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TelecomDirect News Daily Update - October 26, 2006

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PricewaterhouseCoopers Presents
The TelecomDirect News Daily Update
For October 26, 2006

France Telecom's Q3 Revenue Nudges Up 1.2%, Thanks to 5% Rise in
Mobile Revenues

France Telecom has posted a 1.2% year-on-year (y/y) rise in
third-quarter revenue, thanks to a 5% rise in revenue at its
mobile division. Total revenue for the quarter rose to 13.1
billion euro (US$16.54 billion) with mobile services accounting
for 7.15 billion euro. Gross Operating Margin (GOM), however,
fell 3.5% to 4.9 billion ...

Telecom Italia Reiterates Convergence Strategy

Telecom Italia yesterday effectively ended speculation of a
potential sale of its mobile unit, as it reiterated its
commitment to the strategy of accelerating convergence between
fixed telephony, mobile, broadband internet and media content. In
a statement after a meeting of the Board of Directors presided
over by the new chairman Guido ...

AT&T Launches Video Monitoring Service

NEW YORK -- AT&T Inc. is introducing a home monitoring service
that includes live video surveillance on a computer or cellphone,
as well as lighting controls and detection sensors for motion,
temperature changes and flooding. The service being launched
Thursday, priced at $9.95 per month, is compatible with any
broadband ...

Norway's Telenor Telecoms Group Reports 72 Percent Increase in Third
Quarteqqr Net Profits

OSLO, Norway -- Norwegian telecommunications group Telenor ASA on
Thursday reported a 72 percent increase net profits for the third
quarter, citing strong growth in the mobile phone sector. The
group said net profit for the July through September quarter was
3.78 billion kroner (US$567 million, E450 million), compared to
2.2 ...

Verizon Goes for the Flash

Verizon Wireless, Adobe Systems and Qualcomm have something new
to talk about at Adobe's annual user conference this week:
the availability of Adobe Flash Lite via Verizon's network.
Flash Lite for BREW facilitates Flash content to run on Verizon
Wireless' Get It Now-enabled phones and enables over-the-air

BT Buys 'Bruce Bonus'

In one of the most interesting acquisitions to be announced
recently, BT is buying U.S. security firm Counterpane Internet
Security (and its personnel) in a move to expand and develop its
global managed-security-services capabilities. Word is that the
deal is as much to bring on board the company's security
gurus as it is to ...

Aricent Crashes Telecom Software Party

The world of telecom software, already developing into a scrap
between a number of big hitters, has a new major player, Aricent
Inc. But this isn't an ambitious startup. Aricent,
which has 6,700 staff and annual revenues of $300 million, is the
new name for Flextronics Software Systems (FSS) , a business unit
created in ...

Base Stations Drive Wireless Economics

New technology such as WiMax and user trends such as increased
wireless data downloads are changing the nature of base-station
design, according to the latest research from the Unstrung Insider.
The new report -- 3G Base Station Design; Wireless Network
Economics -- highlights the steady evolution of a new breed of
faster, ...

North American Households Rate Broadband as Most Important Wireline Service

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- According to the results of a new
survey of US and Canadian consumers that segments households by
demographics, all segments rated broadband the communication
service they can least live without, reports In-Stat. Survey
results also give clues about how next-generation consumer
applications, ...

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