TELECOM Digest OnLine - Sorted: Cellular-News For Wednesday 21st September 2005

Cellular-News For Wednesday 21st September 2005

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Nortel Wins Chinese Network Optimization Contract

China Mobile has awarded a one-year network optimization contract to
Nortel for its largest regional operator, Xinjiang Mobile. Under terms
of the agreement, Nortel is providing continuous performance
assessment to help ...

Econet Pays Early To Secure Botswana Operator

Econet Wireless Group says that it has decided to complete its
Botswanan purchase ahead of schedule. The company has paid Altech
US$87.5 million for its 50% stake in Botswana-incorporated Econet
Wireless Global ahead of ...

Ericsson Win Nigerian CDMA Contract

Fixed-line operator, Nigerian Telecommunications (Nitel), has awarded
Ericsson a deal worth USD$46 million for the expansion of its
fixed-wireless CDMA 2000 1X network. Under the terms of the contract,
Ericsson will be s...

Hutchison Prepares for 3 Italy Floatation

Hutchison Whampoa has made the first move towards floating its Italian
3G network onto the Italian stock exchange, having made a formal
application to the Italian regulators for the listing. Hutchison also
confirmed that...

NEC's Mobile Internet Platform selected by O2

NEC says that it has supplied the Mobile Internet Platform for O2's
forthcoming i-mode service. O2's i-mode operations are scheduled to
start this autumn in the UK and Ireland. "We are pleased with NEC as
the provider of...

picoChip and ARM Announce Wireless Chipsets

picoChip and ARM have jointly announced that picoChip's next
generation picoArray flexible products for WiMAX and WCDMA
infrastructure will incorporate the ARM926EJ-S processor, to create
the first single-chip, software-...

How to Keep Roaming Customers

Sensustech, a mobile network quality measurement company, has launched
a Roamer Performance Monitoring (RPM) system to help operators acquire
and retain more visiting roamers. It is a new application for the
Sensustech I...

Second GSM Operator Launches in Nepal

Spice Nepal, the holder of Nepals second GSM license has finally
launched its network, following several years of delays. SNPL, a
joint-venture involving Indian, Nepalese and Kazakhstan companies has
launched the service...

Reducing Roaming Fraud

The French wireless telecommunications provider Bouygues Telecom has
selected Fair Isaac's RoamEx roamer data exchanger to enhance inbound
roaming revenue and reduce roaming fraud for their roaming
partners. Through the ...

Two Airlines to Trial In-Flight Cellphone Use

Two European airlines are to start trials of allowing mobile phone use
on their planes. TAP Portugal and the UK based, bmi are preparing to
trial the service on an Airbus A320 in late 2006 by which time OnAir
expects tha...

Vodafone Preps for FeliCa Lanch

Vodafone Japan has confirmed that it is scheduled to launch a new
service called "Vodafone live! FeliCa" in early November to coincide
with the sale of the Mobile FeliCa smartcard equipped Vodafone 703SHf
handset by Shar...

Continued Growth Expected for North American Wireless Industry - report

Wireless services continue to drive results for the North American
telecommunications industry, with wireless companies reporting solid
financial and customer growth performance in the first half of 2005,
as reviewed in ...

China Mobile Adds 3.643 Million New Subscribers In August

China Mobile (Hong Kong) Ltd. (CHL), the listed arm of China's largest
mobile operator, said Tuesday it added 3.643 million new subscribers
in August, up from 3.581 million additional users in July. ...

Taiwan VIBO Telecom To Raise NT$5 Billion From Private Placement

VIBO Telecom Inc., Taiwan's newest wireless operator, plans to raise
NT$5 billion through a private placement to existing investors in the
fourth quarter, company President David Wang said Tuesday. ...

Vodafone Confirms Telsim Pre-Qualification Bid

Vodafone Group PLC (VOD), the U.K. mobile telecommunications company,
Tuesday confirmed it has lodged a pre-qualification bid for Turkish
mobile telecom company Telsim. ...

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