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TelecomDirect News Daily Update - Wednesday, May 31, 2006

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PricewaterhouseCoopers Presents
The TelecomDirect News Daily Update
For May 31, 2006

Agreements Imminent for MTS and VimpelCom on Fixed-to-Mobile Tarffis

Russian mobile operators Mobile TeleSystems (MTS) and VimpelCom
have suggested that after the calling-party-pays (CPP) system is
introduced in the country, on 1 July 2006, fixed-to-mobile calls
should initially be charged at 1.1 rouble per minute (US$0.041),
excluding VAT, according to Prime-Tass. Both MTS and VimpelCom
have proposed...

Slovakia's Telecom Publishes Tender for New Cell Operator

BRATISLAVA -- Slovakia's state-run Slovak Telecom on Wednesday
published an international bid for the country's third cell phone
operator, the state-run news agency TASR reported. Potential
buyers have until July 14 to make offers. The starting price was
set at 110 million Slovak crowns (US$ 3.7 million). The bidders
will also have...

Nokia Ramps Up Counterfeiter Fight

Given the rise in counterfeit mobile devices and accessories,
Nokia announced plan to step up its efforts to thwart
counterfeiters. The news comes on the heels of a Florida court
awarding the No. 1 global handset manufacturer more than $1
million in damages in its case involving the trafficking of
counterfeit Nokia products. Due to an...

Survey Sez: Truck Rolls Plague Cable VoIP

A huge percentage of cable-company voice over Internet Protocol
(VoIP) customers -- some 34 percent -- report needing on-site
technical support to get their VoIP lines to work, according to a
new survey commissioned by SupportSoft and done by online market
research firm Decipher Inc., scheduled for release tomorrow. The
issue isn't...

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