TelecomDirect News Daily Update - November 13, 2006

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Qualcomm and Motorola Extend Collaboration to UMTS Handsets

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Motorola has announced that it is to extend the existing collaborative agreement with Qualcomm to include Qualcomm's mobile station modem (MSM) chipsets in Motorola's UMTS handsets. The MSM range comes in a variety of formats including value, multimedia, enhanced multimedia, and convergence. Many MSM chipsets include integral ...

Deutsche Telekom Names Obermann as New CEO, Shares Rise

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FRANKFURT, Germany -- Deutsche Telekom AG named Rene Obermann, the head of the companys T-Mobile wireless division, as its new chief executive on Monday. Europe's biggest telecommunications company by sales announced the decision following a meeting of its supervisory board and after CEO Kai-Uwe Ricke tendered his ...

UK Telecom Company Seeks Indian Government Nod for National, International Phone Services

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NEW DELHI -- British telecommunications company BT Group PLC said Monday it has applied for licenses to offer national and international long distance services in India. BT also announced that it has formed a joint venture with India's Jubilant Enpro Ltd. to offer these services in the country. BT will own 74 percent stake ...

Spain's Telefonica Joins Tycoon in Buying Controlling Stake in Hong Kong's PCCW Ltd

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HONG KONG -- Spanish telecom giant Telefonica SA and two charitable foundations run by tycoon Li Ka-shing will join another Hong Kong businessman in buying a controlling 22.7 percent stake in local phone operator PCCW Ltd., the parties said. Telefonica will purchase an 8 percent stake in PCCW, while Li's two charitable ...

TI Aims to Make Multimedia Phones Cheaper

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Texas Instruments (TI) took the wraps off of its 'eCost' single-chip platform. The chipmaker believes the solution will help make the development of multimedia-rich wireless phones more affordable. The single-chip solution is geared toward emerging markets and helping handset manufacturers deliver low-cost multimedia ...

Vodafone Unveils Its U.K. Broadband Play

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Wireless giant Vodafone late last week took the wraps off its coming assault on the British broadband market, outlining a relatively inexpensive service bundle that encompasses both voice and data. Vodafone isn't playing the 'free' broadband game but not to fear -- it instead threw in a few different gimmicks, ...

Motorola Gets Good

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Dramatically recasting the fiercely competitive wireless messaging sector, the acquisition of privately held Good Technology Inc. today by Motorola Inc. represents arguably the biggest competitive threat yet to the dominant BlackBerry mobile email device -- and a potential game-ender for Treo-maker Palm Inc. , whose continued ...

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