TelecomDirect News Daily Update - September 27, 2006

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Sony Ericsson P990i Pushes the (Pay) Envelope

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A cell phone that sells for about $1K ought to have some pretty impressive features, and the Sony Eriksson P990i certainly does. With goodies like a 2-megapixel camera, a flip-down QWERTY keyboard, a business card scanner and support for both 3G/UMTS and Wi-Fi networks, the smart phone ranks near the top of the coolness -- and ...

Telecom Italia Shelves Plan to Sell Mobile Unit, Signs Deal with Sony

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Embattled Telecom Italia has affirmed that there are no plans to sell any of its assets, including the contentious mobile unit Telecom Italia Mobile (TIM), although the fixed and mobile units would still be split. Speaking at a hearing convened by the Italian market regulator, Consob, new Telecom Italia chairman Guido Rossi said that ...

3 Ireland Gets DVB-H Mobile TV Licence
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Hutchison Whampoa's 3 Ireland unit has won a preliminary licence from Ireland's telecoms regulator, ComReg, to trial mobile TV services using a digital video broadcasting handheld (DVB-H) platform. The trials follow the success of 3 Ireland's range of TV content, including highlights from English Premiership soccer matches ...

Music Services and Phones Sing Nokia's Song

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NEW YORK -- Nokia has turned up the volume on its mobile music plans. At its Open Studio press event today, the Finnish handset manufacturer unveiled two new music-focused handsets and several accessories. More importantly, though, it talked about its vision for providing music services. As an outgrowth of its acquisition of ...

Insider: Trio Takes DR to Next Level

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A technology trio could revolutionize disaster recovery for enterprise storage managers. According to the latest Byte and Switch Insider, the standard methods of disaster recovery -- replication, mirroring, and archiving -- aren't cutting it anymore. It is simply too costly, time consuming, and complicated to apply these ...

Symbol's Dunkin' Devices

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Wireless enterprise device maker Symbol Technologies Inc. was in New York City today to show off a slate of new ruggedized products just a week after the firm said that Motorola Inc. plans to buy it for $3.9 billion in cash. The No. 2 enterprise WiFi player had a new outdoor 802.11 mesh box on show as well as an ...

Lucent Stretches 100-GigE

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Bell Labs, which has made a hobby out of 100-Gbit/s Ethernet lately, has presented lab results that claim serial 100-Gbit/s transmission across a 2,000km distance. Bell Labs parent Lucent Technologies Inc. divulged the results earlier today at the European Conference and Exhibition on Optical Communication (ECOC) in a paper ...

Asia Pacific Leading Metro Ethernet Services Market

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SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- Asia Pacific (APAC) is leading the market adoption of metro Ethernet services, as Japan and South Korea companies are entering the mass adoption stage, reports In-Stat. The APAC market registered 0.632 million business metro Ethernet service subscribers in 2005, the high-tech market research firm says. Most of ...

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