The CommunicationsDirect Daily Update
For January 25, 2007
Cingular's Outstanding Last Quarter Before AT&T Mobility Calls
In a set of outstanding figures for the fourth quarter of 2006 -
the last quarter in which Cingular Wireless reports before
becoming AT&T Mobility-Cingular's results indicate the company is
in a strong position as it moves into the next phase of its
existence. Total revenues of US$9.8 billion for the fourth
quarter were up ...
Leading Change: Why Transformation Efforts Fail
Businesses hoping to survive over the long term will have to
remake themselves into better competitors at least once along the
way. These efforts have gone under many banners: total quality
management, reengineering, rightsizing, restructuring, cultural
change, and turnarounds, to name a ...
Nokia 4Q Profits Rise on Growing Sales
HELSINKI, Finland -- World-leading mobile phone maker Nokia Corp.
said Thursday that its profits jumped 19 percent on growing sales
in the fourth quarter, beating market expectations and sending
shares soaring. Net profit came to E1.27 billion (US$1.65
billion), up from E1.07 billion in the fourth quarter of
2005. Quarterly ...
Cbeyond Adds Converged E-Mail Package To Base Offering
Cbeyond Inc., a managed-services and VoIP provider to small
businesses, says its new integrated voice-mail service merges a
company's mobile and landline voice messaging into one
easy-to-access voice mailbox. In addition, this new offering
includes a unified messaging feature that allows customers to access
and manage their ...
RGB & EGT Go to the Edge
With the cable industry increasingly obsessed with delivering
advanced video services, RGB Networks Inc. and EGT Inc. are both
bringing out new network edge products to help MSOs process all
the different services and content elements. RGB is arguably
taking the bigger step, debuting a new edge QAM video modulator
at the Society of ...
The Perils of Being Slim
Even by the standards of the volatile mobile handset business,
the disastrous turnaround at Motorola Inc. -- which saw its
profits fall 48 percent in the most recent quarter -- is
remarkable. On a two-year roll after the 2004 release of the
popular RAZR device, which changed design standards for
cellphones, Motorola saw its ...
As US Retail VoIP Grows Quickly, Wholesale VoIP Follows Suit
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- The US market for VoIP advanced dramatically
in 2006, adding 3.8 million VoIP households in 2006, reports
In-Stat. As a result, wholesale VoIP revenues are growing
quickly, as MSOs, Skype, and a myriad of new entrants-most
lacking network facilities-enter the market and drive demand for
telephony features and ...
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