Thursday, June 01, 2006

DIARY://Telecoms, Internet, Media June 2006


o IPO of Telio (VoIP Norway) (2)
o Telekom Austria integration plan (12)
o Vodafone details B-share arrangement (13)
o KPN: lock-up on state interest (8%) ends (early June) and publishes mobile cost system to calculate cost-based MTA (early June)
o Sprint Nextel closes acquisition of Nextel Partners (late June)

Earnings results:
o Bouygues (8)

o France Telecom launches Orange brand and ‘free’ BB in the UK (1)
o KT launches WiBro
o Disney Mobile (MVNO on Sprint) launches
o ACCA Networks starts WiMAX trial in Tokyo, with Alcatel

Auctions, RfPs:
o Deadline for bids on RfP from Mesa (Arizona) for muniwifi (2)
o Deadline for WLL license offers in Switzerland (6), winners announced (8)
o Deadline for bids on RfC from Singapore for Next Gen National BB Network (15)
o Iraq to auction 2-4 mobile licenses
o Egypt to award third 2G-license (late June, early July)

o WiMAX Conference, Chicago (7-8)
o IMS Evolution Summit, San Diego (26)


Products, services:
o (pay-per-call) launches (1)
o launches ‘Fishbowl with Bill Maher’ (1)
o Google to launch WiFi in Mountain View
o MSN Messenger and Yahoo! Messenger to be interoperable

Events, conferences:
o eBay Live, Las Vegas (13-15)
o Supernova 2006, San Francisco (21)


o Extended offer for VNU shares ends (9), AGM (13)
o Aegis AGM (14)
o Time Warner Cable and Comcast plan closing Adelphia deal (late June, early July)

Launches, releases:
o NBC Universal launches Sleuth cable network (1)
o Movies: Nacho Libre (Paramount, 2), Cars (Pixar/Disney, 9), Superman Returns (Warner, 30)
o DVDs: Firewall (Warner, 6), 16 Blocks (Warner, 13)
o Sony launches Blu-ray notebook, $3500 (24)
o Samsung launches Blu-ray player in the US, $1000 (25)

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