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TelecomDirect News Daily Update - Thursday, May 11, 2006

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PricewaterhouseCoopers Presents
The TelecomDirect News Daily Update
For May 11, 2006

Moving from Billing Customization to Consolidation is Smart Business

Technological advancements (such as IP multimedia subsystems),
industry mergers and acquisitions, more stringent government
regulations and heightened customer expectations impact the
billing environment as much as or more than any other aspect of
the operator's business. And because it's the touch point to the
customer and the cash...

Comstar Bids for Svyazinvest Stake in MGTS

The board of Svyazinvest is considering the latest offer from
Comstar UTS for its stake in Moscow fixed-line unit MGTS. Comstar
has offered 490 roubles (US$18.13) per share for Svyazinvest's
28% holding, which amount to 23.3% of the total charter
capital. Comstar currently owns a 63.7% stake in MGTS, equating
to just over 53.0% of the...

Companies Weigh Bid on Wireless Licenses

NEW YORK -- Time Warner Inc.'s cable TV unit is considering a bid
for cell-phone spectrum licenses together with three other cable
companies and Sprint Nextel Corp. The chief executive of Time
Warner Cable, Glenn Britt, told an analyst conference Wednesday
that the group will file an application with the Federal

European Telecoms Regulators Cool on EU Plans To Fix Roaming Prices

BRUSSELS, Belgium -- National telecoms regulators from the EU's
25 member states said Thursday they opposed the European
Commission's plans to slash the cost of using mobile phones
abroad. Fixing retail prices 'often has unexpected
consequences,' the European Regulators Group said in a
statement, saying it still wanted the...

AT&T Teams with MobiTV

AT&T is turning to MobiTV to power a television service that will
be delivered over its Wi-Fi network. The television service will
be accessible from the AT&T Wi-Fi portal, according to the
companies. The service is slated to launch this month at nearly
7,000 AT&T-owned and operated Wi-Fi hot spots, including

Intelsat Closer To Panamsat Buyout

Intelsat Ltd. now says it expects its proposed $3.2 billion
transaction to buy Panamsat to close in the second or third
quarter of this year, thus creating what it is calling the
largest fixed satellite services (FSS) operator in the world
(Satellite News, April 26). In its quarterly financial report
for the three months ended March 31,...

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