TelecomDirect News Daily Update - October 09, 2006

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France Telecom Plans to Turn Russia Orange

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International telecoms group France Telecom (FT) is to launch its 'Orange' brand in Russia on 10 October 2006. FT will offer services through its Moscow-based, 100%-owned subsidiary, Equant. Billboards bearing the Orange logo have begun appearing in Moscow, and while the official cost of the rebranding campaign has not ...

FM Modulators are HOT!

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FM modulators -- those devices that allow your iPod or your XM Radio receiver to play through your car radio -- are hot! Not only are they hot in the sense of being popular, but they're also hot in the RF sense, transmitting with illegally high power levels. And there are some that want even higher power! Now, we ...

Regulator Sets Deadline for 3G Licence Application

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France's telecoms regulator ARCEP has set 17 November 2006 as the deadline for applications for the country's last remaining 3G licences. In a statement, ARCEP said it needed to ascertain the number of 3G players in the market while sharing the GSM 900 and 1800 MHz bands to be reused for 3G services. "This ...will be the" ...

Orange, HP Win EU IT Deal

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France Telecom's business services division, Orange Business Services, and computer manufacturer HP have won a 210 million euro (US$264.6 million) IT contract from the European Union. The contract is for the creation and management of sTESTA (secured Trans European Services for Telematics between Administrations), the EU's ...

T-Mobile Set to Launch Mixed Cellular-Wi-Fi Phones in One Market

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T-Mobile USA is set to launch by year's end a new breed of mobile phones that can pass live phone calls between cellular and Wi-Fi networks, a top executive told The Associated Press on Friday. Robert Dotson, chief executive of the U.S. subsidiary of Deutsche Telekom AG, declined to disclose the specific market where ...

T-Mobile USA Gets the 3G Message

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E-mail, social networking and wireline displacement, but not mobile TV. That's how T-Mobile USA sees its coming 3G network being used in the future. At a press conference on the carrier's plans to spend $2.66 billion over the next three years on a UMTS/HSDPA network, T-Mobile USA CEO Robert Dotson said that the operator ...

DoJ Quiet As FCC Readies AT&T/BellSouth Decision

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Amid reports that the U.S. government is set to approve AT&T's proposal to buy BellSouth for $67.1 billion with minimal or no conditions, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has put the merger item on its Oct. 12 meeting agenda, raising speculation that the regulator's green light likely will be coordinated with ...

Symbol Gets Sued

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Enterprise wireless networking firm Symbol Technologies Inc. says that some shareholders are trying to prevent the proposed $3.9 billion buyout of the company by Motorola Inc. The Holtsville, N.Y.-based company put out a statement on Friday saying that 'putative class action lawsuits have been filed against the company in ...

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