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TelecomDirect News Daily Update - June 08, 2006

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PricewaterhouseCoopers Presents
The TelecomDirect News Daily Update
For June 08, 2006

Expectations Unfulfilled

For many managers in the countries of the former European
Community (EC), the prospect of an internal market in 1993 was
both exciting and worrisome. They felt certain that this internal
market would bring increased business opportunities as
co-operation among EC countries rose and as goods, services and
capital moved freely among the...

Incumbent Telcos Seek End to Special EU Regulation

Europe's leading incumbent telcos are ready to push the European
Commission to phase out special regulations imposed on them by
the European Union (EU). More than 25 telecoms company CEOs are
planning to meet European media commissioner,Viviane Reding and
antitrust commissioner Neelie Kroes later today to discuss the
issue. First...

Verizon Launches Wholesale Triple-Play Offer

Verizon and DirecTV have announced a deal to enable the
former's wholesale customers to offer triple-play services
(voice, DSL and satellite TV via DirecTV). The offer is aimed at
enabling competitive local exchange carriers (CLECs) to compete
on an even footing with cable TV operators. It will also enable
Verizon to generate...

British Broadband Market Upheaval - Bulldog Exits Retail Market, Race
Heats Up for AOL

British-based C&W has announced a radical change in its broadband
operational strategy, opting to exit the retail broadband market for
residential and small businesses. Instead, as from 1 July 2006, the
company's ISP unit Bulldog will only offer wholesale products to
other broadband service providers. C&W has said that it...

NTT DoCoMo To Sell RIM's BlackBerry Portable Devices

TOKYO -- NTT DoCoMo will introduce BlackBerry handheld devices in
Japan by offering them to corporate customers later this year,
Japan's top mobile carrier said Thursday. BlackBerry devices,
from Research In Motion, based in Ontario, Canada, have a
keyboard for typing with the thumb, and offer wireless connection

Moto Plants Itself in India

Motorola Inc. announced Wednesday that it is opening a
manufacturing facility in India, having designated the country as
the headquarters for its High Growth Markets initiative late last
year. (See Moto Invests in India.) The vendor will initially
invest $30 million in the...

Single Antenna Does the Work of Five

Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI) engineers have developed a
new antenna design that could allow a single ultra-wideband
antenna to do the job of five conventional models. The
computer-designed 'Fragmented Aperture Antenna' offers
a 33-to-1 bandwidth -- far beyond the 10-to-1 ratio provided by
conventional designs....

With One -Third of Households Broadband - Enabled, More Net Apps are Popular

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- Roughly one-third of US households now
subscribe to some type of broadband service, reports In-Stat. As
broadband becomes commonplace, Internet use is evolving with broader
adoption of a variety of applications. For example, nearly half of
respondents to a recent In-Stat Consumer Broadband Survey

Cell Phones Boost Semi Sales Forecast

Thanks in large part to cell phones, the Semiconductor Industry
Association (SIA) is revising its forecasts upward, projecting
worldwide sales of semiconductors will grow by 9.8 percent, to
$249.6 billion, in 2006. The forecast was revised upward from a
November forecast projecting an increase of 7.9 percent to $245
billion. ...

Vonage's IPO Lawsuit Troubles Increase

In the wake of its disastrous IPO, Voice over Internet Protocol
(VoIP) providerVonage Holding Corp. was served with yet another
legal action related to its public offering. Philadelphia law
firm Berger Montague P.C. filed suit against Vonage on behalf of
a client to expand the securities class action already started
late last...

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