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Thu, 10 May 2007 09:56:19 EDT

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The CommunicationsDirect Daily Update
For May 10, 2007

Deutsche Telekom's 1st-quarter Profit Plunges 58% to $459 Million

FRANKFURT, Germany - Deutsche Telekom AG, Europe's biggest
telecommunications company, said Thursday that its first-quarter
profit dropped 58 percent as more than half a million customers
abandoned its fixed-line business in Germany in favor of cheaper
rivals. The results came as services union ver.di said its
membership had ...

Euro Carriers Suffer Profits Dip

Europe's telecom operators have experienced a tough start to
2007, with a number of carriers all over Europe reporting a slump
in profits for the first three months of the year. Increasing
competition, pricing pressure, and operating cost issues have all
played their parts in depressing the profit margins of a number
of ...

Palm Adds Microsoft Push to Treo

Palm is out with a new Treo for the Sprint network. It may look
like some previous Palm Treos, but the new Treo 755p has some new
wrinkles, including push e-mail via Microsoft Exchange servers
and a built-in mapping application. The 755p, which Sprint
expects to start selling by the end of the month for $279.99, is
the ...

Telenor Gobbles Up Tele2's Danish Ops

Sweden's Tele2 AB is selling all of its operations in Denmark to
competitor Telenor, saying that, in the future, it wants to
concentrate more on infrastructure-based operations. Telenor is
paying a shade less than $151 million for the Tele2 unit, which
at the end of last year had 75,000 broadband customers; 206,000

Clearwire: The Big Spend

Wireless broadband provider Clearwire LLC is spending big,
growing fast, and losing money hand-over-fist in its bid to
become one of the key WiMax players in the U.S. The Kirkland,
Wash.-based firm, which is reporting its first quarterly results
after its initial public offering, lost $92.6 million, or 64
cents a share, on ...

Motorola Settles with SEC for $25M Over Role in Adelphia's Inflated Earnings

WASHINGTON - Cell phone maker Motorola Inc. has agreed to pay $25
million (euro 18.5 million) to settle federal complaints that it
knew, or should have known Adelphia Communications Corp. misused
a marketing agreement between the two companies to inflate its
earnings. Adelphia paid money to ...

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