TelecomDirect News Daily Update - November 15, 2006

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Telefonica Posts 84.2% Y/Y Jump in Q3 Net Profit, Raises End-2006 Guidance

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Spanish telecoms group Telefonica saw its third-quarter net profit jump by 83.8% y/y to 2.61 billion euro (US$3.34 billion), from 1.42 billion euro in the same period last year, boosted by the 1.84 billion euro sale, in July, of its 60% stake in the directories unit, Telefonica Publicidad Informacion (TPI), to U.K ...

Orange Trials FMC Service

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Poland's number-two cellco, Orange-part of France Telecom-backed fixed-line incumbent Telekomunikacja Polska (TP)-is planning to launch a fixed-mobile convergence (FMC) service. The company will start FMC trials at the end of this month. The FMC service will be offered under the Unifon brand. Significance: The move, which ...

Tutorial: EAP Methods for 802.11 Wireless LAN Security

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Because they broadcast data on the open airways, wireless networks present unique challenges for authentication mechanisms not encountered on wired networks. This tutorial explores how wireless networks are different from wired networks with regard to authentication and presents the requirements that an authentication method must meet in...

TeliaSonera Restructures to Improve Growth

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STOCKHOLM, Sweden -- TeliaSonera AB said Wednesday it will reorganize into four product-based units to tap into growth in mobility and broadband services and achieve annual sales of 100 billion kronor (E11 billion; US$14 billion) in two years. The Nordic region's largest telecommunications operator said the new business ...

AT&T Expands Corporate Networking Services to Vietnam in Deal With Local Telecom

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HANOI, Vietnam -- AT&T Inc. said Wednesday it has expanded its global networking services for multinational companies to Vietnam through an agreement with Viettel Corp., a telecommunications company run by the military. The agreement will allow AT&T to use Viettel's domestic network to provide the same level of data ...

Vodafone, Yahoo! Unveil Mobile Search Deal

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Vodafone has turned to Yahoo! to launch a new mobile advertising initiative that will deliver savings to Vodafone customers who opt-in to the service. As part of the agreement, Yahoo! has signed on Vodafone's exclusive display advertising partner in the United Kingdom. According to Vodafone, Yahoo! will use the latest ...

U.S. Court Shuts Spyware Purveyor

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A federal court yesterday ordered the shutdown of one of those secret 'spyware' activities that now annoy so many Internet users and the development prompted Microsoft -- often grilled about its product line's online security breaches and holes but a collaborator in the government case -- to take its own legal action against ...

Note Takers Rejoice

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Israeli startup EPOS Technologies has grabbed $10.5 million in new funding from Intel Capital and domestic VC firms Walden Israel and Jerusalem Venture Partners as it prepares to bring its first wireless digital positioning products to market by the end of the year. The company has developed a pen that can track and transfer ...

Motorola Gobbles Up Netopia

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Expanding its IPTV product portfolio for telco clients, Motorola Inc. today agreed to acquire Netopia Inc. for $208 million in cash, or $7 per share. The companies hope to close the deal early next year. The announcement sent Netopia shares skyrocketing, up $1.24 (22.1%) to $6.83. Motorola shares were less exuberant, ...

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