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TelecomDirect News Daily Update - Wednesday, May 3, 2006

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PricewaterhouseCoopers Presents
The TelecomDirect News Daily Update
For May 3, 2006

OTE Aims For a Million Broadband Users by 2007

Greece incumbent telecoms operator OTE plans to double its number
of high-speed ADSL broadband users to one million by end-2007,
according to its chief executive Panagis Vourloumis. Reuters
reports that Vourloumis told an industry conference organised by
Greek telecoms regulator EETT that 'broadband is not an abstract
concept for OTE. It...

Draft Telecom-Reform Bill Helps, Hinders All Parties

Sen. Ted Stevens (R-Alaska), who chairs the Commerce Committee,
finally unveiled his version of the Communications Act of 2006,
which is to be called the Communications, Consumer's Choice and
Broadband Deployment Act of 2006. While some see this draft as
being good for cable and telcos alike, others are worried about
weak net-neutrality...

Building a Better VoIP Infrastructure

POTS may be on the way out, but you have to admit one thing: it
worked, usually reliably and flawlessly.   The same can't be
said about voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) service. VoIP is
cheap, easy to incorporate into an array of computer and Web
technologies and it works--but not always well and typically at
quality levels...

Huawei Lands Another Euro Deal

Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd. has cemented its position as one of
the most important telecom equipment vendors in the U.K. by
landing a deal with Opal Telecom Ltd. , which plans to install
its own broadband access equipment in up to 1,000 BT Group plc
(NYSE: BT - message board; London: BTA) local exchanges in the
U.K. (See Opal Uses...

Verizon Wireless Adds 1.7M Subs

Verizon Wireless ended the first quarter with 53 million
customers, more than The Street was anticipating. The No. 2
U.S. wireless carrier in subscriber totals posted revenue of $8.8
billion, a 19 percent year-over-year increase. Wireless data
revenues, which totaled $872 million for the quarter, accounted
for nearly 11.5 percent of...

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