TELECOM Digest OnLine - Sorted: Cellular-News for Friday 4th November 2005

Cellular-News for Friday 4th November 2005

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Mobile Base Station Contract from US Utility Firm

Wireless Matrix has announced an agreement with one of the leading
utilities on the East Coast of the USA serving more than 2 million
homes and businesses, for an initial order of 400 Mobile Base Station
2 (MBS2) units. This first purchase order unde...

3G Wait-&-See Fails to Stall Taiwanese Mobile Phone Market

The aggressive promotion of 3G services by mobile phone carriers was
expected to stimulate the growth of the Taiwanese mobile phone market
in the third quarter of 2005. However, according to the Market
Intelligence Center (MIC), a Taipei-based indust...

Siemens Wins Thai GSM Contract

Thailand's largest mobile provider, Advanced Info Service (AIS), has
contracted with Siemens to expand its GSM radio and core network. In
the future, up to one million additional subscribers will be able to
make phone calls and utilize mobile communi...

Study Finds Mobile Phone Users Embracing Mobile Data Services

Mobile phone users are increasingly comfortable with mobile data
services but continue to worry about content and price, according to
the latest Mobinet study of how 4,000 mobile phone users in 21
countries use their phones. The study has been conduc...

African Network Operator to Seek UK Stock Market Listing

Econet Wireless Group has announced plans to seek a listing on the
London Stock Exchange (LSE) through an initial public offering that
the company estimates will raise between US$400 million and US$500

PTT Will Become the New 3G Hotspot - report

Analysys International predicts that PTT (push-to-talk) will become
the new hotspot of 3G applications with user numbers to reach 8
million by year 2009 in its newly released focus report. It also says
that the barrier of interconnection will be remo...

Customers Rarely Complain About Mobile Data Problems

A new NOP survey commissioned by Olista, the service experience
assurance company, reveals that users who encounter problems in using
new mobile data services will simply give up rather than seek
assistance. According to the survey of 1000 adults car...

FOCUS: Russia's alternative operators may strike gold in regions

[Premium] On the eve of the privatization of Russia's national telecom
holding Svyazinvest, regional fixed-line operators are cutting their
investment plans, while alternative operators, who operate mostly in
Moscow and St. Petersburg, prepare for an aggressiv...

Telefonica Moviles Back To 6 Million Mobile Users In Mexico

Spanish wireless phone operator Telefonica Moviles SA said Thursday
that it added 129,000 subscribers in Mexico in the third quarter,
bringing its roster back to 6 million, up 33% from a year ago. ...

Nokia: N70 Phone Is Shipping In High Volumes

Nokia Corp.'s second mobile phone in its multimedia Nseries to hit
stores has had a very good response from consumers and is shipping in
large volumes, a company spokesman said Thursday. ...

TDC Mobil To Open 3G Network To Private Clients Nov 7

Danish telecommunications operator TDC A/S Thursday said its unit TDC
Mobil will open its third-generation networks to private customers on
Nov. 7. ...

Reiman says Russian mobile operators may enter Chinese market

Russian mobile operators may enter the Chinese market, Russian IT and
Telecommunications Minister Leonid Reiman said Thursday, ITAR-TASS
reported. Reiman was speaking before the meeting of Russian Prime
Minister Mikhail Fradkov with Chinese Prime Min...

Mexico Billionaire Pledges $400 Million Argentina Invest In '06

Mexican billionaire businessman Carlos Slim has pledged to invest $400
million next year in two telecommunications companies operating in
Argentina: Telefonos de Mexico SA, or Telmex, and America Movil's
CTI. ...

Nortel Discloses Additional Subpoena For Accounting Records

Nortel Networks Inc. on Thursday disclosed that it received an
additional federal subpoena in connection with an ongoing criminal
investigation by the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Northern District
of Texas. ...

UPDATE: Qualcomm to Vigorously Defend Against Claims At EC

Qualcomm Inc. vowed to vigorously fight the claims of five competitors
who complained last week to European antitrust regulators about its
licensing practices. ...

Vodafone To Buy Up To 15% More In Vodacom Group

Vodafone announced Thursday that it has entered into exclusive
negotiations with the Rembrandt Trust, which are expected to result in
Vodafone acquiring up to an additional 15% economic interest in
Vodacom Group for a net cash consideration of up to ...

Qualcomm 4Q Net Up 37%; Co Gives 1Q, FY06 Views

Qualcomm Inc.'s fourth-quarter earnings rose 37%, fueled by demand for
next-generation cell phones. ...

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