TelecomDirect News Daily Update - November 27, 2006

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U.S. Copyright Office Gives Go-Ahead for Phone Unlocking

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Following the third review of exemptions from the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DCMA), the U.S. Congress Copyright Office has given the go-ahead for phones to be unlocked from networks without fear of prosecution under the act's anti- circumvention provisions. The anti-circumvention provisions of the DCMA make it illegal to ...

New CEO to Reshuffle Deutsche Telekom Top Management

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Deutsche Telekom's new chief executive officer (CEO), Rene Obermann, is planning to restructure the management board of Europe's leading telecoms group. The management changes will be unveiled on 5 December, when Obermann will present his new management team to Deutsche Telekom's supervisory board. The new CEO is likely to ...

The Rocky Road to IMS Adoption

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Most carriers and vendors view the IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS) architecture as the telecom industry's great unifying technology. So that means the path to IMS adoption will be smooth and trouble free, right? Well, of course not. After all, this is the telecom industry we're talking about, and the words 'smooth' and ...

Cingular Unveils Palm Treo 680

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Just in time for the kick off of the holiday shopping season, Cingular Wireless plans to take the wraps off of the latest addition to Palm's Treo line on Friday. The Treo 680 will be available from Cingular for as low as $199.99. Cingular plans to market the quad-band world phone, which operates on the Palm OS platform, to both ...

FCC Buys More Time To Air ICC 'Missoula Plan' ... Again

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For the second time in fewer than three months, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is giving the telecom service-provider business additional time to digest and to comment on the sticky and sometimes indigestible 'Missoula Plan' for revamping the intercarrier compensation (ICC) and access charge arrangements for ...

Vodafone's 3G Broadband Service

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Thought mobile broadband was a thing of the future? Wrong! With endless speculation, on these pages and elsewhere, about wireless mesh, municipal WiFi, and Mobile WiMax, you may not have noticed that mobile broadband is already here -- in the shape of HSPA a.k.a. 3G Mobile Broadband. Unstrung had the chance (and made the ...

Energizing Exchange

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Exchange is about more than email these days -- it's a business-critical application for most organizations. That means it has to be available, managed, and secured at all times. When there is a problem with Exchange, the entire company knows about it, so do many people who communicate with your company from the outside. ...

T-Mobile Awards 3G Deals

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As anticipated, Ericsson AB and Nokia Corp. have been chosen by T-Mobile USA to provide the infrastructure for its 3G network rollout. The two Scandinavian firms had been earmarked as the most likely winning vendors after T-Mobile snapped up 120 new wireless spectrum licenses in September's AWS (Advanced ...

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