The TelecomDirect News Daily Update
For September 19, 2006
Laying the groundwork for change: Managing organisational change
Organisational culture, often simplistically referred to as "the
way things are done," is in fact a complex concept. At the core
of the culture lie implicit and explicit perceptions and priorities
that influence both overt and covert behavior. Core cultural
components are, for example, the way individuals communicate, what
FCC AWS Auction Ends at US$13.9 bil.
The auction of 1,122 licences for spectrum in the 1710-1755 MHz
and 2110-2155 MHz bands for the operation of both fixed and
mobile services has now closed. Beginning on 10 August, the
auction raised a total of US$13.9 billion-US$13.7 billion after
discounts -- just shy of the hoped-for US$15.0 billion. With the
BCE Spins Off Telesat with IPO
Bell Canada Enterprises (BCE) today announced that it is to spin
off satellite unit Telesat in an IPO of non-voting stock in
Canada and the United States. A preliminary prospectus and a
registration statement have been filed with the Canadian
Securities Administrators filing system (SEDAR) and the
U.S. Federal Communications Commission....
Motorola to Buy Symbol Technologies for $3.9 Billion
CHICAGO -- Motorola Inc. said Tuesday it will acquire Symbol
Technologies Inc. for about $3.9 billion (E3.08 billion) in a
deal that expands the world's second-largest cellphone
maker's presence in the market for business-oriented mobile
devices. The deal for Symbol, which makes portable bar-code
scanners and customized ...
Emap to Provide Content for BT's New Internet-based TV Service
LONDON -- Magazine and radio group Emap PLC signed a deal Tuesday
to provide music programs for a new Internet-based TV service from BT
Group PLC. BT said that the agreement offers it access to a range
of music channels built around Emap's print, radio and press
brands including the magazines Q, Kerrang!, FHM and Smash Hits,...
Is It Back To The Drawing Board For Pending Telecom Reform?
The number of senators doubting the passage of telecom legislation
this session continues to grow. We only have three
weeks, said Sen. John Sununu (R-N.H.), featured this past
weekend on C-SPAN's "The Communicators" show (which
will encore tonight at 8 p.m. on C-SPAN 2.) Noting that some
lawmakers are ...
Freescale's Silicon Sell-Off
On a big day for bidding wars in the wireless sector, chipmaker
Freescale Semiconductor Inc. could be at the center of one
right now, according to a research note from UBS AG . Motorola
spinoff Freescale has already agreed to a deal that would see it
bought by The Blackstone Group for $17.6 billion. UBS, however,
notes that the ...
Base Station Sales Will Remain Strong but Decline Looms After 2008
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- September 18, 2006 - Revenue from sales
of cellular base stations will remain strong through 2008, reports
In-Stat. But, by 2009, base station revenue will begin a steep
decline. Spending on cellular base stations by cellular
service providers these last few years has been untypical, as
spending on ...
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