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CommunicationsDirect News Daily Update - January 03, 2007

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The CommunicationsDirect News Daily Update
For January 03, 2007

AT&T Outlines Consolidated Strategy

Following the completion of the AT&T-BellSouth merger at the
close of 2006 after a number of concessions proposed by AT&T,
AT&T CEO Edward Whitacre has been reported by the Wall Street
Journal as outlining the company's strategy for the consolidated
entity. Key to the strategy is ...

Mobile Managed Network Services Set For 5-Year Spike

Managed network services provide continued opportunities for
mobile communications service providers to offload
network-operation tasks to third parties. Additionally, these
services allow infrastructure vendors to secure new revenue
streams, according to ABI Research, which forecasts double-digit
compound annual growth rates ...

Alcatel-Lucent Closes Nortel UMTS Deal

Nortel's UMTS business is now officially part of Alcatel-Lucent,
which paid $320 million for the business and related assets. The
deal was put to bed on Dec. 31. A tentative deal was originally
announced in September, but Alcatel-Lucent forged a definitive
agreement last month after closing its own merger involving the
then ...

Essar Offers $11B for Hutch Buyout

The race for Hutchison Essar has intensified as Vodafone Group
plc and Reliance Communications Ltd. have officially entered the
fray, while minority shareholder Essar Teleholdings has
reportedly offered to buy out its joint venture partner. Essar
has offered $11 billion for Hutchison Telecommunications
International Ltd.'s ...

AT&T Hits Lowered U-verse Goal

AT%T Inc. says there are no technical problems to blame for its
only launching U-verse IPTV service in 11 markets during 2006.
The carrier had been saying it would launch U-verse in 15 to 20
markets during 2006. But it revised its goal downward in a
December 21 press release: AT&T now expects to launch AT&T ...

Satellite TV Uplink Industry a Key Driver For Digital Video Program Services

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- The worldwide Satellite TV uplink industry
is emerging as an important growth driver for a wide and
expanding range of digital video production equipment and video
management products, reports In-Stat. This market will experience
solid, sustained incremental revenue growth, and have a value of
US$306 million ...

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