TELECOM Digest OnLine - Sorted: Cellular-News for Wednesday 12th October 2005

Cellular-News for Wednesday 12th October 2005

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Alcatel Testing WiMAX in Norway

Alcatel has signed an agreement with Norway's NextGenTel to conduct
its first field-trial of WiMAX in Oslo and Bergen. Under the terms of
this agreement, Alcatel will supply, install and support NexGenTel
with its WiMAX ...

Roaming on CDMA and GSM Networks in Australia

Australia's Telstra is launching a service that enables customers to
roam between its CDMA and GSM networks while retaining the same phone
number. Telstra's Head of CDMA, Ms Jenny Roche, said the new calling
solution all...

Danish Switchboards

Denmark's Sonofon has just launched a service that is says is designed
to aid small businesses in dumping their landlines -- the Mobile
Switchboard. The Mobile Switchboard lets several co-workers in the
company share swit...

Pannon Launches Hungarian 3G Network

Less than a year since the company was awarded its 3G license,
Hungary's Pannon GSM has launched its commercial 3G network. Video
calls will continue to be free until the end of this year as a
continuation of the existin...

GSM Jumps Back to the 450 Frequency Band

Nokia and Ericsson have both returned to the GSM450 market, announcing
plans to start selling infrastructure in the 450Mhz band, currently
dominated by CDMA450. The GSM vendors had originally planned to deploy
GSM servic...

Fully Automatic HSDPA Optimization Solution

Radioplan, the German automatic mobile network optimization (ACP)
vendor, has announced that the latest version of their automatic cell
planning solution features fully automatic HSDPA optimization

Anti-Virus for Microsoft Mobiles

The anti-virus company, F-Secure has launched an anti-virus package
for mobile phones running on Microsoft?s Windows Mobile operating
system. Symbian Series 80 users will also get a new product called
F-Secure Mobile Sec...

Trinidad & Tobago Braces for Intense Competition

The opening of Trinidad and Tobago's telecommunications market
represents one of the last Caribbean markets to open its sector to
competition, leaving the Bahamas as the only other closed market in
the region. The entran...

FOCUS: Russia mulls fighting mobile handset thieves

Russia is facing a rising problem of mobile handsets theft. In 2004,
the Moscow police officially registered over 7,000 mobile handset
thefts. However, analysts consider that the real number of stolen
mobile handsets is ...

Belarus MDC mobile subscriber base up 4.1% in September

The subscriber base of Belarus
mobile phone operator Mobile Digital
Connection (MDC) increased 4.1% on the month in September to 1.645
million users, the company said Tuesday. ...

Ukraine's Jeans mobile subscriber base up to 5 mln users Sep 30

The subscriber base of Ukraine's Jeans rose 74% since the beginning of
the year to 5 million users as of September 30, Ukrainian Mobile
Communications (UMC) said in a press release. ...

Russia's Euroset to cooperate in MVNO project with MTT

Russia's largest mobile handset retailer Euroset has concluded an
agreement with Multiregional Transit Telecom (MTT) on cooperation in
the development of Euroset's mobile virtual network operator (MVNO)
project, an MTT...

TeliaSonera says holders to invest $60 mln in Moldova's Moldcell in 5 yrs

Shareholders of Moldova's mobile service operator Moldcell plan to
invest U.S. $60 million in the company within five years, Anders Igel,
CEO of TeliaSonera, Moldcell's key shareholder, said Wednesday. ...

Belarus' BeST to buy $234 mln equipment from Alcatel Shanghai

Belarus state-controlled mobile operator Belarus Telecommunications
Network, or BeST, has signed an agreement with China's
Alcatel Shanghai Bell to purchase the Chinese company's
telecommunications equipment for U...

Russia's VimpelCom to launch tariff with free cell phone in Dec

Russia's second-largest mobile operator VimpelCom plans to launch a
tariff with a free mobile handset included in the price of the
subscription fee, the company said in a press release Thursday. ...

Russia's VimpelCom user base in Far East hits 1 million people

The subscriber base of Russia's second-largest mobile operator VimpelCom in the country's Far Easqt Federal District has exceeded 1 million people, the company said on Thursday. ...

Russian court freezes SMARTS' shares once again

Russia's regional court in St. Petersburg has frozen 100% of the shares of Russian regional mobile operator SMARTS, Kommersant business daily reported Friday, citing Gennady Kiryushin, the company's general director. ...

Finland's Elcoteq opens telecom equip plant in Russia

Russia's ZAO Elcoteq, a subsidiary of Finland's electronics
manufacturing company Elcoteq Network Corporation, opened a
telecommunications equipment plant in St. Petersburg on Friday,
Elcoteq's CEO Antti Piippo said at...

PRESS: Russia's VimpelCom may start ops in 9 Far East regions

Russia's second-largest mobile operator VimpelCom may get
frequencies for operation in GSM 900 frequencies in nine regions in
the Far East Federal District, Vedomosti business daily reported
Monday, citing a letter fro...

MegaFon says ups base stations in Moscow to 1,500 units

Russia's third largest mobile operator MegaFon has increased the
number of base stations in the Moscow License Area (MLA) to 1,500
units as of now from 1,000 units as of January 1, the company's
General Director Sergei...

AC&M says Russia's mobile user base up to 111.74 mln on Sep 30

The number of mobile phone service subscribers in Russia increased to
111.74 million people as of September 30 from 107.33 million people as
of August 31, Advanced Communications & Media (AC&M) said in a report
released ...

Russia's SMARTS launches EDGE technology in test mode

Russian regional mobile operator SMARTS has launched Enhanced Data
rates for Global Evolution (EDGE) technology in test mode, the company
said Monday. ...

Nokia Launches Software Devt Products With Symbian

Finland's Nokia Oyj (NOK) Tuesday said it has launched two new
software development products together with Symbian Plc (SYN.YY) in
the U.K. ...

Vodafone Sweden Offers BlackBerry Services For 3 New Phones

Telecommunications operator Vodafone Group Plc (VOD) Tuesday said its
branch Vodafone Sweden is introducing its BlackBerry connection
services to three new mobile phones. ...

Nokia, TeliaSonera Sees Explosive Mobile E-mail Growth

Swedish telecommunications companies TeliaSonera AB (TLSN.SK) and
Nokia Corp. (NOK) sees usage of e-mail in mobile phones growing
rapidly in the coming year, despite current obstacles to growth. ...

Ukraine's UMC mobile subscriber base up to 10.916 mln Sep 30

The total subscriber base of Ukraine's Mobile Communications, or UMC,
Ukraine's largest mobile phone operator, rose 3.8% on the month to
10.916 million subscribers as of September 30, UMC said in a press
release on i...

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