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TelecomDirect News Daily Update - Thursday, March 2, 2006

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PricewaterhouseCoopers Presents
The TelecomDirect News Daily Update
For March 2, 2006

AOL Study Reveals Web Worries

The biggest fear people have about the Internet is that it is
being used by terrorists, according to a study by Time Warner
subsidiary AOL's U.K. operation. The study asked users to
rate a series of both positive and negative issues. "How
important an issue for society, if at all, are the following?"

Metro Ethernet Finally Delivers

As carriers are pressed by the financial community to compensate
for lost voice revenues and to counter triple and quad play
competition from cable, they have to figure out how to move to
multi-service offerings without compromising operational
efficiency. Service providers are feeling a definite sense of
urgency, as they rush to make...

Voice Over Internet Use Soaring

NEW YORK -- Last year was a breakout time for Internet
telephone services, with the number of U.S. subscribers more than
tripling to 4.5 million and industry revenue surpassing $1
billion. When 2005 began, there were 1.3 million subscribers of
Voice over Internet Protocol services, according to a survey by
analysis firm...

Philly Wi-Fi Network to Pay for Computers

PHILADELPHIA -- Philadelphia on Wednesday announced details of
its deal with EarthLink Inc. for the construction of a high-speed
wireless network that will span the city, including provisions
for EarthLink to pay for computers, training, and subsidize
Internet access for low-income households. Among the country's
major cities,...

Court Date Set for Telenor in VimpelCom Dispute

The lawsuit filed by Telenor against VimpelCom, in which the Norwegian
company is seeking to void VimpelCom's purchase of Ukrainian
Radiosystems (WellCom), has been adjourned by the Moscow Arbitration
Court. The case will now be heard on 5 April 2006. Telenor, which
holds a 26.6% share of VimpelCom compared to the 32.9% owned by

Alltel, T-Mobile Agree to Extension

Negotiations proved fruitful for Alltel subsidiary Western
Wireless International Austria Corporation and T-Mobile Austria,
which were able to come to terms to extend a previously announced
agreement involving the acquisition of tele.ring.  The
tele.ring asset sale was originally announced in August 2005 as
part of Alltel's...

Virus Leaps to Wireless

The Mobile Antivirus Researchers Association (MARA), a membership
organization dedicated to mobile data security, says it has
uncovered the first virus with the capability of leaping from a
PC to a handheld device. Called "Crossover," the Trojan horse
virus can spread from a Win32 desktop machine to a Windows Mobile
Pocket PC handheld. ...

EU, U.S. End Telecom Trade Sanctions

The European Union (EU) and the United States this morning ended
a decade-long trade dispute under which companies from 11
European states were barred from bidding on certain types of
U.S. government contracts, primarily smaller contracts in
telecommunications, and vice versa. The end to the somewhat
obscure, but nasty disagreement...

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