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WiMAX trial in Pakistan
China's ZTE Corp. has announced a trial of its Pre-WiMAX kit in
Pakistan?s capital Islamabad through local operator Telecard. Under
the contract, ZTE will build a Pre-WiMAX trial network comprising one
six-sector Base Tr...
First Arab 3G Roaming Agreement
Emirates Telecommunications Corporation -- Etisalat -- has announced
the signing of its first roaming agreement for customers of Mubashir,
the 3G mobile package. The agreement was signed between Etisalat and
Hong Kong's Sm...
Hungary Mobile Subscribers Pass 9 Million Mark
Hungary's cellular phone market penetration nudged closer to the 90%
mark after it reached 89.4% at the end of August and passed the 9
million mark, according to reports from the National Communications
Authority of Hung...
Jordan has the most Competitive Arab Cellular Market - report
Jordan has overtaken Palestine as the most competitive Arab cellular
market, followed closely by Palestine and Algeria. Saudi Arabia's
cellular market moved from 12th place in 2004 to the 6th place in 2005
as the Kingdom...
Openwave Claims Dominance of the MVNO Market
Openwave Systems says that it has over 85% of the Mobile Virtual
Network Operator (MVNO) mobile data market share in the USA. The MVNO
market is expected to reach US$10.7 billion in service revenue and
amass a total of 4...
Qualcomm Embeds WiFi into 3G Chipsets
Qualcomm has announced that it's Mobile Station Modem (MSM) chipsets
will support Philips' wireless local area network (WLAN) module. This
integrated solution will offer connectivity to WLAN networks as well
as to existi...
Siemens Brand to Appear on BenQ Phones
Taiwan's BenQ is to start dual branding its mobile phones with the
Siemens brand name from the first quarter of next year, according to a
company spokesperson. Under the terms on BenQ's purchase of the
Siemens handset di...
Telecoms Boss Fired Over Corruption Allegations
Vietnam's Prime Minister, Phan Van Khai has fired the boss of the
state owned telecoms operator, Vietnam Posts and Telecommunications
Corp (VNPT) over allegations of bribery and fraud. The dismissal comes
just a few days...
3G on the Underground
Vodafone Portugal has extended its 3G (and GPRS) coverage to work on
all stations on the new Yellow Line (Line D) of the Oporto Metro. The
3G coverage provided by Vodafone at the sub-surface stations of the
Yellow Line -...
No Need for SMSC's in New Networks
Warid Telecom of Pakistan has chosen Telsis' next-generation messaging
solution for its new-build network, instead of an old-style SMS
architecture based on conventional SMSCs. Warid's deployment of Telsis
Lebanon's Investcom Mobile Co To List In London, Dubai
Beirut-based mobile telecoms firm Investcom said Sunday it will carry
out two initial public offerings, listing shares in London and
ACCS Ex-CEO Charged For Cheating Nokia
The founder and former chief executive of Singapore's Accord Customer
Care Solutions Ltd. (A27.SG) and 11 other former employees were
charged with cheating and dishonesty offenses by the Singapore police,
the Straits Tim...
Palm, Microsoft To Team On New Treo
SAN FRANCISCO (Dow Jones) - Palm Inc. on Monday is expected to unveil
a version of its Treo product that combines a mobile phone with a
digital organizer, according to a person familiar with the company's
Alltel Shares Gain As Options For Wireline Unit Weighed
WASHINGTON (Dow Jones) -- Alltel Corp. on Thursday said it has started
a formal process to explore selling or spinning off the company's
traditional local phone business, a move that management has
Deutsche Telekom: No Plans Yet For T-Mobile USA IPO
German telecommunications operator Deutsche Telekom AG (DT) has no
plans for an initial public offering for its U.S. wireless unit
T-Mobile USA now, Chief Executive Kai Uwe Ricke said at an investor
Cosmote To Invest Over EUR450 Million To Revamp Cosmorom
The chief executive of Greek mobile operator Cosmote Mobile
Telecommunications (COSMO.AT) Friday said the company plans to invest
more than EUR450 million over the next three years to revamp its
Romanian mobile phone uni...
Nokia Gets Order From Jiangxi Mobile Telecommunication
Finland's Nokia Oyj (NOK) said Friday it has signed a contract for the
delivery of the Nokia Connect eRefill solution to Chinese mobile
operator Jiangxi Mobile Telecommunication Co. Ltd. ...
Tiscali Sold 0.3% Of 3 Italy For Around EUR12.5 Million-CFO
Tiscali SpA (TIS.MI) sold its 0.3% stake in Hutchison Whampoa Ltd.'s
unit (0013.HK) 3 Italy for around EUR12.5 million, Tiscali Chief
Financial Officer Massimo Cristori said Friday during an analyst
conference call on th...
US Cellular To Restructure Customer Service Dept
Telephone & Data Systems Inc. (TDS) disclosed Friday that its
U.S. Cellular Corp. (USM) unit will restructure its customer service
department as a result of the recently announced exchange of cellular
properties with All...
Ericsson Likely To Appeal Decision To Up Taxable Income
Swedish telecommunications giant Telefon AB LM Ericsson (ERICY) said
it is likely to appeal against a tax authority decision to increase
its taxable income by a total 251 million kronor ($1=SEK7.7750) for
the three tax y...