The CommunicationsDirect Daily Update
For April 03, 2007
CWTA to Host AWS Spectrum Forum
The Canadian Wireless Telecommunications Association (CWTA) is
set to host a forum on 23 April as part of Industry Canada's
consultation on the auction process for spectrum in the 2GHz
range, with the auction process expected to begin in early 2008,
when a total of 105MHz of spectrum will be sold in frequency
ranging from 1710 MHz to ..
Tutorial: Voice-over-Digital Subscriber Line (VoDSL) Service
New Revenue from Existing Infrastructure
The combined forces of deregulation and broadband local-loop
technologies such as digital subscriber line (DSL) have created
unprecedented opportunities for service providers of all types to
maximize their revenues by offering new and exciting
services. One of the greatest of these opportunities is presented
by voice over DSL (VoDSL) ...
Seeking to Spur New Revenue, Wireless Industry Brings TV to Cell Phones
ORLANDO, Florida -- Try shopping for a 'Watchman' on Sony's Web
site, and all you'll find is music. Though the company kept
making the handheld TV for two decades, it never caught on like
the Walkman, or, more recently, the iPod. Yet it was earlier
this decade, right about the same time that Sony ...
AT&T, America Movil in talks with Pirelli
Italian conglomerate Pirelli, a group with a stake in everything
from tires to telecom, entered into exclusive talks yesterday
with AT&T and Mexican mobile phone operator America Movil to sell
60% of its shares in the Italian holding company Olimpia. Pirelli
indirectly controls an 18% interest in Telecom Italia through its
80% stake ...
Cisco Creates Russian Investment Fund
Cisco Systems Inc. has set up a 'venture capital initiative' to
invest in startups and local investment funds in Russia, and has
already pumped some cash into a Russian e-commerce Website, the
company announced Tuesday. The vendor, which has already
hired a Moscow-based investment manager, is looking for...
European Satellite Concerns Plan Telecom/Broadband Initiatives
OHB-System AG of Germany inked a deal with the European Space
Agency (ESA) to develop a European Small Geostationary Satellite
platform for telecommunications missions. According to
TelecomWeb news break sister e-letter Satellite Today, the
contract, $133.4 million, covers the first part of an initiative
aimed at developing a ...
Insider: Location Finds Itself
Location applications for mobile phones are undergoing a
resurgence because of the availability of cheap global
positioning system (GPS) chips and an influx of new companies
getting into the market, according to the latest edition of the
Unstrung Insider. In the new report, Mobile Location Services:
Keys to Mass-Market Success, ...
Wireless/Cable Joint Venture Duels with Telcos for US
Consumer Telecom Bundles
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- Telco and cable company bundles including
broadband have very high penetration at near 60%, suggesting that
further growth in bundle services may be limited, reports
In-Stat. However, one-third of respondents to an In-Stat
consumer survey who plan to purchase a bundle within the coming
year hope to include ...
Your feedback on our e-letter is always welcome. Send email to:
CommunicationsDirect Editor <email@example.com>
Copyright (C) 2007 PricewaterhouseCoopers.