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TelecomDirect News Daily Update - October 02, 2006

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PricewaterhouseCoopers Presents
The TelecomDirect News Daily Update
For October 02, 2006

Siemens Bosses Defer Pay Rise, Offer Millions to Help BenQ Workforce

BERLIN -- Siemens AG said Monday it will defer an executive pay
hike and contribute the proceeds to a E 35million (US$44.3 million)
fund to help employees of its former cell phone business. The
German electronics and engineering conglomerate ceded its
unprofitable handset business to Taiwan's BenQ Corp. a year ago
as part of ...

The Tools of Cooperation and Change

Employers can choose from lots of tools when they want to
encourage employees to work together toward a new corporate
goal. One of the rarest managerial skills is the ability to
understand which tools will work in a given situation and which
will misfire. Cooperation tools fall into four major categories:
power, management, leadership, ...

Samsung SGH-X820: Thin, Thinner, Thinnest

One day, a cell phone manufacturer will produce a model that's as
thin as a sheet of paper. Until that day arrives, the Samsung
SGH-X820 will have to suffice. The SGH-X820 is a triband (GSM
900/1800/1900; GPRS/EDGE) phone that's a scant 0.27 inches thick
(thin?). At 4.4 inches long and 1.9 inches wide, and weighing only
2,4 ...

Verizon Fishes for Pretexters

Verizon Wireless, looking to get ahead of the Hewlett Packard
(HP) pretexting scandal, filed a federal lawsuit yesterday
against some of the individuals and companies who allegedly
obtained HP board of directors' telephone records. The suit,
filed in U.S. District Court in New Jersey, doesn't name
specific defendants, ...

Congressmen Tell DoJ: Hold AT&T/BellSouth Deal

Judiciary committee members of the House of Representatives and
the Senate are asking the U.S. Department of Justice (DoJ) to
delay clearing AT&T's proposed $67.1 billion purchase of
BellSouth as other opponents of the colossal deal make similar
appeals to U.S. lawmakers and government agencies. Reps. James
Sensenbrenner (...

All About Optimization

When Charles Cox, manager of telecommunications systems at Parker
Drilling, began looking for a replacement for the company's
outmoded UHF/VHF radio communications system in 2000, the
requirements were stringent. The Houston-based drilling company
operates oil and natural-gas rigs in some of the world's most
remote ...

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