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Wed, 7 Feb 2007 10:38:49 EST

PricewaterhouseCoopers Presents
The CommunicationsDirect Daily Update
For February 07, 2007

Helio Signs 70,000, Pulls EarthLink into the Red

EarthLink has announced its fourth-quarter results and widened the
swing to losses that started in the previous quarter as it manages
the transition from narrowband and dial-up ISP to a provider of
broadband, voice, mobile, and wireless data ...

VimpelCom Targets SMEs with Launch of Ogo Service

Russia's second-largest mobile operator, VimpelCom, has selected
IXI Mobile for the provision of mobile data services using Ogo
technology, reports PR Newswire Europe. The Ogo solution will
facilitate push email, ICQ instant messaging service, and RSS
support for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). Neither
financial details of ...

Music Lessons

There's music -- and money -- in the air for mobile phone
carriers. After years of eager anticipation, mobile downloading
and streaming has arrived in a big way, arguably becoming this
decade's most important mobile trend. There's certainly big bucks
at stake. Gartner, the Stamford, Conn.-based market research
firm, ...

Vodafone Signs Deal With MySpace, Allowing Users to Update Web Pages
From Their Handset

LONDON -- Vodafone Group PLC said Wednesday it has signed an
exclusive partnership deal with networking Web site MySpace, allowing
its customers to access and update their MySpace pages from their
mobile phone. MySpace, a unit of Fox Interactive Media Inc.,
said that the deal marked its first foray into the European cell
phone ...

Ericsson Lifts Lid on Multimedia

Ericsson AB is set to unveil its multimedia strategy at the 3GSM
show in Barcelona next week, and gave a glimpse Monday of how it aims
to address carriers' entertainment needs with news of a global
mobile content deal. The vendor's new Multimedia business
unit, formed when the Swedish giant revamped its operations in ...

Motorola's Euro Q

Motorola Inc. is likely to launch a 3G UMTS version of its Q
smartphone at the 3GSM conference in Barcelona next week. This
could help open up new markets for the device, which has so far
only been available as a CDMA device that has seen modest sales
in the U.S. Analysts are predicting that Motorola could make its
Q move in ...

FCC Order: Right Move at the Right Time

The FCC is considering classifying wireless broadband Internet
access service as an information service, not a
telecommunications service. According to FCC Chairman Kevin
Martin, assigning the 'information service' designation
would result in far less regulation and would eliminate
unnecessary regulatory barriers for service ...

From Namibia To Virginia, Copper Thefts Plague Telcos

It's indeed a small world: Both Verizon and Telecom Namibia today
issued urgent statements condemning the theft of miles of copper
cables from their networks, crippling phone service in affected
areas. Thieves are apparently stealing the copper and selling
it for scrap. Telecom Namibia says service is being lost to
rural ...

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