TELECOM Digest OnLine - Sorted: Cellular-News for Thursday 27th October 2005

Cellular-News for Thursday 27th October 2005

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2005 Mobile-Phone Forecast Raised on Strong Subscriber Growth

Robust shipments in the first half, combined with sustained momentum
in the third quarter have prompted iSuppli Corp. to boost its 2005
mobile-phone unit forecast by 9.5 percent. Global mobile-phone
shipments in 2005 are expected to total 810 million...

Mobile Middleware Hit Milestone in 2004

In 2004 and 2005, the mobile middleware market again experienced
strong growth and a flurry of acquisitions, customer wins, and new
product rollouts. This has created real momentum in this market, which
has now cracked the half billion-dollar mark an...

CDMA Contract for Sri Lanka

China's ZTE Corporation is to deploy its first Sri Lankan CDMA2000
network following an agreement signed with Sri Lanka Telecom Limited
(SLT), the country's largest fixed-line operator. ZTE won the contract
in competition with other global telecoms e...

Huawei Launches HSDPA Network Kit

China's Huawei Technologies has announced the global launch of its
full-performance HSDPA solution. Based on its self-designed ASIC chip,
Huawei provides a full-performance HSDPA solution, the data rates can
peak 14.4 Mbps downstream. The solution in...

Motorola Wins Brazilian CDMA Contract

Brazil's Vivo has extended its long-standing relationship with
Motorola by granting an award to Motorola for further development of
Vivo's CDMA network, additional Motorola SoftSwitches, and expansion
of its CDMA 3G EV-DO mobile service. This award w...

Digital Certificates on SIM Cards

As from the beginning of November, Finland's Sonera will provide
citizen and corporate certificate services on new SIM cards operating
on both GSM and UMTS networks. This will make it easier for users to
conduct electronic transactions even when they...

Handset Design Becoming More Important to Customers - report

As cell phones increasingly offer enhanced features such as Web-based
text messaging and e-mail, as well as the ability to take still and
video pictures, the operation and physical design of phones has become
more important to wireless customers, acc...

D.I.Y. WiMax from Next Year

Aperto Networks has announced the availability in the first quarter of
2006 of its indoor, self-install WiMAX broadband wireless products for
consumers. Aperto Networks' intuitive, simple-to-install WiMAX
customer premise equipment (CPE) feature the ...

Four New CDMA Handsets from Nokia

Nokia has launched four new CDMA handsets....

Kyrgyz Justice Ministry cancels its Bitel re-registration ruling

Kyrgyzstan's Justice Ministry on Tuesday cancelled its earlier-made
ruling to re-register the ownership rights of 100% in mobile operator
Bitel to Russia's little-known company Rezervspetsmet, Bitel said in a
press release Wednesday. ...

Russia's Duma to hold tender for mobile service provider

The administrative department of Russia's State Duma, the
lower house of parliament, has announced it will hold a tender for
providing mobile services to the deputies in 2006, the department said
in a statement Wednesday. ...

Belarus BelCel phasing out NMT, transferring users to CDMA 450

Belarus mobile phone operator BelCel, which operates in the NMT450 and
IMT-MC-450, or CDMA2000, standards, has started closing NMT450 base
stations and replacing them with IMT-MC-450 base stations, the company
said Wednesday. ...

Russia's VimpelCom launches EDGE in Moscow metro

Russia's second-largest mobile operator VimpelCom has launched Enhanced Data rates for Global Evolution (EDGE) services in the Moscow metro, the company said Wednesday. ...

FOCUS: Last wave of consolidation nears Russian mobile market

[Premium] With three major players controlling 88% of the Russian
mobile market, there is very little room for maneuver, but MTS,
VimpelCom and MegaFon still have an opportunity to add a few million
subscribers to their portfolio by buying smaller operators. ...

Sprint Nextel Stands Behind $14.5 Billion Savings Target

Sprint Nextel Corp. Chief Financial Officer Paul Saleh stood behind
the company's revised savings target of $14.5 billion Wednesday. ...

TPSA Offers France Telecom EUR1.23 Billion For Centertel Stake

Polish telephone operator Telekomunikacja Polska SA Wednesday said it
has offered to buy the remaining 34% of mobile unit PTK Centertel it
doesn't already own from parent company France Telecom SA for 4.88
billion zlotys in cash, or EUR1.23 billion. ...

Lucent CEO Says Mobility Growth Should Moderate In 2006

Lucent Technologies should see its mobility revenue moderate next
year, while its wireline business should stabilize, Chief Executive
Pat Russo said Wednesday. ...

Sprint Nextel 3Q Net Up, But Misses Street View

RESTON, Va. (AP)--Sprint Nextel on Wednesday posted a third-quarter
profit but missed Wall Street's expectations in its first quarter
since Sprint's $35 billion purchase of Nextel closed in August,
creating the nation's No. 3 cell-phone carrier. ...

Nokia Launches New WCDMA Base Station

Nokia Wednesday said it launched a new WCDMA base station, the Nokia
Flexi WCDMA Base Station. ...

STMicroelectronics CEO: Memory Division To Post 4Q Profit

STMicroelectronics Chief Executive Carlo Bozotti said Wednesday that
the company's memory chip division will return to profit in the fourth
quarter of 2005 and generate free cash flow next year. ...

Nokia Launches OMA-Compliant Push To Talk Over Cellular

Finnish telecommunications equipment maker Nokia Corp. Wednesday said
it is launching its Open Mobile Alliance, or OMA,-compliant Push to
talk over Cellular, or PoC, and Presence solutions at the Nokia
Mobility Conference in Barcelona, Spain. ...

Ericsson To Provide Push Email Solution To Oi In Brazil

Swedish telecommunications equipment maker, Ericsson Wednesday said it
has received a deal with Brazilian GSM operator Oi, part of private
company Telemar Group, to provide its Ericsson Mobile Organizer, or
EMO, solution, breaking new ground for mobi...

Alcatel Gets EUR87 Million Mobile Contract From TA Orange

French telecommunications operator Alcatel SA said Wednesday that it
has signed a EUR87 million contract with TA Orange, a leading mobile
operator in Thailand, to expand and upgrade TA Orange's GSM/GPRS/EDGE
mobile network. ...

Telenor Ready To Support Thai TAC's Expansion -TAC Chief

Telenor is committed to providing financial and technological support
to Total Access Communication PCL as the Thai mobile phone operator
gears up for network expansion and third-generation services, TAC's
top executive said Wednesday. ...

KPN Enters Into Mobile Ticket Joint Venture With Imtech

Royal KPN NV Wednesday said it will enter into a mobile tickets joint
venture with Imtech NV. ...

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