TelecomDirect News Daily Update - September 15, 2006

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FCC Sets Schedule for Unlicensed Use of TV Spectrum

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Having sought comments on methods to identify available unused TV spectrum in specific locations, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has announced a timetable for developing equipment that will utilise unused TV spectrum, particularly as spectrum will be freed up by the move to digital TV ...

Ericsson to Add 500 Engineers as Part of Company Restructure

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STOCKOLM, Sweden -- Swedish telecom giant LM Ericsson said Friday it will recruit 500 new engineers as part of a restructuring the company said will lead to a more customer-oriented organization. The wireless-equipment maker said it will divide the company into three distinct business units, geared toward specific market ...

BT to Launch Converged Fixed-Mobile Service for Corporates

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LONDON -- BT this week announced BT Corporate Fusion, a groundbreaking premise based fixed-mobile convergence service for large organizations. The new service will enable organizations to take advantage of fixed-mobile convergence and their increasing deployment of IP Telephony and WiFi coverage to potentially deliver ...

Wireless Players Launch Next-Gen Initiative

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Wireless operators from around the globe are joining forces in the name of next-generation wireless advancement. A group of seven operators, including Sprint Nextel, NTT DoCoMo, China Mobile, T-Mobile, Vodafone, Orange and KPN, have launched the Next Generation Mobile Networks (NGMN) initiative to move wireless beyond 3G. The NGMN ...

A One Phone World?

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The CTIA - The Wireless Association and the Wi-Fi Alliance are teaming to test dualmode cellular/WiFi devices in a move that could eventually lead to "one phone in your life," according to the Alliance. The industry bodies will work with three labs that are certified to run both CTIA and WiFi tests. They plan to test ...

Telcos Edge Cable in Q2 Broadband Battle

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Gathering more momentum in the ongoing broadband wars, U.S. phone companies netted slightly more high-speed data subscribers in the second quarter than did their cable rivals, according to the latest research compiled by Cable Digital News. For at least the seventh time in the past nine quarters, the telcos outgunned the cable guys ...

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