TelecomDirect News Daily Update - November 02, 2006

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Carphone Warehouse Posts 40% Rise in H1 Revenue; Start-Up Losses Reach US$86 million

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Carphone Warehouse has posted a 40.2% rise in revenue for the half-year ending on 30 September 2006, thanks to strong growth in its broadband offers in the United Kingdom. Revenues for the half-year rose to £1.81 billion (US$3.45 billion) compared to £1.29 billion at the same time in 2005. Carphone Warehouse has witnessed an...

FCC Backs Leaseholders over Landlords on Right to Wi-Fi

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The U.S. Federal Communications Commission has ruled in favour of Continental Airlines in the fight to allow it to host a free Wi-Fi hotspot in the Presidents Club executive lounge. This had been fought by the Massachusetts Port Authority under the terms of an airport lease, but under the FCC's Over-the-Air Reception Device (OTARD) ...

Eircom Looks Set to Capture 3G Licence as Smart Telecom Loses Legal bid

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Irish telecoms company, Smart Telecom, has lost its legal appeal against the regulator's decision to revoke its 3G licence. Ireland's telecoms watchdog ComReg had withheld the licence because Smart Telecom failed to come up with the 100 million euro (US$127.62 million) bond. Smart Telecom has 28 days to mount another appeal at ...

Nokia in US$230 Million Deal With Vodafone Australia

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HELSINKI, Finland -- Nokia Corp. has signed a US$230 million (E180 million) deal with Vodafone Australia to maintain its digital networks for seven years, the Finnish company said Thursday. The agreement includes engineering, operations and maintenance of Vodafone's networks, Nokia said. Outsourcing the ...

Cingular to Offer 25 XM Radio Streams

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WASHINGTON -- XM Satellite Radio Holdings Inc., a provider of satellite radio, and Cingular Wireless LLC, a wireless carrier with more than 58 million customers, announced a partnership Thursday to stream 25 XM music channels to Cingular handsets. Beginning Nov. 6, Cingular Wireless customers will be able listen to a variety of ...

Alltel Revises 3Q Results

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Just a few days after reporting its third-quarter results, Alltel says it is adjusting the results for discontinued operations, but the changes won't affect the company's earnings or equity-free cash flow. In its third-quarter earnings release, Alltel reported the July 2006 spin off and merger of its wireline business as a ...

Think Tank Rousts FCC On Merger-Conditions Legality

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Two days before the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is due to vote on the AT&T/BellSouth merger proposal, a Washington, D.C., think tank has issued a white paper essentially taking the regulator to task on its authority to impose diverse conditions on such transactions. The Phoenix Center for Advanced Legal & ...

Symbol Debuts New RF Switch

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Taking its push to enable the "next generation of enterprise mobility to a new, more pervasive level, Symbol Technologies Inc. today introduced its new radio-frequency switch, the RFS7000, which the company calls the first wireless switch that connects different RF technologies including WiFi, RFID, and WiMax. ...

IBM, EDS Share Vodafone Spoils

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IBM Corp. and Electronic Data Systems Corp. (EDS) have landed equal shares of a monster back-office outsourcing contract awarded by mobile giant Vodafone Group plc, which is on a cost-cutting crusade.  A month ago, Vodafone announced IBM and EDS as the companies that will take over the development and maintenance of ...

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