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TelecomDirect News Daily Update - October 23, 2006

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PricewaterhouseCoopers Presents
The TelecomDirect News Daily Update
For October 23, 2006

Drillisch Plans Merger with Rivals to Fend Off T-Mobile and Vodafone

German telecoms services provider Drillisch is considering a
merger with four rivals to create a group to rival market
leaders, T-Mobile Germany and Vodafone Germany, according to
Paschalis Choulidis, Drillisch CEO (Chief Executive Officer), who
was interviewed by the German daily, Frankfurter Allgemeine
Sonntagszeitung. Drillisch is ...

FCC Releases Telephone Subscriber Report

The U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has issued the
annual report on telephone subscription in the United States
using data from the current population survey (CPS) undertaken by
the Census Bureau in March 2006. The key questions utilised in
this survey examine whether a household has any type of telephone
service-fixed, ...

European Ombudsman Probes O2 Complaint on Roaming Charges

BRUSSELS, Belgium -- The European Union's Ombudsman said
Monday he had opened an inquiry into a complaint by O2 over an EU
antitrust probe that found the British mobile phone operator charged
excessive roaming fees. O2 complained that the European
Commission failed to grant proper defense rights or access to
documents ...

Cingular, Siemens Support 3G/IMS R&D

Siemens Networks and Cingular Wireless are joining forces in an
effort to better equip university students and researchers to
push the envelope on third-generation IP multimedia subsystem
(IMS) convergence applications. The 3G/IMS lab is being set up at
the Georgia Institute of Technology. The goal of the lab will be
to research the ...

French Telcos Buy Themselves Presents

Rival French telecom operators Iliad Group and France Telecom (FT)
have signed small acquisition deals during the past 24 hours in moves
to boost their competitive positions in widely divergent markets.
Iliad is to acquire fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) operator Citefibre,
while FT is picking up majority control of IT service house ...

Cisco Dials Up Videoconferencing

Who hates videoconferencing? Cisco Systems Inc. hates
videoconferencing. "There's such a disdain in upper management
here for videoconferencing," says Randy Harrell, a director of
product marketing for Cisco. He tells of one executive who
intentionally shows up 15 minutes late for any videoconference,
hoping that ...

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