TELECOM Digest OnLine - Sorted: Cellular-News For Friday 14th October 2005

Cellular-News For Friday 14th October 2005

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Fourteen New Phones from Chinese Vendor

China's Qiao Xing Universal Telephone says that its major subsidiary,
CEC Telecom had recently launched 14 models of higher-end mobile phone
handsets with a two-million-pixel digital camera and multimedia
entertainment f...

Vodafone Offer A-GPS Handset

Japan's Vodafone K.K.says that it will commence sales of the Vodafone
903T 3G handset by Toshiba, the world's first mobile handset capable
of network-assisted GPS navigation both in Japan and abroad, on 15
October 2005 i...

Maltese Operators Gain BWA Licenses

Malta's telecoms regulator, the MCA has assigned access to rights of
use of radio frequencies in the 3.5GHz band for the development and
implementation of Broadband Wireless Access (BWA) networks in Malta to
Cellcom, Mob...

Simultaneous Collection of WCDMA and GSM Propagation and Interference Data

Pctel has announced the commercial availability of Clarify WCDMA/GSM -
a version of its leading wireless propagation and interference
management solution that simultaneously supports both WCDMA and GSM

Use 3G Videophones to Comment on Football Action

VoxSurf, the London-based video messaging solution provider, says that
the UK television broadcaster, the? BBC has deployed its technology to
power a new trial called 'Your Shout!' The trial allows football fans
to send ...

ABI Examines WiBro: Is it Really Mobile WiMAX in Disguise?

WiBro is a soon to be implemented mobile high-speed Wireless Internet
access service for the South Korean market. Positioned between
traditional wired broadband access and mobile phone data services, it
could fill an imp...

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 East 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. ...

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...

Russia's active GSM user base seen up to 111-113 mln this year

Russia's GSM Standard Operators Association expects the country's
total active GSM mobile subscriber base to rise to between 111 million
and 113 million users by the end of this year from the current 104.5
million, V...

Official sees Wi-Fi hotspots in Russia up to 680 by year-end

The number of Russia's Wi-Fi Internet access points, or hotspots, are
expected to increase to 680 by the end of this year from 435 as of
now, Executive Director of Russia's Association of GSM Operators
Vyacheslav Afa...

Russia's Megafon auctions "beautiful" phone number for $3,000

Moscow-based mobile provider Sonic Duo, which operates Megafon's
network in Moscow and the Moscow Region, has sold a "beautiful"
telephone number for U.S. $3,000 at an auction held on October 10, the
company's press se...

Nokia, China Putian To Set Up 3G Joint Venture In China

Jones)- Finland's Nokia Oyj (NOK) Thursday said it has signed an
agreement with China Putian Co. Ltd. to set up a joint venture in
China to focus on research and development, manufacturing and sales of
3G network solutio...

Bouygues Telecom Launches Flat-Rate I-Mode Subscription

s)- Bouygues Telecom SA, a division of Bouygues SA (12050.FR),
Thursday said it is launching a flat-rate monthly subscription to its
i-mode high-speed Internet wireless service ahead of the key Christmas
selling season. ...

Ericsson To Trial 3G/HSDPA, IMS Platform In Canada

Jones)- Ericsson says that it will begin a trial of third generation
wireless technology upgrades in Canada, together with Rogers
Communications Inc. ...

PRESS: Agency to auction GSM 1800 licenses in Russian Far East

Russia's Federal Telecommunication Agency "has found" open GSM 1800
frequencies in the Far East Federal District and plans to auction them
in November, Vedomosti business daily reported Thursday, citing Pavel
Morozov, th...

PRESS: Russia's Sigma says buys 0.125% in SMARTS, eyes 25%

Russia's Sigma has purchased a 0.125% stake in Russian regional mobile
operator SMARTS and has gained the rights to purchase 25%, Vedomosti
business daily reported Thursday, citing Sigma's General Director
Pavel Svirsky....

Irish Regulator Orders Cut In Mobile Termination Costs

es)- Ireland's communications regulator, ComReg, Thursday ordered a
reduction in termination charges that telecommunications operators pay
to mobile phone companies. ...

Russian MegaFon's Sonic Duo sees capex at $200 mln in 2006

Russia's MegaFon subsidiary Sonic Duo plans to invest U.S. $200
million in expanding its mobile network in 2006, flat on the year, the
company said Thursday. ...

Russia's Divizion plans to open 14 outlets in Astrakhan

Russian mobile phone vendor Divizion plans to open 14 outlets in
southern Russian city of Astrakhan by the end of the year, the company
said Thursday. ...

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