TelecomDirect News Daily Update - November 14, 2006

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Regulator Refuses 3G Licences to Mobile Operators

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Ukraine's National Commission for Communications Regulation (NKRS) has refused to grant 3G licences to the country's four leading mobile operators, according to press reports citing a NKRS statement. Leading operators Kyivstar and Ukrainian Mobile Communications (UMC), as well as smaller players Astelit and Ukrainian RadioSystems ...

Process Promises Better Solar Cells

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Solar energy would be just the ticket for cell phone and laptop computers and their batteries, which tend to run out of power at the most inconvenient times. Yet conventional solar technology simply can't deliver enough power in a small enough form factor for practical use. But researchers at the Max Planck Institute for Polymer ...

Cingular Deals Blackjack

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Cingular announced today it will start selling what it calls a cross-over HSDPA smartphone, dubbed the Blackjack, which it expects to appeal to both consumers and business users. The Blackjack is made by Samsung and runs Microsoft Windows Mobile 5.0. Kent Mathy, president of the Business Markets Group with Cingular, says the ...

BT Strikes Back In U.K. Broadband Battle

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BT this morning outlined plans to slash its wholesale broadband prices by as much as 12.5 percent come May 2007 in a counterstrike against the likes of 'free' broadband provider Carphone Warehouse and new broadband market entrant direct-to-home (DTH) satellite video operator BSkyB, among many others. The price cut, on ...

Blue Coat Secures Mobile Devices

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While wide area file service (WAFS) and WAN optimization has been making their way to branch and remote offices over the past few years, the growing legion of mobile workers have, for the most part, been forced to wait. That should change soon, as WAFS/WAN optimization vendors are moving to broaden their target base. Blue Coat today ...

Cisco Goes Greenfield

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Founders of Ethernet chip vendor Greenfield Networks are getting a second go-around with Cisco Systems Inc., which announced today it's acquired the startup for an undisclosed sum. Greenfield's four founders hailed from Grand Junction Networks, a 1995 Cisco acquisition. They added a fifth Grand Junctioneer, Bill Rossi, to ...

Broadcom's Buffer Problem

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Broadcom Corp. is the latest WiFi vendor to have its security cast into doubt, with the discovery of a potential flaw by one of the researchers that showed off a now-notorious hack against Apple Computer Inc.'s Macbook recently. Jon Jon Ellch, aka Johnny Cache, has now reported a WiFi driver vulnerability to chipmaker ...

APAC Smartphone Market Entering Mass Adoption Stage

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SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- The APAC smartphone market is entering the mass adoption stage, with shipments in 2006 expected to double from 2005, reports In-Stat. In 2006, 18.8 million smartphones will be sold in the APAC region, and that figure is expected to surge to 64.2 million in 2010, the high-tech market research firm says. ...

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