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TelecomDirect News Daily Update - February 24, 2006

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PricewaterhouseCoopers Presents
The TelecomDirect News Daily Update
For February 24, 2006

Finland's Elisa telecom to cut 200 more jobs

HELSINKI, Finland -- Finland's second-largest telecommunications
operator, said Friday it plans to lay off 200 people, or 4
percent of its work force, to further cut costs. The move
follows 500 layoffs in 2005, and the company warned that it might
have to cut more jobs in its work force of 5,000 later this
year. Most of the layoffs will...

Cesky Telecom Records 85% Broadband Revenue Rise in 2005

The former Czech telecoms monopoly, now a unit of Spain's
Telefonica, posted a 0.8% y/y fall in total revenue, to 61
billion koruna (US$2.56 billion). Revenue from fixed-line
telephony operations declined by 5.2% y/y to 10.9 billion koruna,
but was offset by dynamic growth in broadband sales, which jumped
by 85% y/y to 1.8 billion...

RIM, NTP Prepare for Court

Just before NTP will appear in court to ask a federal judge to
shut down BlackBerry service, the U.S. Patent and Trademark
Office has negated another of the company's wireless e-mail
patents. But in a statement released this morning, the company
accuses Research In Motion (RIM) of mischaracterizing the
situation in public statements...

Tech Execs Decry Spectrum Policy

In advance of a series of major spectrum auctions by the U.S.
government, the Technology CEO Council has released a report that
sharply criticizes current U.S. policy toward spectrum allocation
and calls for a new 10-point "21st century spectrum policy."
"Our nation's wireless needs are too often governed by outdated
regulations that...

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