TelecomDirect News Daily Update - November 30, 2006

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Nokia Lowers Operating-Profit-Margin Guidance on Pressures in Infrastructure Business

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Finnish telecoms equipment vendor Nokia has cut targets for its operating profit margin to 15% in the next two years, down from its previous guidance of 17%, on the back of slowing network infrastructure business. The company has also warned about the continuing price pressures in the global mobile handset marketplace, which could also ...

AT&T-BellSouth Merger Hits Hurdles

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WITH THE FCC'S APPROVAL of the AT&T Inc.-BellSouth Corp. merger in mid-October fraught by last-minute deal-brokering and controversy, agency Chairman Kevin J. Martin canceled consideration of the transaction altogether until November. He said he was responding to concerns voiced by Democratic Commissioners Michael J. Copps ...

Yahoo!, Nokia Extend Wireless Pact

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Yahoo! is once again delving deeper into the wireless space. In its latest deal with Nokia, the company will make additional Yahoo! services, such as e-mail and messaging, available on select Nokia handsets. The service offers the ability to synchronize Yahoo! contacts, tasks and calendars on the PC and wireless phone. At ...

Verizon Wireless's YouTube Moment

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Surprising no one, Verizon Wireless announced that YouTube clips will appear on its VCast multimedia service. According to TelecomWeb news break sister e-letter Wireless Business Forecast, there are two arguments to be made about the viability of a mobilized YouTube, pro and con, but there's only one argument to be made about the ...

New Tools for New Rules

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With revisions to the U.S. Federal Rules of Civil Procedure (FRCP) set to go into effect Friday, it's no surprise we're seeing products aimed at facilitating e-discovery and compliance this week. Today, CommVault released a potentially useful addition to its archiving product, and newcomer InBoxer rolled out a more off-beat ...

Farewell, Lucent

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As Lucent Technologies Inc. finalizes its merger with Alcatel and its power center shifts to Paris, Lucent Technologies Inc. will, from today, cease to exist. Lucent executives will likely argue that with Lucent CEO Patricia Russo taking the helm of the new company, Lucent isn't going away at all. But semantics aside, it ...

Nokia's Slim Pickings for 2007

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Nokia Corp. is getting closer to launching new thin cellphones that it hopes will improve its profitability and market share in North America, home of its major rival, Motorola Inc. The Finnish vendor, however, is unlikely to see a major turnaround stateside before 2008, analysts predict. Nokia has been showing off some of its ...

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