TELECOM Digest OnLine - Sorted: TelecomDirect News Daily Update - Wednesday, May 17, 2006

TelecomDirect News Daily Update - Wednesday, May 17, 2006

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PricewaterhouseCoopers Presents
The TelecomDirect News Daily Update
For May 17, 2006

Mobile/Wi-Fi Roll-Out Rages On; France Telecom Readies Launch

France Telecom is to launch a mobile/Wi-Fi phone before the end
of the year, in an apparent bid to pile the pressure on Iliad and
Neuf Cegetel. The company said yesterday that it will launch its
dual phone, which allows users to move seamlessly between a
mobile network and their home wireless network. Reuters said a
France Telecom...

Getting Thin: Motorola's Slvr L2

Thin is in, particularly when it comes to cell phones. For
proof, take a look at Motorola's new Slvr L2 for Cingular, a
phone that's so thin it could almost double as a bookmark. The
Slvr L2 is less than a half-inch thick and weighs about 3
ounces. The phone follows in the footsteps--but is slightly
smaller than--Motorola's...

Verizon Denies Offering NSA Customer Phone Records

NEW YORK -- Verizon Communications Inc. says it did not give the
government records of millions of phone calls, joining fellow
phone company BellSouth in disputing key assertions in a USA
Today article. The denials leave open the possibility that the
National Security Agency requested customer calling data from

Wireless Internet Access Urged for New York City Parks

NEW YORK -- Sunshine, daffodils and ... wireless Internet access?
All of these should be widely available at New York City parks,
high-tech advocates said at a City Council hearing on the state
of Wi-Fi al fresco. "We believe that free Internet is an
amenity and should be provided to all New Yorkers just as grass,
trees and...

Leap Looks to Swap Wireless Spectrum

Leap Wireless International forged a deal to swap some spectrum
in Michigan for spectrum in New York. The spectrum swap is being
carried out by Leap subsidiary Cricket Licensee II. The
agreement calls for Leap to exchange 10 MHz of spectrum in Grand
Rapids, Mich., for 10 MHz of spectrum in Rochester,
N.Y. Independently, the licenses...

TeliaSonera: Another Strong Broadband Statement

Sweden-based TeliaSonera made a key move to boost its position in
the Norwegian broadband market by acquiring a more-than-82-percent
stake in NextGenTel Holding, the Number Two broadband/xDSL
operator in Norway. The deal to acquire NextGenTel will enable
TeliaSonera to offer a series of broadband services, including
VoIP and IPTV, to...

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