TELECOM Digest OnLine - Sorted: Cellular-News for Monday 13th February 2006

Cellular-News for Monday 13th February 2006

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[[3G News]]

Siemens Makes Headway In China 3G Wireless Technology

Siemens's Communications division said Friday it sees clear
confirmation of its business strategy for China after the Chinese
government officially declared TD-SCDMA as the national
third-generation or 3G wireless technology standard. ...

Hutchison 3G Italia Board Delays Planned IPO - Source

The board of Hutchison Whampoa Ltd.'s mobile telephone unit 3 Italia
SpA has decided to delay its long-awaited initial public offering of
shares, a person familiar with the matter said Friday. ...

Hutchison Sells 10% Of 3 Italia To Goldman Sachs

Hutchison Whampoa Ltd., which further postponed the spin-off of its
Italian third-generation business, said Saturday it is selling 10% of
the unit to Goldman Sachs for EUR420 million through a private
placement. ...

UK Mobile Users Disinterested in 3G - report

New research is suggesting that UK consumers are finding mobile
services increasingly confusing and that issues around ease-of-use are
still holding them back from buying and using 3G handsets and
services. According to the poll commissioned by Neton...

[[Financial News]]

Australia's Government Has No Deadline For T3, Says Howard

The Australian government hasn't set a deadline for deciding whether
to proceed with the A$27 billion privatization of telecommunications
giant Telstra Corp., Prime Minister John Howard said Friday. ...

TeliaSonera says looks to increase stake in Russia's MegaFon

Swedish-Finnish mobile operator TeliaSonera may increase its stake in
Russia's third largest mobile operator MegaFon, TeliaSonera
said in a report Friday. ...

Operators increase contributions to govt by 69%

Paraguayan telephony operators increased their contributions to the
government by nearly 69% in 2005 compared to the previous year, paying
176bn guarantes (US$28.5mn), local newspaper La Nacin reported, citing
a report from the Paraguayan finance ...

Ancel aims for 725k users by year end

Uruguayan state-run operator Ancel expects to reach 725,000
subscribers by year end, compared to the current client base of nearly
610,000, local press quoted Mara Simon, head of parent company Antel
as saying. ...

Hondutel: US$125mn needed to set up mobile business

Honduran state telecommunications company Hondutel would need
approximately US$125mn to set up the third mobile phone operator in
the country, the company's new CEO Jacobo Regalado was reported as
saying by local daily La Tribuna. ...

[[Legal News]]

Qualcomm:Broadcom Sought Stay Of Prelim Injunction

Qualcomm said a federal appeals court denied an emergency motion by
Broadcom Corp. to delay enforcement of a permanent injunction obtained
by Qualcomm Feb. 6. ...

CCIT sues to have wireless internet licenses revoked

Colombia's IT and telecommunications chamber CCIT has filed a suit
before the country's council of state requesting the revocation of the
national wireless internet licenses granted to telcos ETB, Telecom and
Orbitel (EPM), local daily Portafol! io r...

[[Messaging News]]

PIM Freaks Key to Mobile Enterprise Success

Between early adopting Connectivity Junkies and laggard Cubicle
Dwellers, significant untapped potential exists in three key mobile
worker segments. Understanding how these mobile workers stratify into
meaningful segments will dictate winners and los...

Bypassing Network Elements to Improve SMS Delivery

Sevis Systems has announced a new generation of SMS routers that allow
SMS traffic to completely bypass the entire signaling network. Sevis's
Transparent SMS Router (TSR) includes technology which enables mobile
networks to offload SMS traffic at the...

Yahoo! Messenger is the #1 Mobile Instant Messenger Application

Yahoo! Messenger rises to the top among mobile IM applications,
according to Telephia. The Telephia Mobile Internet Report shows that
nearly 7.9 million mobile users logged onto Yahoo! Messenger via their
wireless device in December 2005, reaching ne...

Vodafone To Support Microsoft Mobile Platform

Vodafone has announced the launch of a Microsoft based email
platform. This solution is based on Microsoft Windows Mobile 5.0 and
incorporates the Messaging and Security Feature Pack (MSFP) which
includes Direct Push Technology and enhanced security ...

[[Mobile Content News]]

Enhanced Spam Filtering Could Block Independent Ringtone Suppliers

Jinny Software is launching a Spam Control Centre product, which
directly addresses a fundamental mobile phone spamming issue, by
allowing operators to automatically detect and block all types of
unwanted content and harmful SMS and MMS traffic from ...

Operators Increasingly Outsourcing Mobile Content Delivery

The outsourcing of content delivery propositions has become big
business in Europe according to new research from End2End. The trend
of operators choosing outsourced solutions as opposed to in-house is
on the increase and statistics show that End2End...

[[Network Contracts News]]

More Ocean Liners Get Cellular Coverage

SeaMobile says that it has signed an agreement with Oceania Cruises,
the world's largest upscale cruise line, to provide communication
solutions for its guests throughout the world. The first ship in the
Oceania Cruises fleet to deploy the SeaMobile ...

[[Network Operators News]]

Alfa Group's Ukrainian unit to invest $60-80 mln in WiMAX services

Ukrainian High Technologies, or Ukrainskiye Noveishiye Tekhnologii, an
affiliate of Russia's Alfa Group holding, plans to invest between
U.S. $60 million and $80 million in the development of WiMAX broadband
services in 2006-2010, the company's press...

Russia's VimpelCom to launch Beeline brand in Uzbekistan soon

Russia's second largest mobile operator VimpelCom plans to launch its
Beeline brand in Uzbekistan in about six months, Yevgeny Ruban,
general director of Unitel, told reporters Friday. ...

Pacifictel Guayaquil office burns

A fire engulfed part of the Guayaquil offices of Ecuadorian state-run
telco Pacifictel early Thursday morning, reported local radio station
CRE Satelital. ...

[[Regulatory News]]

FOCUS: CPP launch in Russia may be good for users, bad for networks

PREMIUM - The Calling Party Pays (CPP) principle that is common in
European countries may be finally introduced in Russia this year. The
CPP bill was approved in the final reading by Russia's
lower house of parliament Wednesday and, if approved by the upper ...

Signals: Interconnection rates to continue falling

Interconnection rates in Latin America are expected to continue their
downward trend over the next few years, according to a new study from
telecommunications consultancy Signals Telecom Consulting. ...

US Regulator Proposes Measures To Protect Phone Records

The U.S. Federal Communications Commission on Friday launched a
proceeding to consider whether additional security measures are needed
to prevent the unauthorized disclosure of consumer phone records. ...

Anatel braced for budget cuts in 2006

Brazil's telecoms regulator Anatel is braced for budgets cuts in 2006,
local newspapers reported. ...

GSM Coverage in Trains Still Poor - report

According to a study made by the Portuguese telecoms regulator, Anacom
to monitor the quality of service, only 61.8% of the calls made in the
Braga-Lisbon, Lisbon-Faro and Lisbon-Coimbra-Guarda rail routes were
successfully made and terminated normal...

[[Statistics News]]

Report: Mobile base to reach 12 million by year end

Chilean mobile operators are expected to grow their client base by 10%
this year, to approximately 12 million, compared to 11 million at end
2005, local newspaper El Mercurio reported. ...

[[Technology News]]

Ericsson Offers Mobile Antivirus Solution

Ericsson said Friday it is offering the industry's first mobile
antivirus solution specifically designed for operator
environments. ...

New Camera Subsystem from STM

STMicroelectronics has introduced its latest single-chip 1.3-Megapixel
(SXGA) camera subsystem for high-volume mobile
applications. Integrating a CMOS sensor with a digital image processor
and analog system functions in a tiny package, ST's VS6624 me...

Vodafone Developing Higher Resolution LCDS

Vodafone Japan has announced the joint development with Sharp
Corporation of a mobile phone equipped with an ultra-high resolution
2.4-inch VGA liquid crystal display (LCD). Vodafone K.K. will announce
further details of this new mobile phone in the ...

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