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TelecomDirect News Daily Update - December 15, 2006

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

MTS Lays Out Strategy: Cut Costs, Expand and Buyback

Following a year-long review of strategic options throughout 2006 by
incoming CEO (chief executive officer) Pierre Blouin, Manitoba
Telecom Services Inc.-through its subsidiary MTS Allstream, (which
comprises local incumbent wireline and wireless carrier Manitoba
Telecom Services and the national business services operator
Allstream) ...

Iliad Selects Cisco for FTTx

France's leading alternative broadband provider, Iliad, has
selected Cisco's Ethernet fibre-to-the-home (E-FTTH) technology
for its forthcoming roll-out of FTTx. The new network will be based
on Cisco's Internet Protocol Next Generation Network (IP NGN)
architecture. The first phase of the network will connect 2
million ...

Strategies to Fight Low-Cost Rivals

Companies find it challenging and yet strangely reassuring to
take on opponents whose strategies, strengths, and weaknesses
resemble their own. Their obsession with familiar rivals,
however, has blinded them to threats from disruptive, low-cost
competitors. Successful price warriors, such as the German
retailer Aldi, are changing the ...

EC Sets Common Spectrum For Short Range Unlicensed Wireless

Yesterday, the European Commission (EC) said it will implement a
series of spectrum set-aside allocations across European Union
(EU) member states for a variety of unlicensed, short-range
wireless devices, including radio frequency identification
(RFID), medical implants, garage door openers, wireless alarms,
baby monitors, ...

Nokia Siemens JV in Jeopardy

A corruption scandal that includes charges of money-laundering
via Greece and Lichtenstein has thrown a spanner into the works
of the merger that would create the world's second-largest vendor
of wireless infrastructure. In a terse, 219-word statement,
Nokia Corp. and Siemens AG, whose combined networks divisions
were ...

Email Gets More Outsourced Options

A slew of newcomers are using promises of compliance to push
email management services, in a trend that could mean growth in
outsourced options. Recent announcements include MX Logic, a
four-year-old firm based in Colo., which today unveiled MX Logic
Message Archiving, a nationwide Web-based email service based on
technology from ...

Visa Invests in Mobile Payment Facilitator

Mobile payments continue to intrigue Visa International. In its
latest move, the company is making a strategic investment in
mFormation and has forged a strategic alliance with the mobile
device management (MDM) solutions provider. The companies plan
to work together to advance over-the-air (OTA) solutions for
mobile payments ...

Public Hotspot Deployments Show No Sign of Abating

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. The popularity of public Wi-Fi hotspots
continues to grow quickly, and the number of worldwide
deployments will double over the next five years, reports
In-Stat. This includes both stand alone sites and muni-wireless
deployments. From 2005 to 2006, there has been significant
public hotspot usage uptake within ...

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