The CommunicationsDirect Daily Update
For May 11, 2007
Russia: MegaFon Looks to the Future with US $1-billion 3G Investment Plan
Having been awarded a 3G licence last month, MegaFon has revealed
plans to direct US$1 billion towards the technology by ...
Finland's Nokia in US$2.5 billion deal with China Postel
HELSINKI, Finland Nokia Corp. said Friday it had signed a US$2.5
billion (1.85 billion) contract to supply China Postel with
mobilephones. The world's largest handset maker said the deal
also includes developing networks and other cooperation.
Finland-based Nokia has provided China Postel Mobile
Communication Equipment Co ...
Alcatel-Lucent posts 1st-quarter loss
PARIS - Telecommunications equipment maker Alcatel-Lucent posted
a loss of 8 million (US$10.8 million) for the first quarter on
Friday because of effects from the merger that formed the company
but promised a strong second half. Its shares rose 2.7 percent.
Since the trans-Atlantic merger that created the company, it ...
Portugal Heralds Creation of Pan-European Telecoms Regulator Dur
Portugal, which takes over the presidency of the European Union
(EU) during the second half of 2007, is planning to work on the
creation of a pan-European telecoms regulatory body, as well as a
proposal for the revision of the 2003 Telecoms Package. The
existing telecoms regulatory framework, which is valid until
2010, comprises ...
Carrier Scorecard: Ma Bell's Metamorphosis
Once again, it's scorecard time for the nation's largest wireline
carriers. Light Reading will, each quarter, publish scorecards on
the world's most influential, publicly held carriers, giving them
a grade of A through F based on their financial and business
performance. Our previous North American carrier scorecard ...
Dethroned Vonage Claims Workaround, But Growth Still Stalled
VoIP pioneer Vonage, valiantly attempting to put the best light
on another quarter deep in the red, reported higher revenues and
a smaller loss than in previous quarters and said it thinks it
finally has figured out a workaround for two of the three Verizon
patents it's been convicted of violating. But the company
Report: Majority of 'Tweens' Own Phones
According to a recent study by research company iGR, a majority
of 12- to 14-year-olds have their own wireless phones and a
significant percentage of children under 10 also have their own
phones. iGR surveyed "tween" and teen parents and more
than 1,000 children ages 5 to 17 and found that between 50% and
70% of ...
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