The CommunicationsDirect Daily Update
For April 04, 2007
Macedonian Government Invites Bids for Fourth Mobile Licence
The Macedonian government has invited potential bidders to
participate in the planned tender for the country's fourth
mobile licence. If at least two companies express interest during
the notification period, the Agency for Electronic Communications
(AEC) will call an international tender for the GSM
frequencies. The deadline for ...
Euroset Moves Towards Launch as MVNO on SMARTS' Network
Russia's leading mobile handset retailer Euroset has launched
itself as a mobile virtual network operator (MVNO), reports
Prime-Tass. The operator is to piggyback on the network of regional
mobile operator SMARTS. Euroset will offer services in the Samara
region, and plans to expand into a further four regions this month.
Nuvoiz for WiFi VoIP
If VoIP over WiFi is ever going to become a mainstream telecom
technology, users must have a reliable and standards-compliant
softphone. Nuvoiz, a startup located in Mountain View, Calif.,
believes it has just such a product in its Nuvoiz SoftPhone. By
2011, according to San Diego, Calif.-based technology research
firm OnWorld, 35 ...
Qualcomm, Nokia Continue Legal Wrangling
Qualcomm has filed a U.S. lawsuit against Nokia, regarding five
patents. Qualcomm alleges the patents relate to application
downloading over wireless networks and speech encoders used in
certain phones. Qualcomm said the suits concern Nokia
GSM/GPRS/EDGE cellular phones and that it wants an injunction
against sales of the handsets as ...
Parts Of The FCC's Pretexting Ruling Could Harm Consumers
For those who continue to worry about identity theft and the
illicit procurement of personal phone records (now known as
'pretexting'), the Federal Communications Commission
has decided to beef up its privacy rules by requiring wireline
and wireless carriers to adopt additional safeguards to protect
consumers' personal ...
Gateway Key to BT's Fusion Flop
After 18 months of marketing, BT Group plc has just 40,000
subscribers for its fixed/mobile convergence (FMC) service BT
Fusion, launched in 2005 as a dualmode GSM/Bluetooth
service. The disappointing takeup of Fusion, based on
unlicensed mobile access (UMA) technology, highlights the
struggle operators can have with ...
AlcaLu Breaks Down (in) 2006
Alcatel-Lucent gave a more detailed glimpse into its 2006
performance today and, in doing so, showed just how the fourth
quarter was dragged down by a slump in sales of wireless
infrastructure. The overall numbers are nothing new: When the
company announced preliminary fourth quarter 2006 results in
January this year, it ...
Intel Sets Its Sights On NAND Flash Memory
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- Intel has been a leader in NOR Flash for
over a decade and is now moving aggressively in the NAND Flash
market, reports In-Stat. The company is making significant
investments in NAND to support its goal of becoming one of the
top players in this business, the high-tech market research firm
says. "With ...
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