TELECOM Digest OnLine - Sorted: Cellular-News for Thursday 5th January 2006

Cellular-News for Thursday 5th January 2006

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Thu, 5 Jan 2006 07:40:37 -0600

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[[ 3G ]]

Embedded EV-DO Cards in Laptops the Cheapest - report

iGillottResearch has published a report studying the total cost of
ownership (TCO) models for wireless and mobile devices. Each TCO model
focused on different types of deployments. The first modeled a
wireless email implementation using new smartphon...

[[ Financial ]]

Colombia Wireline Cos Face Consolidaton As Mobile Cos Fly

Sales reported last year by Colombia's three mobile telephone
operators surpassed for the first time revenues from fixed-line
companies, a segment under increasing pressure to consolidate. ...

NTT DoCoMo: Considering Investing In Philippines PLDT

Japan's NTT DoCoMo said Wednesday it is considering investing in
Philippine Long Distance Telephone in a move that would strengthen its
position in the mobile phone market there. ...

Bouygues Telecom Pulls Out Of Tunisie Telecom Bidding

Bouygues Telecom, the French telecommunications operator, Wednesday
said it has pulled out of bidding for 35% of state-owned Tunisie
Telecom. ...

Brazil's Wireless Co Shares Rise On Weak Christmas Sales

Shares in Brazil's wireless phone operators rose strongly on the Sao
Paulo stock exchange, or Bovespa, Wednesday, despite ideas that
Christmas sales were much lower than expected. ...

Nokia Gets Antitrust Approval For Intellisync Buy

Finnish telecommunications equipment maker Nokia Corp. received
antitrust clearance from the Federal Trade Commission to buy
Intellisync Corp. ...

[[ Handsets ]]

Nokia Launches 3 New Bluetooth Headsets

Finland's Nokia said Wednesday it launches three Bluetooth headsets;
the Nokia Bluetooth Headset BH-800, the Nokia Bluetooth Headset BH-900
and the Nokia Bluetooth Headset BH-200. ...

US Handsets Sales to Reach US$16 Billion - report

Factory sales of consumer electronics will reach a new high of
US$135.4 billion in 2006, according to the Consumer Electronics
Association's (CEA) annual industry forecast. The 2006 projections,
2005 year-end figures and more are included in CEA's bi...

USA Online Sales of Handsets Double Previous Year

If the start of the 2005 online holiday shopping season compared to
last year is any indication, it should be a lucrative one for the
wireless industry. The average carrier site conversion rate more than
doubled versus 2004 during the same 10 day tim...

[[ Messaging ]]

Courts Send SMS Reminders to Criminals to Pay Fines

Magistrates' courts across England and Wales could soon send SMS's to
fine evaders demanding they pay up, after the initiative was
successfully used in one region recently. Courts are also looking at
sending automated reminders by text, email or phon...

[[ Mobile Content ]]

Motorola Unveils New Radio Service For Cell Phones

NEW YORK (AP)--Motorola, after nearly a year of vague pronouncements,
unveiled Tuesday an ambitious music radio service for cell phones that
also plays over car and home stereos. ...

Content and Transparency Drive Wireless Connectivity

Wireless subscribers want to access advanced services and download
content. It started with texting and ringtones, then songs. Now video
is beginning to arrive. Where it will end, nobody knows, but one thing
is certain... most consumers, except hardc...

[[ Network Contracts ]]

Azure Deploys Billing Platform in Pakistan

Azure Solutions has announced that Telenor Pakistan has implemented
it's interconnect billing solution to provide billing and rating for
its LDI (Long Distance International) services. Telenor secured a
licence to provide mobile and international int...

[[ Statistics ]]

Finish Operator Sees Shrinking GSM Subscriber Base

Finland's Saunalahti has reported that its GSM subscriptions decreased
slightly during the fourth quarter of 2005. During October-December,
the number of GSM subscriptions decreased by approximately 5,000 and
amounted to 478,973 at the end of Decembe...

[[ Technology ]]

Actix Wins Chinese CDMA Test Contract

Actix says that it has reached agreement with China's ZTE for the
support of ZTE's CDMA drive test tools. Under the five-year contract,
ZTE customers worldwide will be able to use Actix software solutions
to streamline the planning, roll-out, trouble...

First Single-Chip Mobile TV Solution Shipping

Texas Instruments has announced that initial Hollywood DTV single-chip
solutions for mobile phones are now being delivered to TI's customers
who manufacture handsets worldwide. TI's Hollywood chips are the first
in the industry to integrate the mobil...

Super-Sized SD memory Cards Due Shortly

The SD Card Association (SDA) says that it expects to finalize
specifications for a new, high-capacity SD Memory Card -- the SDHC
Memory Card -- in early 2006. The new specification will expand SD
card capacity beyond 2GB, to meet the memory-hungry r...

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