TELECOM Digest OnLine - Sorted: Cellular-News for Friday 24th February 2006

Cellular-News for Friday 24th February 2006

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Fri, 24 Feb 2006 07:36:07 -0600

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[[ 3G ]]

3G Chipset Design for Music, Gaming, Video and TV

After many stops and starts, 3G mobile telephony is coming on with a
vengeance. In 2004, ABI Research counted 17.3 million 3G subscribers
worldwide, but by the end of 2005 there were 42 million: a
year-on-year growth of 142%. And by the end of 2010, ...

DoCoMo Conducts World's First 2.5Gbps 4G Tests

Japan's DoCoMo says that it achieved 2.5Gbps packet transmission in
the downlink while moving at 20km/h. The fourth-generation (4G) radio
access field experiment took place in Yokosuka, Kanagawa Prefecture on
December 14, 2005. DoCoMo achieved a maxi...

[[ Financial ]]

Centennial updates outlook for fiscal year 2006

US and Caribbean wireless and broadband provider Centennial has
updated its outlook for fiscal year 2006 ending May 31, the company
said in a statement. ...

Sri Lanka Dialog Telekom In $150 Million Expansion Plan For 2006

Sri Lankan mobile-phone operator Dialog Telekom said Thursday it will
spend around $150 million in 2006 to expand its overall network and
boost infrastructure. ...

[[ Network Contracts ]]

Improved GSM Roaming In Caribbean

Roamware has announced the commercial launch of its roaming services
across 12 mobile network properties of Cable & Wireless International
Communications Company in the Caribbean region. Cable & Wireless
networks are spread across popular tourist loc...

[[ Regulatory ]]

Unicel submits sole application for mobile license

Local phone company Unicel do Brasil Telecomunicações (Unicel)
submitted the sole application for a GSM mobile telephone license in
the Greater São Paulo area, Brazil's telecoms regulator Anatel said
in a statement. ...

Ka band satellite not likely in LatAm for several years

Mexico's telecoms regulator Cofetel has rejected newspaper reports
that it plans to auction this month licenses for the ka frequency band
used for satellite communications. ...

Telco regulator to hear TSTT, Digicel interconnection rate dispute

Trinidad & Tobago's (T&T) telecommunications regulator (TATT) will
hold the first hearing in two weeks' time regarding a dispute between
Caribbean mobile operator Digicel and incumbent telco TSTT over
interconnection rates, The Trinidad Guardian repo...

Spanish Regulator: Will Set Some Mobile Rates

Spain's telecommunications industry regulator CMT Thursday said it
will set rates for calls between different networks before July 15, in
a move that may lower revenue for the country's mobile operators. ...

[[ Statistics ]]

China's Mobile Phone Sales Volume Neared 21 Million In Q4 2005

Analysys International reports that China's mobile phone market grew
steadily and sales volume reached 20.86 million units in the fourth
quarter of 2005, increasing 7.6% quarter on quarter, in its recently
released report China Mobile Phone Market Qu...

[[ Technology ]]

Multi-Chip NAND Flash Solution for Latest Mobile Phones

STMicroelectronics has announced a new MCP (Multi-Chip Package) memory
portfolio designed to meet the needs of multimedia applications in 3G
and CDMA mobile phones, and in other portable devices, where memory
requirements are high and space and power...

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