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TelecomDirect News Daily Update - Tuesday, April 4, 2006

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PricewaterhouseCoopers Presents
The TelecomDirect News Daily Update
For April 4, 2006

Virgin Launches MVNO Onslaught in France, Heralds Quadruple-Play with
NTL in U.K.

U.K. entrepreneur Richard Branson has taken his Virgin Mobile
MVNO concept to France, targeting a million users within three
years and promising to halt a perceived rip-off of consumers by
the three big French mobile operators. Virgin Mobile is
partnering with Carphone Warehouse - Europe's largest mobile
retailer - for the MVNO service...

Equity Firms Hover over Portugal Telecom as EU Warns Government on
'Golden Shares'

Another twist in the long-running takeover bid for Portugal
Telecom has emerged, with Dow Jones reporting that a consortium
of seven investors has begun a valuation exercise that could lead
to a counter-bid to the US$13.4 billion put forward by Sonae for
the former telecoms monopoly. The report claims that six
private-equity firms -...

Norway's Telenor and Egypt's NTC to jointly bid for Egyptian mobile
phone license

OSLO, Norway -- Telenor ASA and Egypt's National
Telecommunications Holding Corp. on Tuesday announced a joint bid
for a mobile phone network license in Egypt. Norway's Telenor
and the Egyptian telecommunications group, usually called NTC,
said they will submit an application required to join bidding for
the license by May 4. The...

CTIA: Wireless Futures

As the telecom industry pauses after a round of major mergers and
acquisitions, industry leaders, equipment manufacturers and
service providers will gather in Las Vegas this week to plot out
the next advances in the mobile revolution, at Cellular
Telecommunications & Internet Association (CTIA) Wireless 2006
show. The largest event...

EV-DO Push Continues

Less than a week after announcing new markets for its 1X EV-DO
network, Verizon Wireless is once again extending the reach of
the high-speed wireless offering. The latest: BroadbandAccess and
V CAST services are being rolled out in Northern California's San
Benito County. The new market expands the carrier's broadband
reach in Northern...

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