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TelecomDirect News Daily Update - Monday, April 17, 2006

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PricewaterhouseCoopers Presents
The TelecomDirect News Daily Update
For April 17, 2006

Partners Mull Buy-Out of Vodafone's Stake in US, Belgium & ...

Verizon, Belgacom and Swisscom have indicated theirwillingness to
buy out Vodafone's minority stakes in mobile operatorsVerizon
Wireless, Belgacom's Proximus and Swisscom Mobile, with
Verizontabling a reported US$50...

Intelig Aims to Boost Revenues by 10% During 2006

Brazilian telecoms provider Intelig Telecom - 50% owned by
theBritish National Grid, 25% by France Telecom and 25% by Sprint
- aimsto boost its revenues by 10% in 2006, according to local
news serviceAgencia Estado. Intelig's 2005 revenues were 80% from
long-distancerevenues and 20% from data.Significance: In order to
reachits target,...

Mobile Phone Software a Virtual Bodyguard

It may not be as strong a deterrent as pepper spray or a loud
scream, but Rave Wireless hasdeveloped mobile phone software that
aims to help college students protectthemselves against muggers
and other attackers.The NewYork-based company's Rave Guardian is
designed to turn an ordinary mobile phoneinto a personal security
system. The...

RBOCs Want Inside Your House

As if selling you voice, video, and data services weren't enough,
three ofthe nation's largest phone companies have designs to help
build and manage yourhome network, too.  In recent interviews
with three RBOC technology executives, AT&T Inc.,
VerizonCommunications Inc., and Qwest Communications
International Inc....

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