TelecomDirect News Daily Update - Monday, April 24, 2006

******************************** PricewaterhouseCoopers Presents The TelecomDirect News Daily Update For April 24, 2006 ********************************

Newport Snares 21CN Exec

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Session border controller vendor Newport Networks Ltd. scored something of an appointment coup this morning by announcing Alan Nunn, formerly the chief voice architect for BT Group plc's 21CN project, as its CTO. Nunn was with BT for 19 years, and spent the past three to four years working alongside CTO Matt Bross on the voice...

Examining Customer Loyalty in Mobile

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Can improved customer loyalty efforts increase revenue for mobile operators? For the small independents and new MVNOs, the answer absolutely is "yes." For large mobile operators, though, managing customer information and call volume is challenge enough, making personalized care a nice idea but difficult to achieve. Whether this will...

Meshing Things Up

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The emergence of wireless mesh technologies as a potential low-cost alternative to more traditional, but pricier wireless networks, and their appeal as a possible component of the quadruple play of video, voice, data and wireless services, is driving a host of new players--from cable operators and equipment manufacturers to municipal...

Transistor Laser Research Moves Forward

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Researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign say they are closer to commercializing the room temperature transistor laser they unveiled last year. The team recently coaxed the device to reveal its fundamental properties, helping them to better understand its functionality and potential uses. When they announced their...

Netherlands: Versatel, Tele2 to Review Merger Details

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Dutch alternative telco Versatel has announced a review of the original merger conditions with pan-European alternative telco Tele2, after minority shareholders won a court ruling last month against plans to give them a proportionate stake in the merged company. Tele2 bought over 80% of Versatel last July and planned to gain 100% control...

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