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Mon, 5 Feb 2007 11:44:25 EST

PricewaterhouseCoopers Presents
The CommunicationsDirect Daily Update
For February 05, 2007

Cellcom Ready for IPO

The mobile operator, Cellcom, is ready to float on the New York
Stock Exchange next week; 19 million shares will be on offer at
an expected price of between US$16 to US$18. The underwriters for
the offering are Goldman Sachs, Citigroup, Deutsche Bank, Merrill
Lynch, Jefferies & Co. and William Blair & Co. Significance: The

Recharging Phones Via Wireless

Sure, your mobile phone can receive data. But how about
electrical energy? MIT researcher Marin Soljacic foresees a day
when phone users will be able to recharge their devices via a
wireless connection. It's already well known that transferring
electric power doesn't require wires to be placed in physical
contact. Electric ...

Sweden's Ericsson and Turner Broadcasting Collaborate on Mobile Services

STOCKHOLM, Sweden -- Swedish telecommunications equipment maker
Ericsson AB said Monday it will collaborate with U.S. news and
entertainment producer Turner Broadcasting System Inc. to develop
international mobile services. Under the deal, Turner's Internet,
broadcast news and entertainment content will be developed for

Vonage Adding Enhanced Voice Tricks

Vonage Holdings Corp. will soon augment its VOIP service with
tools to set contact-specific call management rules, Light Reading
has learned. That means the Vonage sales pitch -- which has been
all about saving money against traditional phone service -- is
expanding to include user productivity, Vonage spokeswoman Brooke
Schulz ...

Europeans Band Together to Speed NFC

A new pan-European consortium wants to define next-generation
mobile services with Near Field Communications (NFC) and
accelerate development of NFC applications. Made up of
companies, universities and user groups and funded by the
European Commission, the consortium came together to develop an
open architecture for the development, ...

Verizon Sells Off SkyTel

Nationwide messaging pioneer SkyTel Corp., an indirect subsidiary
of Verizon Communications Inc. that came with the purchase of MCI
last year, has been sold to Bell Industries Inc. for a total
purchase price of $23 million. With this purchase, Bell
Industries now is comprised of three diversified operating units:
Bell' ...

Friday Funding Roundup

While no discernible thread connects the wireless startups that
announced funding rounds last week, the established players are
definitely hot to invest in strategic wireless technology right
now. A few cases in point: DARTDevices Corp: Motorola Inc. has
pumped an undisclosed amount of strategic series A funding ...

Force10 Round Hits $113M

Force10 Networks, just two weeks after bringing in over $50
million in Series F funding, has racked up an additional $60
million as part of the same round, according to documents filed
with the SEC. The 10-Gbit/s Ethernet switch specialist
quietly clinched the first slice of funding a couple of weeks
ago, raising over $50 ...

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