TELECOM Digest OnLine - Sorted: Cellular-News for Monday 7th November 2005

Cellular-News for Monday 7th November 2005

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Top 10 Selling Handsets in October

The Swedish manufacturer of carrying cases for portable electronics,
Krusell, has released their "Top 10"-list for October 2005. The list
is based upon the number of pieces of model specific mobile phone
cases that has been ordered from Krusell durin...

Romanian Mobile Call Volumes Jump 45%

The number of mobile telephony users in Romania reached 11.37 million
in June 2005, increasing by more than 10% (1.16 million) as compared
to end-2004, according to the final report on the electronic
communications sector for the period January 1st -...

MMS Is A Huge Success In Norway

Strand Reports has noted that it would not have been completely
misleading, if SMS had been the abbreviation for "Surprising Messaging
Success" -- as the success of SMS messages took the mobile operators
completely by surprise. Currently mobile operat...

Taiwanese Mobile Phone Industry Gains from Low-Cost Handsets

Riding the wave of new handset demand running through emerging markets
as well as healthy replacement demand in mature markets, global mobile
phone shipments continued the strong pace. Registering an estimated
200 million units in the third quarter, ...

Orange Launches Three New Windows Mobile 5.0 Products

Orange is expanding the SPV range in the business customer
sector. Orange says that it is the first mobile telephony supplier in
Switzerland to offer three new devices with the new Windows Mobile 5.0
operating system. The new flagship is the SPV M500...

39 hours - The World Record for the Longest Phone Conversation

On November 1 at 11:15 a.m., Sandra Kobel (28) from Berne and Stephan
Hafner (29) from Wettingen embarked on the first-ever world-record
attempt at the longest phone conversation over the Internet. Both
participants demonstrated their enormous commun...

Cheap Voice Bundles Drive 3G Mobile Services

New research suggests that 3G mobile services are now beginning to
take off, however instead of supposedly new "killer applications" or
high speed data services driving sales as many pundits predicted, it
is the promise of cheaper voice and text bund...

NEC Makes HSDPA Kit Available

NEC Corporation has announced that its High Speed Download Packet
Access (HSDPA) solution is ready to be delivered for use in commercial
networks worldwide. The successful field network operation trial for
NEC's HSDPA was carried out this summer thro...

Western European Enterprises Still Slow to Adopt Mobile Solutions

Enterprises in Western Europe have been slow to adopt mobile solutions
in the past 12 months, according to IDC's 2005 Enterprise Mobility
Survey. Although there is now more awareness of and interest in mobile
technologies and applications, adoption h...

TDC Launches 3G in Denmark

Denmark's TDC Mobile has opened its 3G network for residential
customers today. Already on October 3, TDC Mobile's business customers
got access to the higher speeds via the mobile broadband card....

Mobile television: Swisscom launches DVB-H trial

Around 100 people are currently testing a new mobile television
technology. Between now and the end of the year, Switzerland's
Swisscom Broadcast and Swisscom Mobile will be carrying out a
technical trial of the new digital standard DVB-H....

USA Trailing Rest of World in Embracing Music on Cell Phones

Almost one in five (19%) of all mobile phone owners worldwide now
listen to music on their phones, according to a new study by
TNS. Amongst this global group, some 16% of all music they listen to
daily is on their phones, compared with 15% on a stere...

T-Mobile Netherlands: 3G turbo gets test run

After having demonstrated High-Speed Download Packet Access (HSDPA) to
corporate customers in August this year, T-Mobile Netherlands last
week became the first Dutch provider to have established a HSDPA
connection on a live network. Employees from Pl...

Telefonica Argentina Head Sees New Phone Contract Soon

The head of Telefonica SA's Argentina unit said Friday he expects to
shortly finish a long-delayed renegotiation of the company's telephone
services contracts with the Argentine government. ...

Madrid Court Dismisses Case Against Telefonica Chairman -Source

A Madrid court has dismissed a case against Telefonica SA Chairman
Cesar Alierta, ruling that the statute of limitations for the insider
trading charges brought against him had expired, a judicial source
said Friday. ...

Ericsson To Test HSDPA With Vodafone K.K.'s Tokyo Network

Swedish telecommunications equipment maker Telefon AB LM Ericsson
Friday said it has successfully upgraded Vodafone K.K.'s commercial
network in central parts of Tokyo with high speed downlink packet
access, or HSDPA, to test the technology on the mo...

New Zealand Telecom 1Q Net NZ$199 Million Vs NZ$203 Million

Telecom Corp. of New Zealand Ltd. Friday reported a first quarter net
profit of NZ$199 million, down 2% from the previous year's NZ$203
million, which was adjusted to comply with international accounting
standards. ...

UTStarcom Incurs Loss On Writedown

UTStarcom Inc. on Thursday posted a large third-quarter loss as the
company wrote down the value of assets and struggled with declining
revenue. ...

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