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TelecomDirect News Daily Update - Friday, April 21, 2006

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PricewaterhouseCoopers Presents
The TelecomDirect News Daily Update
For April 21, 2006

Ericsson Profits Flat, Below Expectations

STOCKHOLM, Sweden -- Wireless equipment maker LM Ericsson on
Friday said sales grew in the first quarter but the takeover of
money-losing Marconi cut into profits that came in flat, below
expectations. Ericsson shares fell nearly 3 percent after the
quarterly report was released. Net profit in the January-March
period was 4.61 billion...

Alltel to Allow Free Calls to 10 Numbers

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. --Alltel Corp. will allow its wireless
customers to make free, unlimited calls to 10 telephone numbers
of their choice, even those belonging to other wireless
providers. Alltel, the country's fifth largest wireless carrier,
will offer its 'My Circle' program beginning Monday to any
customer who has a monthly rate...

Sprint Scoops Up UbiquiTel

That's the game plan of Sprint Nextel Corp., which has bought up
another one of its affiliates. On Thursday, the company announced
that it has paid $1.3 billion for UbiquiTel Inc. a wireless
affiliate based in the thriving metropolis of Conshohocken, Pa.
UbiquiTel is one...

Qualcomm Posts Another Record Quarter

Shares in Qualcomm were down slightly today, even though the
company yesterday reported its third consecutive quarter of
record revenues and chip shipments. In its second fiscal
quarter, the company raked in net income of $593 million, up 11
percent year-over-year, and revenues of $1.83 billion, up 34
percent year-over-year. Pro-forma...

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