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TelecomDirect News Daily Update - June 23, 2006

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The TelecomDirect News Daily Update
For June 23, 2006

Thunderstorm Risk for Mobile Users, Says British Medical Journal

Doctors have warned against using mobiles and music players
during thunderstorms, thereby raising yet another debate on
mobile usage and possible linked health risks. Writing in the
British Medical Journal, the doctors cited several cases of
people being struck by lightning while using their handsets,
arguing that holding a metal object...

ZTE Open to Mergers and Acquisitions for More Partnerships

Chinese telecoms equipment maker ZTE plans to seek partnerships
to strengthen its product offerings, and is also open to a merger
or acquisition deal to become more competitive in the global
telecoms equipment market, according to Dow Jones reports citing
a company executive. Cao Qiang, vice president of ZTE's
mobility division, said ...

France Telecom to Invest US$80 million in Moldova's Orange

France Telecom's Orange unit has announced that it is to invest
US$80 million in its Moldovan unit, formerly known as Voxtel, over
the next five years. The funds will go towards coverage expansion and
improvement of services offered by the ...

Disney Makes Mobile Inroads in India

The Walt Disney Internet Group (WDIG) aims to keep its finger on
the pulse of wireless growth. To that end, the company has forged
its second content deal in India in the past several months.
WDIG has signed a deal to deliver Disney-branded mobile content
to Reliance Communications for its Reliance Mobile service. While
terms were...

Major Surgery: Sonae, Telefonica Could Carve Up PT

The drama surrounding the hostile takeover battle for Portugal
Telecom (PT) ratcheted up another notch with reports out of
Portugal hinting Spain's Telefonica SA, which owns 9.96
percent of PT, has quietly come to terms with Sonae, which is
looking to take over PT via a $12.85 billion bid. As outlined,
the deal would see ...

Nokia Nixes Sanyo Deal

Following on the heels of forming one major joint venture, Nokia
Corp. is nixing another one. The mobile technology giant
announced on Thursday that it will not be forming the new CDMA
device company with Sanyo Electric Co. Ltd., which the the two
companies announced on February 14. Furthermore, Nokia plans
to ramp down ...

Who's Going to Buy Tellabs?

Is Tellabs Inc. going to be the next company taken out in the
telecom equipment world's continuing wave of consolidation? It
has all the characteristics of an acquisition target, but
analysts are split on who the best buyer would be, as most of the
obvious names have some good reasons not to take the plunge.
Tellabs, like...

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