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TelecomDirect News Daily Update - August 31, 2006

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The TelecomDirect News Daily Update
For August 31, 2006

VimpelCom Raises Direct Number Tariffs, Urges Connection Fee Dialogue
with Minor Operators

VimpelCom has announced that tariffs for customers in Moscow with
'direct' numbers will rise by US$5 from 8 September 2006.
They are seven-digit numbers that can be dialled from local
fixed-line phones without the usual, national three-digit prefix. The
cheapest direct number tariffs are currently priced at around US$20

Private-Equity Firms Eye TeliaSonera

Nordic telecoms group TeliaSonera is in the sights of
private-equity fund Cevian, making it the latest big-name
telecoms company in the sights of private-equity firms. Nordic
paper Dagens Industri reports that Cevian and its allies have
amassed substantial stakes in the company, and could be preparing
a swoop. The report adds that Cevian ...

Telenor ASA Completes Acquisition of Serbia's Mobi 63

BELGRADE, Serbia -- Telenor ASA on Thursday formally took over
Serbian mobile phone operator Mobi 63 after making the euro 1.5
billion (U$1.9 billion) payment to the government. Serbian Prime
Minister Vojislav Kostunica said that the arrival of Telenor to
Serbia is a proof that we are a stable country for foreign ...

Telefonica to Re-brand Fixed Line, Mobile Operations in Czech Republic

PRAGUE, Czech Republic -- The country's largest
telecommunications company Telefonica O2 Czech Republic said
Thursday it would begin re-branding its fixed-line and mobile
services. As of Friday, the company will begin using the O2
brand for its fixed-line and mobile units, previously known as
Cesky Telecom and Eurotel ...

Yahoo! Go Arrives on Windows Smartphones

Yahoo! is trying to up the ante against rival Google in the
mobile space by making its Yahoo! Go for Mobile service available
for smartphones operating on the Windows Mobile OS. The Yahoo!
Go service encompasses several applications, such as Yahoo! Mail,
Yahoo! Search, Yahoo! Photos, Yahoo! Address Book and Calendar
and Yahoo! News, ...

FCC Prepares For Another Big Spectrum Auction

Currently in the midst of an advanced wireless services (AWS)
spectrum auction whose bids have already approached $13.6
billion, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is now
gearing up for a 2007 contest on radio frequencies collectively
known the 1.4 GHz bands for both fixed and mobile services. The
FCC's Wireless...

Wireless Piggybackers Put on Notice

We've all done it: You're using your laptop in a location without
hotspot access. You want onto the Internet, so you start scanning
for open wireless LANs. You find one and, regardless of who owns
it, you piggyback a ride onto the Web. Yesterday, the California
legislature passed a law (AB 2415) that takes the first steps ...

Alcatel Lucent Merger Under Fire

As Alcatel and Lucent Technologies Inc. prepare to merger, any
hopes of a quiet wedding ceremony have been dashed by opposition
from both sides of the Atlantic. The two firms have moved fast
since they formally announced their engagement in early April
this year, appointing (and re-appointing) senior management, ...

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