TELECOM Digest OnLine - Sorted: CommunicationsDirect News Daily Update - April 02, 2007

CommunicationsDirect News Daily Update - April 02, 2007

communicationsdirect (
Mon, 2 Apr 2007 11:45:48 EDT

PricewaterhouseCoopers Presents
The CommunicationsDirect Daily Update
For April 02, 2007

Our new poll: How do you prefer to watch movies? At the cinema, on TV,
or on a computer? Visit our web site to vote.

Asset-Swap Talks Between Altimo and TeliaSonera End in Failure

Talks regarding a possible asset swap between Altimo, the
telecoms arm of Russian holding Alfa, and Swedish-Finnish group
TeliaSonera, have ended in failure, according to press
reports. There are reported to have been a number of stumbling
blocks in negotiations. These include a dispute over the size of
the stake in TeliaSonera to be ...

University of the Air

Long distance truck driving can be a lonely, boring life. By
providing online degree courses via wireless, InCab University
wants to help truckers put at least some of their idle time to
productive use. A distance learning co-venture with Beckley,
W.Va.-based Mountain State University, InCab University gives
drivers the ability to ...

Recognize the Risks: VoWiMAX is Vulnerable to Loss, Cannibalization
and Fraud

VoWiMAX and VoIP services offer companies new ways to maintain their
customer base, but introduce new and different challenges. There is a
fundamental difference between revenue management in other
environments and with VoWiMAX. In most environments, operators can
perform revenue management with the information they have in
their ...

Nokia Siemens Opens on a Downer

What a start! On its second day of operation, the telecom
sector's third largest supplier, Nokia Siemens Networks , lowered
its market growth expectations for 2007, showing the first
clear-cut signs of merger strain. Nokia Siemens Networks says it
expects 'very slight' growth in fixed and mobile infrastructure
in ...

Vodafone Data Up, Shares Down

Mobile data revenues are set to surge across Europe on the back of
unprecedented corporate and consumer demand, said Vodafone Group
plc executives today at an investor event focused on the
performance of its flagship U.K. and German divisions. Investors,
meanwhile, are more concerned about threats to profit margins in
the ...

AT&T, Qwest, MCI/Verizon: In. Sprint Nextel: Out.

The U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) selected AT&T,
Qwest and Verizon yesterday for the largest-ever federal
telecommunications contract, valued at $20 billion over 10 years,
with some estimates putting the figure around $48 billion. The
contract, called Networx Universal, will overhaul the
government's ...

Can VoIP Inc. Save Vonage?

Vonage has, in a semi-secret move that looks like it could be a
workaround to the Verizon patents its been convicted of
violating, signed a contract to use the network of rival carrier
VoIP Inc.'s subsidiary Voice One Inc. Vonage doesn't have a
network of its own. That's seen to be at least part of the issue

Digital Addressable Advertising Will Become Key Cable Growth Driver

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- During 2007, Digital Addressable Advertising
will emerge in cable TV, and in the years to come will be a key,
long-term growth driver for hardware, software, and service
vendors, reports In-Stat. The worldwide annual value of Digital
Addressable Advertising equipment, software, systems, and
services is likely to ...

Your feedback on our e-letter is always welcome. Send email to:

CommunicationsDirect Editor <>

Copyright (C) 2007 PricewaterhouseCoopers.

Post Followup Article Use your browser's quoting feature to quote article into reply
Go to Next message: USTelecom dailyLead: "AT&T in Talks for Telecom Italia Stake"
Go to Previous message: Byron Acohido & Jon Swartz, USA Today: "Cybercrime Flourishes in Hacker Online Forums"
TELECOM Digest: Home Page