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Mon, 21 May 2007 08:42:39 EDT

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The CommunicationsDirect Daily Update
For May 21, 2007

Alltel Goes Private for US$25 bil. from TPG and Goldman Sachs

After extended speculation, Alltel has finally announced an
agreement to sell to private equity players TPG and Goldman Sachs
Capital Partners for a US$27.5 billion ...

New Mobile Portability Rules Come Into Force in France

French mobile operators have stated their preparedness to roll
out 10-day mobile portability today, in line with the deadline
set by the French telecoms regulator, ARCEP. In a statement on
Friday (18 May), France Telecom's Orange said it was prepared
for the change and has completed a trial of its systems. Under
the new ...

U.K.'s Dethroned Virgin Strikes Back At BT With DSL/IPTV

U.K. cable operator Virgin Media, which just lost the honor of
being the largest broadband provider in the U.K. to BT has struck
back with a deal with Cable & Wireless that turns it into an xDSL
and IPTV provider and doubles its potential geographic market.
Virgin and C&W said they have signed a pact that names ...

Avis Car Rental to Offer Wireless Internet Gear

NEW YORK - Avis Rent A Car System is offering customers a wireless
Internet service to use in its rented cars, hotel rooms and other
places a traveler might go. The new Avis Connect service, priced
at $10.95 per day, can transmit a Wi-Fi signal to multiple laptops
and other mobile devices at the same time. The service is
provided ...

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