The CommunicationsDirect Daily Update
For March 09, 2007
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to vote.Verizon Wins Vonage Patent Infringement Case
Vonage has been ordered to pay Verizon US$58 million plus 5.5%
per line in monthly royalties to Verizon for infringing on three
patents relating to VoIP services, the Virginia Eastern District
Court has ruled. The jury found five patents (from an original
seven) to be valid but found the claim (rather than the patents)
on two patents ...
Deutsche Telekom Ceases FMC Service, T-One
Germany's fixed-line operator, Deutsche Telekom, has ceased
marketing of its fixed-mobile convergence (FMC) product, branded
T-One, due to poor uptake of the service among its customers, which
is attributed to poor WLAN coverage and complicated dialling.
Significance: Deutsche Telekom's fixed-line unit, T-Com,
introduced T-One ...
Telecom Italia Outlines Expansion Plans
The Italian telecoms giant, Telecom Italia, has outlined plans to
boost its international presence, reversing a recent trend that
has seen it sell off foreign assets to pay down its debt. In the
group's business plan for 2007-2009 , which was unveiled today,
Telecom Italia said it hopes to increase the international
proportion of its...
Weekly Poll Results -- Traveling With Your Mobile
CommunicationsDirect latest poll results are in. The question
posed was, "Do you use a mobile handset when you travel
abroad?". The results indicate 71% use their current mobile and
pay roaming fees, 21% buy prepaid phone cards, and 8% don't use a
mobile at all when traveling. Be sure to vote in our next
Web Services: Paving the Way to SOA
"Web Services" comprise a body of standards and protocols
that have become vital in the drive toward SOA, as they define how
services interact in business transactions. Earlier fears were that
Web Services might be CORBA revisited or client/server reborn. This
group of interfaces and protocols, however, are opening up
Shareholders of Hutchison Telecom Approve Hutchison Essar Sale Plan
HONG KONG -- Hutchison Telecommunications International Ltd. said
today its shareholders have approved plans to sell its 52 percent
stake in Indian mobile phone operator Hutchison Essar to
Britain's Vodafone Group PLC. We received overwhelming support
from shareholders for the transaction, Hutchison ...
Clearwire IPO Has WISP Grabbing The Brass Ring
Intel-backed wireless Internet service provider (WISP) Clearwire
yesterday floated a $600 million initial public offering (IPO),
coming in at the top of its expected price range amid reports
that a massive number of institutional investors were left
standing at the gate with cash in hand, the offering being six or
seven times ...
Alltel CEO Cools Takeover Speculation
Speaking at a leadership conference yesterday in Fort Smith,
Ark., Alltel CEO Scott Ford noted that the rumors swirling around
its potential acquisition by another wireless company were
nothing new. Ford was at the Leadership Fort Smith Alumni
Association luncheon to address the 100 attendees about corporate
leadership, but fielded ...
Starent Aims for $115M IPO
Starent Networks Corp. plans to raise $115 million from an IPO on
the Nasdaq , the company revealed this week. The mobile
data core equipment vendor, which is now deployed by more than 60
carriers in 25 countries, did not provide a potential share price
range or say when it might float its stock. Starent's ST16 ...
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