TELECOM Digest OnLine - Sorted: Cellular-News for Wednesday 16th November 2005

Cellular-News for Wednesday 16th November 2005

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[[3G News]]

Australia's Telstra Won't Build 3G Network In New Zealand

Telstra Corp. said Tuesday that it won't build a 3G network in New
Zealand. ...

Nokia, T-Mobile Successfully Test HSDPA Networks

Finnish telecommunications equipment maker Nokia Corp. Tuesday said
that together with T-Mobile International it has completed High Speed
Downlink Data Packet Access, or HSDPA, calls using Nokia's
third-generation network technology. ...

Share 3G Videos During Voice Calls

Hong Kong's CSL has announced the launch of Asia's first 3G "Video
Sharing Service", enabling 1O1O and One2Free customers to share
real-time or pre-recorded video clips spontaneously during normal
voice calls. With the brand-new Nokia N70, 6680 and N...

Cingular Affiliate Orders 3G Kit

Nortel has been selected by Edge Wireless to expand its wireless voice
and data network in four states across western USA. In addition,
Nortel and Edge Wireless will begin UMTS and HSDPA 3G field trials
this month. Under the terms of the agreement, N...

[[Financial News]]

Soros Ups Stake In Motorola

Billionaire George Soros' investment fund on Monday reported major
increases in holdings of two household tech names. ...

Vodafone CEO: No Material Impact From Telefonica O2 Buy

Vodafone Group PLC Chief Executive Arun Sarin Tuesday said he doesn't
expect Telefonica SA's GBP18 billion takeover of O2 PLC to materially
impact his company's performance. ...

Vodafone 1st Half Pretax, Pre-Items Profit GBP4.8 Billion Vs GBP4.5 Billion

Vodafone Group said Tuesday that interim sales were GBP18.25 billion
(2004: GBP16.8 billion). Interim pretax, pre-items profit was GBP4.8
billion (2004: GBP4.5 billion). ...

Alcatel, Ericsson Share Spoils In Telstra Upgrade

Alcatel Tuesday said it has won a EUR2.2 billion order from
Australia's Telstra Corp., the latest in a spate of major network
upgrades that are fueling fierce competition among telecommunications
equipment makers. ...

Vodafone Slumps After Warning On Revenue, Margins

PREMIUM - Shares of Vodafone Group PLC fell as much as 10% Tuesday as
the mobile operator warned revenue and profit margins would fall next
fiscal year, following a 23% decline in first-half net profit. ...

Investors Ready Offer For TDC

The two of two private equity consortia is preparing a bid for what
could be the $12 billion sale of Denmark's TDC in what could be the
largest leveraged buyout in European history, according to a media
report Tuesday. ...

Handset Retailer profit soars in January-September

The net profit of Russian mobile handset and services retailer
Svyaznoi rose to 19.379 million rubles in January-September from 2.424
million rubles in the same period last year, as calculated under
Russian Accounting Standards, or RAS, the company s...

[[Handsets News]]

Nokia, Grameen Foundation In Mobile Phone Financing Pact

Finland's Nokia and U.S. Grameen Foundation said Tuesday they will
collaborate to bring affordable, accessible telecommunications to
rural villages in Africa through microfinance. ...

New Handsets from Sagem

Sagem has launched its new ultra-slim my300X product line, being the
first step into the globally renewing its product range. In addition
to proposing a new design style in the product range, Sagem has also
taken the first step to evolving its produc...

[[Legal News]]

Norway's Telenor starts arbitration against Russia's Alfa units

Norway's telecommunications company Telenor has started Monday an
arbitration proceeding against affiliates of Russia's Alfa Group,
Telenor said in a press release late Monday. ...

[[Mobile Content News]]

Premium Rate SMS Vendor Secures Canadian Access

The UK based premium rate SMS supplier, mBlox says that is launching
cross-carrier Premium Short Message Service (PSMS) in Canada. mBlox
will empower clients already doing business in the USA to deliver and
bill for wireless content and services acro...

Get Dilbert on a Mobile

Verizon Wireless has inked a deal with FunMail to offer Dilbert
cartoons on Verizon handsets. Each day, Daily Dilbert delivers a
popular Dilbert comic strip directly to the phones of Verizon Wireless
Mobile Web 2.0 customers -- giving Dilbert comic f...

[[Network Operators News]]

CDMA Coverage Expands in Alaska

Alaska Communications Systems (ACS) has announced its recent rapid
expansion of its wireless coverage on its CDMA network. ACS' footprint
is growing with the intention of covering 80% of Alaska's population
with CDMA service by the middle of 2006. In...

Digicel Announces Jamaican Subscriber Growth

Digicel, the Caribbean based mobile telecommunications provider, says
that Digicel's Jamaica operations have reached a milestone of 1.376
million subscribers. Digicel Jamaica gained 24,000 new subscribers in
the month of October 2005 alone as the com...

[[Personnel News]]

Staff Changes At Sony Ericsson

Sony Ericsson has announced the appointment of Ulf Lilja from
Ericsson's Group CFO office as the company's new Chief Financial
Officer, and Shoji Nemoto, President of Sony's Digital Imaging
Business Group, as its new Head of Product Business Unit GSM...

[[Statistics News]]

Investcom Passes 4 Million Subscriber Mark

Investcom (formerly Investcom Holding) which has operations in Africa,
the Middle East and Europe, has announced it has exceeded four million
subscribers. The company owns and operates mobile services, mostly
under the Areeba brand, in eight markets ...

More Consumers Want Wireless as Bundle Option

Landline telecom carriers apparently are not providing wireless in
their service bundles as frequently as customers would like, reports
In-Stat. According to an In-Stat consumer survey, only 18% of current
bundle subscribers have wireless, even thoug...

[[Technology News]]

Short Messaging Style Services Deployed in Kenya

Redknee say that it recently won a contract from Kenya's
Safaricom. This new contract enables Safaricom's ten million
subscribers to take advantage of the USSD service portfolio with an
initial deployment of the Call Me service and a USSD Portal in t...

Canadian WiFi Roaming Supplier Selected

Syniverse Technologies has been awarded a multi-year, multi-carrier
contract to provide Mobile Data Roaming Services for the three
Canadian carriers: Bell Mobility, Rogers Wireless and TELUS
Mobility. These carriers recently announced an intercarrier...

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