TelecomDirect News Daily Update - Thursday, May 25, 2006

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E911 Wrestles with VoIP

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As IP-based technology and continuing wireless location-based technology complexities converge, some E911 professionals say the evolution of E911 systems is proving a little more of a headache than was imagined a few years ago. VoIP could be both a boon and a curse for local emergency service providers and wireless carriers that are...

Yahoo, eBay To Join Forces in Partnership

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SAN FRANCISCO -- Internet powerhouses Yahoo Inc. and eBay Inc. are joining forces in an alliance that appears aimed at thwarting the recent expansions of online search engine leader Google Inc. and Microsoft Corp. Under the multiyear partnership announced Thursday, the Silicon Valley companies will draw upon each other's strengths...

Boingo To Buy Concourse Communications

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LOS ANGELES -- Wi-Fi access provider Boingo Wireless Inc. has reached a deal to acquire Concourse Communications Group LLC, which operates wireless access networks in a dozen major North American airports. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Wi-Fi hot spots enable travelers at the airports to access the Internet...

Qualcomm Files Suit Against Nokia

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Qualcomm is once again battling Nokia in the legal arena. The company filed a patent infringement lawsuit claiming Nokia is violating two of its patents in the United Kingdom. Nokia says it is disappointed Qualcomm is once again turning to the courts. The complaint was filed in the Patents Court of the High Court of England and...

KPN Buys Enertel

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Continuing its shopping spree, Dutch telco KPN is paying $12.85 million to buy rival broadband and telecom service provider Enertel from Greenfield Capital Partners. The deal to acquire Enertel is one of a series of acquisitions that KPN has made during the last year as it looks to boost its position in the Dutch market. Its most high-...

Alcatel Under Fire Down Under

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A multibillion-dollar contract awarded to Alcatel (NYSE: ALA - message board; Paris: CGEP:PA) by Telstra Corp. has come under scrutiny after questions were raised about alleged favoritism and the vendor's previous performance for the Australian incumbent. In November 2005, Alcatel was awarded a $2.55 billion contract as a lead...

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