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Thu, 22 Mar 2007 11:50:17 EDT

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The CommunicationsDirect Daily Update
For March 22, 2007

Telenor Deconsolidates Kyivstar from 2006 Results

The Norway-based telecoms group, Telenor, said yesterday that it
will deconsolidate its problem-laden Ukrainian unit, Kyivstar,
from its 2006 Annual Report. In a statement, Telenor's board
of directors said it had decided to present Telenor's
interests in the company in one line, as an investment, in its
2006 figures. Telenor ...

T-Systems Extends IP Network Agreement With Alcatel-Lucent

German incumbent Deutsche Telekom's business division, T-Systems,
has extended its partnership with the global telecoms equipment
vendor, Alcatel-Lucent. According to the terms of the deal,
Alcatel-Lucent will continue to provide IP-enabled voice
solutions for T-Systems, and will offer transformation of
networks and services through ...

IPTV revisited: Focusing on next-generation lifestyle services

The concept of IPTV has been much ballyhooed and rightfully
so. But with the raucous buzz that invariably accompanies a 'hot'
technology there sometimes is a tendency toward myopia. In the
case of IPTV, one first has to wonder what IPTV really is. Many
terms are being bandied about these days, like Digital TV,
Internet TV, TV ...

Court Backs FCC Over States in VoIP Case

MINNEAPOLIS -- A federal appeals court on Wednesday upheld a
decision by the Federal Communications Commission that barred
states, including Minnesota, from regulating Internet-based phone
services. A three-judge panel of the 8th Circuit Court of
Appeals agreed with the FCC's determination in 2004 that
companies like Vonage ...

Is Ericsson Abandoning WiMax?

Networking giant Ericsson AB may be pulling the plug on its
development of WiMax to concentrate on upgrading the 3G cellular
technology it favors for broadband speeds. The company appears
to have stopped internal iMax development efforts at the end of
last year and is instead relying on a reseller strategy for the
technology ...

Google Earth Mash-Up Helps Mesh Mumbai

NEW DELHI, India -- Indian startup network operator LifeStyle
Networks Ltd. is building a wireless mesh network in Mumbai in an
effort to bring broadband connectivity, and a wide range of
services from third party companies, to a city of 18 million
people. And according to LifeStyle's managing director (MD),
Abhishek Javeri, ...

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