The TelecomDirect News Daily Update
For July 26, 2006
Lucent Profit Meets Lowered Forecast As Revenue From U.S. Operations Lags
MURRAY HILL, New Jersey -- Lucent Technologies Inc., the
telecom equipment maker being acquired by rival Alcatel SA, said
Wednesday that profit declined in the third quarter due to
weakness in its North American operations. Net income for the
quarter ended June 30 fell to $79 million, or 2 cents per share,
from $372 million, or ...
Telefonica Moviles First-half Net Profit Up 12.8 Percent
MADRID, Spain -- Spanish wireless operator Telefonica Moviles on
Wednesday said first-half net profit rose 12.8 percent compared
to the same period in 2005, helped by solid growth in several
Latin American countries and improved domestic margins.
Madrid-based Moviles said net profit stood at Euro 1.05 billion
(US$1.33 billion) ...
United Kingdom: NTL, Virgin Unveil Quadruple-Play Package
NTL has unveiled plans to offer quadruple-play services before
the year-end, taking the first step towards exploiting
opportunities from its acquisition of Telewest and Virgin
Mobile. Unlike Carphone Warehouse, Orange and BSkyB, NTL has said
that it will not offer a free broadband service, but instead
provide free TV to customers who ...
Netherlands: KPN Loses Legal Challenge to "Unfair" Regulation
Dutch telecoms group KPN has lost its legal challenge against
what it refers to as unequal regulation between itself and cable
companies. KPN took the Dutch state to court last month arguing
that it should be treated the same way as cable operators, given
that its and cable operators; networks were capable of providing
the same ...
World: Telecom Italia Posts 5.6% Rise in H1 Revenue, Selling Brasil
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Telecom Italia has announced its first-half 2006 results showing a
5.6% year-on-year (y/y) rise in revenue to 15.34 billion euro
(US$19.3 billion). Compared to revenue of 14.53 billion euro in the
first half of 2005, the 2006 result reflects new revenue sources,
without which revenue would have grown by 2.6%. EBITDA (earnings
Firefox: The Next Generation
Mozilla has just released the first public beta version of Firefox
2.0, the open source organization's popular Web browser. The
updated software, code-named 'Bon Echo' marks an evolution
of the program that has successfully challenged the overwhelming
dominance of Microsoft Internet Explorer. Firefox 2.0 Beta 1...
Google Takes Maps Mobile
Google unveiled Google Maps for mobile, which delivers live
traffic maps and road conditions to a cell phone. The service
provides information on traffic conditions in more than 30 major
metro areas, which is delivered directly to a mobile phone upon
request, according to the company. Road conditions are
categorized by color: red ...
Courting Disaster: Telenor Unveils Satcom In A Briefcase
Telenor Satellite Services, jumping into the fray surrounding the
massive criticism resulting from the lack of emergency-
communications capabilities revealed by last year's Hurricane
Katrina disaster, has gone to market with what may be the world's
first complete satellite-based emergency communications response
kit small enough ...
Moto Makes New Friends
Motorola Inc. kept the newswires busy today with a string of
partnership announcements and the acquisition of video server
firm Broadbus Technologies Inc. Announcing the deals during its
strategy day, Motorola appears to have joined Nortel Networks
Ltd. in adopting an alternative strategy (partnerships and
NARUC Tunes Up Termination
A task force assembled by the National Association of Regulatory
Utility Commissioners (NARUC) submitted to the Federal
Communications Commission (FCC) Monday an intercarrier
compensation reform plan that appears to stand a good chance of
adoption. The new plan, called the Missoula Plan, proposes a
common (and lower) termination rate ...
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