The CommunicationsDirect Daily Update
For March 21, 2007
Amp'd Launches in Japan and Canada
Amp'd, the entertainment- and content-focused MVNO from the
United States, has now launched in Canada and Japan. The Canadian
launch had been intended to coincide with number portability
being introduced on 14 March 2007, but appears to have been
delayed until 19 March 2007. The Canadian deal with TELUS will
essentially allow TELUS ...
Global Crossing and Verizon Add to VoIP Services
Global Crossing and Verizon have both expanded their VoIP
offerings this week, with Global Crossing extending its VoIP
local service, which supports direct inward dialling, to new
territories including Rome, Milan, and Hong Kong, adding to
international markets in Denmark, Finland, France, Ireland,
Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, and the ...
Researchers Integrate Photonic Circuitry On Silicon Chip
MIT researchers have developed a new way of placing photonic
circuitry onto a silicon chip, potentially paving the way for
such integrated devices to be mass-manufactured for the first
time. Microphotonics aims to control the flow of light. The
technology promises to break up the roadblock caused by uniting
fiber optics and ...
What It Means to Work Here
What distinguishes a company that has deeply engaged and
committed employees from another one that doesn't? It's not a
certain compensation scheme or talent-management practice.
Instead, it's the ability to express to current and potential
employees what makes the organization unique. Companies with
highly engaged employees ...
Skype Becomes a Money Mover
SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Spring VON 2007 -- Skype Ltd. founder Niklas
Zennstrom announced a soon-to-be-added Skype service called
'Send Money' during his keynote speech here Tuesday.
The new service is a mash-up of Skype VOIP and eBay
Inc. ecommerce application PayPal. Together the two make
something like Western Union ...
MSS Providers Must Partner To Prosper
Mobile satellite services (MSS) consulting firm Telecom, Media and
Finance Associates Inc. (TMF Associates) says Globalstar's
recently announced system problems will impact growth prospects
across the handheld MSS market. According to TMF analyst Tim
Farrar, "The MSS market is in a state of upheaval, with a war of
Insider Eyes Virtual Desktops
Desktop virtualization is set to make its mark as more businesses
look for cost savings, although there is still some confusion to
be cleared up before it goes mainstream. These were the findings
of "Desktop Virtualization: Market Prospects," the latest Byte
and Switch Insider, which examines both PC- and server-based ...
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