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TelecomDirect News Daily Update - August 29, 2006

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PricewaterhouseCoopers Presents
The TelecomDirect News Daily Update
For August 29, 2006

EU Study Reveals Need for More Competition, Finds Mobile Households
Exceed Fixed

The European Commission's efforts at forcing incumbent telecoms
operators to open up their infrastructures to competition
received a boost last week. A new study released on Friday (25
August) found that greater competition and streamlined European
rules encouraged greater investment and ...

FCC, Wireless Industry Unhappy with New FAA Directive

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and the wireless
industry have criticised a new directive from the Federal
Aviation Administration (FAA) to introduce more checks when
companies site new antennas or make modifications to existing
ones. The FAA had in June proposed plans to modify and expand the
scope of its Part 77 rules ...

Uncovering Revenue Leakage Problems in Broadband and Data Services

Given today's tight margins and competitive landscape, most
providers now understand that revenue assurance needs to be a
proactive element of every service rollout. In this article, we
will look at a configuration-based approach to fighting revenue
leakage in flat-fee services that are delivered over
packet-switched ...

Get Real with Wireless Price Points

Unless they come to the party with deep pockets, the major
winners in the AWS auctions that begin next month will have to
secure financing for network buildouts. Companies with big plans
for WiMAX operations are faced with the same challenge. To be
successful, they will need to convince investors with business
models that show they ...

Tests and Tools Heed the VoIP Call

While VoIP (voice-over-IP) service reaches deeper into millions
of homes and businesses, and its place in the triple play bundle
rises to near-must-have proportions, the testing of the
service's tricky nuances and complexities is entering the
mission-critical stage. For the most part, the status of VoIP
testing is at best a work ...

MobilePro Helps RCN Make a Quadruple Play

RCN Corporation and MobilePro forged an agreement to sell
wireless services, which will enable RCN to become a
quadruple-play provider. The deal marks the first time wireless
will be offered to RCN customers. The companies plan to work
together to roll out an initial trial in September, offering a
range of monthly plans aimed at ...

Rumor Du Jour: France Telecom Could Enter PT Fight

With Portugal's Competition Authority (AdC) now expected to rule
by the end of the week favorably -- albeit with major stipulations --
on Sonae's hostile takeover bid for Portugal Telecom (PT), rumors
out of Europe say France Telecom is about to step into the fray and
will, together with a clutch of Spanish banks, help fund more...

WiFi Gets High

As questions continue to arise about large-scale mesh WiFi
deployments in big cities, the technoscenti have begun to ask: Is
there a better way? The answer is yes, according to Jerry Dix,
chairman and CEO of 5G Wireless Communications Inc., which
supplies 'cellular-style' WiFi for outdoor and indoor networks.

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