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TelecomDirect News Daily Update - August 14, 2006

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The TelecomDirect News Daily Update
For August 14, 2006

Russia: Enforta Acquires Two Wireless Broadband Providers

Enforta has acquired 100% stakes in the wireless broadband providers
SkyTelecom and Mir TV, reports Prime-TASS. The stakes were bought
from unnamed personal shareholders, and no financial details of the
agreements have been disclosed. Created in 2002, SkyTelecom offers
wireless broadband access services in the south-western region of

Technologies for Disabled Inspire Mobile Web Solutions

The Web is a place where the interests of people with and without
visual disabilities converge. That's because all mobile Web users
confront many of the same usability limitations that visually
impaired people ordinarily encounter when surfing the Web on any
device. Taking a cue from technologies designed to help
visually ...

Video iPod Jumpstarts Portable Media Player Market

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- Even though Apple's video-capable iPod
technically does not fit the definition of a 'true Portable
Media Player (PMP)', it has given the product class a boost,
reports In-Stat. Today, consumers are more aware of portable video,
additional PMP brands, and ways in which they can download video
to ...

Sprint Claims Victory in Data Broker Suit

Sprint Nextel is touting another win in its fight to fend off
data brokers trying to fraudulently obtain and sell wireless
customer call detail records. The latest: the carrier will
receive a $1 million settlement from 1st Source Information
Specialists. Sprint was pleased with the outcome of the court
case. "Our customers are ...

FCC Launches Sweeping Telecom-Regulation Review

It sure doesn't look like beach reading. The Federal
Communications Commission (FCC) started its latest biennial
review of telecom rules and regulations, seeking public input on
a broad range of items that might be modified or repealed in
order to encourage 'meaningful economic competition' between
U.S. service providers of ...

T-Mobile: UMA 'Round the Corner?

It's already been a big week for cellular network upgrades in the
U.S., and now analysts say that T-Mobile USA could soon be ready to
join the fun by rolling out fixed/mobile convergence services in the
fall. Third-ranked operator Sprint Nextel Corp. said last
week it will launch a mobile WiMax network due to cover ...

Open Source Eyes Telecom

The open-source movement might not be making Cisco Systems
Inc. nervous yet, but it's definitely intent on becoming a
serious factor in the networking sphere. The last few weeks have
seen a couple of open-source ideas step beyond cult status into
the 'real' business world. Digium Inc. -- which supports the
Asterisk ...

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