The TelecomDirect News Daily Update
For December 13, 2006
Eepad Partners With Neuf Cegetel To Offer Algeria-France Calls
Eepad, the Algerian ISP, has entered into a partnership with the
French operator, Neuf Cegetel, to offer international VoIP calls
between France and Algeria. The agreement means that those of
Eepad's ADSL subscribers who also have a Neuf Cegetel
subscription will be able to make and receive international VoIP
calls. This means that ...
Wireless Enters the Political Arena
Wireless technology may be the next big thing for election
campaigning and even voting, but its use could initially be
troubling, according to media experts. Wireless phones have been
increasingly used internationally in the past few years, to great
political and strategic affect among political groups. The
Waiting for WiMAX
In the high-speed networking arena, plenty of people and businesses
are waiting for WiMAX. That includes today's 3G wireless data
service providers, who have the most to lose from a widespread WiMAX
deployment. But 3G carriers can breathe easy, since WiMAX
probably won't be a major technology--at least in North America
BT Confirms WiMax Ambitions
Domestic reports out of the U.K. confirm what Unstrung readers
already knew. BT Group plc looks set to re-enter the mobile
market using WiMax or similar wireless broadband technology.
Back in October, we reported that BT was plotting to bid on a
wireless broadband spectrum auction in the in the 2.5GHz to
2.69GHz band in order ...
T-Mobile's Backhaul Bugbear
LONDON -- Backhaul Strategies for Mobile Operators: Europe --
Mobile operators are being forced towards alternative backhaul
strategies by prohibitively expensive leased-line pricing
structures, according to Emin Gurdenli, Technical Director at
T-Mobile (UK) . Giving the keynote address at today's Light
Reading Live conference in ...
ITC Rules in Broadcom/Qualcomm Spat
The U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) has ruled that
Qualcomm is infringing on a patent held by rival Broadcom
Corporation. The ITC accepted an administrative law judge
(ALJ) recommendation that found Qualcomm did infringe on some of
Broadcom's patents. However, the recommendation, which was
issued in October, ...
Chinese PMP Market Becomes Established in 2006
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- New entrants, declining prices, and
improvements in product features are making Portable Media Player
(PMP) shipments gain traction in 2006 in China, reports In-Stat.
Early adopters will remain the primary market for PMPs in China
in 2007, the high-tech market research firm says. PMP shipments
in China will ...
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