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TelecomDirect News Daily Update - Friday, May 19, 2006

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PricewaterhouseCoopers Presents
The TelecomDirect News Daily Update
For May 19, 2006

Deutsche Telekom, pay-TV operator seal Bundesliga Internetbroadcast pact

BERLIN -- Deutsche Telekom AG and pay-TV operator Premiere AG
announced a partnership Friday that will allow them to broadcast
German first-division soccer matches over the Internet. Premiere
lost the live television rights to the Bundesliga last December
to a rival consortium of cable television operators. Germany's
biggest phone...

Upbeat BT Tweaks Critics, Rivals

BT Group plc executives struck out at its critics, doubters, and
rivals as the carrier reported better than expected financials
and an upbeat outlook. (See BT Reports Q4 Prelims). The
carrier's fourth-quarter revenues were up 7 percent year-on-year
to GBP5.1 billion (US$9.6 billion), and full...

Europe Loves Carrier Ethernet

NEW YORK -- The rapid growth of carrier-class Ethernet data
services is transforming the economic and technology
underpinnings of telecom network services throughout Europe,
according to a major new study released today by Heavy Reading,
the market research division of Light Reading Inc. Ethernet
Services Carrier Scorecard: Europe...

What Game Is This, Anyway?

Last week's Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) brought with it
the inevitable announcements, promises, forecasts and
pulse-taking for the mobile games market. Like TV, music, film,
and print, gaming is suffering some consumer ennui and severe
platform shifting, and so this is one more media platform

Largent Calls Again for National Wireless Rules

WASHINGTON -- An emerging telecommunications reform bill should
be the perfect vehicle for Congress to use to reaffirm a national
regulatory framework for the wireless industry, said CTIA leader
Steve Largent at a hearing on telecom reform today. Largent
sounded a familiar call to Senators considering a sweeping
telecom reform bill,...

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