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Wed, 30 May 2007 11:55:36 EDT

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The CommunicationsDirect Daily Update
For May 30, 2007

Portugal Telecom Plans a Bid for Brazil's Telemar

Tele Norte Leste is the holding company for regional incumbent
Telemar, which offers services in 16 Brazilian states in the
north, north-east, and south-east regions under the brand name
Oi. Telemar presents the highest number of installed telephone
lines in the country, and according to the announcement its
market capitalisation is ...

Germany: Telefonica Awards German Network Contract To Ericsson

Spain's telecoms group, Telefonica, has signed a contract
with Sweden's telecoms equipment supplier, Ericsson, for its
German network roll-out. Ericsson will support the Spanish telco in
deploying and operating a new nationwide Dense Wavelength Division
Multiplexing (DWDM) network in Germany. The project, which will
enable ...

Voicemail Messages Get BUZzed

Sure, your mobile phone has a unique, personal ringtone. But what
does your phone's voicemail message sound like? BUZ Interactive
is betting there's a lot of people who think that a musical,
personalized voicemail message is a great idea. That's why the
Palo Alto, Calif.-based company is offering GETaBUZ, a new way to

Cable Wants In on TV Spectrum Auction

U.S. cable's strongest lobbying arm is urging the Federal
Communications Commission (FCC) to give cable operators a fair
shot at the coming auction of analog broadcast television
spectrum, rejecting claims that cable's entry could bog down
broadband competition and allow MSOs to hoard capacity. In a
filing issued with the FCC ...

It's The Little Extras That Will Drive Wireless Revenues

The market for mobile-phone accessories will generate more than
$32 billion in revenues this year, more than the $28 billion
expected from the smartphone market. According to ABI Research,
some 77 percent of these revenues will come from the sales of
'after-market' accessories and the remaining from 'in-box' ...

Avaya in Possible Buyout Talks

According to The Wall Street Journal, telecommunications
manufacturer Avaya is negotiating with private equity firms and
competitors about possibly selling all or part of the
company. The report in the Journal said would-be buyers include
networking companies Cisco Systems and Nortel Networks as well as
private equity firm Silver ...

Sybase Leads Openwave Pack

Mobile software firm Sybase Inc. is rumored to be the lead bidder
for phone browser and messaging company Openwave Systems Inc.,
but there are three or four other interested parties sniffing
around, according to sources. Sources say that Redwood City,
Calif.-based Openwave is working with banker Merrill Lynch &
Co. Inc. to...

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