TELECOM Digest OnLine - Sorted: Cellular-News for Wednesday 26th October 2005

Cellular-News for Wednesday 26th October 2005

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Worldwide Smartphone Market Soars in Q3

The continuing shift from standalone handhelds to converged smart
mobile devices was confirmed again by the latest estimates released by
analyst firm Canalys. The positions of the top four device vendors
worldwide remained unchanged from Q2, with HP ...

ZTE Wins GSM Contract in Nepal

Nepal Telecom is to replace a range of existing GSM value-added
service equipment with systems from ZTE Corporation. ZTE will supply
Nepal Telecom with a range of value-added services equipment including
1,300,000 lines of HLR (Home Location Register...

Multiplayer Games on 3G Network

Hutchison 3G UK is enabling customers to be able to play the
multiplayer versions of Synergenix's games Lock 'n Load Combat Arena
and Rally Pro Contest MP on their handsets. Lock 'n Load Combat Arena
and Rally Pro Contest MP are being offered as a fr...

Consulting Contract for Brazilian Operator

Convergys? has won a new five-year contract to provide professional
and consulting services to the Brazilian CDMA operator, Vivo. Under
the terms of the agreement, Convergys will deliver multiple
professional and consulting services including softwar...

One-Third of Consumers May Use Wireless as Primary Phone in 2009

Between 23% and 37% of USA wireless subscribers will use a wireless
phone as their primary telephone by 2009, reports In-Stat. About 9.4%
of U.S. wireless subscribers already use a wireless phone as their
primary phone, and compared with earlier surv...

Andrew Signs WCDMA License Agreement

Andrew Corporation has signed a WCDMA infrastructure patent license
agreement with Qualcomm. Under the terms of the worldwide
royalty-bearing agreement, Qualcomm has granted Andrew a license to
develop, manufacture, and sell WCDMA picocell and microc...

Handset Sales Up, but Prices Down

According to the latest research from Strategy Analytics, global
mobile phone shipments grew 25% year-over-year, to reach a record 209
million units during Q3 2005. In contrast, worldwide industry ASPs
(Average Selling Price) fell 11% annually during...

Ukrainian mobile operatorsâ revenue flat on month in September

The revenue of Ukrainian mobile operators was almost flat on the month
in September falling 0.9% to 1.36 billion hryvnas, the State
Statistics Committee said Tuesday. ...

Russia's Dalsvyaz unit to launch mobile services in Sakhalin

Wireless Information Technologies, a wholly-owned subsidiary of
Russian regional fixed-line and mobile operator Dalsvyaz plans to
launch its mobile services under the Dalsvyaz GSM brand in the
Sakhalin Region by the end of the year, Alexei Skrylnikov...

Kyrgyz Justice Ministry re-registers ownership of 100% in Bitel

Kyrgyzstan's Justice Ministry re-registered on October 19 ownership
rights of 100% in mobile operator Bitel to little-known Rezervspetsmet
company, Bitel said in a statement Tuesday. ...

PRESS: Turkish authorities OK Russia's Alfa buying Turkcell

Russia's Alfa Group has received approval from Turkish authorities to
buy a 13.2% stake in Turkey's leading mobile operator Turkcell through
a U.S. $3.3 billion convertible debt deal with Turkcell shareholder
Cukurova Group, Vedomosti said on Tuesday...

Rogers Communications To Buy Nortel's Brampton Site For C$100 Million

Nortel Networks Corp. has agreed to sell its almost 1 million
square-foot Brampton, Ont. facility to Rogers Communications Inc. for
about C$100 million. ...

TeliaSonera CEO: Will Keep Looking For Acquisitions

Nordic telecommunications operator TeliaSonera Tuesday said it will
keep looking for acquisitions. ...

Ericsson CEO: Marconi Will Bolster Transmission Operations

Ericsson President and Chief Executive Carl-Henric Svanberg Tuesday
said the acquisition of most of U.K. telecommunications equipment
maker Marconi PLC's business will bolster the Swedish mobile
operator's transmission operations. ...

TDC Enters Agreement With Telenor To Enter Norway Market

Danish telecommunications operator TDC says that its TDC Mobil unit
has entered a MVNO agreement with Telenor in Norway. ...

Ericsson Buys Most Of Marconi For GBP1.2 Billion

Swedish wireless equipment maker Telefon AB LM Ericsson Tuesday agreed
to buy most of Marconi Corp. PLC's operations in a deal worth GBP1.2
billion, ending uncertainty over the U.K. vendor's future. ...

Australia's Telstra: Cost Structure Too High

Australian dominant telecommunications company Telstra Corp. said
Tuesday that regulatory and competitive pressures on the business,
coupled with changes in technology, have increased cost pressures and
led to a decline in earnings. ...

BlackBerry Maker Files Emergency Appeal With US High Court

Research In Motion Ltd. has filed an emergency appeal with the
U.S. Supreme Court in a final attempt to freeze proceedings in its
patent dispute with NTP Inc. while it continues to argue U.S. patent
laws don't apply because the company operates in Ca...

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