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Mon, 11 Jun 2007 12:19:50 EDT

PricewaterhouseCoopers Presents
The CommunicationsDirect Daily Update
For June 11, 2007

Market Update BT Emerges on Top in U.K. VoIP Race

The United Kingdom's incumbent fixed-line telco, BT, has steadied
its grip as the top VoIP provider in the country, despite the
presence of new start-ups in the U.K. market. The company's
'BT Broadband Talk' already towers above its rivals,
effectively snuffing out any hopes of a major VoIP drive in the
country. In its ...

Synterra Announces US$80-Mil. Outlay on Fibre-Optic Networks

Alternative CIS operator Synterra has announced that it is
investing US$80 million in the construction of fibre-optic
networks this year, reports Prime-Tass. The networks-to be built
by TechnoServ A/S-will stretch 6,500 km across 50 regions, and
are due for completion in September 2007. Significance: After
receiving a long-distance ...

Interested Parties Take Positions in U.S. Spectrum Scramble

Following the end of the period for public comment on how rules for
the upcoming auction of spectrum should be set up, various interested
parties have made comments. A new lobby group, calling itself The
Wireless Founders Coalition for Innovation, has been set up by
several influential players in the wireless business-including
Amol ...

GotZapp Gets Going

Social networking technology is on the move -- from desktop and
notebook PCs to mobile phone handsets. Helping to spearhead the
transition is GotZapp, a mobile social networking software and
service combo from Cincinnati-based software developer
Trivantis. GotZapp allows users to create and send multimedia
content to mobile phones in a ...

Companies and the Customers Who Hate Them

This article includes a one-page preview that quickly summarizes
the key ideas and provides an overview of how the concepts work
in practice along with suggestions for further reading. Why do
companies bind customers with contracts, bleed them with fees,
and baffle them with fine print? Because bewildered customers,
who often make bad ...

MVNO Malaise Strikes Again And Again

Struggling French mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) Ten Mobile
has gone on the block, according to reports this morning, and fellow
French MVNO Debitel has finally found a potential buyer after months
of looking. Meanwhile across the pond it turns out that troubled
American MVNO Ampd, which filed for bankruptcy protection...

AT&T's New Navigation Service

AT&T has announced that its wireless customers now have direct
access to traffic information and rerouting services through
TeleNav Traffic, offered initially on the BlackBerry 8800,
BlackBerry Pearl, BlackBerry 8700c and the new BlackBerry
Curve. TeleNav Traffic alerts users through voice and on-screen
prompts to traffic ...

Ericsson Snaps Up SDP Firm

Only days after announcing the acquisition of billing company LHS
Group , Ericsson AB has opened its wallet again to acquire
service delivery platform (SDP) specialist Drutt Corp. for an
undisclosed sum. Ericsson's move is yet another sign
that the increasingly important but fragmented SDP market is entering
a ...

Qualcomm's 3G Chips Chopped

A ban on some phones using Qualcomm Inc. chips won't exactly
shake the industry, analysts say. A statement from research firm
ISuppli Corp. today says the ban "will have only a limited
impact on the global wireless communications industry in the
short term." It estimates the ruling will affect 4.2 million
phones, ...

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