TELECOM Digest OnLine - Sorted: Cellular-News for Thursday 22nd September 2005

Cellular-News for Thursday 22nd September 2005

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UK Mobile Content Market Worth Over US$1 Billion

A new report from MINTEL finds that the UK's mobile phone junkies set
to blow a massive US$1.3 billion on phone downloads this year alone,
some eighteen times the US$72 million spent in 2002....

Court Rules SMS Spam is Illegal

An Arizona appellate court has ruled that sending automated SMS
adverts to mobile phones breaches an old 1991 federal law than bans
telecoms autodialers from making outbound calls to phones. The court
ruled that as the f...

China Mobile Orders Mediation Platform

Intec has signed a contract with Beijing Mobile, a subsidiary of China
Mobile, to adopt its multi-service convergent mediation solution,
Inter-mediatE. Intec will partner with HP China to undertake system
integration for...

TD-CDMA Used to Connect WiFi Hotspots on Trains

IPWireless has announced UMTS RailLink, a new network solution that
allows operators to offer high-speed broadband connectivity and WiFi
access even in the world's fastest trains. Passengers will be able to
use their WiF...

Ericsson Wins Israeli 3G Contract

Israel's GSM network operator, Partner Communications, which trades
under the Orange brand name has announced that Ericsson has been
selected as the second vendor to supply it with 3G UMTS/HSDPA
infrastructure equipment....

NEC Launch Worlds Thinnest Clamshell Phone

NEC has launched what it says is the world's thinnest fold-Type mobile
phone with mega-pixel camera on the Hong Kong market. Following this,
the ultra-thin model will also be introduced in Italy, Russia,
Australia and Ch...

Crazy Frog Ringtones Firm Loses Legal Action

The company behind "that annoying thing" - namely the crazy frog
ringtone has lost a UK court action to prevent publication of a
negative statement about the company's advertising practices. The UK's
Advertising Standard...

Mobile Music to Breakout Next Year

The convergence of digital music and mobile phones is likely to
develop at a steady pace according to a new report published by The
NPD Group. The report, which explores consumer demand for mobile
music, is based on a su...

Calls for Tighter Controls on Phone Use While Driving

The USA's National Transportation Safety Board has urged individual
States to prohibit inexperienced teenaged drivers from using wireless
communications devices while they are learning to drive. The NTSB
notes that road ...

T-Mobile Wins 20 Millionth Customer in the USA

T-Mobile USA has now has surpassed 20 million wireless customers,
having doubled its customer base during the past 10 quarters. The
company credits this achievement in part to the success it has had in
delivering on its ...

Secrets on Mobiles Revealed When You're in the Bathroom

Two out of three people read their partner's SMS messages, almost nine
out of ten have flirted with someone by SMS, and 6% feel it is alright
to break up with someone by sending an SMS message. These are some of
the find...

Battery Life Still a Concern for Mobile Phone Users

Two-thirds of mobile phone and PDA users rate 'two-days of battery
life during active use' as the most important feature of an ideal
converged device of the future, according to a new study by TNS. The
study, conducted a...

Lawsuit Decision Threatens US Prepaid Wireless Market - report

Yankee Group says that the May 2005 decision against Boston
Communications Group (BCGI) and its codefendants, Cingular Wireless
and Western Wireless -- and the subsequent US$128 million awarded to
the plaintiff, Freedom Wi...

Orange Launches New SPV To Lead Business Device Range

Orange, the mobile arm of France Telecom SA (FTE), Wednesday launched
its newest SPV handset, which will spearhead its mobile device range
for the business market. ...

Nokia: Vodafone To Use Nokia 6680 In Japanese Lineup

Finland's Nokia Oyj (NOK) said Wednesday that the Nokia 6680 device
will be available through Vodafone K.K. in Japan. ...

Hong Kong Telecom Regulator Seeks Views On Unified License

Hong Kong's telecommunications regulator is seeking the public's view
on the introduction of a unified license for fixed and mobile telecom
services, as new technologies point toward convergence of the two
types of servi...

EU Proposes Rules Requiring Telecoms Cos To Store Data

BRUSSELS (Dow Jones--The European Commission Wednesday proposed new
rules for telecommunications companies to store fixed line and
internet call data as part of tough new anti-terrorism measures. ...

Nokia Says Sales Top 1 Billion Handsets

HELSINKI (AP)--Nokia Corp. (NOK), the world's largest mobile phone
maker, said Wednesday it has sold more than 1 billion handsets and
estimated that more than 2 billion people use mobile phones
worldwide. ...

Qualcomm Boosts 4Q, FY05 View On Strong Demand

Qualcomm Inc. (QCOM) boosted its fourth-quarter and fiscal 2005
guidance, based on strong market demand for its 3G Code Division
Multiple Access and other wireless technology. ...

Siemens Statement On Com Unit Restructuring Thursday-IG Metall

German technology company Siemens AG (SI) is set to make a statement
Thursday after reaching an agreement with employee representatives on
the restructuring of the ailing telecommunications equipment unit, or
Com, IG Met...

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