TELECOM Digest OnLine - Sorted: Cellular-News for Tuesday 20th September 2005

Cellular-News for Tuesday 20th September 2005

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Asia Could Be World's Largest Mobile Market within a Decade

Asia may become the largest regional mobile telecommunications market
in the world over the next five to 10 years, reports In-Stat. In 2004,
there were nearly 740 million mobile users in Asia (including Japan,

Mobile TV Channels Named for Canadian Operator

Canada's Rogers late last week published the channel line up on the
Rogers Mobile Television platform. Rogers Mobile Television service is
powered by MobiTV. "Rogers has both the largest cable company and the
largest wir...

Dilithium Order From Vodafone

Dilithium Networks has announced that Vodafone Spain has selected the
DTG 2000 multimedia gateway for delivery of enhanced 3G services
across mobile and IP networks. The system will extend the capabilities
of Vodafone Sp...

New Study Reveals Consumer Desire to Print Camera Phone Pictures

Fuji Photo Film U.S.A. has released the findings from a camera phone
behavior study completed by NPD Techworld, revealing that 44.6% of
participants said they have taken pictures with their camera phone
that they wished ...

Small GPS Chip for Mobiles

Fujitsu Media Devices (FMD) and Fujitsu Microelectronics Europe (FME)
have introduced a new compact AGPS/GPS module suitable for mobile
devices. The small size makes it ideal for incorporating within
products such as mob...

Kenyan Operator Passes Subscriber Milestone

Kenya's Safaricom says that it has attained the three million active
subscriber mark ahead of its forthcoming fifth year birthday next
month. Safaricom chief executive officer Mr. Michael Joseph in a media
release today ...

Ugandan Operator Upgrades MMS Capability

MTN Uganda has become the first operator in Africa and the second in
the world to go live with Ericsson's latest multimedia messaging (MMS)
technology, the Multimedia Messaging Center (MMC) 4.0 platform....

Nordics Get BREW Platform

Qualcomm has announced an agreement with Nordisk Mobiltelefon, a
CDMA2000 1xEV-DO wireless service operator focusing on the rural
Nordic market for voice and data services, to deploy BREW products and
services over its C...

Two-Thirds of European Companies Rolling Out Wireless Email for Workers

Research published by European analyst firm, Quocirca, commissioned by
Intellisync Corp. points to a significant development in the European
business email market. The report underscores concerns that many
European IT de...

Funding Secured for South African Operator

South Africa's 3rd GSM network operator, Cell C says that it has
secured a three year US$80 million Revolving Credit Facility with
Nedbank Limited, a leading South African bank. As previously described
by Cell C in its H...

Fixed-Mobile Technologies Level the Telecom Services Marketplace

The dream of using one telephone with one number whether at home, at
work or on the street -- and of networks smart enough to hand over a
call in progress -- is approaching reality. "Fixed-mobile convergence"
is the buzz...

Mobile Data Services Popular in Austria

The subject of mobile working becomes more and more important for
Austrian small to medium businesses. A report compiled by the GSM
operator, ONE show that 23% of companies employing mobile phones also
use them for mobil...

Vodafone: 3G Devices Rises To 4.35 Million At Aug 31

Vodafone Group said Monday that it is hosting an analyst and investor
day at its headquarters in Newbury, England and will report that the
number of 3G devices has risen to 4.35 million at Aug. 31, 2005,
comprising 3.95 ...

Telsim Pre-qualification Bids Extended To Sep 30 -IHA

The Turkish Saving Deposits Insurance Fund said Monday it has extended
the deadline for pre-qualification bids in the sale of seized mobile
phone operator Telsim, Ihlas News Agency, or IHA, reported. ...

easyMobile To Be Launched In Germany

Danish telecommunications operator TDC A/S (TDL) Monday said the
mobile phone company easyMobile, in which it holds a minority share,
will enter the German market in the near future. ...

Vodafone In Talks To Integrate 3G Data Card Into Laptop

Vodafone Group PLC (VOD), the U.K. mobile telecommunications company,
Monday said it's in talks with computer manufacturers regarding the
integration of third-generation, or 3G, data cards into laptop
computers. ...

Nokia Launches Nokia 6630 Music Edition Of 3G Smartphone

Finland's Nokia Oyj (NOK) said Monday it has launched the Nokia 6630
Music Edition, a special music version of the third generation
smartphone. ...

Vodafone Sees 3G Demand Picking Up

LONDON (Dow Jones) -- U.K.-based mobile phone giant Vodafone Group PLC
on Monday said adoption of third-generation devices were gaining
momentum, but Chief Executive Arun Sarin's absence of comments on cash

Analyst Sees SanDisk Mystery Product Involving Music

Flash memory product maker SanDisk Corp. (SNDK) aroused suspicion late
last week when it made a cryptic announcement revealing "major" news
to come during the Cellular Telecommunications & Internet Association

Nortel On Schedule For Manufacturing Operations Transfer To Flextronics

Nortel Networks Corp. (NT) is on schedule for the transfer of its
manufacturing operations and related activities in Calgary and
Campinas, Brazil to Flextronics International Inc. (FLEX). ...

Sprint Offers Streaming Music Service For Phones

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (AP)--Sprint Nextel Corp. (S) is becoming the
latest cellphone carrier to let its customers listen to music on the
devices. ...

UK PRESS: China Mobile: Not In Talks For Reliance Telecom

China Mobile (CHL), the world's largest wireless operator, on Monday
denied it was negotiating to acquire Reliance Telecom, a small
cellular services company controlled by Mumbai entrepreneur Anil
Ambani, the F...

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