TELECOM Digest OnLine - Sorted: Cellular-News for Friday 16th December 2005

Cellular-News for Friday 16th December 2005

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Fri, 16 Dec 2005 07:49:19 -0600

Cellular-News -

[[ 3G ]]

Orange Combines Wifi, 3G & GPRS to Simplify Mobile Data Access

Orange UK has announced the launch of Business Everywhere - an
integrated mobile solution for connecting to business applications via
the Internet which will include access to over 13,000 Wifi hotspots
across the UK and the rest of the world. Availab...

Czech Operator Optimises its 3G Network

The Czech Republic based Eurotel has selected UK-based wireless
network optimisation specialists Arieso to maximise the performance of
its new 3G network, which went live at the start of December. Eurotel
will use Arieso's pioneering algorithm-based ...

[[ Financial ]]

KT Freetel Confirms In Strategic Alliance With DoCoMo

KT Freetel Ltd. confirmed Thursday it has signed a strategic alliance
agreement with Japan's NTT DoCoMo in which the Japanese wireless
operator will purchase a 10% stake in KTF for about KRW564.9
billion. ...

Intracom: Has Right To Buy 10% Of Telsim From Vodafone

Intracom, a Greek telecommunications and information technology
company, said Thursday it has an option to buy as much as 10% of
Turkish wireless operator Telsim Mobil Telekomunikasyon from Vodafone
Group PLC. ...

Russia's Rezervspetsmet says seizes Bitel's office

Representatives of Russia's Rezervspetsmet have seized the office of
Kyrgyzstan's largest mobile operator Bitel in the Kyrgyz capital,
Bishkek, Rezervspetsmet said in a press release Thursday. ...

RIM Investors Should Prepare For Big Settlement

Investors in Research in Motion Ltd. should be prepared to see the
BlackBerry maker pay close to $1 billion if it settles its
long-running legal battle with NTP Inc. for terms that are looking
both reasonable and possible. ...

Russian CDMA Operator to Invest $100 mln in Network

Russian mobile operator Sky Link plans to invest over U.S. $100
million in the construction of its federal network in 2006, Sky Link's
CEO Raisa Rozinova told a videoconference from Moscow Thursday. ...

Telekom Confirms Exit Plans for Guinea Venture

Telekom Malaysia has confirmed that it has decided to completly
withdraw from the Guinea market where the company had been operating
the local landline and mobile phone network, Societe des
Telecommunications de Guinee (Sotelgui.). TM will continue t...

[[ Handsets ]]

Russia's Euroset opens 12 outlets in Ukraine since Monday

Russia's largest mobile handset retailer Euroset has opened 12 outlets
in 10 Ukrainian cities since Monday increasing the total number of its
outlets in Ukraine to 122, the company said Thursday. ...

NII Holdings In New Handset Purchase Pact With Motorola

NII Holdings Inc. signed a new handset-purchase agreement with
Motorola Inc. ...

US Shoppers Willing to Pay Extra For "cool" Phones

According to new research from Compete, USA based cellular phone
shoppers are coveting "cool" phones and popular features this holiday
season, even if they don't come free. These shopping preferences put
the Motorola RAZR and the Danger Sidekick II a...

[[ Legal ]]

Court Won't Dismiss Ubiquitel Suit Against Nextel

A Delaware judge Wednesday turned aside a bid to block a lawsuit by
Sprint affiliate Ubiquitel Inc. against Nextel Communications Inc. ...

Mobile Email Startup Sues Microsoft On Patents

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP)--Mobile email startup Visto Corp. has sued
Microsoft Corp. (MSFT) for allegedly infringing on three of its
patents related to how information is handled between servers and
handheld devices such as cellular phones. ...

Ukraine's antitrust opens case against mobile operator Kyivstar

Ukraine's Antimonopoly Committee has initiated a case against
Ukraine's largest mobile operator Kyivstar, the committee said in a
statement Thursday. ...

Most UK Phones Allow Children to Access Adult Content

Children are just two clicks away from viewing, pornography, adult
chatrooms and gambling websites on internet capable mobile phones this
Christmas says the web filtering company, Blue Coat. With thousands of
teenagers and parents spending their Chri...

[[ Messaging ]]

3G MMS Sent to MS Outlook

General Wireless has signed a contract with Hutchison 3G in
Scandinavia, to deliver its eMMS solution for integrating PC-based
e-mail with mobile text and multimedia messaging. In cooperation with
General Wireless, the mobile operator 3 launched the ...

[[ Mobile Content ]]

Developing Mobile Payment Services in China

China's SmartPay Jieyin and Pudong Development Bank have announced a
broad-ranging nationwide cooperation on mobile payment services.
SmartPay and Pudong Development Bank will jointly cooperate to allow
banking customers to register for SmartPay mobi...

[[ MVNO ]]

Amp'd Mobile Gets $50 Million In Funding From Viacom's MTV

With its content-laden cellphone service expected to be made available
Thursday, Amp'd Mobile Inc. has announced a partnership with MTV
Networks and closed a $50 million investment from the music and
entertainment concern. ...

Experts Predict Global Brands Will Dominate the MVNO Market

Motricity has published the results of a survey conducted at last
week's MVNO Summit in Miami. The poll of nearly a quarter of
conference attendees indicates that brand affinity will be more
critical to MVNO success than low pricing. Sixty-two percen...

[[ Network Contracts ]]

New Chad Operator Signs Backhaul Contract

Intelsat has signed a contract with Millicom, Chad's newest mobile
operator, to provide cellular backhaul services to multiple locations
within the country. Services have already been launched in the capital
city of N'Djamena and will be available to...

[[ Reports ]]

Western European Billing and OSS market Set for Steady Growth

Billing and OSS vendors in Western Europe should view the future with
more confidence as the market is set to grow at an average annual rate
of 6% over the five year period to 2010 to nearly US$1.7 billion,
according to newly-released forecast data f...

Fixed-to-Mobile Calls Cost Europeans a Big Portion of their Bill

Tarifica's comparison of fixed-to-mobile versus mobile-to-mobile call
charges across a number of European operators reveals that it can cost
Europeans considerably more to call a mobile phone from their fixed
line than if they use their mobile handse...

[[ Statistics ]]

Brazil's Mobile Cos Register 1.1 Million New Clients In Nov

Brazilian mobile phone companies added 1.1 million clients in
November, indicating a minor slowdown in the breakneck expansion in
cellphone usage, according to preliminary figures released by
telecommunications regulator Anatel Thursday. ...

[[ Technology ]]

IPWireless Signs Manufacturing Agreement for TD-CDMA Products

IPWireless has announced Solectron as the exclusive provider of
outsourced new product introduction (NPI) and manufacturing
services. Under the terms of the agreement, Solectron will be the
exclusive provider of outsourced NPI services for new produc...

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