TELECOM Digest OnLine - Sorted: Cellular-News for Monday 19th September 2005

Cellular-News for Monday 19th September 2005

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Mon, 19 Sep 2005 08:04:01 -0500

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Two Operators Sold To New Venture

Blackfoot Communications of Missoula has sold its mobile wireless
communications businesses to MTPCS. MTPCS, headquartered in Great
Falls, will maintain a significant operations center in Montana, and
has extensive plans ...

Cingular Wireless Eases 3G Activation for Consumers

Cingular Wireless says that it will use SmartTrust's Over-The-Air
technology (OTA) to help simplify the 3G activation process for its
customers when it launches its next generation wireless services later
this year. The ...

EDGE for Iceland

Iceland Telecom says that it is planning to deploy EDGE technology
over the next few months. Data transport via mobile telephones has
increased steadily, and more and more people use Iceland Telecom's
GPRS services. The ...

Worlds Largest WiMAX Trial

Marconi says that it has been selected to support the largest public
WiMAX trial to date, providing WiMAX connectivity in Italy's Piedmont
and Sicily regions. The selection was made by a working party that
included repre ...

Mobile TV and Video Services Could Overload 3G Networks

Mobile TV and video services -- viewed by operators as a means to drive
3G take-up and increase average revenue per user (ARPU) -- could
overwhelm 3G networks in the next two years, according to the new
Sound Partners repo ...

SMS Used to Send Death Threats

Reporters Without Borders has condemned the death threats and
intimidation targeted in the past few days and weeks against two
journalists working in the northeastern Amazonian departments of
Loreto and Ucayali, Julia Sa ...

Eurotel details WCDMA Launch Plans

The Czech republic based Eurotel Praha has announced its plans to
launch its WCDMA/UMTS network. More than one year ahead of time the
company will meet the commitment associated with the purchase of the
UMTS network oper ...

Vodafone Plans to Outsource Dutch Network Management

Vodafone Netherlands and Ericsson Netherlands have signed a Memorandum
of Understanding (MOU) to outsource parts of its network activities,
namely the roll out, the running and the maintenance of the radio
network of Vod ...

Providing Transport for 3G Wireless Network

White Rock Networks has announced that PPL Telcom has selected its
Transport and Multi-service Optical Access products to provide
backhaul capabilities to cell sites in the Northeast United States for
one of the nation's ...

Mobile Music Downloads to reach $1.8 billion in Europe by 2010

According to a new report by the research provider, Generator,
Europeans will spend US$640 million in 2010 downloading full-track
songs to their mobile phones. With expenditure on real music ringtones
forecast to be an a ...

Most Australians Are Still Clueless about 3G Mobile Technology

IDC's latest research into the Australian consumer mobile market
reveals that, in light of the looming nationwide introduction of 3G
services, the vast majority of Australians still have no clear idea
about 3G mobile tec ...

Portuguese PrePay Usage Rises while Contracts Continue Falling

Portugal's telecoms regulator has reported that by the end of the
second quarter of 2005 there were 10.7 million mobile telephone
subscribers in the country, a growth in the total number of mobile
subscribers of 0.7% on ...

Moves Towards Number Portability in Canada

The Canadian Wireless Telecommunications Association (CWTA) has
submitted its plans for wireless number portability to the Canadian
government, following submissions to industry partners. The 64-page
report, completed by ...

VoIP Subscriber Rush Spurs Equipment Boom

The ranks of residential Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) users are
expected to explode during the next few years, causing market revenue
for wireline VOIP equipment to more than triple between 2004 and 2010,
iSuppli ...

A Military Use for 3G Networks

You can now get a portable 3G network in a box after 3Way Networks
chose London's bi-annual DSEi (Defence Systems & Equipment
International) trade fair for military types to launch of a
hand-portable UMTS network capable ...

Vodafone Planning 15 New 3G handsets

Vodafone has announced an extensive range of phones to bring 3G
services to the mass market. The range of phones will be marketed in
the run up to Christmas and will be the best yet, offering smaller and
lighter phones, ...

Lebanon's Investcom Mobile Co Plans IPOs In Dubai, London

Investcom said Saturday it intends to carry out two initial public
offerings by listing shares on exchanges in Dubai and London. ...

New Zealand Watchdog To Probe Telecom Services For Extended Regulation

The Commerce Commission Friday said there are grounds to investigate
several services of Telecom Corp. of New Zealand Ltd. (NZT) to
ascertain whether the period of regulation should be extended. ...

Samsung, Sprint Nextel In Wireless Broadband Equip Pact

Samsung Electronics Co. (005930.SE) said Friday it has signed an
agreement with Sprint Nextel Corp. (S) of the U.S. to provide testing
equipment for wireless broadband services. ...

FCC To Provide $211 Million For Telecom In Gulf Coast

The Federal Communications Commission will make available $211 million
from the universal service subsidy fund to help restore communications
in areas affected by Hurricane Katrina, FCC Chairman Kevin Martin said
Thursda ...

Deutsche Telekom Confirms Keeping T-Mobile USA Unit

Deutsche Telekom AG (DT) Friday confirmed it has decided to keep its
U.S. wireless arm, T-Mobile USA Inc. ...

India's Space Agency:Boeing Ends Satellite Collaboration

BANGALORE, India (AP)--India's space agency said Friday that a
subsidiary of Boeing Co. (BA) has canceled an agreement to help
produce communication satellites. ...

New German Discount Mobile Operator Pressures Peers

FRANKFURT (AP)--New discount mobile operator is challenging
its rivals by offering significantly discounted rates on text messages
and calls to German networks, according to an announcement on the
compa ...

Rogers,Bell Cda In JV To Build Wireless Broadband Network

Rogers Communications Inc. (RG) and Bell Canada have agreed to build
and manage a Canada-wide wireless broadband network and will jointly
and equally fund the initial network deployment costs, estimated at
C$200 million ...

Denmark To Remove Mobile Telecom Regulation In Access Market

Denmark's National IT and Telecom Agency Friday said regulation in the
country's mobile access market can be removed, as competition is
working well in the market. ...

Vodafone Not Involved In Afghan Mobile Licence Bid

Vodafone Group PLC (VOD), the U.K.-based mobile telecommunications
company, Friday said it wasn't involved in bidding for a license to
offer mobile telecoms services in Afghanistan. ...

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