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The ‘triple play’ gamble

The ‘triple play’ gamble – Europe Peter Bell Is the ‘triple play’ strategy adopted by cable operators a flawed business model? Looking at the mounting debts and slowing subscriber growth of both NTL and UPC, it’s tempting to conclude that it is. After investing heavily in digital upgrades (which allows bundled ‘triple play’ packages of […]

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Telstra and PCCW bail out reach

Telstra and PCCW bail out reach Reach, the Asian wholesale carrier, has reached an agreement with its main shareholders, Telstra and PCCW, under which they will buy back Reach’s US$1.2 bn term loan facility for US$311 m. PCCW and Telstra will meet the cost equally. They are also to provide Reach with a US$50 m […]

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If you can’t beat them, join them; mobile operators, whether they like it or not, will have to embrace public wireless LANs to avoid being outrun in the race for data traffic

If you can’t beat them, join them; mobile operators, whether they like it or not, will have to embrace public wireless LANs to avoid being outrun in the race for data traffic Ken Wieland Mobile operators, no matter what they might say in public, will–deep down–probably wish the public wireless LAN hotspot phenomenon had never […]

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Mobile operators short on roaming revenue?

Mobile operators short on roaming revenue? Ken Wieland Given the notoriously high voice and data charges slapped on the bills of international roamers, it may seem counter-intuitive to say that mobile operators are not already taking full advantage of this market. Yet, apparently, this is the case. According to Starhome, a supplier of roaming services […]

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Cisco systems

Cisco systems – Unity 3.0 Cisco Unity 3.0 is an enterprise-class unified messaging (UM) software solution, based on Microsoft Windows 2000 and Exchange 2000, that allows employees across the enterprise to access and manage voice, fax and e-mail messages from any device — desktop PC, touch-tone telephone or the internet — from any location. Unity […]

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New services or bust? International carriers are looking to managed IT services to generate growth. Telecommunications® international looks at the IT moves being made by Equant and Infonet

New services or bust? International carriers are looking to managed IT services to generate growth. Telecommunications® international looks at the IT moves being made by Equant and Infonet Ken Wieland Most established telcos face the same problem: how to grow their business when revenue from traditional services is either flattening or declining. In the case […]

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Signal analyser R&S FSQ – New Products and Services – from Rohde and Schwarz

Signal analyser R&S FSQ – New Products and Services – from Rohde and Schwarz – Brief Article Rohde & Schwarz A new signal analyser R&S FSQ from Rohde & Schwarz-which allows the analysis of WIAN signals to IEEE802.11a-is now available for order. The company says that the product offers an all-in-one solution for the diverse […]

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UMTS monitoring and analysis solution – New Products and Services – Tektronix’ K1297-G20 2.01 protocol tester

UMTS monitoring and analysis solution – New Products and Services – Tektronix’ K1297-G20 2.01 protocol tester – Brief Article TEKTRONIX Tektronix has announced a new solution for real-time monitoring and analysis of the latest UMTS network elements. The company says that UMTS network elements are much more complex to test than 2G and 2.5G components. […]

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The future of forecasting – Global News Analysis

The future of forecasting – Global News Analysis – Industry Overview Stephen McClelland By rights, forecasters in telecom should be overloaded with work at the moment. Every sector is bedevilled with the need to improve predictions, but after the worst 18 months the industry has ever seen, their credibility–following earlier and seemingly unrealistic market projections–now […]

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Peering into the future: peering and transit are the two most established methods to exchange internet traffic over different carrier networks. But another method is now emerging to challenge the old order—’advanced peering’ – NGN performance and QoS

Peering into the future: peering and transit are the two most established methods to exchange internet traffic over different carrier networks. But another method is now emerging to challenge the old order—’advanced peering’ – NGN performance and QoS – Industry Overview John Williamson Everyone wants to keep their costs down and internet-related companies are no […]