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Vodafone Warns on Tough European Markets, Announces MVNO Deals for U.K.

The global mobile giant, Vodafone, has warned about tough
operating conditions as competitive and regulatory pressures hit
its European markets. In a statement today, Vodafone said it is
addressing the continuing challenge of declining prices from
intense competition and regulatory pressure on incoming call
rates and roaming in Europe, ...

Ofcom to Regulate VoIP by Q3 2007

The United Kingdom's regulator, Ofcom, has outlined plans to
regulate VoIP from June 2006. In a statement yesterday, Ofcom said
all VoIP providers will be expected to say whether or not their
service includes access to emergency services, the extent to which
the service depends on the user's home power supply, whether
itemised ...

Foreign Cell Phone Makers Haier and Alcatel Make U.S. Market Debut

ORLANDO, Florida -- Two Chinese cell phone makers are looking to
crack the U.S. market, both stressing fashion to make their
statement but pursuing divergent strategies to make their mark.
Alcatel Mobile Phone and Haier Group, well-established wireless
brands abroad, showed off their wares here for the first time at
this ...

Bell Canada Denies Takeover Rumors

Bell Canada is putting down talk that it is looking for a private
buyout. A Canadian newspaper reported this morning that BCE Inc.
(Bell Canada) was in talks with private equity firm Kohlberg
Kravis Roberts & Co. (KKR) about a possible takeover deal.
The reports sent shares of Bell Canada up as high as $29.15
during ...

Live From CTIA: Wireless Is The Way We Win

If Jon Stewart's video introduction of Viacom President and CEO
Philippe Dauman at Wednesday morning's CTIA Wireless 2007 keynote
doesn't make the Top 10 on YouTube, this TelecomWeb news break
reporter promises to watch his Comedy Central show every night
for a month. After deciding he didn't like being morphed down

FCC Chairman Hypes Spectrum Auction

During his CTIA keynote, FCC Chairman Kevin Martin promised
mobile's broadband limitation could soon change with new spectrum
auctions on the horizon. In 2006, Congress passed legislation
that by Feb. 17, 2009, all television sets must have digital
tuners, opening up the analog spectrum currently occupied by
broadcasters, for a ...

WAN Optimization Gone Wild

Call it today's WAN optimization trifecta: Cisco acquired
packet-processing startup SpansLogic, a new vendor got fresh
funds, and an existing player has an upgrade in the works. The
SpansLogic deal is just the latest by always acquisitive Cisco,
which include XML specialist Reactivity, virtualization vendor
NeoPath, and ...

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