TelecomDirect News Daily Update - June 20, 2006

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Spectrum Popularity - What's the Dif?

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As industry attention remains glued on FCC auctions of spectrum for commercial wireless services, one thing is clear. Not all spectrum is considered Grade-A Choice. The auction for 4 MHz (2 X 2 MHz) in the 800 MHz band, designated for linking aircraft to ground stations, just ended June 2, and will essentially provide backhaul for...

Escalating Revenue Management to an Executive Priority

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Revenue assurance and cost management tend to go hand in hand, because they involve analysis of the same sorts of information. One way or another, diagnosis of revenue and cost problems, some the result of fraud, will involve reconciliation among billing, customer, network inventory and provisioned service data. When various aspects of...

Regulator Paves Way for WiMAX in Ukraine

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Bids are being tendered to Ukraine's National Commission for Communications Regulation for WiMAX frequencies, reports Prime-Tass. The development comes following the government's recent approval of a plan for the allocation of radio frequencies, which allows the introduction of WiMAX technology from 1 July 2006. The frequencies...

Telefonica CTC Chile Calls for Regional Digital TV Standard in Latin America

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Telefonica CTC Chile's manager Gustavo Perez said in interview that the Chilean authorities should consider adopting the same digital TV standard for the whole of Latin America, according to reports from Business News Americas. Moreover, the operator has recently launched digital TV services in Chile and...

802.20 Review Put on Hold
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The IEEE's recent decision to put on hold discussions on the emerging 802.20 standard underlines the battle of wills between the backers of competing mobile broadband standards. In one corner is Qualcomm, which is promoting the 802.20 standard, while in the other is Intel and Motorola, both proponents of the 802.16e (mobile WiMAX)...

Helio Offers Cash for Used Products

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Helio, whwich targets affluent 18- to 32-year-olds, wants to keep disposable income in the pockets of its subscribers. To this end, the MVNO is rolling out the 'Turn in. Trade up. Cash out Program', which enables customers to send in their old consumer electronic portable devices for cash. The program covers old...

Verizon Slams Vonage With VoIP Patent Suit

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Vonage has been hit with just what it needed the least right now -- a patent lawsuit from Verizon claiming the company trampled on seven Verizon patents covering VoIP technology. Already facing a passel of lawsuits over the conduct of its IPO and the disastrous decrease in value of its shares, the news was the last thing...

Cable Turns to BB-on-Demand

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Seeking a new competitive edge against swiftly growing DSL providers, cable operators are starting to offer new bandwidth-on-demand services that let cable modem users sample faster data speeds whenever they wish. In the past couple of weeks, two of North America's three largest MSOs -- Comcast and Cox Communications -- have...

Nascent IMS Market Could Reach $14 Billion in US by 2011

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SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- Still in the early stages of development, IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS) will take at least another year to get going, but has enormous potential, reports In-Stat. In the most optimistic of three forecast scenarios, wireless carrier revenues from IMS applications in the US could be as high as $14 billion by ...

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