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TelecomDirect News Daily Update - October 25, 2006

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PricewaterhouseCoopers Presents
The TelecomDirect News Daily Update
For October 25, 2006

Dutch Parliament Approves Landmark "Cable Network Unbundling" Bill

Dutch parliamentarians yesterday voted to approve a proposal that
forces domestic cable companies to share their networks with
rivals, triggering what could become a global strategy for
regulating the cable industry. In a move that would greatly
appease the country's dominant telecoms company KPN, a majority
of legislators voted ...

T-Mobile and Radiokomunikace Launch DVB-H Trials

The Czech Republic's number-two mobile operator T-Mobile Czech
Republic has launched trials of the Digital Video Broadband
Handheld (DVB-H) technology in co-operation with telecoms company
Radiokomunikace. The new offering will be called 'TV in Your
Pocket' and will comprise 10 TV channels, including CT24,
EuroNews, ...

Government in China Issues Technical Standard for Mobile Broadcasting

China has issued a technical standard for broadcasting multimedia
content such as television programmes to mobile devices, the Wall
Street Journal reports. The newspaper quoted a statement by the
State Administration of Radio, Film and Television as saying the
home-grown standard "is very important for the growth of our

Enpower ENP680: An Entry-Level Laptop

While everybody would love to own a high-end laptop featuring
plenty of power and the latest networking bells and whistles,
real world financial concerns force most of us to seek lower
priced, less capable machines. But trading off features against
cost requires a careful balancing act. After all, cutting away
too many ...

Deutsche Telekom to Create New Service Units

BERLIN - Deutsche Telekom AG announced Tuesday that it will set
up new service units in an effort to improve efficiency, and also
said it has no new job cuts in the pipeline beyond existing plans
to cut 32,000 staff. The Bonn-based company said it would hire
around 4,000 additional staff for call centers and customer
service ...

Japan's Security-lock Cellphone Knows When Owner Strays Too Far

TOKYO -- A new mobilephone in Japan locks automatically when its
owner moves too far away and can be found via satellite
navigation when it goes missing. The P903i from NTT DoCoMo,
Japan's top mobile carrier, comes with a small black card
about the size of a movie-ticket stub that works as a security
key by connecting wirelessly ...

BT Group Says it Bought Counterpane to Expand its Services

LONDON -- BT Group PLC, the former British state phone monopoly,
said Wednesday it bought Counterpane Internet Security Inc., a
provider of managed networked security services, as it seeks to
expand its professional services business. Financial details
were not disclosed. Counterpane currently monitors 550 networks
worldwide ...

Sprint Picks San Diego for First Rev A Launch

Sprint Nextel customers in San Diego will be the first to
experience the carrier's commercial EV-DO Revision A service,
which is available today. Sprint, which previously announced an
aggressive Rev A rollout for this year, also unveiled other
markets where Rev A will be available before the end of 2006,
with coverage ...

New Handset Company Targets Motorola, Nokia

NEC Corp. and Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd., using its
Panasonic brand name, have created the joint cellular-handset company
agreed on this summer as the companion to a larger joint venture
that includes Texas Instruments. The partners are calling their
joint venture Esteemo, a name that was 'coined from a ...

T-Mobile Pilots WiFi/Cell Service

With little fanfare, T-Mobile USA has launched its long-anticipated
dual-mode WiFi-cellular service, known as 'HotSpot@Home'
in a pilot program aimed at residential customers in Seattle. The
pilot, which got underway yesterday, marks a milestone in the
company's drive to make good on CEO Robert Dotson's pledge
to ...

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