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TelecomDirect News Daily Update - Monday, February 6, 2006

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The TelecomDirect News Daily Update
For February 6, 2006

Fitch: Reforms Threaten Financial Profiles

Credit profiles of some wireless operators could be negatively
affected by reforms to the Universal Service Fund (USF) - due to
expire in June - according to Fitch Ratings. Fitch says the
reforms could pose "a material event risk to some U.S. wireless
operators and place negative pressures on future cash flows."
Companies without enough...

Turning a Campus into a Wireless Testbed

Ubiquitous communications -- the ability to reach people anytime
anywhere -- is getting a trial on the Newark, N.J., campus of the
New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT). In fact, the
campus is about to be turned into a virtual laboratory for
investigating innovative ways students can connect with each
other using cell phones and...

Survey: Wireline Erosion Will Accelerate; 20% of Households Plan to
Cancel or Not Use Wireline Services

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- According to the In-Stat US Consumer Telecom
Survey, nearly 20% of respondents that use wireless voice service
plan to drop landline phone service, reports
In-Stat. Furthermore, as an indication of future wireline
erosion, wireless usage continues to increase in proportion to
wireline usage, particularly among...

German T-Mobile Makes Data Faster, Cheaper

Deutsche Telekom subsidiary T-Mobile, in a major mobile-data-
services push in Germany, has unveiled a flat-rate wireless-data
pricing scheme and a new High-Speed Downlink Packet Access
(HSDPA) service with bandwidth as much as 1.8 Mb/s. The carrier
says a handful of its business customers, including Deutsche Bahn
AG, has been testing...

Google, Skype Back WiFi Startup

Google and eBay Inc. division Skype have invested in the Spanish
start-up company FON , whose software turns home wireless routers
into WiFi hotspots for broadband sharing among a worldwide
community of "foneros." Google and Skype joined VCs Index
Ventures and Sequoia...

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