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TelecomDirect News Daily Update - June 22, 2006

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PricewaterhouseCoopers Presents
The TelecomDirect News Daily Update
For June 22, 2006

Two More 3G Licences for Romania

Romania's Inspectorate General for Communications and Information
Technology (ICGT) has announced that it will offer the remaining two
3G licences by 4 September 2006. The winning bidders will be
announced on 15 October 2006; each successful candidate will pay
US$35 million in six instalments. The first payment, of US$10.5

Alliances and Acquisitions Increasingly Important For Fast-Growth Companies

PricewaterhouseCoopers' Trendsetter Barometer interviewed CEOs of
339 privately-held product and service companies identified in the
media as the fastest growing U.S. businesses over the last five
years. Surveyed companies range from approximately $5-150 million

Sanyo, Nokia Drop Talks On Planned Mobile Joint Venture

TOKYO -- Sanyo and Nokia have scrapped plans for a mobile joint
venture, just four months after they announced a deal trumpeted
as a step in growing globally in one of the world's most
competitive technologies. The world's largest mobile phone maker
Nokia Corp. of Finland and Sanyo Electric Co. of Japan said in a

AT&T Alters Privacy Policy

SAN ANTONIO -- AT&T Inc. is changing its privacy policy for
Internet and television customers to specify that account
information is a business record the company owns and can be
disclosed to government and law enforcement and to protect the
company's legitimate business interests. AT&T said that...

EU Moves to Ease Telecoms Rules

The European Commission is set to announce new plans next week to
reduce price controls and regulation for the telecoms market, the
Financial Times reports today. Citing a draft proposal, the
report adds that the Commission wants to free seven of the
present 18 telecoms markets from regulation, including the
important markets for...

SK Telecom, China Unicom Plan to Purchase 4 mil. CDMA Phones following
Strategic Tie-Up

SK Telecom has said that it plans to team up with China Unicom to
purchase 4 million CDMA phones from handset makers, Dow Jones
reports. The South Korean company expects that such a move would
save it 150 billion won (US$157 million) over three years.
Significance: ST yesterday announced that it had agreed to buy
US$1 billion-worth...

Sprint Nextel Roams Further

Sprint Nextel is expanding the reach of its data roaming
capabilities through two new international agreements, one with
Bell Canada and another with Iusacell in Mexico. Separately,
Sprint unveiled an exclusive music series that will get up close
and personal with artists. The reciprocal roaming agreements
will enable customers to...

Congress Goes To War Against Privacy Breaches

Concern and rhetoric in the U.S. Congress over criminal, business
and government breaches of consumer privacy -- including access
to telephone calls and subscriber records -- is heating up this
week and could culminate in a call for the Bush administration to
reveal details regarding the National Security Agency (NSA)
telecom monitoring ...

FCC Dials VOIP for USF

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) yesterday increased
the amount of money the government can tax wireless and VOIP
operators for the Universal Service Fund (USF). The Commission
ruled that 64.9 percent of VOIP revenues are 'interstate' and
therefore are subject to assessment for the USF. That's the
same rate ...

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