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TelecomDirect News Daily Update - Tuesday, March 7, 2006

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PricewaterhouseCoopers Presents
The TelecomDirect News Daily Update
For March 7, 2006

Navigating the Web of Financial Reporting

Two trends are combining to change the nature of financial
reporting in the modern world. First, technology, particularly
the internet, has altered the way that information is presented
and communicated. Traders, stakeholders, institutions, analysts,
agencies, governments and regulators alike all use the data
available online as they go...

BT, Alcatel Conclude 21st Century Network Contract

BT and Alcatel have concluded contract negotiations for BT's
next-generation network transformation programme, 21st Century
Network (21CN). In a press release, Alcatel confirmed that it
would provide its 7750 Service Routers and 5620 Service Aware
Manager for BT's 21CN Metro node. Alcatel claims that its
products provide 'service and...

MobilTel Launches Bulgaria's First 3G Services

Bulgaria's leading mobile operator has commercially launched the
country's first W-CDMA network in Sofia, the capital. MobilTel
plans to expand the coverage of its 3G network to the Black Sea
cities of Varna and Burgas by mid-2006. As part of its
promotional package, MobilTel offers a 50% discount on
video-calling - its first 3G service...

SMB/Branch Office Bundle Could be Worth Billions to Carriers

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- The Small Business (SMB)/ Branch Office
Bundle, a converged network solution, may be worth billions of
dollars in recurring revenue to telecom carriers in a few years,
reports In-Stat. In-Stat primary research conducted during 2005
shows strong demand for a small office network service bundle,
with over 80% of...

Portugal Telecom Rejects Takeover Bid; 2005 Profit Hits US$780.7 mil.

Portugal Telecom's board has recommended shareholders to reject
the US$12.8-billion takeover bid from Sonae, claiming that it
undervalues the company. In a statement, Portugal Telecom said:
'Sonaecom's offer significantly understates the full value of
Portugal Telecom, and SonaeCom's arguments on value are...

CeBIT Show to Unveil New Range of Products

FRANKFURT, Germany -- The annual CeBIT high-tech fair is set to
show off a new range of advanced mobile phones, ultra-light
laptops, powerful yet compact digital cameras and -- maybe --
Microsoft's latest secret project. Established names such as
Intel and Samsung will vie for product buzz with newcomers
seeking entry into the...

TiVo to Expand TV Recording to Cell Phones

SAN JOSE, Calif. -- TiVo subscribers will soon be able to program
television recordings straight from cell phones using the Verizon
Wireless network. An agreement with Verizon Wireless, to be
announced Tuesday, expands on TiVo Inc.'s strategy to bring the
digital video recording pioneer's capabilities beyond its
set-top-boxes and...

Nokia in US$190 million Deal To Supply Digital Networks to Saudi
Arabian Company

HELSINKI, Finland -- Nokia Corp. will supply digital networks and
equipment for Saudi Arabia's Du, in a deal worth more than US$190
million, the Finnish company said Tuesday. Du, 50-percent owned
by the Saudi government, holds the second national mobile license
in the United Arab Emirates providing fixed line, TV and high

Sprint Nextel Subscribes to Fandango Mobile

Sprint Nextel is the first carrier to use Fandango Mobile to take
movie ticket purchases wireless. The wireless application was
developed in conjunction with Crisp Wireless. The Fandango
Mobile service enables users to purchase movie tickets through
the Web browser on their wireless phone or PDA. Once tickets are
purchased, virtual...

Ofcom Hangs Up 'Silent' Auto-Dialer Calls

U.K. telecom regulator Ofcom has ordered new, more stringent
rules to clamp down on so-called "silent and abandoned" telephone
calls generated by automatic dialers run by telemarketing
organizations with overburdened call-center personnel. "Silent
calls are a significant cause of inconvenience and anxiety for
thousands of people every...

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