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TelecomDirect News Daily Update - September 27, 2006

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PricewaterhouseCoopers Presents
The TelecomDirect News Daily Update
For September 27, 2006

Sony Ericsson P990i Pushes the (Pay) Envelope

A cell phone that sells for about $1K ought to have some pretty
impressive features, and the Sony Eriksson P990i certainly
does. With goodies like a 2-megapixel camera, a flip-down QWERTY
keyboard, a business card scanner and support for both 3G/UMTS
and Wi-Fi networks, the smart phone ranks near the top of the
coolness -- and ...

Telecom Italia Shelves Plan to Sell Mobile Unit, Signs Deal with Sony

Embattled Telecom Italia has affirmed that there are no plans to
sell any of its assets, including the contentious mobile unit
Telecom Italia Mobile (TIM), although the fixed and mobile units
would still be split. Speaking at a hearing convened by the
Italian market regulator, Consob, new Telecom Italia chairman
Guido Rossi said that ...

3 Ireland Gets DVB-H Mobile TV Licence

Hutchison Whampoa's 3 Ireland unit has won a preliminary licence
from Ireland's telecoms regulator, ComReg, to trial mobile TV
services using a digital video broadcasting handheld (DVB-H)
platform. The trials follow the success of 3 Ireland's range of
TV content, including highlights from English Premiership soccer
matches ...

Music Services and Phones Sing Nokia's Song

NEW YORK -- Nokia has turned up the volume on its mobile music
plans. At its Open Studio press event today, the Finnish handset
manufacturer unveiled two new music-focused handsets and several
accessories. More importantly, though, it talked about its vision
for providing music services. As an outgrowth of its acquisition
of ...

Insider: Trio Takes DR to Next Level

A technology trio could revolutionize disaster recovery for enterprise
storage managers. According to the latest Byte and Switch
Insider, the standard methods of disaster recovery -- replication,
mirroring, and archiving -- aren't cutting it anymore. It is
simply too costly, time consuming, and complicated to apply these

Symbol's Dunkin' Devices

Wireless enterprise device maker Symbol Technologies
Inc. was in New York City today to show off a slate of new
ruggedized products just a week after the firm said that Motorola
Inc. plans to buy it for $3.9 billion in cash. The
No. 2 enterprise WiFi player had a new outdoor 802.11 mesh box on
show as well as an ...

Lucent Stretches 100-GigE

Bell Labs, which has made a hobby out of 100-Gbit/s Ethernet
lately, has presented lab results that claim serial 100-Gbit/s
transmission across a 2,000km distance. Bell Labs parent Lucent
Technologies Inc. divulged the results earlier today at the
European Conference and Exhibition on Optical Communication
(ECOC) in a paper ...

Asia Pacific Leading Metro Ethernet Services Market

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- Asia Pacific (APAC) is leading the market
adoption of metro Ethernet services, as Japan and South Korea
companies are entering the mass adoption stage, reports
In-Stat. The APAC market registered 0.632 million business metro
Ethernet service subscribers in 2005, the high-tech market
research firm says. Most of ...

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