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TelecomDirect News Daily Update - August 07, 2006

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The TelecomDirect News Daily Update
For August 07, 2006

Senior Executives Say U.S. Has Lost Competitiveness Over Past Five Years

PricewaterhouseCoopers' Management Barometer Surveys Top
Executives Of Large, U.S.-Based Multinational Businesses.
Interviewing Of 131 CFOs And Managing Directors Was Completed In The
Spring Of 2006. NEW YORK - Nearly half of surveyed senior
executives believe the country has lost ground in its economic
competitiveness, and in ...

Italy: Vodafone Deploys Lucent's Integrated Network Solution

Vodafone's Italian unit has deployed Lucent's Intelligent Network
solution for its HomeZone fixed-mobile convergence (FMC)
project. Under its flagship 'Vodafone Casa' service, the operator
offers subscribers the opportunity to use their mobiles both as
home phones and mobile devices. The arrangement means that
customers ...

Eyes-Free, Hands-Off E-Mail

Read your e-mail while driving? The very thought sounds more like
a warning from a driver education film than a good idea. But
Waterloo, Ont., Canada-based Intelligent Mechatronic Systems
(IMS) is now offering iLane, a product it claims is the
"world's first hands-free and eyes-free e-mail solution
for in-vehicle use." ...

Sprint Rushes 'Mobile DSL' Deployment

Sprint has decided to move up the schedule for its rollout of
EV-DO Revision A wireless broadband services -- what it's touting
as 'mobile DSL' -- with plans to start delivering service to
customers during the fourth quarter. The decision, Sprint says,
came following the completion last week of successful tests of
the ...

Shareholders Nix Telent Deal

The 346 million (USA=$660 million) purchase of telent plc, the
former telecom services of Marconi, by private equity firm Holmar is
off following a shareholder revolt against the deal. At an
Extraordinary General Meeting in London last Friday, a group of
shareholders led by the largest single stakeholder -- hedge fund
Polygon -- ...

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