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TelecomDirect News Daily Update - Friday, May 5, 2006

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PricewaterhouseCoopers Presents
The TelecomDirect News Daily Update
For May 5, 2006

Verizon: Wireless Funds Fiber

Verizon Communications Inc. said profits for the quarter ending
March 31 shrunk a bit from the prior year's quarter, due to costs
related to its acquisition of MCI LLC , as well as additional
costs related to the company's massive fiber optics
projects. Sales and subscriptions were up, though, thanks to

France Telecom Culls UK Staff

France Telecom SA is cutting between 1,800 and 2,000 jobs in the
U.K. as it converges its British mobile and broadband businesses,
Orange UK and Wanadoo UK , into a single unit under the Orange
brand. The cull is part of a broader headcount reduction program
unveiled in February...

Verizon Slashes VoIP Prices

Verizon has cut the price of its voice over Internet Protocol
(VoIP) service to match that of Vonage -- a defensive move that
could spark a price war. The carrier also eliminated discounts
for its broadband subscribers, pricing its VoIP service the same
for all comers, including those in regions far outside its normal
service area. ...

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