TELECOM Digest OnLine - Sorted: Cellular-News for Tuesday 14th February 2006

Cellular-News for Tuesday 14th February 2006

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[[ 3G ]]

Australian Government To Monitor Telstra's 3G Transition

Australian telecommunications company Telstra Corp.'s transition to
its planned 3G network will be monitored by the government,
Communications Minister Helen Coonan said Monday. ...

Vodafone To Evaluate Infineon Tech 3G Platform

German semiconductor company Infineon Technologies, Monday said
Vodafone will evaluate Infineon's Universal Mobile Telecommunications
System dual mode platform. ...

Taiwan Chunghwa Telecom Eyes 1 Million 3G Users By Year End

The number of Chunghwa Telecom's third-generation mobile-service
subscribers will likely triple to one million by the end of 2006,
Chairman Ho Chen Tan said Monday. ...

Sprint Testing 3G Evolution Platform

IPWireless has announced that the USA based CDMA operator, Sprint will
be the first operator globally to test the next generation of
IPWireless' mobile broadband technology. Starting in March, Sprint
will test IPWireless' new platform that is progres...

Vendors Developing Low Cost 3G Handsets

Japan's DoCoMo, Renesas Technology, Fujitsu, Mitsubishi Electric and
Sharp Corp. have jointly announced that they will jointly develop a
mobile phone platform combining a single-chip LSI for dual mode
handsets supporting HSDPA /W-CDMA and GSM/GPRS/ED...

Nokia Supporting New Frequencies in 3G Base Stations

Nokia has announced new frequency variants for its Flexi WCDMA Base
Station product range.The Nokia Flexi WCDMA Base Station will be
available for the IMT-2000 frequencies 2100 MHz, 1700 MHz, 1800 MHz
and 1700/2100 MHz in the second half of 2006. In ...

[[ Financial ]]

Polands TPSA 4Q Net Profit Down

Telekomunikacja Polska, Poland's largest telecommunications operator,
Monday said its fourth-quarter net profit fell 2.3% as fixed-line
shrinkage offset fast mobile and broadband growth. ...

Russia's VimpelCom confirms offered to buy Ukraine's Kyivstar

Russia's second-largest mobile operator VimpelCom sent last week an
offer to Norway's Telenor and Russia's Altimo to acquire 100% of
Ukraine's largest mobile operator Kyivstar for a total of US$5 billion
in VimpelCom common shares plus the assumpti...

Moldovan mobile operators combined revenue up 52% in 2005

The combined revenue of Moldova's two mobile operators, Voxtel and
Moldcell, rose 52% on the year to 1.3 billion lei last year, Moldova's
National Agency for Telecommunications and Information Regulation said
Monday. ...

VimpelCom CEO: Telenor not to discuss Kyivstar deal yet

Russia's second-largest mobile phone operator Vimpel Communications
Monday said its offer to buy Ukraine's Kyivstar had received different
reactions from the parties involved. VimpelCom said it made the offer
to Russia's Alfa Group and Norway's Telen...

End2End Brought By Mach

End2End, a provider of outsourced solutions for mobile data, has been
acquired by MACH, one of the providers of inter-operator solutions to
the telecommunications and data industry. End2End, founded in 2000,
has become the leading provider of outsour...

[[ Handsets ]]

BenQ Sees Mobile Phone Business Grow From 2007

Taiwanese handset maker BenQ Corp. Monday said it expects its mobile
phone business to start growing from 2007 onwards, as the company
launched three new mobile phones. ...

Microsoft To Share Windows Media Tech On Motorola Handsets

Microsoft will integrate its Windows Media technologies on some of
Motorola's music handsets. ...

Emerging Market Handset Program Exceeding Targets

Mobile operators in developing countries have bought or ordered more
than 12 million mobile phones from Motorola under the Emerging Market
Handset programme run by the GSM Association (GSMA). Through the
programme, leading operators in developing mar...

First Quarter-Inch, 2 Megapixel CameraChip With Embedded Autofocus

OmniVision Technologies has unveiled the OV2645, the world's first
?-inch, 2 megapixel CameraChip with fully integrated autofocus (AF)
control on a single chip. OmniVision say that it is the first company
to integrate AF functions on a 2 megapixel CM...

Three New Handsets From Sony Ericsson

Sony Ericsson has launched two new handsets, one new 3G phone and a
low-mid end market handset. The K610, a 3G phone is just 17mm thick
and weighs 92 grams,. It packs into its slender frame a suite of
advanced communications, business and entertainme...

Three New Handsets From Nokia

Yesterday, Nokia unveiled three new devices; introduced its first UMA
network solution and announced collaboration with Vodafone aimed at
increasing usage of the S60 handset software platform. Nokia unveiled
the Nokia 6131 and Nokia 6070 mid-range GS...

[[ Interviews ]]

INTERVIEW: Sony Ericsson Aims New Models At Mass Market

PREMIUM - Sony Ericsson is banking on two new handsets unveiled Monday
to tap into demand in both the lower-cost and high-tech ends of the
highly competitive mobile phone market, said Steve Walker, head of
product management for the company. ...

INTERVIEW:Infineon Banks On Emerging Market Phone Demand

PREMIUM - German chipmaker Infineon Technologies is counting on
emerging market demand for cheaper phones to steer its loss-making
mobile platform business back to recovery, a senior manager said
Monday. ...

INTERVIEW: Nokia Sees Converged Handsets Growth In 2006

PREMIUM - Nokia Corp. Monday said it expects more handsets that
utilize both mobile and fixed-line telecommunications networks to
emerge over 2006. ...

Huawei European Workforce Could Double In 2006

PREMIUM - Chinese telecommunications equipment maker Huawei
Technologies could double its workforce in Europe in 2006, a senior
manager said Monday, as the company continues to gain business in the
region. ...

[[ Legal ]]

Greece To Toughen Laws Against Phone Tapping - PM

ATHENS (AP)--Greece will toughen laws against phone tapping after
discovering senior government officials' cell phones were under
surveillance during and after the Athens 2004 Olympics, Prime Minister
Costas Caramanlis said Monday. ...

[[ Messaging ]]

Vodafone Group Announces Link With Orange

Vodafone and Orange Monday announced they are finalising an agreement
to be the first multi-national mobile operators to launch Instant
Messaging interoperability, with the intention to link Instant
Messaging communities using the familiar "calling p...

Solicitors Switches Away From Blackberry

Good Technology has announced that one of the UK's leading firms of
solicitors, is replacing its Blackberry devices with the it's GoodLink
push email platform. Darbys is a full-service solicitors firm. The
firm has over 150 staff and is regularly inv...

[[ Mobile Content ]]

Nokia, Sony Ericsson Cooperate On Mobile-TV Interoperability

Finland's Nokia, Monday said it will cooperate with Sony Ericsson to
work on interoperability in DVB-H enabled devices and secure
multivendor mobile TV services from 2006 onwards. ...

[[ MVNO ]]

Russia's Euroset plans to start offering MVNO service in Apr-Jun

Russia's largest mobile handset retailer Euroset plans to start
offering mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) services in
April-June, the company said in a press release Monday. ...

[[ Personnel ]]

Sprint Nextel Secures Labour Union Agreement

Sprint Nextel and the Communications Workers of America (CWA) have
announced an agreement covering labor relations issues for employees
of Sprint Nextel's local communications company. The separation of the
local communications company, which will be...

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