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TelecomDirect News Daily Update - October 27, 2006

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The TelecomDirect News Daily Update
For October 27, 2006

Rostelecom and Beltelecom Construct Fibre-Optic Communications Line

Russia's fixed-line, long-distance incumbent Rostelecom and
Belarusian fixed-line monopolist Beltelcom have agreed a deal for
the construction of a fibre-optic communications line, reports
Novecon. When the project is completed the line will have a
capacity of 400 Gbps. Fibre-optic cables have already been laid
on the border between ...

Professor Calls for Spectrum Reform

WASHINGTON -- The coming transition of spectrum from broadcasting
applications to commercial wireless applications presents a
unique opportunity to change the way spectrum is managed in the
United States, said a noted public policy professor today. In a
paper presented at a conference on public safety spectrum and
communications, ...

Cisco Adds More Mobile To Convergence Plans

Earlier this week, Cisco said it was writing a $31 million check
to buy privately held Orative Corp., which comes with an
application that will allow Cisco to extend its Unified
Communications portfolio to such wireless handhelds as cellphones
and smartphones. The deal is set to close in Cisco's 2007
fiscal second quarter ...

September Funding Flows Toward Mobile

Of the 39 digital media startups that received venture capital
funding in September, 15 are developing products and services
around mobile devices. That factoid comes from San
Francisco-based Rutberg & Co. , which keeps tabs on venture
capital and merger events involving digital media
companies. "The pace of venture ...

Sprint Nextel Struggles Continue

Sprint Nextel Corp. reported another downbeat quarter today, with
earnings down 52 percent and poor subscriber numbers for the
three months that ended on September 30th. The No. 3
U.S. cellular operator, Sprint reported net income of $247
million for the quarter -- down from $516 million a year earlier,
despite a 35 percent ...

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