TelecomDirect News Daily Update - Monday, March 20, 2006

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Mapping Out Business Success

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As the cable industry directs increasing attention to the sizeable opportunity presented by business services, a detailed understanding of market structure and resulting technical requirements is essential both for business planners and plant construction planners. In this article, we will relate the geography of business...

Improving Mobile Phone Memory

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As designers cram ever more features into mobile phones--music, video, location-based services and so on -- the devices are becoming increasingly sophisticated and powerful. Yet, despite the added complexity, users still expect their phones to start up and operate quickly and flawlessly. Unfortunately, current memory technology is...

Consolidation Fever Grips European Telecoms Market

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The spotlight is yet again on consolidation in the European telecoms market. With Vodafone's symbolic scaling back of its global ambitions, Europe's telecoms operators are gearing up for an eventful consolidation era. Although the trend had long been expected, recent events have brought the issue to the fore with suggestions and...

Telenor Offers To Sell Stake in Ukrainian Mobile Telephone Group To End Dispute

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OSLO, Norway -- Norwegian telecommunications group Telenor ASA on Monday offered to sell its stake in main Ukrainian mobile phone group Kyivstar to end a legal dispute. Telenor said it was willing to sell its 56.5 percent interest in the Ukrainian mobile operator to Russia's OAO VimpelCom Communications for US$5 billion in cash....

Startup to Wed Mobile Games, Live TV Shows

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SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Dialing into the fast-growing market for mobile games, a San Francisco-based startup is poised to unveil a new service on Monday that it hopes will make television viewers as hooked to their cell phones as they are to remote controls. AirPlay Network Inc. said it will introduce a lineup of cell phone games tied...

FCC Adds Another Layer, Seeks More 700 MHz Info

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Things were short and sweet at Friday's Federal Communications Commission open meeting, with only two telecom-related items up for discussion. Both, however, passed unanimously. First, the commission voted to establish a Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau to address issues related to national security, emergency management and...

Ericsson Wants Riverstone

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In a move as shocking as a 12th-seed upset, Ericsson AB has made an 11th-hour bid for Riverstone Networks Inc. possibly unraveling the plans for Lucent Technologies Inc. to acquire the struggling company. Ericsson's bid of $178 million -- filed at yesterday's...

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