The CommunicationsDirect Daily Update
For January 26, 2007
Synchronizing for Results
The sequence of steps from the arrival of a customer's order, up
to and including the customer's cash reaching the operator's bank
account, represents the financial lifeblood of any communications
company's business. But the order-to-cash cycle also does more:
It shapes many key touch points-installation, provisioning, ...
Spanish Government Keeps Close Eye on Telef=C3=B3nica's Tariffs
The Spanish government has cautioned the country's fixed-line
incumbent, Telefonica, that is still has the right to curb the
telco's fixed-line tariffs, if they are deemed anti-competitive.
As the dominant market player, Telefonica is obliged to inform
the government of its tariff changes with a 21-day notice. ...
Ukrainian President Signs Legislation for Privatization of Telecom
Giant Ukr telekom
KIEV, Ukraine -- Ukrainian President Viktor Yushchenko signed
legislation Friday to privatize telecom giant Ukrtelekom. The
sale of Ukrtelekom, in which the government holds a 92.9 percent
stake, has been repeatedly postponed. But both Yushchenko and
Prime Minister Viktor Yanukovych now support holding an open,
public auction ...
Motorola's WiMax Wait
Motorola Inc. isn;t expected to see revenues from its early
adventures in the mobile WiMax field for at least 12 months and
possibly much longer. Motorola snagged a slice of what are
arguably the two highest profile WiMax deals in the
U.S. recently. The Schaumburg, Ill.-based company is one of the
three major infrastructure ...
France Telecom: 'More IPTV, Please'
PARIS -- France Telecom SA, one of the world's biggest IPTV
service providers with 600,000 telco TV customers, has issued a
plea to other carriers: Build more IPTV. Benjamin Schwarz, the
carrier's international IPTV projects manager who has helped
France Telecom roll out Orange TV services in five countries,
T-Mobile Ranks Highest in Customer Service. Again.
J.D. Power and Associates awarded T-Mobile with the highest
ranking in wireless customer care for the fifth time in a row.
T-Mobile held onto the top spot and ranked highest among the five
largest U.S. wireless network operators by creating a positive
experience among customers who contact the carrier for service or
Why Apple's iPhone Isn't 'Smart'
Although the industry buzz continues regarding Apple's iPhone,
analysts are just now beginning to talk about what the device is
not, and the term 'smart' is surfacing. While the iPhone
initially was given high marks regarding its user interface, its
innovation and its seamless integration, two ABI Research
Nokia Posts 19% Rise in 2006 Profits, ASP Falls
The global mobile handset maker, Nokia, has posted a 19% rise in
profits for the year ending December 2006, thanks to impressive
results from its mobile phones and enterprises divisions. Net
profits in 2006 rose to 4.31 billion euro (US$5.56 billion) from
3.62 billion euro a year...
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