The CommunicationsDirect Daily Update
For March 15, 2007
Wireless Added to Co-Branded Vonage-Motorola Router
Motorola has announced that it has struck a deal with VoIP
service provider Vonage to build in the VoIP service for a
co-branded wireless router. The VT2542 internet phone adapter and
wireless router has class-of-service features that prioritise
voice over data to maintain voice quality while other demands are
being made on network ...
TelecomTactics Survey 2006: Telecom Manufacturers Round Out System Portfolios
A look back at business telephony system introductions in 2006
indicates that leading telecommunications manufacturers are
rounding out their telephony system portfolios and focusing on
growing businesses. Very small offices, mid-size enterprises and
larger businesses with multiple sites all intend to grow and
profit, and thus, require a ...
Nokia, Siemens Say Their Joint Venture to Start Operations April 1
FRANKFURT, Germany -- Nokia Corp. and Siemens AG said that their
50-50 joint venture will start operating on its own at the start
of April as it competes with industry leader Ericsson AB. The
companies said the venture -- made up of the Finnish cell phone
maker's network business group and Siemens' carrier-related ...
EU Telecoms Ministers Reach Informal Agreement on Setting Limit
on Roaming Charges
HANOVER, Germany -- European Union telecommunications
ministers agreed on a plan to cut mobile phone roaming fees at a
meeting today, a spokesperson for EU Telecoms Commissioner
Viviane Reding said. Ministers from the 27 EU nations met at the
yearly CeBIT technology trade show in Hanover. The spokesperson
said they reached ...
Seven Steps to Safer WiFi
We've all done it: You need quick access to email, so you jump on
that free WiFi connection at the local coffee shop, the airport, or a
conference hotel. What are the chances you'll get hacked, anyway?
Think again. If you use unsecured WiFi in the clear, without
any encryption or security, you're asking for it. Your ...
Mobile Data Gains Momentum
European mobile data service revenues are growing faster and
sooner than expected, according to two new analyst reports, which
point to the introduction of flat-rate pricing as the main
catalyst for growth. Financial analysts have been looking for
signs of improvement from European mobile data revenues for the
past year, and in the ...
Share Shortfall Forces Ericsson To Extend Tandberg Tender
Ericsson's surprise $1.39 billion tender for Tandberg Television
expired last night without the demanded 90 percent of Tandberg
Television shares having been tendered -- although it did get a
majority -- forcing it to extend the offer until Friday. If it
doesn't get the needed 90 percent by then, Ericsson says, it may
EU Wants One Mobile TV Standard
European Commissioner for Information Society and Media Viviane
Reding called upon the European telecommunications industry to
speed up its efforts to agree on a single technology platform for
delivering mobile television. As it stands, the Digital Video
Broadcasting for Handhelds technology, or DVB-H, standard has
seen limited ...
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