The CommunicationsDirect Daily Update
For January 24, 2007
Huawei, Qualcomm Complete MBMS Mobile TV Trial
A successful trial of MBMS technology points to a change of focus
in the emerging mobile TV ...
Naspers Announces US$165-mil. Acquisition of 30% Stake in Russian Internet
South African media group Naspers has acquired a 30% stake in
Mail.ru, a free Russian email service and one of the largest
online portals in Eastern Europe. Naspers has acquired the stake
for US$165 million, from Digital Sky Technologies and Tiger
Global Management, both of which retain stakes in the
company. Mail.ru has around 24 ...
PT Multimedia Launches Triple Play in Portugal
Portugal Telecom's cable TV unit, TV Cabo, has launched its
triple-play service, offering high-speed internet, telephone and
cable television services. TV Cabo is under PT Multimedia,
Portugal Telecom's multimedia unit, which handles its TV
services. According to Dow Jones, the triple-play service is
available to customers ...
Three More Mobile Innovators
Last week, we checked out three mobile innovators that promise to
spark interest in 2007. But with the telecom industry currently
experiencing an innovation renaissance, it seems a shame to stop
at just three companies when there are so many worthy
contenders. So let's take a quick look at three other companies
-- GoGoMo, JumpTap ...
The Quad-Play Bill
Seamlessly integrating an effective billing system that can
handle the hundreds of new services available on mobile phones
and wireless networks and getting paid for them as part of the
popular bundling strategy; is not only a tricky proposition, but
is also driving many current quad-play business models. And no
Next-Gen Services Await a Converged Data Core
While we probably all have our own view on what the future
telecoms market will look like, the one certainty is that it will
be much more complex and uncertain. Change will become an
intrinsic part of the business environment. In other words,
we’re not seeing a one-off transformation, but an ongoing
process of change. So ...
Palm Offers Subscription Model
Attempting to change the way enterprises purchase and manage
smartphones, mobile-services startup Movero Technology Inc. and
Palm Inc. said today they are collaborating on a subscription
model aimed at small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs). For
between $20 and $40 per device per month, a company can lease a
Palm Treo plus a ...
Cable Confronts Bandwidth Crunch
Shaking off two years of disbelief and dismay, the cable industry
has finally started dealing with the prospect of an impending
bandwidth shortage. Cable operators and equipment suppliers,
alarmed by an explosion in bandwidth use by cable subscribers
over the last couple of years, are now drawing up plans to boost
capacity at ...
Mobile Networks to Take Lead in Next-Generation IMS Networks
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. Mobile networks will take the lead in
establishing IP multimedia subsystem (IMS)-based next-generation
networks (NGNs) and introducing next-generation applications,
reports In-Stat http://www.in-stat.com . Wireline operators will
continue to operate NGN overlays over the next five years,
focused on ...
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