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The CommunicationsDirect Daily Update
For June 12, 2007

CWTA Argues Against Subsidies in Spectrum Auction

The Canadian Wireless Telecommunications Association (CWTA) has
petitioned the Canadian government to limit the levels of subsidy
and other benefits available to companies engaging in the
Advanced Wireless Services (AWS) spectrum auction, due to take
place in 2008. The call for action (or rather inaction) was
particularly scathing ...

Bluetooth Links Up With Rival Technology

NEW YORK -- The consortium behind the Bluetooth wireless standard
announced Tuesday that Nokia Corp., the world's largest maker of
cell phones, is contributing a technology that promises to bring
the wireless connections to devices that are too small for
regular Bluetooth chips. The technology, called Wibree, opens up
the ...

Deutsche Telekom CEO: Sale of T-Mobile USA Would Be "Shortsighted" Move

FRANKFURT, Germany -- Deutsche Telekom AG's chief executive, Rene
Obermann, said Tuesday that its U.S. cellular unit is a key part
of the company's long-term strategy, dismissing suggestions it
should be sold off. Obermann said that, despite a few calls by
shareholders for T-Mobile USA to be sold, any decision to do so

German Union ver.di to Restart Talks With Deutsche Telekom

FRANKFURT, Germany -- Services union ver.di said Tuesday it would
resume negotiations with Deutsche Telekom AG, a new effort to try
and end five weeks of walkouts at Europe's biggest telecommunica-
tions company. Union spokesman Lothar Schroeder said the union
would meet with Deutsche Telekom on Wednesday to work on reaching

Ericsson signs $1 billion deal with China Mobile

Ericsson has signed an agreement with China Mobile, valued at $1
billion, to expand the carriers GSM network. China's President Hu
Jinato was at the contract signing in Stockholm, marking the
first time a Chinese president has visited Sweden since the two
countries began a diplomatic relationship in 1950. In a company
statement, ...

Wireless Experts Push FCC For Open-Access E-Block Plan

A new group of veteran wireless entrepreneurs -- the Wireless
Founders Coalition for Innovation -- sent a letter last week to
Federal Communications Commission Chairman Kevin Martin to
provide its 'real-world' perspective for why 'open access'
requirements are critical for the proposed 700 MHz E Block
(TelecomWeb news ...

Nokia's US Enterprise Headache

Nokia Corp. may be the world's top handset maker, but there is
one area where the Finnish giant has failed to make headway --
the U.S. enterprise market. Nokia has seen enterprise net sales
in the first quarter of this year leap in almost every region
except the U.S. The firm also reported North American device ...

Signs of Life at Newport

VOIP equipment maker Newport Networks plc may have spent a long
time on the ropes recently, but it looks like the session border
controller (SBC) vendor isn't out for the count, after announcing
new customers and a partnership in recent weeks. Newport today
announced a deal with U.K. VOIP wholesale outfit nPlusOne, but
its ...

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