TelecomDirect News Daily Update - November 10, 2006

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Vodafone Loses Bid to Acquire Portuguese Fixed-Line Telco

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Vodafone has lost out on a chance to take over Portuguese fixed-line provider, Oni, derailing its ambitions to kick off its fixed-mobile strategy in Portugal. Energias de Portugal (EDP) yesterday opted to sell its fixed-line telecoms unit Oni for 160 million euro (US$206.1 million), to Win Reason SA, a company currently owned by the ...

Telefonica to Acquire 8% of PCCW Stake - Report

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Spanish telecoms giant Telefonica is planning to buy a 8% stake in PCCW, as part of a consortium led by financier Francis Leung that has agreed to buy 23% of the Hong Kong fixed-line operator, Dow Jones reports, citing people familiar with the situation. The newspaper also commented that Hong Kong billionaire Li Ka-shing, father ...

Is Cell Data Revenue Growing Enough?

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NEW YORK -- For the billions they've spent to upgrade their wireless networks, cell phone companies are now trumpeting quarter after quarter of strong gains in revenue from services other than phone calls -- from messaging and games to music and video clips, as well as wireless Internet access for laptops. But a closer ...

EC, German Regulator To Scrutinize DT's Leased Lines

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The European Commission (EC) and Germany's regulator say they have agreed that the national agency will prepare for what the EC calls a 'deeper analysis of the wholesale leased lines markets' in the country -- an analysis that is widely construe to be onerous for the dominant carrier Deutsche Telekom (DT). A ...

WiMax: The Real Deal

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Although widespread enterprise deployments probably won't occur until at least the second half of 2008, CIOs and IT managers 'are kidding themselves if they believe they won't have to address mobile WiMax at some point. That's the conclusion of Mobile WiMax: Who's Doing What, the latest report from ...

Alcatel, Lucent Face Security Grilling

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Representatives from Alcatel and Lucent Technologies Inc. have been called to a hearing organized by the House Armed Services Committee to answer questions about the national security implications of their proposed merger. The hearing, organized by the Committee's chairman, Republican Congressman Duncan Hunter, and ...

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