TelecomDirect News Daily Update - October 17, 2006

******************************** PricewaterhouseCoopers Presents The TelecomDirect News Daily Update For October 17, 2006 ********************************

Europe Maintains Lead in OECD's Broadband Penetration Index

formatting link
Denmark has jumped to the top of the June 2006 Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) fixed broadband penetration league table, displacing Iceland from the number one spot, but maintaining Europe's sterling performance as a broadband haven. Denmark's broadband penetration edged up from 25% at end-2005 to ...

Mobile Operators Enter Polish Fixed Voice Market

formatting link
PTC has joined Polkomtel in entering the fixed-line market. Pawel Szarkowski, a spokesman for the company, was cited in local news sources as saying that the company planned to win tens of thousands of subscribers by the end of 2006. Significance: According to industry regulator UKE, the country had 11,803,000 subscribers, of which ...

Telenor Wins Major Tax Case in Norwegian Supreme Court

formatting link
OSLO, Norway -- Norwegian telecoms group Telenor ASA won a nearly 3 billion kroner (US$448 million; E353 million) tax settlement in the supreme court on Tuesday. Telenor sued Norwegian tax authorities for rejecting a tax deduction in 2001 when the group sold shares at a loss in Danish mobile phone operator Sonofon Holding A/S ...

Nokia, Turner Broadcasting in Pact to Enable Users View Cartoon Network on Mobile Phones

formatting link
HELSINKI, Finland -- Nokia Oyj, the world's largest cell phone maker, said Monday it entered an agreement with Turner Broadcasting for mobile phone users to view Turner's Cartoon Network on mobile handsets in Europe. Cell phone subscribers, using Nokia's Content Discoverer, will be able to browse, download and ...

Sprint Gets Reprieve in iPCS Case

formatting link
Sprint Nextel's iDEN network will continue to operate in iPCS territories following the stay of a Circuit Court ruling. Sprint also announced that Qualcomm's Qchat will power next-generation push-to-talk (PTT) services when its CDMA2000 1XEV-DO Revision A network gets up and running. Sprint mounted an appeal in its legal ...

AT&T: We're Sticking With FTTN

formatting link
Rumors that AT&T Inc. is abandoning the fiber-to-the-node (FTTN) part of its Project Lightspeed broadband access network makeover are being shot down by the carrier and industry analysts this week. Following a fiber-to-the-home conference and the Broadband World Forum, analysts, equipment makers, and competitors once again ...

FON's $5 WiFi

formatting link
Hotspots get a whole lot cheaper and potentially more secure, while converged devices get more ruggedized and mesh goes solar in this week's new-product roundup. FONtime: WiFi chipmaker Atheros Communications Inc. is working with wireless upstart FON to provide potential customers with a souped-up 802.11g router for public ...

Booming Camera Phone Sales Drive Image Sensor Market

formatting link
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- In 2005, the image sensor market continued its strong growth, spurred by the booming camera phone market, reports In-Stat. Camera phones comprised over 70% of all digital cameras that shipped in 2005, and the vast majority of these devices used Complimentary Metal Oxide Semiconductor (CMOS) sensors, with the ...

Your feedback on our e-letter is always welcome. Send email to: TelecomDirect Editor

Copyright (C) 2006 PricewaterhouseCoopers.

Reply to
Loading thread data ... Forums website is not affiliated with any of the manufacturers or service providers discussed here. All logos and trade names are the property of their respective owners.