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TelecomDirect News Daily Update - January 25, 2006

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PricewaterhouseCoopers Presents
The TelecomDirect News Daily Update
For January 25, 2006

Aligning with Customers' Needs:

Challenges to Successful Billing Transformation

It seems that every telco is currently undertaking a
transformation program of some form. However, every organization
is different, and transformation is as much about procedural and
cultural change as it is about systems. This means there is no
standard approach or methodology for getting it done. Instead, a
telco must clearly...

Telecom Reform Hits Snag

Telecom policy reform in Washington this fall took a sudden turn
in the direction of deep quagmire as House backers of new
pro-Bell legislation stirred howls of protest across a wide
spectrum of affected parties, including some who had been
supportive of earlier legislative efforts. Democrats on the
House Energy and Commerce...

Researchers Envision an LED-Powered Wireless Network

Could a new LED someday power a WiFi-type network supporting bit
rates of up to 1 gigabit per second? Penn State University
researchers think so, predicting that such a system, coupled with
broadband over either medium- or low-voltage power line (BPL)
grids, could potentially offer transmission capacities that
exceed today's DSL and...

BellSouth Fourth-Quarter Profits Drop 54 percent

ATLANTA -- BellSouth Corp., the dominant local telephone provider
in nine southeastern U.S. states, reported Wednesday a 54 percent
drop in fourth-quarter profit on a slight increase in revenue and
heavy hurricane-related costs. Its results excluding certain
one-time items beat Wall Street expectations. The Atlanta-based

BT Claims VPN Breakthrough

In an effort to attract and hang on to lucrative enterprise
customers, BT Group plc (NYSE: BT - message board; London: BTA)
has developed a new, enhanced IP VPN management system that gives
the carrier's IP VPN customers greater self-help
capabilities. (See BT, Tazz Tackle VPNs.) BT has developed the
system -- known as ICT-ADQ...

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