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TelecomDirect News Daily Update - October 24, 2006

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For October 24, 2006

Regulator Gives Initial Approval to Allocation of 3G Frequencies in Russia

Russia's Telecommunications Ministry has announced that
frequencies for 3G services will be allocated to mobile
operators, reports Dow Jones International News. The news follows
a meeting of the State Radio Frequency Commission yesterday (23
October). Details have not been revealed regarding either the
amount of frequencies available ...

Vivendi Files Corruption Complaint Against T-Mobile

PARIS -- Vivendi SA said Tuesday it filed a complaint against
T-Mobile in the U.S., claiming the Deutsche Telekom subsidiary
illegally appropriated its US$2.5 billion investment in one of
Poland's leading mobile telecommunications operators. The
suit, which claims T-Mobile took over Vivendi's investment in
Polska ...

T-Mobile to Participate in Hiwire Trial

When Hiwire launches its DVB-H trial in the 700 MHz spectrum in Las
Vegas next month, wireless operator T-Mobile USA will be part of the
high-profile trial. According to a Hiwire executive, within 60 days
of Hiwire's formation, T-Mobile signed on to participate in the
trial. However, the operator is only participating in the trial

NTT, TransTeleCom Ink Link Deal

Japan's Nippon Telegraph and Telephone (NTT) and Russia's
TransTeleCom yesterday disclosed an agreement to exchange
traffic and to work jointly to develop international data-
transmission services. Tokyo-based NTT says its main NTT
Communications Corp (NTT Com) operating subsidiary and
Moscow-based TransTeleCom signed ...

Verizon: Make Way for ViOS

First there was FiOS. Now, there's ViOS. In an exclusive LRTV
interview taping at Light Reading's Ethernet Expo on Monday,
Verizon Business's VP of Advanced Data and IP Services, Tom
Roche, let slip that his company is cooking up a new brand of
fiber-based services for business called ViOS -- Verizon Integrated
Optical ...

Colubris Grabs $14M

WiFi vendor Colubris Networks Inc. has scored an additional $14
million in venture funding as it makes another run at the
enterprise wireless LAN market, specifically targeting verticals
such as healthcare and manufacturing. All of the current
Colubris investors participated in the new round. The company has
gathered $50 million ...

Wi-Fi in Consumer Electronics Devices: Embraced by Some, Shunned by Others

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- With Wi-Fi appearing in mobile PCs, home
routers, and phones, there has been much hype around Wi-Fi crossing
over into the Consumer Electronics (CE) space, reports In-Stat. But
the CE space is just warming up to Wi-Fi, with some device segments,
such as gaming consoles and handheld games, welcoming Wi-Fi with ...

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