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TelecomDirect News Daily Update - July 06, 2006

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The TelecomDirect News Daily Update
For July 06, 2006

AOL May Offer Its Services for Free

NEW YORK -- America Online, the online unit of Time Warner Inc.,
is considering offering its services, including e-mail, free to
customers who already have a high-speed Internet connection, The
Wall Street Journal reported Thursday. Under terms of the
proposal, which comes amid AOL's quickly depreciating subscriber
base, AOL ...

Nokia in US$150 million deal to expand GSM/GPRS networks in China

HELSINKI, Finland -- Nokia Corp. on Thursday announced a US$150
million deal to further expand mobile phone networks for Henan
MCC in China, the company's largest single market area.
Deliveries for the contract -- the 11th expansion of GSM, or
Global System for Mobile communication, networks for Henan Mobile

AT&T Offers Voice, Broadband and Wireless Bundle

AT&T has launched an All Distance wireline, AT&T Yahoo! High
Speed Internet and Cingular Wireless package for US$100 per
month. For their money, consumers will get unlimited
direct-dialled long-distance calling and local calling; Caller ID
and the choice of two other features; internet access at 384 Kbps
to 1.5 Mbps downstream,...

Siemens Deploys WiMAX Network for Orbitel

Siemens has announced that it has deployed a WiMAX network for
Orbitel in Colombia's third-largest city, Cali. The nework, which
is based on Colombia's WayMAX@vantage solution comprising base
stations, modems and a monitoring and control system, will
provide wireless broadband internet access in direct competition
to xDSL...

Fixed-Line Operator CenterTelecom Expects to Profit From Russia's CPP

Regional fixed-line operator CenterTelecom has revealed that it
expects to generate a profit of 133.12 million roubles (US$4.95
million) in 2006, as a result of the Calling Party Pays (CPP)
principle, which was introduced in Russia on 1 July 2006, reports
Prime-Tass. According to the ruling, mobile users are no longer
charged for ...

Broadcom, TI Challenge Qualcomm

Qualcomm is once again the subject of a complaint. The latest:
Texas Instruments and Broadcom have filed a complaint in South
Korea, alleging antitrust behavior. The complaint, filed with
the South Korea Fair Trade Commission, charges Qualcomm with
wielding its CDMA market dominance to keep competitors out of the
market ...

Homeland Security NIPP's At Telecom

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has released a
sweeping, 196-page report on implementing a nationwide national
infrastructure protection plan (NIPP), with telecom networks,
cyber security and information technology (IT) playing one of the
central roles in American preparedness and recovery. In
completing the work, DHS ...

Mobile WiMax Takes Fixed Field

It may not be long before the 'd' in 802.16d stands for
'defunct'. More and more WiMax companies acknowledge that 802.16e
-- the standard often called 'mobile WiMax' -- is in demand for
fixed deployments, too. "We think the basic technology for WiMax
will be 802.16e," says Tzvika Friedman ...

Vonage Peer Makes a Fine Whine

8x8 Inc. shareholders are feeling testy about the company's
sagging stock price. So much so that CEO Bryan Martin Wednesday
issued an open letter meant to reassure them. While several things
may be pulling 8x8's stock price down, 8x8 has clearly been hit
with some shrapnel flying from the general direction of
Vonage's ...

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