The TelecomDirect News Daily Update
For November 06, 2006
LLU Lines Reach 1 mil. Mark
The number of local loop unbundled (LLU) lines in the United
Kingdom has reached the one million mark following a rapid
acceleration in unbundling activities since the beginning of
2006. According to the United Kingdom's Office of the Telecoms
Adjudicator (OTA), the total number of unbundled lines reached
968,656 on 29 ...
Deutsche Telekom Not Interested in WiMAX Licences in Germany
Germany's fixed-line incumbent, Deutsche Telekom, has decided not
to participate in the planned auction of WiMAX licences. Last
week, the German Federal Network Agency started pre-registrations
for companies seeking to participate in the planned auction of
point-to-multipoint broadband wireless licences in the 3.4-3.6
GHz band. ...
Vivendi Shares Edge Lower After Company Says Buyout Talks Failed
PARIS -- Vivendi SA shares fell Monday after the French media and
telecom group said talks on a tentative buyout offer from investment
fund Kohlberg Kravis Roberts had ended without a firm proposal.
Shares in Vivendi fell 1.2 percent to E29.96 (US$38.23) in Paris as
the market digested a statement in which Vivendi confirmed on ...
Cingular 3125: A Sleek Smart Phone
The days of the clunky, ugly smart phone are ending. Thanks to
sleek, sexy models like Motorola's Q, smart phones are becoming
stylish as well as highly intelligent. One of the latest smart
phones to combine beauty and brains is the Cingular
3125. Featuring a slim clamshell-style design, the Cingular 3125
packs an impressive ...
Leap Introduces Unlimited Mobile Web
In an effort to spruce up its Cricket Communications brand, Leap
Wireless International announced the availability of an unlimited
wireless Web plan. The plan will cost interested customers $50 per
month. With the new product launch, Cricket customers can have
unlimited access to Cricket's Mobile Web Portal. Subscribers
Shunning Merger Vote Yet Again, FCC Grants BPL Dereg Parity
Although the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) today
delayed its vote on the AT&T/BellSouth merger for the second
time, the regulator nevertheless partially tackled another sticky
issue by deregulating a portion of the emerging U.S. broadband
over power line (BPL) business. In a 4-0 unanimous decision (with
the new GOP ...
Aruba Outlines FMC Strategy
Wireless LAN startup Aruba Wireless Networks has laid out a
five-stage plan for bringing fixed/mobile convergence (FMC) to
enterprise users. Aruba says that the move to FMC has already
begun. The firm belives that the market will continue to grow and
evolve over the next few years. Initially this involves scaling
networks to handle ...
Time Warner VOIP Growth Slows
Time Warner Cable Inc. , the cable industry's leading VOIP
player, may be reaching a limit on how many IP phone subscribers
it can sign up. In its Q3 earnings release Wednesday, the
nation's second largest cable operator reported that its
'Digital Phone' product turned in its second straight
quarter of decidedly ...
ZigBee Emerges as the Wireless Mesh Network of Choice
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- In-Stat believes that because of the clarity
of the ZigBee standard, the organizational strength of the ZigBee
Alliance and the involvement of several of the world's largest
semiconductor companies, ZigBee will emerge as the dominant
wireless mesh networking technology. Wireless mesh networks ...
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