TelecomDirect News Daily Update - October 06, 2006

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Vodafone Dials IBM, EDS in Billion-Dollar Outsourcing Deal

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Global mobile giant Vodafone has selected two U.S. companies -- IBM and EDS -- out of 11 companies that expressed interest in February for a global IT outsourcing deal to manage its application development and maintenance services. Although the deal is yet to be concluded, Vodafone confirmed it spent 560 million pounds ...

SkyLink Announces Mobile TV Plans in Russia

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Russia's leading CDMA operator SkyLink has plans to launch a mobile TV service early in 2007, reports Prime-Tass, citing a company spokesman. The operator launched a test mode of such services in August this year. Presumably satisfied that this will be a profitable enterprise, SkyLink now intends to introduce TV broadcasting in ...

Vodafone Expects to Launch Broadband Internet Access Services in Spain

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Spain's number-three mobile operator Vodafone Espana is planning to offer broadband internet access services for Spanish residential customers. Its move into the Spanish broadband market is likely to occur via a wholesale ADSL deal with incumbent Telefonica, rather than through an acquisition. Significance: ...

The Year of the Hosted PBX ... Eventually

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As a parent of three, including a freshly ordained teenager whose first act of her 13th year was to commandeer the car radio, I repeat myself quite a bit -- too often over the tortured-cat crooning of Kelly Clarkson. The only good thing about saying the same things over and over again, of course, is that eventually you're ...

Crown Castle to Buy Rival Cell Phone Tower Company Global Signal for $4B in Cash and Stock

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Cell phone tower company Crown Castle International Corp. agreed to buy smaller rival Global Signal Inc. for $4 billion in cash and stock, the companies said Friday, creating a behemoth with more than 24,000 wireless sites. Including the assumption of $1.8 billion in debt, the deal is valued at $5.8 billion. Global Signal...

FCC Calls on CTIA

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At the request of the FCC, CTIA will act as a cost-sharing clearinghouse for relocating wireless licensees as a result of the 2006 Advanced Wireless Services (AWS) auction. The clearinghouse will be set up to administer fair and equitable cost-sharing functions for the relocation of Broadband Radio Service, Fixed Microwave...

Orange Targets Multinationals With Mobile Mail

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Orange Business Services -- the new umbrella operation for what had been a multiplicity of operating units owned by France Telecom -- today launched a managed mobile-push-mail solution aimed at multinational companies. The service, built using Nokia's Intellisync Mobile Suite, enables automatic synchronization between mobile ...

Selling Telco TV: You Got $99?

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Telco TV's moment of truth is just around the corner in the U.S., and some of the biggest players in the movement still have consumers. Some believe the market will be won with fancy features and capabilities. But at least for now -- many realists point out -- ...

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