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TelecomDirect News Daily Update - Monday, March 27, 2006

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PricewaterhouseCoopers Presents
The TelecomDirect News Daily Update
For March 27, 2006

Cingular to Wind Down TDMA Network by 2008

The chief executive officer (CEO) of Cingular Wireless has told
the TelecomNext conference that it plans to close down its TDMA
network in 2008. Significance: According to the CEO, 95% of all
voice traffic is transmitted over the company's GSM
network. Migration to this platform has been accelerated since
the acquisition of AT&T...

Ericsson executives on trial in Sweden for alleged tax evasion

STOCKHOLM, Sweden -- Six current and former executives at
wireless equipment maker LM Ericsson went on trial Monday on tax
evasion charges. Prosecutors say the defendants filed false
invoices worth about 3.3 billion kronor (360 million; US$470
million) in 1998-1999 to avoid paying taxes. Ericsson has since
paid the taxes that were due,...

Cingular, Union Reach Tentative Agreement

ATLANTA -- Three hours before a threatened midnight strike, an
agreement was reached Sunday night between Cingular Wireless and the
union representing about 11,000 of its customer service employees in
nine southeastern states. ''We have reached a tentative agreement on
a labor contract,'' said Cingular spokesman Mark Seigel. ''Subject...

Treo Hits New Highs

As Palm Inc. adds more features to its Treo line of devices to compete
with Research In Motion Ltd. (RIM) (Nasdaq: RIMM - message board;
Toronto: RIM)'s Blackberry, the vendor reports that sales of Treos
continue to climb. Palm says that during its fiscal third quarter, it
shipped 564,000 Treo smartphones and sold a total of 569,000...

TIA Sees Continued Wireless Expansion

Wireless services continue to eat away at the numbers of wireline
and that's hurting local wireline exchange providers, according
to a survey released this week by a Washington, D.C.-based
telecommunications gear trade group. "Loss of landline
subscribers has hurt the local exchange market, though at
moderating rates in the...

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