier builds out its mobile network beyond India's urban centers. ...

Moto: Mobile WiMax Is In

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The push to develop a mobile WiMax standard may put pressure on several companies that already have big bets in the fixed WiMax space. Carriers have already issued 25 RFPs (requests for proposal) asking about mobile WiMax, and the applications being discussed include lots of the same thing that proponents of fixed WiMax promised...

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