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TelecomDirect News Daily Update - November 15, 2006

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PricewaterhouseCoopers Presents
The TelecomDirect News Daily Update
For November 15, 2006

Telefonica Posts 84.2% Y/Y Jump in Q3 Net Profit, Raises End-2006 Guidance

Spanish telecoms group Telefonica saw its third-quarter
net profit jump by 83.8% y/y to 2.61 billion euro (US$3.34
billion), from 1.42 billion euro in the same period last year,
boosted by the 1.84 billion euro sale, in July, of its 60% stake
in the directories unit, Telefonica Publicidad Informacion (TPI),
to U.K ...

Orange Trials FMC Service

Poland's number-two cellco, Orange-part of France Telecom-backed
fixed-line incumbent Telekomunikacja Polska (TP)-is planning to
launch a fixed-mobile convergence (FMC) service. The company will
start FMC trials at the end of this month. The FMC service will be
offered under the Unifon brand. Significance: The move, which ...

Tutorial: EAP Methods for 802.11 Wireless LAN Security

Because they broadcast data on the open airways, wireless
networks present unique challenges for authentication mechanisms
not encountered on wired networks. This tutorial explores how
wireless networks are different from wired networks with regard
to authentication and presents the requirements that an
authentication method must meet in...

TeliaSonera Restructures to Improve Growth

STOCKHOLM, Sweden -- TeliaSonera AB said Wednesday it will
reorganize into four product-based units to tap into growth in
mobility and broadband services and achieve annual sales of 100
billion kronor (E11 billion; US$14 billion) in two years. The
Nordic region's largest telecommunications operator said the new
business ...

AT&T Expands Corporate Networking Services to Vietnam in Deal With
Local Telecom

HANOI, Vietnam -- AT&T Inc. said Wednesday it has expanded its
global networking services for multinational companies to Vietnam
through an agreement with Viettel Corp., a telecommunications
company run by the military. The agreement will allow AT&T to use
Viettel's domestic network to provide the same level of data ...

Vodafone, Yahoo! Unveil Mobile Search Deal

Vodafone has turned to Yahoo! to launch a new mobile advertising
initiative that will deliver savings to Vodafone customers who
opt-in to the service. As part of the agreement, Yahoo! has
signed on Vodafone's exclusive display advertising partner in the
United Kingdom. According to Vodafone, Yahoo! will use the latest

U.S. Court Shuts Spyware Purveyor

A federal court yesterday ordered the shutdown of one of those
secret 'spyware' activities that now annoy so many Internet users
and the development prompted Microsoft -- often grilled about its
product line's online security breaches and holes but a
collaborator in the government case -- to take its own legal
action against ...

Note Takers Rejoice

Israeli startup EPOS Technologies has grabbed $10.5 million in
new funding from Intel Capital and domestic VC firms Walden
Israel and Jerusalem Venture Partners as it prepares to bring its
first wireless digital positioning products to market by the end
of the year. The company has developed a pen that can track and
transfer ...

Motorola Gobbles Up Netopia

Expanding its IPTV product portfolio for telco clients, Motorola
Inc. today agreed to acquire Netopia Inc. for $208 million in
cash, or $7 per share. The companies hope to close the deal early
next year. The announcement sent Netopia shares skyrocketing, up
$1.24 (22.1%) to $6.83. Motorola shares were less exuberant, ...

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