TelecomDirect News Daily Update - October 18, 2006

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Orange Broadband Hit by Outages

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France Telecom's Orange broadband unit has suffered a major outage in the United Kingdom affecting over 100,000 users this week. According to the BBC, Orange said that the problem affected only customers using their unbundled local loop connections, although the company has restored service to many customers. However, by late ...

Regulator Plans WiMAX Tender at End-November in Bulgaria

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The Bulgarian telecoms market regulator (CRC) is planning to hold a tender for licences for the point-to-multi-point WiMAX technology in the 26 GHz frequency range at the end of November this year. The deadline for submitting bids is 27 October. So far four operators have purchased the tender documents, mobile operators GloBul and ...

Telecom Separates Vehicles and Animals

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Telecom technology can play a key role in preventing animal-vehicle collisions, which kill hundreds of people in the U.S each year. Various roadside animal detection systems use passive or active infrared signals, lasers, microwaves or seismic sensors to activate warning signs that urge drivers to slow down and/or be more alert when ...

Strategies for Two-Sided Markets

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If you listed the blockbuster products and services that have redefined the global business landscape, you'd find that many of them tie together two distinct groups of users in a network. Case in point: The most important innovation in financial services since World War II is almost certainly the credit card, which links consumers ...

Nokia Closes Loudeye Deal

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Nokia has completed its previously announced purchase of Loudeye, which will put Nokia on pace to deliver an integrated mobile music experience to its customers next year. Separately, Nokia snagged a deal for downloadable Cartoon Network content. Nokia announced its intentions to purchase Loudeye in August. At the time of the ...

AT&T Adds Net Neutrality Promise To BellSouth Deal

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Network-neutrality advocates may have seen a small but symbolic victory as AT&T added a promise of adherence to the Federal Communications Commission's (FCC) open Internet principles as part of the condition and "concession" package aimed at getting regulatory approval for its takeover of BellSouth and their Cingular ...

Cable TV Infrastructure Market Driven by Three-Screen Quest and Fixed Mobil= e Convergence

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SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- The worldwide cable TV industry is in a race to provision a 'three-screen' service that starts with HDTV sets, maps over to broadband-connected PCs, and follows subscribers around during the day on cell phones or other portable devices, reports In-Stat. As a result, the high-tech market research firm ...

Level 3 Buys Broadwing for $1.4B

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Fiber-hungry carrier Level 3 Communications Inc. has gobbled up yet another network, this time acquiring Broadwing Corp. for $1.39 billion in cash and stock. Level 3 will pay $8.18 in cash plus 1.3411 shares for each Broadwing share -- the equivalent of $741 million in cash and $649 million in stock and a 15 percent ...

Motorola's Mixed Bag

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Motorola Inc. built up its cellphone market share in the third quarter of 2006 but saw a slight decline in the average selling price of handsets, according to the firm's latest earnings figures. The networking giant reported third quarter 2006 overall revenues of $10.6 billion, marginally missing its guidance of $10.9 ...

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