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TelecomDirect News Daily Update - Friday, April 28, 2006

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The TelecomDirect News Daily Update
For April 28, 2006

Comcast 1Q profit more than triples

PHILADELPHIA -- Comcast Corp., the nation's largest cable TV
operator, said Thursday its net income for the first quarter more
than tripled, buoyed by strength across all its business lines
including once-lagging digital voice. The company earned $466
million (375.38 million), or 22 cents a share, in the latest
quarter, compared with...

Yell Buys Stake in Telefonica Unit

LONDON -- Yell Group PLC said Friday it has agreed to buy a
majority stake in the telephone directories arm of Spain's
Telefonica SA and announced a 3.07 billion euros ($3.85 billion)
takeover bid for the entire division. The move bolsters Yell's
plans to build its business through acquisitions following last
year's purchase by its U.S....

Mobile TV's XXX Factor

If mobile video is the next killer app, then erotic content is
quickly becoming that killer app's biggest booster.
Mobile TV industry sources say that outside the U.S. as much as
30 percent of the video content viewed on mobile devices is
pornography. (See Mobile TV Gets Moving.)Read...

EC OKs tele.ring Sale; Demands UMTS Divestiture

After eight months of deliberation, the European Commission has
finally given its approval to the $1.6 billion acquisition of
tele.ring, Alltel's Austrian business, by Deutsche Telekom
subsidiary T-Mobile Austria GmbH -- but demanded that tele.ring
divest its two 3G/Universal Mobile Telecommunications System
(UMTS) frequency blocks as a...

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