TelecomDirect News Daily Update - June 23, 2006

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Thunderstorm Risk for Mobile Users, Says British Medical Journal

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Doctors have warned aga France Telecom to Invest US$80 million in Moldova's Orange
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France Telecom's Orange unit has announced that it is to invest US$80 million in its Moldovan unit, formerly known as Voxtel, over the next five years. The funds will go towards coverage expansion and improvement of services offered by the ...

Disney Makes Mobile Inroads in India

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The Walt Disney Internet Group (WDIG) aims to keep its finger on the pulse of wireless growth. To that end, the company has forged its second content deal in India in the past several months. WDIG has signed a deal to deliver Disney-branded mobile content to Reliance Communications for its Reliance Mobile service. While terms were...

Major Surgery: Sonae, Telefonica Could Carve Up PT

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The drama surrounding the hostile takeover battle for Portugal Telecom (PT) ratcheted up another notch with reports out of Portugal hinting Spain's Telefonica SA, which owns 9.96 percent of PT, has quietly come to terms with Sonae, which is looking to take over PT via a $12.85 billion bid. As outlined, the deal would see ...

Nokia Nixes Sanyo Deal

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Following on the heels of forming one major joint venture, Nokia Corp. is nixing another one. The mobile technology giant announced on Thursday that it will not be forming the new CDMA device company with Sanyo Electric Co. Ltd., which the the two companies announced on February 14. Furthermore, Nokia plans to ramp down ...

Who's Going to Buy Tellabs?

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Is Tellabs Inc. going to be the next company taken out in the telecom equipment world's continuing wave of consolidation? It has all the characteristics of an acquisition target, but analysts are split on who the best buyer would be, as most of the obvious names have some good reasons not to take the plunge. Tellabs, like...

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