The TelecomDirect News Daily Update
For October 20, 2006
Megafon in Trouble with Regulator over Interconnection Fees
Russia's Federal Antimonopoly Service (FAS) has charged Russia's
third-largest mobile operator, Megafon, with violation of
antitrust legislation. Similar charges against the country's two
largest operators, Mobile TeleSystems (MTS) and VimpelCom, have
been dropped. Megafon has issued a press release outlining its
plans to ...
Telus CEO Pitches for Deregulation
Darren Entwistle, the CEO of Telus, Canada's number two telco,
pitched for greater deregulation of the Canadian telecoms market
in a speech reported by Reuters on 18 October 2006. Entwistle
described current regulations as out of date with current
technology, which is inhibiting capital spending on new
technologies. Citing the ...
NOTHING LEFT TO ANALYZE BUT THE CUSTOMERS THEMSELVES
In the telecom industry there has been an engineering-driven
'build it and they will come' mentality that often puts
technology and product ahead of customer and marketing. But the
technologies being put in place today-like IMS and content delivery
systems-will rely on a much more sophisticated understanding of
customers and ...
Verizon Aims to Cast a Wider V CAST Net
Verizon Wireless hopes to open up its V CAST multimedia wireless
service to a larger group of its customers by offering a newly
launched daily subscription service. A 24-hour trial of the
mobile video service will run Verizon Wireless customers $3. A
monthly subscription costs $15. As with the monthly service,
daily subscribers ...
Top 10 Tips for Managing an RFP
They can be three sentences long or 300 pages. They can be
broadcast across the supplier landscape or limited to a shortlist
of preferred vendors. Some public companies and regulated
utilities are required to make them public, but most companies
prefer to issue them on the QT. Regardless, most companies put
out request for proposals ...
Alphabet Soup: SITA Offers ATI Mobile VoIP
According to one estimate, the air-transport industry (ATI) is
spending 'billions of dollars' a year on fixed and
mobile telephony services. A Swiss company now says it can save
the wireless day with a mobile Voice over Internet Protocol
(VoIP) offering. Geneva-based SITA, which claims to be 'the
world's leading ...
Verizon's Tough Zone
Verizon Wireless is taking on Sprint Nextel Corp. on its home
turf with a new ruggedized handset from UTStarcom Inc. The
G-One Type-V ruggedized mobile phone blends water-, heat-, and
drop-resistant features that are typically the domain of phones aimed
at blue collar workers and vertical enterprise applications, with
Cingular's Subs-stantial Quarter
Cingular Wireless LLC reported profits up 282 percent for the
third quarter as it added another 1.4 million subscribers to its
books. The top cellular carrier in the U.S. reported this
morning that net income grew to $847 million from $222 million in
the same quarter a year ago. Cingular's total revenues were
$9.6 billion, up 9.2 ...
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