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CommunicationsDirect News Daily Update - January 12, 2007

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Fri, 12 Jan 2007 11:40:13 EST

PricewaterhouseCoopers Presents
The CommunicationsDirect News Daily Update
For January 12, 2007

Enterprise Architecture as Strategy: Creating a Foundation for
Business Execution

Does it seem you've formulated a rock-solid strategy, yet your
firm still can't get ahead? If so, construct a solid foundation
for business execution -- an IT infrastructure and digitized business
processes to automate your company's core capabilities. In
Enterprise Architecture as Strategy: Creating a Foundation for
Business ...

Turkcell Achieves 14% Y/Y Subscriber Growth in 2006

Turkcell announced a 14% increase in its overall customer base to
31.8 million in Turkey at the end of 2006, from 27.9 million
subscribers in the same period last year. Of the current total
subscriber base, 5.8 million were post-paid subscribers and the
remainder -- 26.0 million-were prepaid ...

AT&T to Phase Out Cingular Brand from Next Week

Following the completion of the AT&T-BellSouth merger, AT&T has
announced that it is to begin phasing out the Cingular Wireless
brand from next week, beginning with adverts showing both the
Cingular and AT&T logo with the Cingular logo being phased out
over a period of months. Significance: The AT&T Wireless brand

U.N. Telecom Agency Not Seeking to Control Future of Internet

GENEVA -- The United Nations will not try to take the lead in
determining the future of the Internet, the head of the
U.N. telecoms agency said Friday. Hamadoun Toure, a Malian who
was elected as director-general of the International
Telecommunications Union in November, said the agency would be
just one of many organizations ...

Microsoft, Verizon Aren't Playing Games

LAS VEGAS -- Consumer Electronics Show (CES) -- Here at CES, companies
such as Verizon Communications Inc. and Microsoft Corp. are
making it clear that gaming can't be taken lightly in the world
of next-gen communications services. Microsoft puts the X in
IPTV Microsoft shocked the world here Sunday when it ...

Mobile-TV Pricing: How It's Working

After a somewhat lackluster start, mobile TV is generating
greater interest in the world of communications. However, the
first wave of such services has presented a number of challenges
to mass-market adoption. First, before TV enthusiasts can watch
live sport or news broadcasts on their mobile phones, they have
to sift through a ...

Sprint Powers-Up Pricing Plans

Sprint Nextel is hoping to entice customers with new plans that
will enable them to extend their unlimited evening talk
hours. The carrier is rolling out Sprint Power Pack pricing
plans, designed for both individuals and families. The Power
Packs are designed to give customers access to unlimited nights
and weekends at 7 p.m. ...

Alvarion Heads Downmarket

The news that Alvarion Ltd. has formed a joint venture with
a Taiwanese partner to build end-user devices brings the
development of WiMax networks to a new phase, according to
executives on both sides of the deal. Tel Aviv-based
Alvarion says it will partner with Accton Technology Corp. of
Taipei to build high ...

Voice Support Key for WiMAX

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- Regardless of whether voice is directly
marketed and supported by their WiMAX service provider, the
majority of WiMAX subscribers will use their broadband connection
for at least some of their voice communications within the next
several years, reports In-Stat. At the end of 2006, In-Stat
estimates that there ...

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