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TelecomDirect News Daily Update - Monday, February 20, 2006

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PricewaterhouseCoopers Presents
The TelecomDirect News Daily Update
For February 20, 2006

Network Neutrality? Hush!

It's hard to imagine today, when mobile phone users think little
of broadcasting their most sensitive conversations within easy
earshot of strangers, that people once jealously guarded their
telephone privacy. But there was enough concern about telephone
propriety in the 1920s that an inventive corporation built a
business around a...

Software Aims to Streamline Tech Support

As the number of worldwide computer users soars, and the systems
themselves grow more complex, support call centers are becoming
overwhelmed, leading to service backlogs and higher support
costs. NetworkStreaming hopes to solve this problem with
SupportDesk 9.0, its newly enhanced call center support
platform. The company claims that...

BT Plans Global Wi-Fi Network

U.K.-based BT is planning to roll-out a global Wi-Fi network, the
Business reported yesterday. BT is said to be in talks with
internet and telecoms operators in order to sign roaming
agreements.  Significance: The move is set to enable customers
to make cheap calls routed over the internet.  BT already has
a roaming deal with...

IDT Acquires VoIP Provider Net2Phone

IDT, the international telecoms, entertainment and technology
company, and Net2Phone, the VoIP enabler for service providers,
has announced that they have executed a merger agreement for the
acquisition of Net2Phone by IDT. Under the deal, shareholders in
Net2Phone (other than IDT, which currently owns 87.2% of the VoIP
provider) will...

Canadian Billing Overpayments Will Fund Broadband

According to the Canadian Radio-Television and Telecommunications
Commission (CRTC), rather than refunding US$566.54 million to
consumers who overpaid on their telephone bills, Canada's
incumbent local exchange carriers (ILECs) should use the money to
improve the nation's broadband network, particularly in rural and
remote areas. The...

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