TELECOM Digest OnLine - Sorted: Cellular-News for Wednesday 2nd November 2005

Cellular-News for Wednesday 2nd November 2005

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Leather Clad 3G Phone

Vodafone Japan has announced that later this week, it will commence
nationwide sales of the Vodafone 703N 3G handset by NEC, which
features a 'leather touch design' that gives the surface of the
handset a soft, high-quality leather feel....

Israeli Firm Starts Production of Cameraphone Components

Tower Semiconductor, an Israel based wafer foundry, and Biomorphic
Microsystems, a supplier of innovative imaging solutions for the cell
phone and PDA markets, have announced that Tower has begun
manufacturing of Biomorphic 2.0 and 1.3-megapixel CMOS...

Econet Nigeria Wins Legal Battle

The Federal High Court of Nigeria has ruled that it has the
jurisdiction to appoint arbitrators in the ongoing dispute between
shareholders of Vee Mobile, formerly Econet Wireless Nigeria. In
making its ruling, the court dismissed an application brou...

The Motorola Phone that Kills Germs

Motorola has announced the launch of the Motorola i870, a new mobile
device that comes with an antimicrobial coating over the casing. The
i870 blends a 1.3 megapixel camera with a video recorder, MP3 player
and two-way radio. Additionally, the i870 i...

Mobile Games Developer Loses Boss

I-play, the mobile games company, has unexpectedly announced that
Brian Greasley has stepped down as CEO of the company. David Gosen,
currently Chief Operating Officer, has been appointed acting Chief
Executive with immediate effect....

Improving Customer Care in Azerbaijan

Formula Telecom Solutions has signed a multi-million dollar agreement
with BakCell, Azerbaijan's second-largest cellular network operator,
to provide it with FTS' Leap CRM platform. Leap CRM will offer Bakcell
a fully user-customizable solution for m...

HSDPA Billing Agreement Completed

Convergent billing provider, Cerillion Technologies says that it has
completed implementation of its mediation solution in support of Manx
Telecom's new HSDPA network. Cerillion Mediator was implemented on
time and to budget, and integrated with the ...

Nokia Completes UMA Voice and Data Calls

As a significant milestone in its fixed-mobile convergence strategy,
Nokia has completed both voice and data calls with Unlicensed Mobile
Access (UMA) technology in a Nokia Solutions Experience Center in the
United States....

Steady Rise in US Handset Sales

According to The NPD Group, mobile phone sales to consumers in the USA
reached 31.6 million units in the third quarter of 2005. This number
represents solid incremental growth of 7% from the second quarter 2005
sales volume of 29.6 million units and ...

Ukrainian CDMA Operator sees 2005 investments in network at $10 mln

U.S.-Ukrainian joint venture International Telecommunication Company,
or ITC, plans to invest about U.S. $10 million in the development of
its network this year, a spokesman with the company told Prime-Tass on
Monday. ...

Shareholders of 7 units of VimpelCom OK merging with parent co

The general meetings of shareholders of seven subsidiaries of Russia's
second-largest mobile operator VimpelCom have approved merging into
the parent company, VimpelCom said on Tuesday. ...

Belarus MDC active subscriber base up to 1.705 million

The active subscriber base of Belarusâ mobile phone
operator Mobile Digital Communications, or MDC, rose 3.6% in October
to 1.705 million people as of November 1, the company said
Tuesday. ...

Lucent Tech Discovers $80 Million Accounting Error In Balance Sheet

Lucent Technologies Inc. disclosed Tuesday that it became aware of an
error reported in its fourth-quarter and fiscal year financials last
week that will result in an $80 million increase in its pension
liabilities and a corresponding reduction in sh...

Russia's MTS gets full control of Turkmen cell operator

Russia's largest mobile operator Mobile TeleSystems (MTS) has
purchased a 49% stake in U.S.-registered Turkmenistan mobile operator
Barash Communications Technologies Inc. (BCTI) for U.S. $18.52
million, increasing its stake to 100%, MTS said Tuesd...

Virgin Mobile Expands Distribution Of Contract Offer

Virgin Mobile Holdings PLC, the U.K. mobile telecom service provider,
Tuesday said it has expanded the distribution of its fledgling
contract offer to over 1,000 stores across the U.K. ...

Motorola Reaches Settlement In Zafirovski Lawsuit

Motorola Inc. agreed to settle its lawsuit against a former executive
it had accused of breaching a non-compete agreement. ...

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