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TelecomDirect News Daily Update - Thursday, April 13, 2006

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PricewaterhouseCoopers Presents
The TelecomDirect News Daily Update
For April 13, 2006

Belgacom Plans Expansion/Denies Merger Talks with KPN

Belgium's dominant telecoms group has outlined a growth strategy
that includes buying out Vodafone's 25% stake in mobile unit
Proximus and  acquisitions in markets where growth is still
possible. According to Dow Jones, Belgacom chief executive
Didier Bellens is seeking acquisitions outside of Western and
Eastern European markets....

Sprint Users Can Track Children Via GPS

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Up until now, parents had to deal with a
separate company or buy special equipment to track their children
through their cell phones. Sprint Nextel Corp. becomes the first
U.S. wireless provider to sell its own product when the Family
Locator Service rolls out Thursday. Using the Global

NCTA: Cable's IP Appreciation Party

ATLANTA -- NCTA National Show -- The influence of IPTV was
apparent everywhere at NCTA this week. And this is a cable show,
for gosh sakes! Regardless of the wire or access method, this
cable show is more an IP show than ever before. And here's a
sampling of the hot tech topics we saw while trolling the halls
here . . . Read...

FCC Compromises on Blind Bidding

WASHINGTON--The FCC began buttoning up the rules for its upcoming
June 29 auction of broadband wireless spectrum today by adopting
a modified bidding procedure, but left a big hole on another key
bidding component. At its April meeting today, and with two and
a half months to go to the Advanced Wireless Services (AWS)
spectrum auction,...

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