TelecomDirect News Daily Update - November 03, 2006

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Under the Spotlight=E2=80=94Russian Telcos' European Ambitions

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This week has seen two major Russian telecoms holdings linked with potential partners in the Western European market. Sistema, which counts Russia's leading mobile operator Mobile TeleSystems (MTS) among its assets, is rumoured to have been in talks with Deutsche Telekom. Press reports suggest that Sistema is offering control of its ...

BSkyB Signs Up 74,000 Broadband Customers, Extends Mobile TV to Orange

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Satellite pay-TV provider BSkyB has posted an 11% rise in revenue for the quarter ending in September 2006. Revenues rose to £1.1 billion (US$2.04 billion) thanks to strong growth in its traditional pay-TV market. Three months after launching its broadband offer in July 2006, BSkyB said it had connected 74,000 broadband customers ...

Taking VoIP for a Walk

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A NEW BREED OF VOIP is looking for a home - with mobile users. The application offers wireless savings and new functionalities, like presence management, making for an interesting opportunity for wireless dealers and VARs. While off-portal application providers dominate the discussion for now and the reach of dualmode phones is ...

Eliminating the Middleman

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In the early days of mobile entertainment, aggregators played a critical role in the wireless content ecosystem. Aggregators worked with record labels, movie studios, game developers and other content shops to build a vast portfolio of mobile content. These middlemen then sold that content through the wireless carrier's deck to ...

Rogers Lights up HSDPA Network

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Feeling the need for speed, Rogers Wireless has launched a high-speed downlink packet access (HSDPA) network in the Golden Horseshoe. The rollout, according to the company, represents Phase I of its HSDPA plans. The Golden Horseshoe region spans from Oshawa to Niagara Falls and includes the Greater Toronto area, including Brampton, ...

Amp'd Mobile: The Brains Behind The Hype

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Youth-oriented and vastly under-subscribed mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) Amp is trying to energize a secondary revenue stream by distributing its content to other carriers and to other markets. 'Live' will be a collection of the service's existing music, video, gaming, sports and lifestyle content ...

The Year of Calling Convergedly

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Though vendors and service providers have yet to agree on how fixed-mobile convergence will take shape in the enterprise -- or, for that matter, on what exactly is meant by the term 'fixed-mobile convergence' -- the next year will be a watershed for deployments of converged handsets and networks, according to a quartet of ...

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