TELECOM Digest OnLine - Sorted: Cellular-News for Wednesday 15th February 2006

Cellular-News for Wednesday 15th February 2006

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Wed, 15 Feb 2006 07:52:32 -0600

Cellular-News -

[[ 3G ]]

T-Mobile Aims To Up Mobile Data Speed Tenfold By 2010

T-Mobile International, the wireless operator of German
telecommunications giant Deutsche Telekom, Tuesday said it aims to
increase the speed of wireless data communications tenfold by the end
of this decade. ...

EDGE to HSDPA Handover Achieved

The Hong Kong based network operator, CSL and Nokia have demonstrated
the industry's first seamless service continuity between HSDPA and
EDGE networks. In practice, this means seamless hand-overs from HSDPA
to EDGE and back without service interrupti...

[[ Financial ]]

Vodafone To Confront VoIP Threat With Data Bundles - CEO

Vodafone Group Chief Executive Arun Sarin Tuesday said the mobile
phone operator will look to offer large mobile data bundles in the
future to counter the potential threat from Voice over Internet
Protocol telephony. ...

Customer Centred Service:
What It Is and How to Implement "A Clear Path to Loyalty"

Customer service efforts often fail or fall short of objectives
because of a largely inward focus on strategy, process, people and
technology. This paper describes an outside-in approach to customer
service and a 5 step plan to implement it.

Compliments of eGain

[[ Handsets ]]

Nokia, Sanyo Intend To Form Global CDMA Mobile Phone Operations

Nokia and SANYO Tuesday unveiled a preliminary agreement with the
intent to form a new global company comprised of their respective CDMA
mobile phones businesses, separate from the parent companies. ...

[[ Interviews ]]

Microsoft To Significantly Ramp Up Mobile Presence

Microsoft's Chief Executive Steve Ballmer said Tuesday the world's
largest software maker plans to significantly ramp up its presence in
the mobile telecommunications sector over 2006. ...

[[ Legal ]]

Ukrainian court rejectsback tax claim against UMC

Ukraine's Kiev Arbitration Court has rejected a back tax claim worth
over 68 million hryvnas against Ukrainian mobile operator Ukrainian
Mobile Communications (UMC), UMC's spokeswoman Yarina Klyuchkovskaya
told reporters Tuesday. ...

[[ Messaging ]]

Letting Parents Monitor Children's texting

Avalanche Mobile has launched a software plaform that enables parents
to see who is messaging their child, block suspicious SMS and
temporarily suspend the messaging function of their child's mobile
phone during school hours or other quiet times. The...

[[ Mobile Content ]]

Vodafone Forms Collaboration With Google

Vodafone said Tuesday that it is collaborating with Google to develop
mobile search services for its customers. ...

[[ MVNO ]]

Swisscom Launches MVNO Platform

LogicaCMG says that it has successfully deployed a Mobile Virtual
Network Operator-Enabler (MVNO-E) platform at Swisscom Mobile. This
solution went into commercial service with the launch of Switzerland's
lowest cost prepaid mobile offering, M-Budget...

[[ Network Contracts ]]

France's Alcatel, VimpelCom enable mobile NGN services in Russia

French telecommunication equipment producer Alcatel and Russia's
second-largest mobile operator VimpelCom have completed the first
phase of a project for the deployment of a mobile Next Generation
Network (NGN) solution in Russia, Alcatel said in a...

Mobile Operators Spending Billions on Network Expansion in 2006

According to the latest budget figures examined by analyst ABI
Research, many mobile operators worldwide will commit increased
capital expenditure to network expansion this year. The CAPEX data,
collected for the company's new report reflect increase...

Expanding GSM Coverage in Bangladesh

Bangladesh's GrameenPhone has awarded a contract to Ericsson to expand
its GSM/EDGE network and prepare the core network for all IP. The
US$150 million contract is to be implemented over a period of two
years, during which Ericsson will remain the so...

[[ Network Operators ]]

VimpelCom to keep providing mobile services to Russia's Duma

Russia's second largest mobile operator VimpelCom that provides mobile
services under the Beeline brand has been awarded a contract to
provide mobile telecommunications services to the deputies and staff
of the State Duma, the lower house of Russia...

America Mvil to invest US$100mn in 2006

The Peruvian unit of Mexican mobile operator America Mvil plans to
invest US$100 million in the country during 2006, AMX Peru
president Humberto Chavez was quoted as saying by local
business daily Gestin. ...

[[ Offbeat ]]

Telecom Trade Body Uses Mobile Phones To Track Bird Flu

The GSM Association Tuesday said it is working with a project team to
monitor cases of the bird flu virus as part of its push into the
developing world. ...

[[ Personnel ]]

Nokia CDMA Unit To Reduce Staff By 250 After Sanyo Deal

Nokia Corp. will cut about 250 staff at its CDMA unit following a deal
with Sanyo Electric Co. Ltd. to set up a joint venture, a senior
executive said on conference call with analysts Tuesday. ...

[[ Regulatory ]]

Africa Held Back By Erratic Telecoms Regulation

Up to 30% more people (25 million) in Sub-Saharan Africa would have
mobile phones if it weren't for the unpredictable and short-term
approach to regulation in many countries in the region, according to a
study published by the GSM Association (GSMA)....

[[ Reports ]]

One Billion High Speed Data Users By 2012

In a new report published this week, mobile industry body The UMTS
Forum forecasts that there will be almost one billion active users of
High Speed Packet Access (HSPA) networks by 2012. The new study also
anticipates that HSPA will significantly sti...

[[ Statistics ]]

Samsung Sees Mobile Phone Market At 850 Million-900 Million Units In 06

Samsung Electronics, the world's No. 3 mobile-phone-maker, expects
industry-wide handset sales to rise to between 850 million and 900
million units in 2006, a top executive said Tuesday. ...

Telefonica chief: LatAm mobile penetration to reach 70% by 2009

The penetration of mobile telephony in Latin America should be above
70% by 2009, the president of Spanish telecommunications giant
Telefonica, Antonio Viana-Baptista said in a statement. ...

Global sales of Mobile Phones will approach a billion in 2006

The research firm GfK has announced that the worldwide mobile phone
market continued its strong growth in 2005, with new technologies and
developing countries having a positive impact. GfK's research shows
the worldwide market for Mobile Phones in 20...

[[ Technology ]]

Intel Corp: Laptops To Connect To Global Mobile Networks

The GSM Association, or GSMA, and Intel Corporation said Tuesday that
they are to enable laptops to connect automatically to high-speed 3G
broadband data and Wi-Fi networks via SIM. ...

12GB Hard Drives for Mobile Phones

Seagate has launched a 12GB hard drive that can be fitted inside
mobile phones. The new hard drive offers a footprint that is 23%
smaller, 50% more storage capacity, and 30% less power consumption
than Seagate's current 1-inch hard drive. The ST1.3 S...

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