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TelecomDirect News Daily Update - September 25, 2006

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The TelecomDirect News Daily Update
For September 25, 2006

Consolidations Continue as Cavalier Buys Talk America for US$251 mil.

Consolidation within the U.S. telecoms industry continues with
the acquisition of Talk America by the smaller, privately held
company Cavalier Telephone & TV, announced on Friday. At
US$8.10 a share, a 23% premium on Thursday's closing price,
the deal is valued at US$251 ...

Portugal Telecom Unions Back Sonaecom Takeover Bid

Unions at Portugal Telecom have opted to support Sonaecom's
takeover bid rather than back the restructuring plan of the
Portuguese incumbent's chief executive Henrique Granadeiro, the
Jornal deNegcios reports. Granadeiro plans to reduce the
company's workforce by 1,000 a year over the next three years,
whereas ...

Mercora to Debut Mobile Music Service

LOS ANGELES -- Mercora Inc., which distributes software for
webcasting music, is making a bid for the bourgeoning mobile
music market with a new application that enables users of select
wireless devices to listen to tracks stored on PCs or other
users' computers. The Santa Clara-based firm was to debut
the service, dubbed ...

Say Hello to New Communication Twists

SAN JOSE, California -- The world has instant messaging. Text
messages. E-mail. Voicemail. Blogs. Online social networks. And
the good old cell phone. But, if you thought there were enough
ways to communicate with others, think again. At this week's
DEMOfall 2006 conference in San Diego, a showcase of some of the
most ...

A Step Toward Nanotelecom Technology

Nanotechnology holds the key to developing mobile telecom
products, including phones and wireless data devices, that are
smaller than a shirt button. Such systems could be easily and
inexpensively integrated into an array of items, ranging from
clothing to credit cards to supermarket products to computer
chips. In a step potentially ...

Palm Remains Upbeat on Q1 Profit

Palm continues to remain profitable, but CEO and President Ed
Colligan says the company's top line isn't good enough, and
executives are determined to improve the company's competitive
position in the coming months. Colligan's message came as the
Sunnyvale, Calif., company yesterday reported revenue of ...
Sprint Nextel Readies Continued Reseller Court Fight

The Sprint Nextel combination's legal battles with resellers
continues to fester, and the merged company says it will fight an
Illinois federal court decision ordering it to divest select
Midwest wireless operations within 180 days. The wireless
carrier will seek a stay and an appeal of the divestiture ruling
by Judge Thomas ...

Dutch Treat: Netherlands Gov't Exits Telecom

The Dutch government has become the latest legislative body to
get entirely out of telecommunications, this morning selling off
its last 8-percent stake in incumbent carrier Royal KPN NV and
pocketing $2.7 billion. The cash is to be used to reduce the
national debt. Elimination of the government's ownership of
any part of ...

Sprint Pushes Dualmode Talk Button

Sprint Nextel Corp. is gearing up to launch its first dualmode
CDMA/iDEN cellphones soon, according to a Sprint VP. The devices
could be particularly useful to enterprise users that have long
depended on the reliability and range of the walkie-talkie-like
push-to-talk (PTT) service on the iDEN network. Sprint Nextel
first ...

Vendors Unite for IMS Pitch

Cisco Systems Inc., Nokia Corp., and Siemens Communications Group
are working together to bid for a monster IMS (IP Multimedia
Subsystem) engagement at France Telecom SA, according to industry
sources. The vendors have formed a consortium to respond to a
wide-ranging RFQ (request for quotation) from France Telecom that

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