TelecomDirect News Daily Update - Wednesday, May 31, 2006

PricewaterhouseCoopers Presents The TelecomDirect News Daily Update For May 31, 2006

Agreements Imminent for MTS and VimpelCom on Fixed-to-Mobile Tarffis

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Russian mobile operators Mobile TeleSystems (MTS) and VimpelCom have suggested that after the calling-party-pays (CPP) system is introduced in the country, on 1 July 2006, fixed-to-mobile calls should initially be charged at 1.1 rouble per minute (US$0.041), excluding VAT, according to Prime-Tass. Both MTS and VimpelCom have proposed...

Slovakia's Telecom Publishes Tender for New Cell Operator

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BRATISLAVA -- Slovakia's state-run Slovak Telecom on Wednesday published an international bid for the country's third cell phone operator, the state-run news agency TASR reported. Potential buyers have until July 14 to make offers. The starting price was set at 110 million Slovak crowns (US$ 3.7 million). The bidders will also have...

Nokia Ramps Up Counterfeiter Fight

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Given the rise in counterfeit mobile devices and accessories, Nokia announced plan to step up its efforts to thwart counterfeiters. The news comes on the heels of a Florida court awarding the No. 1 global handset manufacturer more than $1 million in damages in its case involving the trafficking of counterfeit Nokia products. Due to an...

Survey Sez: Truck Rolls Plague Cable VoIP

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A huge percentage of cable-company voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) customers -- some 34 percent -- report needing on-site technical support to get their VoIP lines to work, according to a new survey commissioned by SupportSoft and done by online market research firm Decipher Inc., scheduled for release tomorrow. The issue isn't...

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