TelecomDirect News Daily Update - November 29, 2006

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TeliaSonera Projects End of Fixed-Line Telephony in Next Ten Years

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Traditional fixed-line telephony services will be completely be extinct in the next ten years, according to Swedish-Finnish telecoms group TeliaSonera's chief executive officer (CEO), Anders Igel, speaking at a private investor conference in Stockholm. With the continuing downward trend in the usage of fixed-line telephony, the ...

BT Ready for IP TV Launch

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BT has confirmed that it will launch its long-awaited IP TV service on 4 December, according to media reports. A company spokesman said the BT Vision service will 'only be available to BT broadband customers initially,' but he did not comment on how soon that could change. The service will allow end-users to watch Freeview and ...

Tutorial: Wireless Application Protocol

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Wireless application protocol (WAP) is an application environment and set of communication protocols for wireless devices designed to enable manufacturer-, vendor-, and technology-independent access to the Internet and advanced telephony ...

After Partnering With YouTube, Verizon Wireless Adds Revver to Stable of User-Generated Videos

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NEW YORK -- A day after saying it will bring YouTube videos to cell phones, Verizon Wireless is announcing a similar deal with, a Web site that shares ad revenue with the people who upload the video clips. The mobile Revver service to be announced Wednesday will be launched in early December. It will be available for ...

Treo Delay Weighs on Palm

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Shares of Palm took a tumble after the company yesterday said it expects revenue to be lower in the second fiscal quarter than earlier projected, due largely to the delayed shipment of the Treo 750 to a U.S. carrier. Shares were down more than 7 percent at mid-day Eastern time today. Palm now expects revenue to be in the range of ...

EC Okay's Telecom Italia/AOL Germany Deal

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European regulators this morning gave their blessings to Telecom Italia's $856 million acquisition of Time Warner's AOL Germany -- a purchase that positions Telecom Italia as Germany's second-largest broadband provider, girding to do battle with incumbent Deutsche Telekom and its T-Online International subsidiary. ...

The Gorilla That Ate the Carriers

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Chad Hurley is the sort of Internet entrepreneur who gives established media moguls flop-sweats: the YouTube Inc. founder is young, brash, and enormously wealthy since Google bought his Internet-video company for $1.65 billion. As of today, with the announcement that Verizon Wireless will give its V-CAST subscribers access to limited ...

AT&T Launches HDTV

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AT&T Inc. said Tuesday it has begun delivering high-definition (HD) TV services as part of its U-verse IPTV offering. AT&T says its San Antonio customers can now buy a package of 25 HD channels for an extra $10 a month. Local rival Time Warner Cable Inc. says it's offering 24 HD channels. Sources say the ...

Business VoIP Users Must Focus on Security

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SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- With businesses poised to rapidly adopt IP PBXs and IP phones, companies need to revamp their security strategies to accommodate VoIP, reports In-Stat. The number of business IP phones sold will grow from 9.9 million in 2006 to 45.8 million in 2010, the high-tech market research firm says. Many companies are not ...

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