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Alcatel Wins GSM Contract

Alcatel has been awarded a contract by Sun Cellular, the mobile brand
of Digital Mobile Philippines (DMPI) in the Philippines, to expand the
operator's GSM/GPRS mobile network capacity. This contract,...

CMOS Grows on Mobile-Phone Transceivers

CMOS process technology is enjoying increasing use in Radio Frequency
(RF) transceiver chips of mobile phones and by 2009 will be employed
in 40% of wireless handsets shipped, iSuppli Corp. predicts.

Satisfaction with Wireless Service Providers Decreasing

Overall satisfaction performance with the USA's wireless service
providers has decreased 10% over 2004, the biggest year-over-year
change since the study's inception, according to the J.D. Power and

Email, Weather, and Search Top Mobile Internet Use
Telephia has reported that email, weather and search websites are the
most popular categories among consumers logging online via their
mobile phones. According to Telephia's newly launched Mobile Inte...

HSDPA Added to Handheld Wireless RF Field Tester
Tektronix has announced the addition of the High Speed Downlink Packet
Access (HSDPA) software option to its NetTek Wireless RF Field
Tester. Tektronix says that it is the first manufacturer to provid...

Telular Wins LatAm Fixed Cellular Handset Orders
Telular Corp. says that it has received purchase orders totaling
US$22.9 million for business with multiple Latin American wireless
network operators in Colombia, El Salvador, Guatemala, Mexico and

Dual-Mode Smart Phones to Lead Fixed Mobile Convergence Push
The fixed line phone, long a fixture in 95% of USA homes and offices,
is about to be replaced by new smart phone technology capable of
working as reliably as a fixed line phone in the home or office a...

Motorola Finally Shows Off iPod Mobile Phone
Motorola and Apple have finally announced the availability of the
world's first mobile phone with iTunes, enabling music lovers to
transfer up to 100 of their favorite songs from the iTunes jukebox

Ericsson: Plans US$1 Billion Invest In China Next Five Years

Swedish telecommunications equipment maker Telefon AB LM Ericsson
(ERICY) plans to invest US$1 billion in China over the next five
years, Mats H. Olsson, president of Ericsson Greater China, said

Ericsson To Supply HSDPA To Cellcom In Israel
Swedish telecommunications equipment maker Telefon AB LM Ericsson
(ERICY) Wednesday said it has recieved an order from Israel mobile
operator Cellcom, to supply a third generation/HSDPA radio network....

China Expected To Issue 3G Licenses Early 2006
Telefon AB LM Ericsson (ERICY) expects China to issue third-generation
telecommunications licenses early next year, a senior executive at the
Swedish telecom equipment maker said Wednesday.

Ericsson Signs Managed Services Contract With Sonaecom
Telefon AB LM Ericsson (ERICY) said Wednesday it has signed a
five-year managed services contract with Portuguese telecom group
Sonaecom S/A (SNC.LB).

The company didn't give financial detai...

New Orleans Police Seek Snipers Firing At Phone Workers
NEW ORLEANS (AP)--There are reports from New Orleans of shots being
fired at cellphone workers on towers trying to restore service.
Authorities have been going door to door at nearby apartme...

FCC Official: 1 Million Phone Lines Out In Katrina Area
More than 1 million customer phone lines and over 20 switching centers
remain out of service in areas affected by Hurricane Katrina, a
Federal Communications Commission official said Wednesday. ...

FCC Asks Wireless Cos. To Pledge No Cutoff Post Katrina
The Federal Communications Commission on Wednesday told wireless
carriers to continue providing cellphone service to customers affected
by Hurricane Katrina even if their bills are unpaid.

Ericsson CFO: Not A Great Believer In Mega Mergers
L.M. Ericsson Telephone Co.'s (ERICY) chief financial officer said he
wasn't a "great believer in mega-mergers." "I believe you create your
own value," said Karl-Henrik Sundstrom. He added t...

Vodafone Japan Gains Net 3,600 Mobile Phone Users In Aug
The Japanese unit of Vodafone Group Plc. (VOD) said Wednesday it
gained a net 3,600 subscribers to its mobile phone services in August.
Vodafone K.K. had 14,988,200 customers as of the end o...

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