TELECOM Digest OnLine - Sorted: Cellular-News for Monday 9th January 2006

Cellular-News for Monday 9th January 2006

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Mon, 9 Jan 2006 06:01:38 -0600

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Improvements to cellular-news

We are pleased to announce three changes to cellular-news that will
enhance the service we offer you.


We are pleased to announce an agreement with The Mobile World which
enable us to provide value added information and analysis to our
readers, complimenting our daily news stories and providing extra
insight into the global wireless telecoms market.

The Mobile World Database is a comprehensive online information
resource detailing the shape and structure of every mobile market in
the world. The Database provides accurate and detailed market data on
subscriber numbers, KPIs (operational & financial metrics), ownership
and technologies covering 220 countries over a 15 year archive.

For more information and to request a trial, visit the web site at

Recruitment Center

The web sites recruitment center has been upgraded to provide more
services that reflect the services offered on much larger job
boards. You can now create an account on the job board and set up
email alerts for jobs which match your interests and also upload your
CV for potential recruiters to search.

More News

We have signed an agreement with Business News Americas to offer
selected news from their services to cellular-news readers. BNAmericas
is one of the leading news publications covering Latin Amercia, and
their addition to cellular-news will significantly improve our
coverage of the South Americas.

[[3G News]]

China's Homegrown 3G Standard Ready For Network

China's homegrown third-generation mobile standard is sufficiently
advanced to begin developing a domestic 3G network, the Communist
Party newspaper reported Friday. ...

[[Financial News]]

Endwave In Long-Term Purchase Pact With Nokia

Endwave Corp. disclosed Friday that it signed a long-term purchase
agreement with its largest customer, Nokia Corp., last week. ...

China State Asset Official Suggests Stock Plan For Government Cos

A senior Chinese government official Saturday proposed a shareholding
structure for reforming the large state-owned enterprises. ...

[[Handsets News]]

Motorola Signs Deals with Google & Kodak

Motorola Inc. and Eastman Kodak unveiled a partnership late Thursday
to share their respective technologies and to jointly develop mobile
camera phones. ...

Next Generation Of Wireless Handsets Goes Beyond Phones

Mobile handsets, what Motorola calls the "device formerly known as the
cell phone," can do a lot more these days than just let people talk to
each other. ...

Samsung Expands Distribution in Latin America

InfoSonics, one of the largest distributors of wireless handsets in
the United States and Latin America, says that it has expanded its
distribution agreement with Samsung Electronics Argentina to add
Paraguay and Uruguay to the territory it is allowe...

Desktop Speakers for Sony Ericsson Walkman Handsets

Sony Ericsson has announced two new music accessories, the Portable
Speakers MPS-60 and the Music Desk Stand MDS-60. The Walkman-branded
Music Desk Stand MDS-60 allows owners to share the music on their
mobile phone and charge their phone at the same...

[[Legal News]]

Legal Problems Slow Network Deployment in Israel

Israel's National Planning and Construction Council has issued a
regulation that will require all cellular network operators to offer a
100% indemnity to local authorities for any possible lawsuits over
impacts on the value of properties in the vicin...

[[Mobile Content News]]

Yahoo Launches Services To Bring Content To Cellphones, TVs

Yahoo unveiled a number of new products and services that will bring
its content to televisions and cellphones and other mobile
devices. ...

[[Network Contracts News]]

Venture to Build Phone Network in Somaliland

Aquentium says that it has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU)
with Faaco Telecom to provide a telecommunication mobile phone system
for the Republic of Somaliland. Under terms of the agreement,
Aquentium Hong Kong is agreeing to install, serv...

[[Network Operators News]]

Number Portability Ready in Guam

GTA, the incumbent local exchange carrier arm of TeleGuam Holdings,
says that it has successfully upgraded its network to support wireless
number porting for its wireless operations as well as for other
unaffiliated cellular carriers on Guam. The Fed...

[[Offbeat News]]

Remote Control Car From Motorola

Motorola has shown off a remote control toy car controlled by select
Motorola iDEN handsets. Based on the Freescale Semiconductor wireless
Personal Area Network (PAN) technology which utilizes the IEEE
802.15.4 standard, the 1/16 scale replica is the...

[[Personnel News]]

Portugal Telecom CFO Bava To Run Domestic Mobile Unit TMN

Portugal Telecom said Friday that its Chief Financial Officer, Zeinal
Bava, would also become head of TMN, the company's domestic mobile
unit. ...

[[Reports News]]

Mid-East Mobile Penetration to Overtake Asia-Pacific - report

BIS Shrapnel has launched the latest editions of its Regional Mobile
Communication studies, and forecast that the Middle East will surpass
the Asia-Pacific in terms of the mobile penetration rate, by the end
of 2006. Mr Joe Leong, Asia-Pacific analys...

[[Statistics News]]

Orascom Passes 30 Million Subscriber Mark

Egypt's Orascom Telecom Holding (OTH) has announced its subscriber
base exceeded the 30 million benchmark on December 31, 2005. OTH
recorded over 30 million total subscribers on its networks operating
in the Middle East, Africa and South Asia. This i...

DoCoMo Secures 20 Million 3G Customers

Japan's DoCoMo has announced that the number of subscribers to it's 3G
FOMA service surpassed the 20 million mark on December 29, 2005, a
little over four years since the service's launch on October 1,

Lithuania Expected to Pass 150% Market Penetration This Year

The Lithuanian GSM network operator, Bite has put out a statement
commenting on the local market conditions and made the rather
surprising conclusion that mobile penetration at the end of 2006 will
reach 155 percent. According to data from TheMobileW...

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