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TelecomDirect News Daily Update - Thursday, April 27, 2006

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

Internet2 Network Aims to Boost Capacity

NEW YORK (AP) - By sending data using different colors of light,
operators of the ultrahigh-speed Internet2 network are hoping to
boost capacity by as much as 80-fold to enable researchers to
connect telescopes around the world and perform other
bandwidth-intensive tasks. The new network should be in place by
fall 2007, said Douglas Van...

Walt Disney Co. To Launch Family-Oriented Mobile Service in Britain

LONDON (AP) - The Walt Disney Co. announced plans Thursday to
begin operating its own family-oriented mobile service in Britain
later this year using the O2 communications network. The service,
to be called Disney Mobile, will offer multiple handsets within
the same subscription and allow parents to control spending,
Internet access and...

AT&T Forges Ahead with Faster Broadband, IP TV Roll-Out

AT&T has announced that as of 1 May 2006, new customers can
purchase the new Elite service online for US$27.99 per month (a
12-month subscription commitment and other charges apply). The
service offers downlink speeds of between 3 Mbps and 6 Mbps, and
uplink speeds of between 384 Kbps and 768 Kbps. Existing AT&T
Yahoo! high-speed...

France Telecom Quarterly Revenue up 10.3 percent, but Core Earnings Flat

PARIS (AP) -- France Telecom SA posted a 10.3 percent increase in
quarterly revenue Thursday but said regulator-enforced mobile
tariff cuts and fierce competition in fixed-line offerings hurt
core earnings. Europe's second-largest telecommunications
operator said revenue rose to EUR12.81 billion (US$15.92 billion)
in January-March...

Austria: EU Gives Conditions for T-Mobile Takeover of tele.ring

The European Commission yesterday approved the takeover of
Austrian mobile operator tele.ring by T-Mobile Austria, but
demanded action to preserve competition in the market. The
commission was worried that the original proposal would have
taken out tele.ring, which had offered the best prices to
customers in recent years. To counter the...

Loses Share in Domestic Fixed-Line Market in Q1

Polish fixed-line incumbent TP posted a better-than-expected 2.7%
year-on-year (y/y) increase in its first-quarter 2006 revenue to
4.56 billion zloty (US$1.5 billion), against 4.44 billion zloty
in the same period last year. The group's operating profit came
in at 877 million zloty, down 10.1% y/y from 975 million a year
earlier, and...

House Passes Call Data Piracy Bill

By a 409-0 vote on Wednesday, the House of Representatives passed
a bill to criminalize the fraudulent obtaining, buying and
selling of consumer call data records, with provisions that would
carry as much as 20-year prison sentence for convicted
felons. With similar legislation pending in the Senate, the
measure is rapidly bringing to...

FCC Steps Toward DE Reform

WASHINGTON, D.C.-The FCC sidestepped completely overhauling
spectrum auction bidding rules for small carriers, but still made
a dent in some of the more questionable bidding practices that
have pervaded recent spectrum auctions, analysts say. The agency
issued a set of proposed modifications to bid winners' lease and
resale of spectrum,...

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