TelecomDirect News Daily Update - June 26, 2006

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Softbank to Offer Yahoo! Connectivity to Mobile Users

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Softbank today said that phones to be offered by its mobile arm will provide direct internet connections through a Yahoo! portal site, the Wall Street Journal Asia reports. At a shareholders meeting, Softbank CEO Masayoshi Son unveiled plans to equip every Softbank mobile with a browser that can display websites as they appear on...

Europe: FON Begins European Roll-Out

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Spanish Wi-Fi start-up FON, backed byglobal internet telephony provider Skype and leading search engine Google, has begun its European roll-out. The company is planning to release 1 million internet routers, available at 5 euro (US$6.30) each, which will enable global hotspot sharing by their owners. Significance: The global Wi-Fi...

FCC Reviews Approach to Wireless, VoIP Universal Service Contributions

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Last week, the FCC adopted two modifications to its approach to assessing universal service contributions. Under modifications to the universal service rules, interconnected VoIP providers will make contributions for the first time, and wireless operators will be taxed on a greater proportion of their ...

Qualcomm Addresses Nokia's CDMA Ramp Down Plans

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CDMA2000 is alive and well, according to Qualcomm. The company is attempting to alleviate fears following news that Nokia and Sanyo are pulling out of their planned CDMA joint venture and that Nokia is scaling back its involvement in the CDMA handset market. Nokia decided to dissolve its CDMA venture with Sanyo because the handset...

Communications-Reform Bill Inches Toward Net-Neutrality Fight

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The key Senate committee deliberating the revised draft of a sweeping communications-reform bill adjourned barely scratching the surface during a markup session. It now faces a looming battle over network neutrality when it resumes this week. The Senate Committee on Commerce Science and Technology broke up after about...

Euro Telcos Face Storage Avalanche

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A new European data retention directive designed to help law enforcement agencies tackle terrorist threats is set to cost Europe's telecom operators and ISPs a collective fortune, and it will likely provide rich pickings for storage vendors and integrators. The European Union's Directive 2006/24/EC on the ...

Testing Telesurgery

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Telemedicine has been a reality for many years, but telesurgery remains on the cutting edge. During telesurgery, a surgeon performs an operation on a distant patient by using a surgical robot, a computer and telecommunications support technology. In March 2005, Timothy Broderick, an assistant professor of surgery at the University of ...

Good Hooks Into Lotus

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Confronting Research In Motion Ltd. (RIM)in a market that it has dominated, Good Technology Inc. said today that it will release a new version of its mobile messaging product designed for the IBM Corp. Lotus Domino environment. Called Good Mobile Messaging for Lotus Domino, the new system will offer users mobile access to...

Intel Wows With Dualmode WiMax

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Intel Corp. next week is introducing a client chipset that supports both the fixed and mobile versions of the wireless broadband technology known as WiMax. Arguably WiMax' biggest cheerleader, the company is working to make the case for the technology with a chipset roadmap that targets devices...

New Converged Wi-Fi/Cellular Handsets to Take Market by Storm

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SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. Converged Wi-Fi/Cellular handsets are expected to make a big splash, reports In-Stat. By 2010, shipments of cellular handsets containing Wi-Fi will exceed 132 million devices, the high-tech market research firm says. Carriers have been reluctant to offer Wi-Fi-capable handsets for several reasons, but Wi-Fi...

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