TelecomDirect News Daily Update - November 06, 2006

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LLU Lines Reach 1 mil. Mark

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The number of local loop unbundled (LLU) lines in the United Kingdom has reached the one million mark following a rapid acceleration in unbundling activities since the beginning of 2006. According to the United Kingdom's Office of the Telecoms Adjudicator (OTA), the total number of unbundled lines reached 968,656 on 29 ...

Deutsche Telekom Not Interested in WiMAX Licences in Germany

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Germany's fixed-line incumbent, Deutsche Telekom, has decided not to participate in the planned auction of WiMAX licences. Last week, the German Federal Network Agency started pre-registrations for companies seeking to participate in the planned auction of point-to-multipoint broadband wireless licences in the 3.4-3.6 GHz band. ...

Vivendi Shares Edge Lower After Company Says Buyout Talks Failed

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PARIS -- Vivendi SA shares fell Monday after the French media and telecom group said talks on a tentative buyout offer from investment fund Kohlberg Kravis Roberts had ended without a firm proposal. Shares in Vivendi fell 1.2 percent to E29.96 (US$38.23) in Paris as the market digested a statement in which Vivendi confirmed on ...

Cingular 3125: A Sleek Smart Phone

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The days of the clunky, ugly smart phone are ending. Thanks to sleek, sexy models like Motorola's Q, smart phones are becoming stylish as well as highly intelligent. One of the latest smart phones to combine beauty and brains is the Cingular 3125. Featuring a slim clamshell-style design, the Cingular 3125 packs an impressive ...

Leap Introduces Unlimited Mobile Web

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In an effort to spruce up its Cricket Communications brand, Leap Wireless International announced the availability of an unlimited wireless Web plan. The plan will cost interested customers $50 per month. With the new product launch, Cricket customers can have unlimited access to Cricket's Mobile Web Portal. Subscribers also ...

Shunning Merger Vote Yet Again, FCC Grants BPL Dereg Parity

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Although the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) today delayed its vote on the AT&T/BellSouth merger for the second time, the regulator nevertheless partially tackled another sticky issue by deregulating a portion of the emerging U.S. broadband over power line (BPL) business. In a 4-0 unanimous decision (with the new GOP ...

Aruba Outlines FMC Strategy

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Wireless LAN startup Aruba Wireless Networks has laid out a five-stage plan for bringing fixed/mobile convergence (FMC) to enterprise users. Aruba says that the move to FMC has already begun. The firm belives that the market will continue to grow and evolve over the next few years. Initially this involves scaling networks to handle ...

Time Warner VOIP Growth Slows

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Time Warner Cable Inc. , the cable industry's leading VOIP player, may be reaching a limit on how many IP phone subscribers it can sign up. In its Q3 earnings release Wednesday, the nation's second largest cable operator reported that its 'Digital Phone' product turned in its second straight quarter of decidedly ...

ZigBee Emerges as the Wireless Mesh Network of Choice

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SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- In-Stat believes that because of the clarity of the ZigBee standard, the organizational strength of the ZigBee Alliance and the involvement of several of the world's largest semiconductor companies, ZigBee will emerge as the dominant wireless mesh networking technology. Wireless mesh networks ...

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