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Fri, 16 Mar 2007 11:28:15 EDT

PricewaterhouseCoopers Presents
The CommunicationsDirect Daily Update
For March 16, 2007

Our new poll: How many mobile devices do you typically carry? Visit
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Weekly Poll Results - Will you buy Apple's iPhone?

The CommunicationsDirect latest poll results are in. The question
posed was, "Do you plan on buying Apple's new iPhone?" Results
indicate 52% plan to buy it the first day they can, 44% plan to
buy it -- but not until the hype dies down, and 4% will buy a
similar device offered by another provider. Be sure to vote in ...

Tutorial: Next-Generation Communications Environments: Guiding
Principles for Legacy Replacement

The telecommunications industry is moving toward open, standards
based solutions using leading edge computing platforms and
operating systems. This standards based approach utilizes an
architecture that provides the flexibility to create multipurpose
platforms while supporting the rapid adaptation of new
technology. Solutions must be ...

Top 10 Emerging Mobile Markets

Developing countries now account for more than half of mobile
subscriber growth worldwide, with the top 10 adding around 285
million new subscribers in 2006 alone. With the exception of the
U.S., the world's top 10 mobile growth markets are all in
countries considered to be 'emerging' in Asia/Pacific, Africa,
and Latin ...

InfoTrack Report Has Microsoft Predicting Huge VoIP Cost Drop

In his keynote address last week at VoiceCon Spring 2007, Jeff
Raikes, president of Microsoft's Business Division, said that in
three years, the typical Voice over IP (VoIP) solution for
business would cost half what it does today, primarily because
the current proprietary, hardware-based systems would be replaced
by more open ...

Sprint & Nokia's 10 Gallon WiMax

Nokia Corp. will deploy four mobile WiMax networks for Sprint
Nextel Corp. in Texas during the first half of 2008, the
companies revealed yesterday. Reston, Va.-based Sprint first
announced in January that it was bringing the world's No. 1
handset maker on board with its WiMax plans. Nokia will deploy
WiMax in Austin, ...

Mobile Linux Supports VoIP

A la Mobile is offering a new version of its mobile Linux
software that enables converged Wi-Fi and GSM handsets to support
VoIP calling. The Linux stack is designed to make it easier for
handset manufacturers to offer converged devices. It uses a
Session Initiation Protocol (SIP)-based VoIP client as well as
Adobe Flash, Java, ...

Fixed Mobile Convergence Hasn't Gained Mindshare in Business

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- Fixed Mobile Convergence (FMC), while well
addressed in the telecom industry, has not yet gained significant
mindshare among most business decision-makers, reports
In-Stat. FMC, which in its simplest form makes cellular handsets
an extension of corporate PBXs, is certainly on the way, but
business ...

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