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DoCoMo Commits Bucks To Handset Work

DoCoMo Commits Bucks To Handset Work – Brief Article NTT DoCoMo’s [NYSE: DCM] decision to help handset manufacturers develop 3G models will not only help those companies, but will also help the Japanese wireless giant grow its 3G subscriber base. DoCoMo launched its FOMA 3G network in October 2001, but is adding only around 6,500 […]

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Competition Brewing In Singapore, Philippines

Competition Brewing In Singapore, Philippines – Company Business and Marketing The early success of Singapore’s newest wireless carrier could be threatened by the country’s plan to issue additional mobile service licenses. Singapore’s StarHub has signed up 100,000 subscribers since it launched services in April with the market’s first flat-rate plan for local mobile coverage and […]

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TelecomWeb Launches Billing & Pricing Channel

TelecomWeb Launches Billing & Pricing Channel TelecomWeb has added a new channel to its Web site to cover telecom billing and pricing. The Billing & Pricing Channel includes up-to-date news, analyses, commentaries, resources and tools. It joins five other channels on TWeb: Broadband, Wireless, Fiber Optics, Satellite and e-Business. The content for the site is […]

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Deal To Head Space Imaging’s Marketing Efforts

Deal To Head Space Imaging’s Marketing Efforts – Brief Article Space Imaging, a provider of Earth imagery and related services, has appointed John R. Grizz Deal to the post of chief marketing officer. Deal reports to Jody Tedesco, chief operating officer, and is responsible for Space Imaging’s global marketing efforts. Before joining Space Imaging, Deal […]

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Nortel Provides VPN For Sprint

Nortel Provides VPN For Sprint – Brief Article Nortel Networks [NT] has deployed its Passport multiservice switching portfolio for Sprint’s [FON] IP Intelligent Frame Relay, arming Sprint customers with fully meshed VPN (virtual private network) services over a private networking infrastructure designed to drive greater flexibility and lower costs. The benefits of IP-VPN services such […]

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Bad Debt Dogs WorldCom’s Brazilian Affiliate – Company Financial Information

Bad Debt Dogs WorldCom’s Brazilian Affiliate – Company Financial Information – Brief Article Bruce Sullivan By Bruce Sullivan, bsullivan@phillips.com It’s not quite Bossa Nova time at WorldCom [WCOM]. Brazil’s largest fixed-line long distance carrier Embratel, which is controlled by WorldCom, said Monday that fourth-quarter net income fell 18 percent as uncollected bills weighed heavily in […]

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U.S. Internet Traffic Grows, Revenues Decline – market research firm RHK

U.S. Internet Traffic Grows, Revenues Decline – market research firm RHK – Brief Article Internet traffic in the United States grew at an annual rate of 100 percent in 2001, while growth in Internet revenues decreased to 17 percent for the same period, according to a study released Wednesday by market research firm RHK. The […]

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AOL ‘Still Sound,’ But Wall Street Is Impatient

AOL ‘Still Sound,’ But Wall Street Is Impatient – Brief Article Skittish investors punished AOL Time Warner [AOL] stock again Thursday as it fell 5.31 percent to close at $19.60, a new three-year low. But some Internet industry analysts said Wall Street was overlooking the company’s long term growth prospects. “I think their basic business […]

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Samsung Launches DirecTv Customer Service Initiative

Samsung Launches DirecTv Customer Service Initiative – Brief Article Samsung Electronics America, a provider of digital television (DTV) products, introduced “Samsung ON-CALL” service to support new users of Samsung-DirecTv Inc. receivers, officials of both companies said. Ridgefield Park, N.J.-based Samsung Electronic America’s service program offers an exchange warranty aimed at increasing customer satisfaction by providing […]

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Spectra-Physics Names Broadbent As President And CEO

Spectra-Physics Names Broadbent As President And CEO – Guy Broadbent The president of Thermo Electron’s [TMO] Optical Technologies sector, Guy Broadbent, has been named president and chief executive officer of the company Thermo Electron is acquiring control of, Spectra-Physics [SPLI], a supplier of semiconductor-based lasers and optics. The appointment follows the completion on Dec. 21 […]