TELECOM Digest OnLine - Sorted: Cellular-News for Tuesday 20th December 2005

Cellular-News for Tuesday 20th December 2005

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Tue, 20 Dec 2005 08:31:36 -0600

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[[ 3G ]]

Telenor Buys 3G License In Denmark

Norwegian telecommunications operator Telenor ASA (TELN) Monday said
its Sonofon unit has received the fourth Danish UMTS, or
third-generation, license by The Danish National Information
Technology and Telecom Agency at a price of DKK533 million. ...

US-Ukrainian ITC starts building first 3G EvDO network

U.S.-Ukrainian CDMA operator International Telecommunication Company
(ITC) has started building Ukraine's first EvDO, or Evolution Data
Only, 3G high-speed network, Vsevolod Valovik, the company's marketing
director told Prime-Tass Monday. ...

[[ Financial ]]

Brazil's Brasil Telecom To Boost Investments In 2006

Brazil's third-largest phone company, Brasil Telecom Participacoes,
plans to invest a total of 2.5 billion Brazilian reals ($1.05 billion)
in its operations in 2006, the company said in a statement Monday. ...

Argentina Telephone Union To Strike Over Hours, Wages

Workers at Telecom Argentina and Telefonica de Argentina, the
country's two fixed-line operators, are planning an afternoon strike
Monday to demand a shorter workday and higher salaries, renewing a
labor dispute that has been latent for the last year...

Slow Cellphone Sales Hits RadioShack

The USA based retailer, RadioShack has warned that it is unlikely to
achieve its fiscal year 2005 earnings. Despite the projected earnings
shortfall, the company reiterated previous free cash flow guidance of
US$80 million to US$100 million for the f...

[[ Handsets ]]

ZTE Signs 3G Handset Deal With Hutchison

China's ZTE has signed a 3G handsets supply agreement with Hutchison
3G. The first batch of ZTE and 3 co-branded WCDMA handsets has been
shipped to the UK, and has been launched into the market for
Christmas. Hutchison 3G operates 3G services in nine...

IC Content in Cellular Phones to Surge

In 2009, 80% of cellular phone unit sales are forecast to be
replacement sales. IC Insights believes that, although some new
cellular subscribers may be inclined to buy basic inexpensive phones,
replacement handsets will tend to be "full-featured" an...

LG Launches 'Time Machine DMB Phone'

LG Electronics has announced the launch of the world's first 'Time
Machine satellite DMB handset, LG-SB130/KB1300. The 'Time Machine TV
Phone' is equipped with the 'Time Machine' function so that users can
continue watching TV without pausing even wh...

[[ Legal ]]

MTS, Alliance Capital say do not recognize Bitel management

Russia's largest mobile operator Mobile TeleSystems (MTS),
Kazakhstan's Alliance Capital and Daniyar Omurzakov, who is
the general director of Kyrgyz mobile operator Bitel appointed by MTS,
refuse to acknowledge the legitimacy of Bitel's manage...

Shenandoah Telecom Extends Talks With Sprint

Shenandoah Telecommunications Co. and Sprint Nextel Corp. agreed to
extend their discussion of a management agreement until Feb. 15,
2006. ...

[[ Mobile Content ]]

Partnership to Offer Bill Payment Services via Cell Phones

Cell phone users without bank accounts will now be able to pay over
3,000 bills directly from their handsets thanks to a new partnership
between SVC Financial Services and Ameracash Solutions. SVC, a
provider of secure mobile transaction technologies...

Sluggish Asia Wireless Location Services Market on Verge of Taking Off

Location-based services (LBS) may finally realize its potential in the
Asia/Pacific region in the upcoming five years, reports In-Stat. LBS
has been labelled "the next big thing," and has been the subject of
aggressive revenue projections by industry...

[[ Network Operators ]]

Belarus 3rd GSM operator to launch its network on Wednesday

A third Belarusian GSM mobile operator plans to launch its network
into commercial operation Wednesday, the company's representative said
Monday. ...

M1 Offers Roaming Deal With Vodafone

Singapore's M1 is offering savings of up to 60% savings on data
charges and will pay local data rates when roaming on Vodafone
networks. These savings can be enjoyed in 8 countries where Vodafone
operates and in over 30 countries by early next year. ...

[[ Regulatory ]]

Russian telecom assoc says worried about caller-pays principle bill

Russia's Association of Regional Mobile Operators and GSM Association
are concerned about a bill seeking to introduce the Calling Party Pays
(CPP) principle in the country, the Association of Regional Mobile
Operators said in a press release Monday...

[[ Statistics ]]

MegaFon user base in Russia's Far East up to 900,000 users

The subscriber base of Russia's third largest mobile operator MegaFon
in the Far East Federal District soared to 900,000 users since the
beginning of the year, the press service of Mobikom-Khabarovsk said
Monday. ...

[[ Technology ]]

3.2 MegaPixel Camera Phone Sensor Launched

MagnaChip Semiconductor has announced the launch of a 3.2 megapixel
CMOS image sensor for the camera phone application market. The 2.57u
pixel of the MC532MA allows for excellent low-light performance in a
small module size, which has typically been ...

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