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TelecomDirect News Daily Update - October 09, 2006

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PricewaterhouseCoopers Presents
The TelecomDirect News Daily Update
For October 09, 2006

France Telecom Plans to Turn Russia Orange

International telecoms group France Telecom (FT) is to launch its
'Orange' brand in Russia on 10 October 2006. FT will offer
services through its Moscow-based, 100%-owned subsidiary, Equant.
Billboards bearing the Orange logo have begun appearing in Moscow,
and while the official cost of the rebranding campaign has not ...

FM Modulators are HOT!

FM modulators -- those devices that allow your iPod or your XM
Radio receiver to play through your car radio -- are hot! Not
only are they hot in the sense of being popular, but they're also
hot in the RF sense, transmitting with illegally high power
levels. And there are some that want even higher power! Now, we

Regulator Sets Deadline for 3G Licence Application

France's telecoms regulator ARCEP has set 17 November 2006 as the
deadline for applications for the country's last remaining 3G
licences. In a statement, ARCEP said it needed to ascertain the
number of 3G players in the market while sharing the GSM 900 and
1800 MHz bands to be reused for 3G services. "This ...will be
the" ...

Orange, HP Win EU IT Deal

France Telecom's business services division, Orange Business
Services, and computer manufacturer HP have won a 210 million
euro (US$264.6 million) IT contract from the European Union. The
contract is for the creation and management of sTESTA (secured
Trans European Services for Telematics between Administrations),
the EU's ...

T-Mobile Set to Launch Mixed Cellular-Wi-Fi Phones in One Market

T-Mobile USA is set to launch by year's end a new breed of mobile
phones that can pass live phone calls between cellular and Wi-Fi
networks, a top executive told The Associated Press on Friday.
Robert Dotson, chief executive of the U.S. subsidiary of Deutsche
Telekom AG, declined to disclose the specific market where ...

T-Mobile USA Gets the 3G Message

E-mail, social networking and wireline displacement, but not
mobile TV. That's how T-Mobile USA sees its coming 3G network
being used in the future. At a press conference on the carrier's
plans to spend $2.66 billion over the next three years on a
UMTS/HSDPA network, T-Mobile USA CEO Robert Dotson said that the
operator ...

DoJ Quiet As FCC Readies AT&T/BellSouth Decision

Amid reports that the U.S. government is set to approve AT&T's
proposal to buy BellSouth for $67.1 billion with minimal or no
conditions, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has put
the merger item on its Oct. 12 meeting agenda, raising
speculation that the regulator's green light likely will be
coordinated with ...

Symbol Gets Sued

Enterprise wireless networking firm Symbol Technologies Inc. says
that some shareholders are trying to prevent the proposed $3.9
billion buyout of the company by Motorola Inc. The Holtsville,
N.Y.-based company put out a statement on Friday saying that
'putative class action lawsuits have been filed against the
company in ...

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