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TelecomDirect News Daily Update - December 06, 2006

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PricewaterhouseCoopers Presents
The TelecomDirect News Daily Update
For December 06, 2006

Deutsche Telekom Reshuffles Top Management

As Deutsche Telekom's new CEO (chief executive officer),
René Obermann has started his reign as the boss of
Europe's largest telecoms group with a top management reshuffle,
which was approved on 5 December during the telco's supervisory
board meeting. Obermann appointed the former head of European sales
and service ...

Rogers Indicates National Ambitions Using VoIP

Speaking during an investor conference held by UBS, Ted Rogers,
CEO of Rogers Communications, the largest cable TV and wireless
carrier in Canada, has indicated that VoIP will form part of a
plan to expand both voice and broadband services beyond the
company's existing footprint for cable infrastructure.
Significance: Rogers ...

EU Calls for Consumer-Driven Telecoms Standards

The European Union telecoms commissioner, Viviane Reding, has
called for telecoms regulators to allow room for consumers to
decide on successful telecoms standards by choosing the platform
that offers the services they want. Speaking at the ITU Telecoms
World conference in Hong Kong, Reding said that regulators should
no longer be the ...

Cable Company NTL Says It Won't Make a Formal Bid for ITV

LONDON -- Cable and telephone company NTL Inc. said Wednesday it
has abandoned plans for a 4.7 billion pound (E 7 billion; US$9.3
billion) takeover bid for British broadcaster ITV PLC and will
concentrate on integrating recently acquired businesses.
NTL's interest in Britain's largest independent TV
broadcaster ...

Samsung Blackjack: Playing the 3G Card

Thinking of stepping up to 3G: Cingular is ready to deal you in
with the Samsung Blackjack. The new UMTS/HSPDA-capable smart
phone is targeted at busy professionals who need constant voice
and data connectivity. Featuring a sleek, black case, the
Blackjack sets a new size and weight standard. Measuring an
ultra-trim 4.4 x 2.3 x 0.6 ...

McDowell May Vote on AT&T-BellSouth Merger

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas for AT&T Inc., as
Washington sources say the FCC may approve the telco's merger
with BellSouth Corp. with fewer concessions than even the
carrier itself expected. (See Critics Consider AT&T Merger
Conditions.) This new turn centers on a decision by Republican
Federal ...

Nortel Pushes WiMAX

Nortel announced WiMAX trials with Toshiba in Japan, which will
be conducted in the northern Tohoku region. Separately, Nortel is
working with Chunghwa Telecom to build Taiwan's first integrated
local government WiMAX network, according to the company. In its
partnership with Toshiba, Nortel will deliver base stations
and ...

Report From Hong Kong: Convergence The Top Topic

The hot word reaching TelecomWeb news break from the massive
International Telecommunication Union (ITU) show being held in
Hong Kong this week is 'convergence' of fixed a mobile, at least
as far as voice and data go -- but the cold shoulder is
apparently being given to mobile TV. There's a lot of discussion
about ...

Device Lockdown

Network Chemistry Inc. has extended its security system so that
administrators can now protect Microsoft Corp. -- and Symbian
Ltd. -- based smartphones against data loss and network
infections. According to Brian De Haaff, vice president of
product management and marketing at Network Chemistry, adding
Symbian and Microsoft support to ...

Cellular Base Station Silicon Makers Face WiMAX, Other Challenges

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- Just as 3G is deployed after years of
delays, there is now a new potential fly-in-the-ointment, WiMAX,
reports In-Stat. However, WiMAX is not the only threat to
cellular base station semiconductor manufacturers. Not only has
cellular subscriber growth started to slow, but also cheaper
semiconductors from Asia ...

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