TelecomDirect News Daily Update - June 16, 2006

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How to Keep IMS from Becoming Yet Another Silo

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Homepage content as the telecommunications industry continues to try to get its arms around the complexity of delivery architectures and operational management of IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS), service providers and equipment manufacturers are focusing their attention on the IMS business case and on getting a better understanding of the ...

Ministry Considers Allowing MVNO Services in Japan

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The Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications (MIAC) is considering facilitating the entrances of new operators into the mobile market by allowing them to use the networks owned by existing carriers, according to Dow Jonesreports citing a ministry official. The ministry said that it wants to encourage the entry of MVNOs, which buy ...

Tele2, Versatel Merger on Hold

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Pan-European alternative telecoms operator Tele2 has suspended its proposed merger with Versatel. In a statement today, Tele2 said that both parties had jointly agreed to put the preparations for a 'triangular merger between Versatel, Tele2 Finance and Tele2 Netherlands' on hold. Tele2 said that it was considering other options ...

EU Calls for Price Controls on Deutsche Telekom

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The European Commission (EC) has issued a formal statement to the German government indicating that it is in favour of tougher controls on German fixed-line incumbent Deutsche Telekom. It urges the German telecoms regulator to impose a change in accounting practices on Deutsche Telekom, to make price controls more effective. ...

State Preemption Faces Challenge on Hill

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WASHINGTON -- The wireless industry is still trying to get language inserted into pending telecommunications reform legislation that pre-empts states from regulating them, but it's facing an uphill battle. On Tuesday, CTIA President and CEO Steve Largent again presented his case for an overarching national regulatory framework to the ...

Linux Fills Mobile's Need For Speed

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A group of heavy hitters -- Motorola, NEC, NTT DoCoMo, Panasonic Mobile Communications, Samsung Electronics and Vodafone -- are partnering to establish what they say will be the world's first global, open Linux-based software platform for mobile devices. This world-class Linux-based platform aims to provide key benefits for the ...

TeliaSonera Goes 3G in Spain

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Scandinavian carrier TeliaSonera AB says dramatic reductions in the cost of mobile network infrastructure and handsets are allowing it to make a bold leap into the Spanish 3G mobile market with a euro1 billion (US$1.26 billion) investment in a new network. The carrier believes that's the cost to invest in networks, ...

Bidders Abound for Sprint Pseudowire

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While the Sprint Nextel Corp. RFP for pseudowire indicates that the company is still in the nascent stages of consideration, several suitors have jumped on board to bid. In the meantime, the company has been lobbying the U.S. Congress to regulate backhaul access fees. A copy of the 10-page request for proposal, obtained by Light...

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