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CommunicationsDirect News Daily Update - February 23, 2007

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PricewaterhouseCoopers Presents
The CommunicationsDirect Daily Update
For February 23, 2007

UMC Plans FMC Launch in Q2

Ukraine's second-largest mobile operator by subscriber numbers,
Ukrainian Mobile Communications (UMC), has announced plans to
launch a fixed-mobile convergence (FMC) service in the first half
of 2007, reports Ukrainian News. The package will be targeted at
corporate clients, and will enable both fixed-line and mobile
services on a ...

Vodafone Signs First MVNO Deal in the Netherlands

Vodafone's Netherlands unit yesterday signed its first MVNO deal
with the country's largest electronics retailer, Dexcom. The
five-year agreement between Vodafone and Dexcom Telecom Services
empowers Dexcom to launch an MVNO under its brand using
Vodafone's network. Dexcom is expected to launch services in the
second quarter ...

Understanding Customer Experience

Anyone who has signed up for cell phone service, attempted to
claim a rebate, or navigated a call center has probably suffered
from a company's apparent indifference to what should be its
first concern: the customer experiences that culminate in either
satisfaction or disappointment and defection. Customer experience
is the ...

Allworx, Team to Provide SMBs VoIP

Allworx and have teamed to provide a VoIP platform
to resellers that service SMBs. offers
business-class VoIP services that include SIP trunk connectivity
across IP PBX/Key systems, T1 or T3 data circuits, network
monitoring, management and security. Allworx's IP PBX/Key systems
are designed for ...

Report: VOIM Sounds Better than PSTN

Voice over Instant Messaging (VOIM) is a growing challenge to
traditional TDM-based voice, a new Heavy Reading report finds. And
one reason is that VOIM just sounds better. VOIM clients such as
Skype Ltd. mix IP voice with messaging, file transfer, and even
video. VOIM services also detect 'presence', or the
availability of ...

IEEE to Speed Up WiMAX

Looking beyond current 802.16e Mobile WiMAX technology, the IEEE
hopes to boost speeds of 802.16m to 1Gbps by 2009 and possibly
merge it with 4G. Calling it gigabit WiMAX, the standards-setting
organization is mapping an aggressive timeline to develop the new
technology standard by the end of 2007 and have it finalized by

Motorola on Rocky Road

Motorola Inc. says it will continue to have some tough times in
the first half of this year, and isn't expecting operating
margins to improve until the last six months of the 2007.
Speaking at a Bank of America Conference on Wednesday, Dave
Devonshire, the CFO of the Schaumburg, Ill.-based company, said
the first two ...

The Portable World Driving Strong Growth in Portable Electronics

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- As more digital content becomes available,
consumers demand new and improved ways to access this content via
wired and wireless technologies, reports In-Stat. And, in an
increasingly portable world, consumers are demanding ways in
which to take their digital content with them wherever they
go. As a result, ...

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