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TelecomDirect News Daily Update - Tuesday, May 2, 2006

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PricewaterhouseCoopers Presents
The TelecomDirect News Daily Update
For May 2, 2006

AT&T to Launch Lightspeed Next Month

AT&T Inc. will launch its fiber-based Project Lightspeed services
in San Antonio, Texas next month, the company told Light Reading
Monday. AT&T has been trialing the services with a limited
number of subscribers -- many of whom are AT&T employees
-- in the city, but now will take the next...

The New Dual Mode

Cellular networks and Wi-Fi have sometimes been seen as
competitors, primarily in the wireless data market. But wireless
carriers increasingly are seeing Wi-Fi as a complement or even a
way of enhancing in-building coverage for voice. Handset
manufacturers already have seen the opportunity. There are more
than a dozen handsets...

SK Telecom-Earthlink MVNO Launches in U.S.

Helio, the new joint venture between Earthlink and SK Telecom,
has launched commercial operations. The new service, which is
provisioned over Sprint Nextel's network, is targeted at young
people who like to use data services such as web surfing and
picture messaging. Helio is currently available on two handsets:
Pantech's the Hero, which...

Level 3 Buys Again

Level 3 Communications announced its second acquisition in as
many weeks. This time, the company is snapping up TelCove for
$1.08 billion to gain access to wireless airwaves licenses as
well as expand its landline network. The $1.08 billion deal
encompasses a cash payment of $455 million and $637 million in
Level 3 common stock, as well...

RIM Hit With Another Patent Lawsuit

With one successful patent-infringement lawsuit under its
corporate belt, Redwood Shores, Calif.-based Visto Corporation
now plans to take on Research in Motion (RIM). Following a
long-running intellectual property lawsuit between Visto and
Seven Networks, the company says a jury found that Seven's mobile
e-mail service infringes on the...

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