TELECOM Digest OnLine - Sorted: Cellular-News for Thursday 26th January 2006

Cellular-News for Thursday 26th January 2006

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Thu, 26 Jan 2006 07:53:23 -0600

Cellular-News -

[[ 3G ]]

Huawei Wins Indonesian 3G Contract

China's Huawei Technologies has won a WCDMA contract from Indonesia's
mobile operator Natrindo Telepon Selular ("NTS"). Huawei is selected
as NTS' preferred & sole vendor to construct NTS' unified 3G/2G
softswitch core networks, intelligent service p...

Motorola Launches Indoor HSDPA Platform

Taking the next step in its mobile broadband strategy, Motorola has
introduced its new High Speed Access Point Motorola AXPT for
enhanced indoor mobile broadband access. Motorola AXPT, which can be
added to any existing UMTS network, is designed ...

[[ Financial ]]

Profit, Sales Flat At STMicroelectronics

STMicroelectronics, one of Europe's largest makers of computer chips,
said late Tuesday its fourth-quarter profit per share was unchanged
from a year earlier while its sales were slightly higher. ...

Vodafone Denies Speculation CEO Arun Sarin To Resign

U.K.-based Vodafone Group PLC, the world's largest mobile
telecommunications operator by sales, Wednesday said its chief
executive, Arun Sarin, isn't planning to resign. ...

DoCoMo Mulls Investing In Philippine Telecom

NTT DoCoMo Inc. said Wednesday that it is considering investing in
Philippine Long Distance Telephone Co. in an effort to expand its
mobile phone business in growing Asian markets. ...

Sweden's Tele2 plans to keep buying Russia's mobile operators

Swedish telecommunications company Tele2 plans to keep buying Russian
mobile operators, Carl-Magnus Stenberg, CEO of Tele2 Russia, a
subsidiary of Tele2, said Wednesday. He did not elaborate. ...

PRESS: Russia's Svyazinvest to buy mobile companies this year

Fixed-line subsidiaries of Russia's national telecom holding
Svyazinvest plan to acquire a number of mobile operators in the Volga
and Siberian federal districts this year, Svyazinvest's CEO Valery
Yashin said in an interview with Kommersant business...

[[ Handsets ]]

LG Terminates Russian Handset Deal

Russian mobile handset and services retailer Svyaznoi and South Korean
mobile handset producer LG have terminated an agreement on mobile
phone supplies, representatives of the two companies said, Vedomosti
business daily reported Wednesday. ...

CDG Sets Up Group To Speed CDMA Handset Development

The CDMA Development Group (CDG) has announced that CDMA2000 operators
and handset manufacturers have formed working groups to aggregate
their requirements for different tiers of devices based on the
documents developed by the CDG's Global Handset Re...

[[ Legal ]]

Citi, funds closer to securing control of Telemig

US financial giant Citigroup and pension funds in Brazil have moved
closer to securing control of Brazilian mobile operators Telemig
Celular and Tele Norte Celular, local and international media
reported. ...

Cingular Gets Restraining Order Against Cellphone Broker

Cingular Wireless said it obtained a temporary restraining order
against, to keep the defendant from selling
cellphone records of some of its customers. ...

[[ Mobile Content ]]

Swedes Vote for the "Ringtone of the Year"

In connection with this year's Swedish equivalent of the Grammy
Awards, the "Grammisgalan" on February 7, Telia and Nokia will be
giving a newly established prize for "Realtone of the Year". The
winner will be selected by the Swedish people, who can ...

Portals Remain Key for Data Services in Western Europe

The research firm, IDC says that it that the mobile portal market will
increase to around 74 million users in 2010 in Western Europe,
representing a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 10%. As mobile
markets shift towards 3G services, the role of m...

[[ Network Contracts ]]

Nokia Gets 5-Year Managed Services Contract In India

Finland's Nokia said Wednesday it has reached a five-year managed
services agreement to run Hutchison Essar's network operations in 9
circles in India. ...

ECI Celebrates Thousandth Optical Delivery

ECI Telecom says it has celebrated its ongoing collaboration with one
of the world's largest cellular operators. Since 2000, ECI has been
working closely with this leading European-based mobile provider to
upgrade and expand its GSM infrastructure, w...

[[ Network Operators ]]

Vodafone Group Signs Pact With Telekom Malaysia

Vodafone Group PLC said Wednesday that it has signed a partner network
agreement with Telekom Malaysia Berhad. ...

[[ Offbeat ]]

Orange to Track Alzheimer's Sufferers

Orange France is planning to start selling a bracelet that will use
GSM and GPS to track patentients suffering from cognitive disorders
like Alzheimer's. The phone-bracelet, which uses a GPS positioning
system, offers a solution in assisting patients...

Cingular Patents the Emoticon :(

The USA based mobile operator, Cingular Wireless has managed to get a
patent on the concept of using emoticon on mobile phones. While the
aim of the patent is to enable the displaying of MSN style graphics on
handsets, they also managed to patent the...

[[ Personnel ]]

Telefonica Appoints O2's Erskine, Arculus To Board

Telefonica SA, the largest telecommunications company in Spain and
Latin America, Wednesday said it has appointed the two top executives
of U.K. mobile operator O2 PLC to its board of directors. ...

[[ Regulatory ]]

House Lawmakers Press FCC for Phone-Co. Certifications

House lawmakers are asking the Federal Communications Commission to
turn over annual-certification records from the largest wireless and
landline phone companies amid concerns about the sale of personal
phone records. ...

Swiss Set 1-Mo Deadline For Swisscom Plan Review

The Swiss cabinet has set a one-month consultation period in which
political parties and business associations can express their opinion
on the planned privatization of telecommunication company
Swisscom. ...

SeCom refuses mobile license for Hutchison Whampoa

Argentine communications ministry SeCom has denied Hong Kong-based
Hutchison Telecommunications authorization to offer mobile services,
local newspaper El Cronista reported. ...

[[ Reports ]]

Western European Cellular Market Braced for Rocky 2006

Cellular operators in Western Europe should be prepared for another
challenging year in 2006, according to the latest research from
Strategy Analytics. Competitive pressure saw average revenues weaken
in 2005 with churn creeping up. In its latest rep...

Emerging Broadband Wireless Horse Race Is On

The recent certification of commercial WiMAX gear represents a major
milestone for the 802.16 industry but competition looms from existing
and evolving IP based wireless technologies, a new Visant Strategies
study finds. Alternatives to WiMAX such as...

Customers Having to Make More Calls to Resolve Problems - report

Wireless users who have problems or issues with service need to
contact their current provider more often than in the past in order to
resolve the inquiry, according to a? new J.D. Power and Associates
report. The study, in its fourth year, now provi...

[[ Statistics ]]

Russia's Utel mobile user base up 80% on year in 2005

The mobile subscriber base of Russia's fixed-line and mobile phone
operator Uralsvyazinform, which operates under the Utel brand,
increased 80% on the year to 3.674 million users in 2005, the
company's press service said Wednesday. ...

Russia's 2005 imports of consumer electronics soar to $4.2 bln

Imports of consumer electronic appliances and radio electronic
appliances soared in monetary terms to U.S. $ 4.2 billion in 2005,
from about $2 billion in 2004, Russia's Federal Customs
Service said Wednesday. ...

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