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TelecomDirect News Daily Update - Wednesday, May 10, 2006

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PricewaterhouseCoopers Presents
The TelecomDirect News Daily Update
For May 10, 2006

CosmOTE Eyes Mobtel

Greek mobile operator CosmOTE is considering a bid for Sebia's
second mobile operator, Mobtel, which is being auctioned by the
Serbian government Significance: The government is currently
auctioning Mobtel's GSM 900 licence, with a tender to sell Mobtel
at a starting price of 800 million euro (US$994
million). Mobtel's previous owners,...

Mobile Email Standards Bubble Up

Even as the enterprise mobile email industry continues to embroil
itself in patent disputes, work is progressing at the Internet
Engineering Task Force (IETF) and the Open Mobile Alliance (OMA)
to create universal open standards for interoperable mobile
messaging services that will work across devices, carriers, and
operating systems. ...

Euro Giants Issue NGN RFPs

Vendor marketing teams are dealing with a flurry of major telecom
equipment RFPs (request for proposals) from major European
carriers that need the latest Ethernet and VOIP infrastructure
for their next-generation networks. BT Group plc and Colt
Telecom Group plc ...

Report: Vodafone Rejects Verizon Offer

Rumors are once again swirling about negotiations between Verizon
Wireless parents Verizon Communications and Vodafone Group. The
latest: Vodafone reportedly turned down a $38 billion offer to
sell the wireless unit to Verizon, according to the U.K.'s The
Daily Telegraph. Neither company is commenting on the report.
Vodafone chief Arun...

IMS-Based Apps May Not Generate Expected Windfall for Service Providers

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- IP Multimedia Sub-System (IMS)-based
communication applications, enhanced by presence and other
personalized functionality, will add value to existing services,
but may not generate a windfall of new consumer spending, reports
In-Stat. The main revenue benefits that IMS provides lie in the
integration of...

Cable Chief Implores Troops To Fight On

The head of the American Cable Association yesterday told a
gathering of cableco managers and "Inside The Beltway" listeners
that the business must continue to press its case among
legislative and regulatory policy makers to maintain a level
playing field against incumbent local exchange carriers in
competitive service delivery. ACA and...

Wireless Sensors Help First Responders

When an earthquake strikes a city, one of the first and most
important tasks facing emergency managers is determining which
bridges are still safe enough for first responders to travel
across. Visual inspections are time consuming and, when made in
haste, potentially inaccurate. Far better and faster structure
analyses can be provided by...

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