TelecomDirect News Daily Update - June 19, 2006

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A federal appellate court upheld the Federal Communications Commission's fourth decision about 18 months ago to revamp any of the unbundled network element (UNE) obligations on the former Bell companies and other major incumbent local exchange carriers (ILECs). The 41-page ruling by Judge David B. Sentelle of ...

Unified Messaging Poised to Supplant Traditional Voice Mail This Decade

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SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- With equipment providers embracing Unified Messaging (UM) technology, UM and UM-capable seats will continue to grow while traditional voice mail systems will disappear from the market by the end of 2009, reports In-Stat
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. UM/UM-capable shipments will rise from 8.4 million seats in 2005 to ...

Putting the Brakes on Light Speed

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"As fast as the speed of light" is an expression that has always signified an action of impressively high speed. But, sometimes, light can actually be too fast -- such as when engineers try to get photonic systems to mimic the function of conventional electronic circuits. That's why researchers at the University of...

Disney Mobile Debuts

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MOBILITY, AFTER ALL, IS something that permeates people's lives. "We saw this as an opportunity to bring to market an end-to-end service offering that affects people;s lives around the clock", he says. And a unique opportunity to integrate brand offers into ...

O2 Set to Buy Major Mobile Retailer

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Mobile operator O2 is in talks to buy the remaining stakes in mobile phone retailer The Link from DSG International, for a sum in the region of tens of millions of British pounds, The Times reports. O2 already owns 40% of the company, which it inherited from its former parent company BT. The Link is currently controlled by DSG...

AT&T to Launch TV Services in July 2006 in the U.S.

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U.S. telecoms giant AT&T aims to launch TV services in July 2006 in a few areas, according to the Wall Street Journal (WSJ) and by the end of the year it will be offering the new service in 80% of its territory. The TV services will be combined with satellite TV from EchoStart Communications and video-on-demand services from the ...

Nokia to Move Leadership of Managed Services to India

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Nokia has announced a new managed services contract with Hutchison Essar (Hutch Essar) and a strategic step of shift moving the global leadership of its managed services to India from next month. The Finnish vendor unveiled a managed service contract that will see it eventually run 19 of the operator's 23 circles in India. Nokia will ...

Report: China Mulls Cell Phone Radiation Limits

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Chinese officials reportedly are considering adopting cell phone radiation limit standards, according to a report from the Xinhua news agency. Chinese regulators reportedly are considering setting the limit to 2.0 watt/kg, which is the same as the European Union standard, according to the news agency. If adopted, however, the ...

Going Mobile? Get Help

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As enterprises large and small grapple with the challenge of managing often bewildering arrays of mobile devices (many of them actually chosen and purchased by employees themselves) the concept of 'managed mobility services' has rapidly taken hold across IT departments. While the basic idea is simple -- outsourcing...

Nokia, Siemens Create Networks Giant

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Nokia Corp. and Siemens AG are combining their carrier infrastructure businesses to create a 50/50 joint venture called Nokia Siemens Networks. The new company, comprising Nokia's Networks Business Group and the carrier-related operations of Siemens Communications Group , has annual revenues of euro 15.8 billion ($19.9...

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