TELECOM Digest OnLine - Sorted: Cellular-News for Wednesday 30th November 2005

Cellular-News for Wednesday 30th November 2005

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Wed, 30 Nov 2005 07:44:30 -0600

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[[ 3G ]]

India Min:To Decide On 3G Spectrum Allocation By March

The Indian government expects to decide by March whether to allow
local telecommunications companies to offer third generation, or 3G,
mobile phone services, said Communications and Information Technology
Minister Dayanidhi Maran Tuesday. ...

Ericsson's HSDPA Now Used In 15 Countries

Telefon AB LM Ericsson said Tuesday its third-generation wireless
technology upgrade solution HSDPA is now in operation in 15 countries
in Asia, the Middle East, Africa, Europe and North America. ...

Chinese Academy Buys 3G Test Tool

Dilithium Networks says that CATR (China Academy of Telecommunications
Research of M.I.I.), the national telecom research institution of the
Chinese government, has purchased the DNA (Dilithium Networks
Analyzer), a 3G protocol analysis and test tool...

[[ Handsets ]]

Ningbo Bird Secures Indian Handset Distribution Deal

China's Ningbo Bird has announced the formal launch of its GSM
handsets under the brand name of Bird in western India from Ahmedabad
in Gujarat. Targeting the low-end customers, the company has launched
seven new GSM mobile phones priced starting fro...

Nokia Adds WLAN to Smartphone

Nokia has added WiFi connectivity to its existing PDA handset, the
Nokia 9300. The Nokia 9300i incorporates WLAN connectivity with a full
keyboard, 65,536-color screen, support for a broad range of enterprise
email solutions and an attachment viewer....

Top Selling Handsets in November

The Swedish manufacturer of carrying cases for portable electronics,
Krusell, has released their "Top 10" list for November 2005. No
changes at the top of this month's list from Krusell. Stable Sony
Ericsson W800 will probably stay even for...

[[ Legal ]]

Government Fines KT KRW2.8 Billion For "Unfair" Mobile Resale Practice

The South Korean government has fined KT Corp., South Korea's largest
fixed-line operator, KRW2.8 billion ($1=KRW1,036) for "unfair"
practices related to the resale of mobile phones. ...

Vodafone to sue Russian company for brand violation

The U.K.'s telecommunication company Vodafone Group plans to start
court proceedings against Russia's Vodafone Telecom to regain the
right to use its trademark in Russia, Vedomosti business daily
reported Tuesday quoting Vodafone Group's Spokesman Bo...

Alfa Group says not seeking to raise stake in Turkcell

Russia's Alfa Group (ALFAGP.YY) said Tuesday it isn't seeking to
increase its 13.22% stake in Turkey's mobile-phone operator Turkcell
Iletisim Hizmetleri AS (TKC). ...

[[ Mobile Content ]]

Network Operators Dominate Mobile Games Sales - report

As several mobile games publishers announce their intentions to launch
direct-to-consumer sales of mobile games, M:Metrics says that it has
found that the vast majority of mobile game consumers rely on their
carriers to inform their mobile game purch...

[[ Network Contracts ]]

Orange Inks Deal With Cingular For Business Customers

Orange, the mobile telecommunications arm of France Telecom, Tuesday
said it has signed a deal with U.S. mobile operator Cingular Wireless
to provide multinational business customers with better international
services. ...

New Orleans Mayor Launches Free Internet Wireless System

NEW ORLEANS (AP)--Hurricane-ravaged New Orleans is starting the U.S.'s
first free wireless Internet network owned and run by a major city, a
move aimed at boosting the city's stalled economy, Mayor Ray Nagin
announced at a news conference Tuesday. ...

Nokia Wins Indonesian GSM Contract

Indonesia's Indosat has chosen Nokia to expand its GSM network in Bali
and Java, excluding Jabotabek (Jakarta and surrounding areas), with
radio network and circuit and packet switched core networks. Nokia
will also supply cellular transmission for E...

[[ Statistics ]]

Mexico's 3Q Telecom Sector Growth Is Fastest In 5 Years

Mexico's telecommunications industry grew at its fastest pace in five
years during the third quarter, the sector regulator said Monday. ...

African Americans and Hispanics Lead Mobile Culture

When it comes to the use of enhanced mobile features such as texting
and downloading ringtones, African Americans and Hispanics lead the
market, a national study finds. "If you want to know where mobile
technology is going, watch these two groups of ...

[[ Technology ]]

Texas Instruments Unveils New Chips For Advanced Phones

DALLAS (AP)--Texas Instruments Inc. says it is testing two new
semiconductor chipsets that could mark the next step in making
so-called third-generation mobile phones more affordable and widely
available. ...

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