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TelecomDirect News Daily Update - July 10, 2006

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The TelecomDirect News Daily Update
For July 10, 2006

Qualcomm's CEO says company aims 50-percent share of mobile phone chip market

BERLIN -- The chief executive of chipmaker Qualcomm Inc. said the
company hopes to capture 50 percent of the mobile phone industry's
chip market. We want to raise our market share in the mobile phone
chip segment to 50 percent. But we're not yet there where we want to
be, CEO Paul Jacobs told Dow...

Faced with industry protests, EU bids to soften roaming rates law

BRUSSELS, Belgium -- The EU's consumer-friendly attack on the
'unjustified' high cost of using a mobile phone abroad hit
roadblocks Monday as regulators debated changes to a plan that
would set a limit on how much phone companies can charge for
roaming. Under pressure from phone companies, the European...

Wireless tech company Qualcomm says trade commission to launch Nokia probe

SAN DIEGO -- Wireless technology company Qualcomm Inc. said
Monday the United States International Trade Commission has launched
an investigation into whether Finland's Nokia Corp. and its U.S.
unit engaged in unfair trade practices and infringed upon six
Qualcomm patents. Qualcomm said it seeks an exclusion order to

Garmin Quest 2 Does Double Duty

While a vehicle-mounted GPS navigation system is a great convenience
for drivers, a handheld model is just as useful for people who like
to hike, run, jog, bike or just plain walk. Targeting people who
travel on both wheels and feet, Olathe, Kans.-based Garmin has
developed the Garmin Quest 2, a GPS navigator that can be mounted
insider ...

UMC Announces Wi-Fi Plans

Ukraine's second largest mobile operator, Ukrainian Mobile
Communications (UMC), has announced plans to enter the Wi-Fi
market, reports Ukrainian News Digest. The move will attempt to
increase revenues by exploring a niche in the Ukrainian market
that remains fairly untapped. Only Golden Telecom and fixed-line
incumbent Ukrtelecom...

Tiscali Denies Takeover Talks; Plans Wireless Expansion

Contrary to recent market speculation, Italian-based internet
service provider, Tiscali SpA, is not for sale, according to
chief executive Tommaso Pompei. In an interview in La Repubblica,
Pompei rebutted speculation of an imminent sale, particularly of
the company's United Kingdom unit. "I have seen a lot of rumours ...

U.S. Wireless Online Wins Pittsburgh Wi-Fi Deal

U.S. Wireless Online was named to design, build and operate WiFi
Downtown Pittsburgh, a free outdoor wireless access service
project that got under way this week. As part of the contract,
U.S. Wireless will be tasked with setting up, as well as
operating the network. The wireless network will cover
Pittsburgh's Central Business...

Cingular Slapped With Deceptive Practices Lawsuit

Cingular Wireless has been hit with a federal class action
lawsuit accusing the mobile operator of a series of deceptive
practices and contract upgrade tricks against AT&T Wireless
Services subscribers after it purchased the rival two years
ago. The 22-page litigation, filed in the U.S. District Court for
the Western...

Strong Interest by US Businesses in 3G Service; Mid-Sized Companies
Have Greatest Reliance on Wireless

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- Nearly 5% of employees in US companies
report that they have already adopted 3G services and an
additional 15% to 20% would be likely to do so reports
In-Stat. In addition, a recent survey of over 1,000 business
users conducted by the high-tech market research firm revealed
that mid-sized companies ...

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