The CommunicationsDirect News Daily Update
For January 11, 2007
Motorola, Siemens Win Public Network Contract in Norway
The Norwegian national public safety radio network, Nodnett, has
selected U.S. telecoms equipment vendor Motorola and German
electronic equipment maker Siemens for the implementation of a
nationwide network. According to the terms of the deal, Siemens
will coordinate the project, while Motorola will supply core
network infrastructure, ...
Where Can the MVNO Model Succeed?
It was a big blow to the telecom industry when ESPN announced that it
was pulling the plug on its MVNO business. If ESPN, with the No. 1
male brand name in the country, can't make it as a content-based
MVNO, then who can? Almost every major newspaper and trade pub
has commented on the ESPN failure. In a nutshell, ESPN had ...
Next-Gen Offers Adopt Classic Feature Sets
While VoIP can offer cost savings and productivity-enhancing
tools, business customers -- particularly the small ones -- are
less than eager to part with features of their familiar -- albeit
outdated -- key systems, PBXs or Centrex services. With this in
mind, hosted and software-based IP PBX vendors are beginning to
roll out offers that ...
Cisco Files iPhone Suit
Releasing a major downpour on Steve Jobs' iPhone parade, Cisco
Systems Inc. said late today that it has filed suit against
Apple Inc. for trademark infringement for use of the
'iPhone' brand. Cisco has owned the iPhone marque
since it acquired Infogear in 2000 as part of its Linksys division.
FCC to Comcast: 'No Waiver for You'
LAS VEGAS -- Consumer Electronics Show (CES) -- The Federal
Communications Commission (FCC) appears determined to enforce its
rules requiring cable operators and consumer electronics makers
to use the same type of separable security in set-top boxes and
cable-ready TVs. On Wednesday night the Commission announced it
had denied a ...
Cingular Sees iPhone as Path to Growth
As the exclusive U.S. partner for the newly introduced iPhone,
Cingular Wireless believes adding the multimedia phone to its
portfolio will help draw in new subscribers and boost revenue.
The companies, which bring different corporate cultures to the
table, began working on a partnership 2 years ago, according to
Glenn Lurie, ...
On The Hill: Net Neutrality, Round Two
It didn't take Sens. Byron Dorgan (D-N.D.) and Olympia Snowe
(R-Maine) long to reintroduce network-neutrality legislation. How
much momentum it picks up remains to be seen, though the
net-neutrality champions were quick to get on board. The two are
members of the Senate Commerce Committee, which will have
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