TelecomDirect News Daily Update - November 17, 2006

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North American Wireless Services Move Forward

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A number of deals have been announced in the past week that illuminate the growing moves by wireless carriers to develop compelling content and service offerings that will increasingly drive consumers to use mobile data services. Significant deals in the North American region this week have included Microsoft winning the mobile search ...

Bridging the Gap

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A widespread perception holds that regulation is about constraining what companies can do rather than creating opportunities and enabling innovation. However, the fact is that regulators play a pivotal role in creating an environment in which the communications industry can develop and grow. And the ultimate beneficiaries of ...

Sprint, Microsoft Forge Alliance

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Sprint Nextel and software giant Microsoft are joining forces to form a strategic alliance. The first initiative to come out of the partnership is the launch of Microsoft's Windows Mobile Live search capabilities on Sprint handsets. The Windows Live mobile search is a location-based search service that enables users to key in ...

Regulator Overruled As Canada Deregulates VoIP

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In a surprise move the Canadian federal government, over-ruling its own regulatory agency, has ordered the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) to immediately deregulate VoIP services. The move ends a year long-battle between Canada's incumbent Telcos and the CRTC, and spells potential disaster for ...

3 Plots Mobile Broadband
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Pure-play 3G operator 3 Group outlined its latest vision for mobile data services with the launch of its X-Series wireless Internet strategy at a glitzy media event in London today. X-Series is an attempt to deliver mobile broadband services with flat-rate access to the Internet by taking advantage of the improved economics offered ...

Cablevision, Verizon Team on Content

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Here's a strange one: Even though they're going head-to-head for video, broadband, and phone subscribers in the New York metro area, Cablevision Systems Corp. and Verizon Communications Inc. have managed to strike a key TV programming deal. Verizon announced a multi-year pact earlier today with Cablevision's ...

Digital TV Conversion Sweeping the World and Impacting TV Market

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SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- The international migration from analog broadcasting to digital terrestrial television (DTT) marches on with a significant impact on the television set market, reports In-Stat. Many nations have announced an analog broadcast shutoff date, but how they implement this change varies, the high-tech market research ...

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