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TelecomDirect News Daily Update - November 09, 2006

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The TelecomDirect News Daily Update
For November 09, 2006

Deutsche Telekom Posts 20.4% Y/Y Fall in Q3 Net Profit on Customer Exodus

German incumbent Deutsche Telekom posted a 20.4% year-on-year
(y/y) fall in its third-quarter net profit to 1.94 billion euro,
from 2.44 billion euro in the same period last year, on a 2.8%
y/y increase in revenues to 15.48 billion euro, from 15.06
billion euro respectively. Adjusted EBITDA (earnings before
interest, taxes, depreciation ...

Verizon Launches FiOS and MPLS-Capable VPN WAN for Businesses

In conjunction with the announcement that Verizon is to launch a
new VPN WAN product aimed at business customers, it has been
reported that Verizon is to utilise the fibre network currently
being deployed mainly for consumer oriented services-FiOS
internet and FiOS TV-for the roll-out of new business oriented
offerings. The VPN WAN ...

BT Says Q2 Profit Rose 28 Percent on Global Services

LONDON -- British telecommunications company BT Group PLC said
Wednesday that fiscal second-quarter profit rose 28 percent as
results from the company's global services technology consulting
and management unit pushed up earnings. Net income came to 475
million pounds (US$904.7 million; E708.6 million) from 371
million ...

Case Study: Telenet's Broadband Service Offering

Belgium's largest cable and Internet provider enticed subscribers
to pay above and beyond their flat-rate charges but at the same
time boosted customer satisfaction through personalized,
self-managed plans. Telenet-Belgium's largest provider of
Internet service and CATV-has a portfolio that includes broadband
Internet access, ...

Analysis: Telecom Bill Unlikely Under New Congress

At least one analyst firm believes the Democratic turn in
Congress could bring more scrutiny to telecommunications issues,
particularly merger activity and possibly spectrum, but it won't
bring a major shift in telecommunications policy in general."We
believe Democratic victories in the mid-term elections point to
more ...

C&W: 'The Plan Is Working'

Cable Wireless (C&W), releasing financial results for the first
half of its fiscal year this morning, says its turnaround plan is
working and, indeed, is ahead of schedule. The company took a
65-percent hit to net profits in order to pay for some of the
massive layoffs involved in its plan, but it nonetheless handily
beat ...

Cisco Soars in Q1

Cisco Systems Inc. appears to be firing on all cylinders, as the
company beat analyst estimates with its first-quarter earnings
and claimed solid growth on all fronts. Pro forma earnings per
share hit 31 cents, compared with analyst estimates of 29 cents
as tallied by Reuters Research . Moreover, for its second
quarter, which ...

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