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TelecomDirect News Daily Update - June 21, 2006

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PricewaterhouseCoopers Presents
The TelecomDirect News Daily Update
For June 21, 2006

LG LX550: A Phone of Many Features

Not many cell phones have a built-in FM radio transmitter. But
it's also true that most cell phones don't have the combined
ability to play MP3 music files, snap photos and show 3G
streaming videos. Cramming all of these features in a single
handset is what makes the LG Electronics' LX550 unique. The
LX550, also known ...

TelecomTactics Survey: Leading Edge Applications Address the Mobile
and Distributed Workplace

A recent TelecomTactics survey finds 'highest' interest in the
following leading-edge telecommunications applications: Unified
Messaging/Unified Communications, Teleworker, Mobility/Wireless
(PBX functionality on a wireless phone) and Voice over IP (VoIP)
Security. Among those surveyed by TelecomTactics were resellers

Ericsson Signs Two Deals with Celcom, for 2G Network Expansion and Mobile TV

Ericsson today announced that it had been awarded a contract by
Celcom, the mobile unit of TM Group (formerly known as Telekom
Malaysia) to expand, modernise and upgrade its GSM
network. Covering the northern, eastern and central regions of
the Malaysian peninsula, the project will be implemented over 12
months from early July. Ericsson...

FCC Approves Sprint Takeover of Nextel Partners in U.S.

Sprint Nextel has announced that it has been given the go-ahead
by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to acquire Nextel
Partners, its largest affiliate. Significance: The acquisition
is likely to be completed before end-June 2006. Sprint Nextel
will add over 450,000 direct wireless subscribers and over
150,000 wholesale...

China Unicom, SK Telecom in CDMA Strategic Alliance

Following an exclusive alliance to further develop CDMA services
in China, SK Telecom has also agreed to purchase US$1 billion in
convertible bonds to be issued by Unicom. Under the agreement,
announced today, the two companies will cooperate in further
development of CDMA-based mobile services in mainland China,
including areas such as...

Mobile Games Poised for Growth

The global mobile games market is ready to take off, according to
a new report coming out of Juniper Research. With casual games
acting as a market driver, mobile games are expected to generate
$17.6 billion in revenue by 2011. The firm is forecasting 2006
revenue totals of $3.1 billion. If the $17.6 billion prediction
comes to...

Enforta Readies Phase 1 Russian Broadband Deployment

Netherlands-based Enforta BV has wrapped the construction and
initial testing of its wireless broadband network in the Russian
cities of Vladivostok, Khabarovsk, Omsk and Novokuznetsk, the
first leg of its planned 29-city rollout in that country. Once
final testing is completed. Enforta says its broadband services
will be available...

Wireless Mesh Passes Test

Light Reading today published the most comprehensive test report
on wireless mesh networking equipment to date, performed by the
testing lab Iometrix Inc. The results indicate that mesh hardware
is ready for prime time, and that multiple radios in a mesh
access point vastly improve network performance. (See Wireless
Mesh: Ready!) ...

Telefonica Buys Be

Telefonica SA has spent £50 million (US$92 million) on a
British broadband service provider to add to last year's
$31.4 billion acquisition of mobile operator O2 plc . (See O2
Buys Be.) The acquisition, of broadband newcomer Be Un Limited ,
will help O2 keep pace with the combined...

Mobile TV Broadcast Subscribers to Leap to 100 Million by 2010

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. By the end of 2010, mobile TV broadcast
subscribers worldwide will reach 102 million, a giant leap from
3.4 million in 2006, reports In-Stat. Recognizing that using
cellular networks to deliver content that millions want to watch
simultaneously requires much greater bandwidth than is currently
available, carriers...

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