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CommunicationsDirect News Daily Update - January 10, 2007

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The CommunicationsDirect News Daily Update
For January 10, 2007

Apple iPhone Launches, Cingular Gets U.S. Exclusive

At the Macworld Expo in San Francisco, Apple yesterday unveiled
the long-awaited and much-heralded iPhone (despite the name being
trademarked by Cisco). The large but slim (114mm by 61mm by
11.6mm) 135 gram, OS X based device resembles a slab type PDA and
comes in 4Gb and 8Gb variations priced at US$499 and US$599 ...

Vivendi Invincible in PTC Case

The French media company, Vivendi, has demanded that the telecoms
group, Deutsche Telekom, return either the cash or the shares that
the German telco bought from the Polish power conglomerate, Elektrim,
in Poland's number-one mobile operator, PTC. Vivendi bases its
claim on the recent ruling by the Austrian Supreme Court, which ...

Radio Industry Tunes in Change

The broadcast radio business is undergoing a rapid
transformation, and most conventional AM/FM receivers will soon
be heading to the landfill. The U.S. broadcast radio market,
currently dominated by thousands of local stations transmitting
analog signals, is being forced into radical change by the
arrival of numerous listening ...

EarthLink's New Muni Wireless Broadband Reseller: Vonage

VoIP mogul Vonage, in a move that surprised most observers,
signed a three-year pact with ISP EarthLink under which it will
resell EarthLink municipal Wi-Fi services under the Vonage brand
name. In effect, to a least a limited extent geographically,
this turns Vonage into an ISP. Official Vonage statements
indicate the game ...

CES: Sprint Streams WiMax

LAS VEGAS -- Consumer Electronics Show (CES) -- Sprint Nextel
Corp. is continuing to push ahead with its ambitious mobile
WiMax plans despite recent financial wobbles. The operator has
been running live demos of the technology here at CES and now
plans to initially launch in four cities -- rather than two -- in
2007. The cities are ...

CES: Cisco Preps Home Invasion

LAS VEGAS -- Consumer Electronics Show (CES) -- In case there was any
doubt, Cisco Systems Inc. very much wants to be the backbone of
the next generation of networked homes. CEO John Chambers laid
out a grandiose vision of his company's consumer-market ambitions
in today's keynote speech at the Consumer Electronics ...

Layoffs on Tap at Sprint

Sprint Nextel shares were down as much as 11% this morning on
news that the wireless carrier served up a tepid outlook and
announced plans to lay off about 5,000 workers. The carrier said
it expects to report full-year 2006 consolidated operating
revenues of roughly $41 billion. Looking ahead to full-year 2007,
Sprint is forecasting ...

Small Businesses Continue to Fuel Hosted VoIP Market

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- Hosted VoIP telephony has experienced
another year of steady growth, as the small business market
continues to be the sweet spot with most deployments in the
20-to-50 seat range, reports In-Stat. Hosted VoIP will continue
to experience dynamic growth over the next few years, with
projected revenues exceeding $2 ...

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