TelecomDirect News Daily Update - Thursday, April 6, 2006

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Vodafone Unveils New Organizational Structure, Targets Key Converged Telecoms Services

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LONDON -- Vodafone Group PLC unveiled a new organizational structure Thursday that included plans for the struggling British mobile phone operator to break into key converged telecoms services. Vodafone, the world's largest mobile phone company by revenues, is facing slowing growth in mature markets, and the shuffle is also...

EU Takes Action Against 11 Member States for Failing To Implement Emergency Call System

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BRUSSELS, Belgium -- The European Commission said Thursday it was taking legal action against 11 EU governments for failing to implement a 14-year-old EU-wide emergency telephone number system for travelers. EU Commissioner Viviane Reding said that failure to implement the emergency 112 number could cost lives. ''The ability to...

Samsung Unveils Thinnest Mobile Phone for U.S. Market

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LAS VEGAS -- Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. unveiled the thinnest mobile phone in the U.S. market, aiming to take a wider slice out of sales of Motorola Inc.'s popular Slvr. The t509, which hits the market in May, is a candy-bar shaped phone that is thinner than a deck of cards at 9.8 mm thick and is a tad skinnier than Slvr, which...

Verizon Revs It Up

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SIN CITY -- Verizon Wireless says it plans to deploy faster 3G cellular technology -- with the unwieldy moniker of "CDMA EV-DO Rev A" -- as soon as the 3-Mbit/s kit is available from suppliers. "As soon as it is available we'll start putting it in," says Richard Lynch, executive vice president and CTO of Verizon Wireless. "Rev A...

Sprint Nextel Hunts for 2.5GHz Service

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LAS VEGAS -- CTIA -- As a condition of approving the recent merger between Sprint and Nextel, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has required the merged company to begin offering service in the 2.5GHz band to at least 15 million Americans by 2009 and to 15 million more by 2011. So is the 2.5GHz band ready to deploy...

3G Market Entering Refinement Period
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SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- Cellular operators continued to steadily roll out new 3G systems in 2005, though the rate of new deployments has slowed, reports In-Stat. In 2005, 35 new WCDMA systems were deployed, as well as 7 new CDMA2000 1X EV-DO systems, the high-tech market research firm says. "Most carriers have deployed at least their...

Lucatel' Satellite Deal Keeps Everyone In The Dark

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More pieces of the proposed Lucent-Alcatel merger fell into place as Alcatel released details of the sale of its satellite unit to Thales, a move designed to keep French military secrets away from prying American eyes. Even as Alcatel was finalizing its Thales deal -- which reportedly and somewhat conveniently had been underway...

Action Engine Powers Mobile Initiatives

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Action Engine unveiled two new wireless partnerships at the CTIA Wireless 2006 trade show in Las Vegas this morning. The mobile application platform company will power an ad-supported mobile news service from as well as the new TiVo Mobile service. Action Engine is working with and Microsoft to support a beta launch...

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