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TelecomDirect News Daily Update - July 14, 2006

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PricewaterhouseCoopers Presents
The TelecomDirect News Daily Update
For July 14, 2006

Containing the Cost of Compliance: A Major Challenge for Financial

We hear it in almost every conversation with senior executives of
major financial institutions: Compliance is driving much of the
business agenda today, and the management teams of some of the
world's most successful institutions are growing frustrated
and concerned. They are concerned because the compliance burden
is being ...

Wind Mulls Part-Sale of Network to 3 Italia

Italian telecoms company Wind is reportedly studying the
possibility of selling half of its network to Hutchison Whampoa's
3 Italia, the daily MF said. The report adds that Wind is
considering spinning off its network, worth about 2 billion euro
(US$2.5 billion), into a separate company and subsequently
selling a 50% stake to 3...

Vodafone Set to Sue Telecom Italia for US$665.5 mil. for Market Abuse

Vodafone's Italian unit has confirmed press reports that it is to
sue Telecom Italia for abusing its market dominance, Dow Jones
reports. The company said that it would launch a 525 million-euro
(US$665.5 million) claim, accusing its rival of leveraging its
strength in other market segments to stifle competition in the
mobile sector....

Big Three Mobile Operators Accused of Discriminatory Interconnection Pricing

Russia's Association 800, which represents regional mobile
operators, has accused VimpelCom and its peers Megafon and Mobile
TeleSystems (MTS) of discriminatory practices in the mobile
termination market. Earlier this week the association issued a press
release stating that VimpelCom had sent an order to its units that
calls from ...

Palm Makes European Treo Push

Palm, along with Vodafone and Microsoft Corporation, is trying to
make push e-mail more of a desired mobile feature in Europe. The
trio is joining forces to introduce a 3G-compatible Treo device
in Europe this year. The new device will run on Microsoft's
Windows Mobile 5.0 platform, operate on a high-speed 3G/UMTS
network and ...

Cableco VoIP Tops Telco TDM In Customer Satisfaction

Consumers who now get their phone service from a cable company --
which means VoIP -- are far more satisfied than those who are
getting phone service from traditional local exchange carriers
(LECs), according to a new study by J.D. Power and
Associates. Out of the six regions rated by J.D. Power in its
2006 Residential ...

Good Wins on RIM Turf

Bearding the mobile messaging lion in its den, Good Technology
Inc. said this morning it has signed a reseller agreement with
Bell Mobility Inc. , based in Canada, the home of BlackBerry
provider Research In Motion Ltd. (RIM). Good also said it has
signed a similar deal with Australian mobile operator Telstra
Corp. Normally, when ...

Cisco, Motorola Vetting VOD

Cisco Systems and Motorola are looking to move deeper into the
cable and digital video market through acquisitions in the
video-on-demand (VOD) space, analysts and other sources say. On
the heels of last month's Cable-Tec Expo in Denver, where
rumors flew wildly on the tradeshow floor about numerous possible
deals, three ...

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