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TelecomDirect News Daily Update - January 30, 2006

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PricewaterhouseCoopers Presents
The TelecomDirect News Daily Update
For January 30, 2006

Coming Soon Video-On-Demand

For most of the country's smaller, independent cable operators, the
video-on-demand (VOD) vision has evolved into a "must-have" service
for the rural, smaller markets, but with a "not yet" reality. The
reality is that all of the necessary ingredients needed to deploy a
quality VOD service remain out of reach for the majority of the...

Conquering a Culture of Indecision

The single greatest cause of corporate underperformance is the failure
to execute. According to author Ram Charan, such failures usually
result from misfires in personal interactions. And these faulty
interactions rarely occur in isolation, Charan says in this article
originally published in 2001. More often than not, they're typical

Qwest Demands Users Accept New DSL Terms

Claiming that it's just doing what the Federal Communications
Commission (FCC) now allows, Qwest is demanding that its DSL customers
accept a new set of terms of service that, among other things, could
forbid small businesses from offering their customers WiFi and could
see home users fined $5 per e-mail if a hacker secretly hijacks...

Researchers Seek "Perfect" Mobile Storage

A new type of static memory could well be the perfect storage device,
promising the development of handheld devices with coin-sized drives
that could store over 100 movies. The magnetic random-access memory
(MRAM) technology would also offer numerous other advantages,
including faster operation with 99 percent less energy consumption.

Arcor, Hansanet and QSC Announce Broadband Plans

Germany's leading alternative fixed-line telco Arcor, part of the
Vodafone Group, is planning to invest over 200 million euro this year
on a high-speed fibre-optic network. Arcor expects to present its
proposal to the German chancellor as it is willing to share the costs
of constructing the national fibre-optic network with dominant...

As Research In Motion (RIM) continues its patent battle with NTP, it's
business as usual in other parts of the world where RIM continues its
dominance. RIM and Dialog Telekom announced the launch of the
BlackBerry wireless platform in Sri Lanka. Dialog will offer the
BlackBerry Enterprise Server, the BlackBerry 7100g and the

Alltel/Valor Restructuring Gets FCC Nod

The proposed corporate restructuring and the transfer of landline
network assets by Alltel Corporation to the Valor Communications Group
was approved by the Federal Communications Commission, moving the
proposed $9.1 billion transaction closer to its anticipated mid-2006
closing. The federal nod from the regulator's Wireline

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