TELECOM Digest OnLine - Sorted: Cellular-News for Wednesday 1st February 2006

Cellular-News for Wednesday 1st February 2006

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Wed, 1 Feb 2006 09:55:23 -0600

Cellular-News -

[[ 3G ]]

Novatel Wireless Completes 3.6Mbps Data Call on PC Card Modem

Novatel Wireless says that it has developed the Merlin U870, a HSDPA
PC Card Modem, to support the global rollout of HSDPA
networks. Novatel Wireless and Siemens have successfully completed
their first 3.6Mbps (megabits per second) data call, a wirel...

[[ Financial ]]

Ericsson 4Q Net Profit +52% On Strong Sales

Swedish telecommunications equipment maker Ericsson, Tuesday said
fourth-quarter net profit rose 52%, driven by higher sales in North
America and emerging markets. ...

Ericsson CFO: Co Aims For Market Share Gain In EMEA

Swedish telecommuniactions equipment manufacturer, Ericsson sees
opportunities for growing market shares in central Europe, Middle
East, Africa and in western Europe, Chief Financial Officer
Karl-Henrik Sundstroem said on the sidelines of a press con...

TIM Hellas Completes Purchase Of Q-Telecom

Greece's mobile telephony operator TIM Hellas Telecommunications,
Tuesday said its wholly-owned unit, Helen GAC Telecommunications, has
completed the acquisition of Q-Telecom, the country's fourth-largest
mobile operator. ...

[[ Handsets ]]

IDC: 2005 mobile sales top 105 million units

Sales of mobile devices in Latin America are expected to have reached
record levels in 2005, with shipments growing beyond 105 million
units, a 33.7% increase from 2004, according to a new study from tech
consultancy IDC. ...

Venko, Teikon to start up factory in Feb

Brazilian handset manufacturers Venko and Teikon expect to start
producing mobile phones in February at a new factory in southern
Brazil's Rio Grande do Sul state, local newspapers reported. ...

Top ten in mobile phone sales in Telia stores in January

The Nokia 5140i captured first place in the first top ten list of
2006, while the No. 1 phone on the December list last year, the
Samsung SGH-X640, slipped down to sixth place. Two newcomers have
entered the January list since December - the Sony Eri...

[[ Legal ]]

Visto Sues Nokia Partner Over Push Email Patents Claim

Visto Corporation has filed a patent infringement lawsuit against Good
Technology. The suit, which alleges that Good's products and services
infringe on multiple patents held by Visto, was filed in the
U.S. District Court in the Eastern District of T...

[[ Messaging ]]

Dr Who To Read SMSs Over Landlines

The UK based landline service that enables people to send an SMS to a
land phone and have it read out as an audio message has started to
recruit celebrities to read out the messages. The first celebrity, who
will be used for three months is Tom Baker...

[[ Mobile Content ]]

Sonera seeks to build a mobile TV network

Sonera Mobile says that it has filed a licence application to build a
nationwide mobile television network in Finland. The company will be
ready to start constructing a network targeting at commercial
operation in 2006. According to the plan set fort...

[[ MVNO ]]

EU Backs Spain Plan To Open Mobile Networks To MVNOs

The European Commission Tuesday endorsed a plan by Spanish national
mobile phone regulators to grant mobile virtual network operators, or
MVNOs, access to the networks of three Spanish operators. ...

[[ Network Operators ]]

DoCoMo To Close 2G Network

Japan's DoCoMo has announced that it aims to shut down its Personal
Handyphone System (PHS) mobile phone service at the end of
2007. DoCoMo will announce the specific date for termination of the
service after monitoring PHS usage trends of existing c...

CDMA Rollout Update

The CDMA Development Group (CDG)has announced that the number of
CDMA2000 operators reached 143 at the end of the last year, and the
technology is now deployed in 67 countries across six continents.
Furthermore, the number of 1xEV-DO networks nearly do...

[[ Personnel ]]

Nokia Shuffles Finnish Workforce

Finnish mobile phone company Nokia, Tuesday said some 200 people at
its network unit will need to be redeployed due to workforce
balancing. ...

Vodafone Group: Deputy Group CEO Horn-Smith To Retire

Vodafone Group said Tuesday that Sir Julian Horn-Smith will be
retiring from the board at the Annual General Meeting in July
2006. ...

[[ Regulatory ]]

Regulator Orders Moviles To Pay Amena EUR40 Million -Source

Spain's telecommunications industry regulator CMT has told Telefonica
Moviles it must pay EUR40 million to rival mobile operator Amena
following a row over local fees, a person close to the situation said
Tuesday. ...

FCC Orders Phone Cos. To Provide Certifications Within Week

The Federal Communications Commission ordered telecommunications
companies to file by next Monday annual certifications that detail
their operating procedures for complying with rules, including rules
for safeguarding customer records. ...

Osiptel bets on small operators, wireless to up teledensity

Peruvian telecoms regulator Osiptel believes small operators and
wireless technology are the answers to increasing the country's low
teledensity, Osiptel general manager Jaime Cárdenas told
BNamericas. ...

Hutchison to appeal license rejection

The Argentine unit of Hong Kong-based Hutchison Telecommunications
plans to appeal a communications ministry SeCom resolution denying it
authorization to offer mobile services, local newspaper El Cronista
reported. ...

[[ Reports ]]

Electronic Component Price Reductions Decelerate

Price reductions for electronic components slowed during the second
half of 2005, as robust consumer demand drove up sales and reduced
erosion, according to the latest reading from iSuppli Corp.?s
Procurement Pricing Index. Average electronic compone...

[[ Statistics ]]

Russia's MegaFon says user base in Saratov Region up to 500,000

The subscriber base of Russia's third largest mobile operator MegaFon
in the Saratov Region rose to 500,000 users as of now, from 260,000
users as of March 1, 2005, the company said Tuesday. ...

[[ Technology ]]

Nokia Open-Sources its Python Platform

Nokia says that it is to release the source code for its Python for
S60 Platform software package to open-source software developers. The
source code for Python for S60 Platform will be made available to the
open-source software development community...

New System Used to Produce Comparative Study of Network Quality

Sensustech says that it has carried out an in depth, comparative
review of the quality delivered by operators in Bristol, a major UK
city. The survey covers the areas of greatest interest to subscribers:
effective coverage, clarity of calls and relia...

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