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TelecomDirect News Daily Update - July 28, 2006

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PricewaterhouseCoopers Presents
The TelecomDirect News Daily Update
For July 28, 2006

World: TeliaSonera Posts 4.5% Rise in Q2 Revenue

TeliaSonera increased its second-quarter 2006 revenue by 4.5%
year-on-year (y/y) to 22.737 billion Swedish kronor, helped by
improved sales boosted by its recent acquisitions and strong
growth in its international mobile operations, which offset
declining revenues at its domestic Swedish and Finnish
fixed-line ...

Making Revenue Assurance Maturity Models Practical

Revenue Assurance Maturity Models (RAMMs) are abundant today,
because they are useful as evaluative tools and can provide the
basis for a phased roadmap. Yet their documentation often lacks
pointers for crossing over from the academic realm to the real...

Pay Phones Suffer As Cell Phone Use Rises

NEW YORK -- A stroll along Ninth Avenue in Manhattan reveals an
ugly picture of the state of the pay phone these days. The phones are
sticky, beat up and scarred, and some don't work at all. A
child's change purse is stuffed on one phone ledge, along with a
large wad of wrapping plastic. On a nearby ledge, an empty bottle
of ...

Telecom Heavyweights Test UMTS 900

Qualcomm and Lucent Technologies, along with O2 and its
subsidiary Manx Telecom, announced plans to conduct a
UMTS/high-speed downlink packet access (HSDPA) trial using 900
MHz spectrum. The trial will take place on the Isle of Man. For
its part in the trial, Lucent will supply its UMTS/HSDPA base
station products developed for the ...

FCC Stats: CLECs The Big Losers As Wireless Use Soars

Competitive local exchange carriers (CLECs) are taking a worse
beating than incumbents as growth in mobile wireless lines during
the latter half of 2005 continued to erode the wireline base,
according to recently issued government figures on local
competition in the United States. The Federal Communications
Commission (FCC) yesterday ...

Alcatel Slams Wireless Price War

Alcatel CEO Serge The Merge Tchuruk lashed out at his company's
GSM infrastructure rivals today, saying they were driving pricing
levels down to unsustainable levels in a bid to win market share.
Talking during his company's second-quarter conference call,
Tchuruk said that a lot of the players involved in ...

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