The CommunicationsDirect Daily Update
For April 24, 2007
Quality of Experience Drives Mobile Content
If you have ever downloaded a video clip or music file to your cell
phone and been dissatisfied, you're not alone. Zandan's 2005
study of live transactions reported that more than 20 percent of
mobile multimedia transactions never complete. A 2005 survey
commissioned by Olista reported that only 12 percent of customers
profess to ...
AT&T, Qwest Receive Waivers on FCC Price Cap Rules
The U.S. telecoms giants, AT&T and Qwest, have received waivers
from the Federal Communication Commission (FCC)'s Wireline
Competition Bureau enabling the telcos to exercise pricing
flexibility for advanced services that rely on packet technology.
According to a TR Daily report, the FCC granted AT&T and Qwest
waivers, in line ...
VoIP Driving Cable Telephony Subscriber Growth
Voice-over-Internet Protocol (VoIP) technology has proven to be
the key market enabler for cable telephony services and
subscriber growth, reports In-Stat. Generally less expensive to
provision than more traditional circuit-switched telephony, the
increasing availability of VoIP services in North America was
directly responsible for an ...
AT&T Profit Rises to $2.8 billion in 1st quarter, First Since
Telecommunications heavyweight AT&T Inc. said Tuesday its profit
doubled to $2.8 billion in the first three months of the year,
its first full quarter since completing its acquisition of
BellSouth. The results reflected growth in wireless revenue,
regional business and improved sales to business ...
BT Revamps, Creates New Units
BT Group plc announced a new structure today, creating two new
business units focused on service creation and delivery, both of
which will be run by Andy Green -- best known as the long-standing
head of BT Global Services . Green is now CEO of Group Strategy and
Operations and will be in charge of two new business units, BT
RIM Offers Virtual BlackBerry
Research in Motion has announced a new application offering that
will turn rival's devices into virtual BlackBerrys. The
application, due this fall, allows users the BlackBerry
experience without requiring them to switch devices. Users will
click on the BlackBerry icon to launch a virtual BlackBerry
environment, that looks and ...
WiFi Roaming Vexes FMC Providers
Operators looking to dish up fixed/mobile convergence (FMC) services
to large businesses are eagerly awaiting the availability of the
802.11r standard (AKA, 'fast roaming') later this year. The
new standard will speed handovers between wireless LAN access points
for real-time applications like voice over WiFi, which is a ...
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