TELECOM Digest OnLine - Sorted: Cellular-News for Monday 12th September 2005

Cellular-News for Monday 12th September 2005

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Mon, 12 Sep 2005 07:43:05 -0500

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Digicel Cleared for Cingular Takeover

Digicel Group has announced that the Government of St. Lucia has
approved the acquisition by Digicel of the Cingular Wireless?
operation on the island. This is another significant milestone for
Digicel in compl...

Benefon Developing a GSM Watch

Finland's Benefon has signed an agreement to acquire the product
designs of a GSM watch currently owned by Satelinx Inc. Benefon will
be testing the capability of the GPS/GSM/GPRS watch in relation to its
own c...

Japan's Mobile Handset Manufacturers Face Difficult Times

Fitch Ratings has issued a report which says that despite recent
positive trends in the domestic mobile handset market, reflected by
the almost 35% increase in 3G mobile handsets, the long-term prognosis
for Ja...

Sagem Expands Chinese Cellphone Venture

France's Sagem has signed an MoU with China's Ningbo BIRD to extend
their existing handset partnership. Sagem Communication and Ningbo
BIRD begun their collaboration back in 1999 through the sales in China
by N...

Hurricane Katrina Impacts Semiconductor Wafer Supply

Hurricane Katrina has caused the shutdown of a New Orleans facility
owned by Air Products and Chemicals Inc. that produces hydrogen used
in the manufacturing of silicon wafers, a development that could
impact g...

India's Telephone Density Passes 10%

India's telecoms penetration rate has passed the 10% mark, reports the
Telecom Regulatory Authority of India. As per a compilation done by
TRAI based on latest reports from operators/ association, the

Blocking SMS Spam

Jinny Software has launched SMS and MMS spam blocker for operators.
The Jinny Spam Control Centre offers SPAM filtering to reduce the
occurrence of message spamming and helps maintain the required
reputation of...

Siemens Wins 3G Contract in Latvia

Latvia's major telecommunications provider, Tele2 has contracted with
Siemens to expand its GSM network and build a complete 3G/W-CDMA
network infrastructure. The contract includes the expansion of the
radio an...

Human Brain Inspires Memory for Cellphones

Mobile phones could one day have the memory capacity of a desktop
computer thanks to a microchip that mimics the functioning of the
brain, scientists report in the journal, Science. Researchers from
Imperial Co...

International Roaming With Somalia

Somalia's Somafone has deployed international roaming and SMS
capabilities from Tecore Wireless Systems. As the political situation
in Somalia continues to stabilize with the establishment of a new
government, ...

Limited Wireless Calls Going Through In New Orleans

Cellular phone coverage is steadily improving in New Orleans, but
submerged areas, restricted areas and safety concerns still
complicate repairs. ...

Ericsson To Upgrade Network For Malaysian Operator Maxis

Swedish telecommunications equipment maker Telefon AB LM Ericsson
(ERICY) Friday said it has received a contract to expand and upgrade
the network of Malaysian operator Maxis Communications BHD
(5051.KU). ...

Japan's Access To Buy U.S. PalmSource

Access Co. a Japanese information equipment software developer, said
Friday it will buy PalmSource Inc. (PSRC) in a Y35.8 billion bid to
expand its mobile device software line. ...

Vodafone Seeks Options For Swedish 3G Network Build

Vodafone Group PLC's (VOD) struggling Swedish unit is exploring many
possible alternatives for achieving the required coverage for its
third-generation mobile telecom network, the unit's president told Dow
Jones Newswire...

Motorola Buys Mitsubishi Electric Research Center

Motorola Inc. (MOT) bought a research center in Rennes, France, and a
European i-mode design team from Mitsubishi Electric Corp. (6503.TO)
unit Melco Mobile Communication Europe. ...

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