The CommunicationsDirect Daily Update
For January 29, 2007
Deutsche Telekom Issues Profit Warning on Fierce Competition and Weak
The German fixed-line incumbent, Deutsche Telekom, has reduced its
forecast for adjusted core operating profit, or EBITDA (earnings
before interest, tax, depreciation and amortisation) by 1.2 billion
euro (US$1.6 billion) to 19.0 billion euro, compared with an earlier
estimate of between 19.7-20.2 billion euro. Slower growth at its...
American Tower Mulling Investment in Reliance Tower Unit=E2=80=94Report
American Tower Corp. may buy 20% of the tower unit of India's
Reliance Communications for US$1 billion, theHindustan Times
daily said today, citing sources close to the development. A
spokesman for Reliance Communications, India's second-largest
mobile services operator, declined to comment on the report.
Significance: The ...
New Energy for Broadband Over Power Line
Broadband over Power Line (BPL) can best be described as that
'other' fixed high-speed Internet access technology -- the one
most consumers have never heard of. But BPL's days of obscurity
may soon end, allowing the technology to join DSL and cable as a
popular choice for wiring homes and businesses. Parks Associates,
International Spotlight: Japan
The big broadband trend in Japan these days, at least when it
comes to Internet services, is pure speed -- on the order of 100
Mbps in some situations. FTTH is growing rapidly in Japan, with
recent data suggesting that FTTH is adding 10 high-speed Internet
subs for every one cable modem and DSL customer combined. Still,
cable is ...
NEC 'SPITs' In The Face Of VoIP SPAM
NEC Corporation claims to have developed technology that can
potentially defend against so-called 'SPam over Internet
Telephony (SPIT)', the latest growing annoyance of the broadband
age. NEC says it's getting 99-percent accuracy in detecting
SPIT by using a technology it's calling "VoIP SEAL."
Tech Roundup: MIMO Hits WiMax
MIMO's on the menu in this week's new technology roundup, with
the smart antenna technology being used not just to speed up WLAN but
also WiMax. If that's not fast enough for you, we also check out
new fashion phones and see how COWs can boost Super Bowl coverage.
4G for Real? Kyocera Corp. revealed this weekend ...
MSOs Switch Digital Gears
Several leading North American cable operators, eager to save
bandwidth and clear more space for advanced video and broadband
services, are finally beginning to roll out switched digital
broadcast technology. Indeed, four of the five largest MSOs in
the U.S. -- Cablevision Systems Corp., Comcast Corp., Cox
Communications Inc. ...
Symantec Shakes Up Archiving
Symantec will overhaul its archiving story next week in an
attempt to cash in on users growing email paranoia, and rival
EMC, which acquired Legato in 2003, is planning its own upgrade
for later this year. Both vendors are looking to widen the scope
of their current offerings, with Symantec revamping its pricing
and tying its ...
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