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TelecomDirect News Daily Update - September 11, 2006

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PricewaterhouseCoopers Presents
The TelecomDirect News Daily Update
For September 11, 2006

Vodafone Joins British Broadband Race

Mobile giant Vodafone is set to enter the British broadband
market before the year-end, becoming the latest big-name entrant
in the United Kingdom's highly competitive broadband
market. Instead of pursuing the acquisition route adopted by
rival mobile operator O2, Vodafone is adopting the broadband
resale option and has signed a ...

Neuf Cegetel Plans October 2006 IPO

The largest French alternative fixed-line telecoms group has set
an October date to list 20% of its shares in an initial public
offering (IPO), which is aimed at raising between 500 million
euro (US$636.2 million) and 1 billion euro. In a statement, the
company said it had filed its IPO documents with French Stock
Exchange watchdog ...

WiBro May Be Heading for Russia

South Korea's IT chief Rho Jun-hyong has suggested that WiBro
(wireless broadband) technology, pioneered this year in South
Korea, may be launched in Russia, according to press reports. Rho
has recently returned from a nine-day tour of Russia, Romania,
Germany, and Hungary in which he showcased the capabilities of
WiBro. He stated ...

Iliad Announces Fiber Optic Network, Shares Fall

PARS -- Iliad SA, a provider of phone, Internet and TV services,
announced plans to roll out a Euro1 billion (US$1.3 billion)
high-speed fiber-optic network to French households from next year
without raising prices. The company's shares plunged as some
investors judged the plan too ambitious. The alternative ...

DOJ Wants Alltel to Shed Some Assets

After agreeing to divest some assets, Alltel received the
go-ahead from the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) to acquire
Midwest Wireless Holdings. The acquisition was first announced in
November 2005. The DOJ said it would not oppose the merger as
long as Alltel divested assets in rural Minnesota - assets that
include Alltel' ...

Nokia N93: So Cool, It's Hot

So what's the current ultra-cool, must have cell phone? A strong
case could be made for the Nokia N93. The Nokia N93 offers
multiple coolness factors, including an unusual, innovative
design, cutting edge multimedia features and a price tag that
will make envious friends emit a sustained, low whistle when you
tell them how much ...

Unified Communications Drive SMB Converged-Apps Growth

According to new research, during the next five years, revenue
growth from small and medium-sized business (SMB) converged
applications will average 47 percent per year, compared to only
16 percent for underlying IP Telephony (IPT) systems. Demand is
particularly strong for such Unified Communications (UC)
applications as Personal ...

Telecom Italia to Revamp

Trading in Telecom Italia SpA shares was suspended today at the
carrier's own request as its board meets to discuss the Italian
giant's future. The carrier announced Sunday that its
chairman met the head of the Italian bourse, Consob (Commissione
Nazionale per le Società e la Borsa), to discuss the
operator's ...

Nokia, RIM & Moto: 'Prosumer' Trinity

The rules of the game in the smartphone market changed last week.
Following Motorola Inc.s lead earlier this year with the Q phone,
Research In Motion Ltd. (RIM) unveiled the Pearl on Wednesday --
a $200 phone with a feature set that should appeal to both
business and consumer users. Nokia Corp. capped the week ...

Broadband Powerline Networking to be King in Residential Networking

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- Broadband powerline networking, a wired
technology that does not require new cabling to be installed, is
poised to emerge as a winner in the residential networking
interface race on a worldwide basis, reports In-Stat. Powerline
networking has advantages over coax and twisted-pair cabling for
in-home deployment ...

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