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The CommunicationsDirect Daily Update
For April 18, 2007

Telefonica Selects Ericsson For Mobile TV

Spain's leading telecoms group, Telefonica, has selected
Sweden's telecoms equipment vendor, Ericsson, for its planned
roll-out of mobile-TV services in Spain. According to the terms of
the deal, Ericsson will deliver a complete mobile TV and video
solution and will develop, deploy and integrate enriched and
advanced ...

Trade Union Rejects Deutsche Telekom's Proposal For T-Services

The German trade union, Verdi, has failed to reach an agreement
with incumbent Deutsche Telekom on the latter's plans to move
50,000 employees into a separate service unit, T-Service. Verdi
rejected the incumbent's proposal in the fourth round of
negotiations. Significance: Deutsche Telekom offered to provide
job ...

Netia Announces New Strategy

Poland's leading alternative telco Netia is planning to base its
new strategy around convergence, reflecting a global ...

Bell Canada Confirms Talks to Sell Company to Pension Fund Operators

TORONTO - BCE Inc., the parent of Canada's largest
telecommunications company, confirmed Tuesday that it is in
discussions to sell the company to a group of pension fund
managers that would take the telecom private. Kohlberg Kravis
Roberts & Co. and three Canadian pension funds also
acknowledged in statements that they ...

Mexican Telecom Regulator Promises to Move to Digital Service,
Improve Competition

MEXICO CITY - The Mexican government on Tuesday vowed to bring
greater competition and accountability to the country's
telecommunications sector, including telephone, Internet, TV and
radio industries long dominated by a handful of powerful
companies. At a planning meeting where Communications and
Transport Secretary Luis Tellez ...

Cable Broadband Test Spec Diluted In Rush To Market

In a move admittedly designed to rush competitive higher-speed,
cable-based broadband to market in the face of fierce telco
competition, the cable industry's CableLabs is, at least
temporarily, waiving the toughest parts of its high-speed
specifications. In an unprecedented (CableLabs is calling it
'novel') move, ...

Sprint Taking WiMax Indoors

Sprint Nextel Corp. is already examining a number of different
options for providing robust indoor coverage over the WiMax
network it is planning to launch in the U.S. at the end of the
year and through 2008. The Reston, Va.-based operator wants to
ensure that corporate and campus sites can get high-speed
wireless broadband over ...

FT vs BT on FMC

France Telecom SA is set to take on BT Group plc in the British
fixed/mobile convergence (FMC) market in the coming months with
new commercial offers for its 'Unique' FMC service. The French
carrier is likely to be a tough competitor for BT, as it has
already registered significant success in its domestic market,

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