The TelecomDirect News Daily Update
For October 17, 2006
Europe Maintains Lead in OECD's Broadband Penetration Index
Denmark has jumped to the top of the June 2006 Organisation for
Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) fixed broadband
penetration league table, displacing Iceland from the number one
spot, but maintaining Europe's sterling performance as a
broadband haven. Denmark's broadband penetration edged up
from 25% at end-2005 to ...
Mobile Operators Enter Polish Fixed Voice Market
PTC has joined Polkomtel in entering the fixed-line market. Pawel
Szarkowski, a spokesman for the company, was cited in local news
sources as saying that the company planned to win tens of
thousands of subscribers by the end of 2006. Significance:
According to industry regulator UKE, the country had 11,803,000
subscribers, of which ...
Telenor Wins Major Tax Case in Norwegian Supreme Court
OSLO, Norway -- Norwegian telecoms group Telenor ASA won a nearly
3 billion kroner (US$448 million; E353 million) tax settlement in the
supreme court on Tuesday. Telenor sued Norwegian tax authorities
for rejecting a tax deduction in 2001 when the group sold shares at a
loss in Danish mobile phone operator Sonofon Holding A/S ...
Nokia, Turner Broadcasting in Pact to Enable Users View Cartoon Network on
HELSINKI, Finland -- Nokia Oyj, the world's largest cell phone
maker, said Monday it entered an agreement with Turner
Broadcasting for mobile phone users to view Turner's Cartoon
Network on mobile handsets in Europe. Cell phone subscribers,
using Nokia's Content Discoverer, will be able to browse,
download and ...
Sprint Gets Reprieve in iPCS Case
Sprint Nextel's iDEN network will continue to operate in iPCS
territories following the stay of a Circuit Court ruling. Sprint
also announced that Qualcomm's Qchat will power next-generation
push-to-talk (PTT) services when its CDMA2000 1XEV-DO Revision A
network gets up and running. Sprint mounted an appeal in its
AT&T: We're Sticking With FTTN
Rumors that AT&T Inc. is abandoning the fiber-to-the-node (FTTN)
part of its Project Lightspeed broadband access network makeover
are being shot down by the carrier and industry analysts this
week. Following a fiber-to-the-home conference and the Broadband
World Forum, analysts, equipment makers, and competitors once
FON's $5 WiFi
Hotspots get a whole lot cheaper and potentially more secure,
while converged devices get more ruggedized and mesh goes solar
in this week's new-product roundup. FONtime: WiFi chipmaker
Atheros Communications Inc. is working with wireless upstart FON
to provide potential customers with a souped-up 802.11g router
for public ...
Booming Camera Phone Sales Drive Image Sensor Market
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- In 2005, the image sensor market continued
its strong growth, spurred by the booming camera phone market,
reports In-Stat. Camera phones comprised over 70% of all digital
cameras that shipped in 2005, and the vast majority of these
devices used Complimentary Metal Oxide Semiconductor (CMOS)
sensors, with the ...
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