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TelecomDirect News Daily Update - July 18, 2006

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The TelecomDirect News Daily Update
For July 18, 2006

Cable's Quad Play

Cable companies want to control everything in the home, including
wireless. Does it mean the end of cellular as we know...

France: Vivendi Pulls Out of PagesJaunes Sale

French conglomerate Vivendi has pulled out of the race to acquire
France Telecom's 54% stake in directory-services provider
PagesJaunes, citing high price as its reason. "Primarily,
due to price considerations, we will not participate in the bid
for the acquisition of PagesJaunes, in the best interest of
our ...

Netherlands: Warburg, Cinven Snap Up Casema for US$2.6 billion

The prospect of consolidation in the Dutch cable industry moved a
step closer today as private-equity companies finalised
plans to merge the country's third-largest cable operator,
Casema, with Multikable. Less than four years after buying Casema
from France Telecom, Providence Equity Partners and the Carlyle
group have ...

Microsoft, Nortel Form Telecom Alliance

Microsoft Corp. and Nortel Networks Corp. have formed a four-year
alliance to develop and sell products that aim to give people
more sophisticated ways to communicate with each other. The
wide-ranging deal, which could be extended, is focused on selling
high-tech business communications offerings to corporations. It
was announced...

BellSouth Shareholders Vote On AT&T Bid

The 'moment of truth' is approaching this week for BellSouth
shareholders who will be asked to approve the $67.1 billion purchase
offer from AT&T and to incorporate the Cingular Wireless joint
venture into the combined carrier company. Atlanta-based
BellSouth has scheduled a special meeting of shareholders for Friday
to vote ...

Microdot, Meet Memory Spot

Promising to 'bridge the physical and digital world',
Hewlett-Packard Co.said today it has developed a miniature
wireless data chip that can store up to 4 megabits of data and
transmit information at speeds of up to 10 Mbit/s. Resembling
an RFID chip on steroids, the new experimental chips have a built-in
antenna ...

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