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TelecomDirect News Daily Update - February 16, 2006

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The TelecomDirect News Daily Update
For February 16, 2006

The Case for European MVNOs: Cheaper for National Calls Than Host Operator

The provision of "low-budget" or "no-frills" services is a trend
that started off in the middle of the previous decade gradually
expanding over a number of sectors in human economies. No-frills
airline easyJet pioneered the European "low-budget" airline
market in 1995, when it launched its services as a  "low-cost"
air carrier that...

Cable's Wireless Strategy Moves to Next Phase

The joint venture (JV) partnering Sprint Nextel with four of the
cable industry's top multiple system operators (MSOs) is expected
to not only produce a hard asset in the form of a jointly
developed wireless device, but even more significantly supply the
fourth piece to cable's quadruple play: wireless. Cable's
addition of a wireless...

The Babel of Business: Do we Over-Communicate?

How much communication is too much? Everyone complains about
information overload. Yet businesses are having to shout even
louder to get their messages heard above the noise. Frances
Cairncross, author of The Death of Distance, points out that a
message that might once have reached an entire nation through one
well-placed television...

Ericsson, Telenor Partner for IMS Services

Ericsson has announced a partnership with Norway's largest
telecoms group, Telenor, to test convergent and seamless IP
multimedia subsystem (IMS) services. In a press release, Ericsson
stated that it was set to run tests on its IMS solution for
convergent services with Telenor research and development (R&D)
in 2006. The tests will...

Siemens Plans to Split Telecoms Unit

German vendor Siemens plans to break up its loss-making telecoms
division Com, according to German business publication
manager-magazin. The move would involve either selling parts of
the division or creating joint ventures. Significance: In the
last quarter of 2005, Com made an operating loss of 43 million
euro (US$51 million),...

Motorola, T-Mobile International Ink Deal

Motorola and T-Mobile International announced a first in the two
companies' relationship with a global strategic program for the
marketing and development of products and services. The
companies say that under their agreement, signed at 3GSM World
Congress in Barcelona, Spain, both companies will develop and
deliver a product portfolio...

U.S. Mobile Workforce Composition To Stay Static Through 2008

The composition of the U.S. mobile workforce is expected to
remain basically unchanged during the next three years, according
to a new study issued by TelecomWeb news break's sister unit
InfoTech's InfoTrack for Enterprise Mobility (IEM) in its Mobile
Communications in the U.S. Workplace. In its most recent
"Mobility Market Monitor"...

Profiles of Age 18-29 Mobile Voice Users

AbstractWireless carriers, handset vendors and application
developers have built large businesses around several
assumptions: -- Voice revenues will steadily deteriorate as voice
becomes a commodity among wireless carriers -- Mobile
applications such as music, video, and picture messaging will
shore up those sagging...

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