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Cellular-News for Tuesday 28th February 2006

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[[ 3G ]]

3G LTE Could Enhance 3G Networks

Amid growing interest in alternative technologies, such as DVB-H and
WiMAX, 3G is set to fight back with 3G LTE, or Super 3G, which could
dramatically enhance the capabilities of 3G networks from 2009,
according to a new report from Sound Partners Re...

China's 3G Subscribers Will Reach 10 Million in 2006

Analysys International says that China's total 3G mobile communication
subscribers will exceed 10 million in 2006 and will reach 100 million
in the following five years. In 2006, the development of 3G services
will drive the increase of 3G subscriber...

Quintel Deploys First Multi-Operator 3G Shared Antenna System

Quintel Technology says that it has successfully installed its first
multi-operator, independent variable tilt (IVT) 3G shared antenna
solution at Trentham in Staffordshire on behalf of three UK mobile
operators. O2, the Trentham site owner, replaced...

[[ Financial ]]

Vodafone CEO Says No Plans To Sell Verizon Wireless Stake

Vodafone Group has no plans to sell its 45% stake in U.S. company
Verizon Wireless, the UK cellular operator's Chief Executive Arun
Sarin said Monday. ...

NEWS SNAP:Vodafone Slashed Outlook Means GBP23-28 Billion Charge

Vodafone Group, Monday slashed its own forecasts for its medium and
long-term growth, triggering an impairment charge of at least GBP23
billion and possibly as much as GBP28 billion. ...

2ND UPDATE: Vodafone To Write Off Up To $49 Billion In Goodwill

Vodafone Group on Monday said it will slash as much as $49 billion in
goodwill due to slowing growth in Germany and other top markets. ...

Vodafone Files To Block TDC Sale Of Polkomtel Shares

PREMIUM - Vodafone has filed a request to a Warsaw court to stop a
transfer of shares in Poland's mobile operator Polkomtel by Denmark's
TDC, Vodafone's spokesman told Dow Jones Newswires Monday. ...

Sonaecom Registers PT Bid; Offer Values Co Above Peers

Sonaecom SGPS on Monday delivered its preliminary bid offer for
Portugal Telecom to the market regulator to begin the formal
registration process. ...

Vodacom Still Interested In Nigerian Market

According to Mr. Alan Knott-Craig, Chief Executive Officer of the
Vodacom Group, Vodacom remains committed and interested in entering
the Nigerian market, and to that end has been pursuing the acquisition
of a controlling interest in V-Mobile, one of...

[[ Handsets ]]

All CDMA Handsets Sold Last Year Were 3G Capable

The CDMA Development Group (CDG) has reported that 3G CDMA2000
accounted for nearly all CDMA handsets sold in 2005. Sales of 1xEV-DO
handsets grew from 11 million to 27 million units, as more operators
aggressively promoted their broadband offerings....

[[ Legal ]]

NTP Offered RIM A License That'Fully Protects Everyone'

NTP Inc. said Monday that Blackberry-maker Research in Motion
Ltd. mischaracterized the proposed license agreement between the two
companies and that it offered RIM a license "that protects everyone."
The patent-holding company added that it is "open...

[[ Messaging ]]

BlackBerry's Lags Brand Perception in Growing Smartphone Market

Brandimensions has released a new research report that measures
consumer sentiment for the smartphone market, which encompasses
Research In Motion (RIM) BlackBerry, Palm Treo, HP iPAQ and Motorola Q
devices. Brandimensions searched over 150 million I...

[[ Mobile Content ]]

CBS, Viacom, Fox Reach Out For Cell-Phone Users

Media companies CBS, Viacom and News Corp. made a series of moves into
the wireless arena as they battle for the eyes and ears of cell-phone
users with their own TV shows, films and music. ...

[[ Network Operators ]]

Tele2 Signs National Roaming Pact In Switzerland

Tele2, the Swedish telephony services company, said Monday it
strengthens its mobile telephony offering in Switzerland with a
national roaming agreement, with TDC owned Sunrise. ...

[[ Regulatory ]]

Indian Regulator Orders Tariff Changes

India's regulator, TRAI has issued an order to the mobile network
operators in the States of Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, West Bengal and
Uttar Pradesh not to charge differential tariffs for calls terminating
in BSNL network and other service providers n...

Millicom Extends Sri Lanka GSM License

Millicom International Cellular has announced that its subsidiary
Celltel has extended its cellular license in Sri Lanka until 2018 at a
cost of approximately US$5 million. Celltel has extended its license
for 10 years from the expiry of the current ...

[[ Reports ]]

Corporate Buying of Wireless Services and Equipment in 2005

Because of their ability to generate higher average revenues per user
(ARPU), business customers continue to represent one of the most
attractive market segments for wireless carriers. As they seek to
expand this lucrative subscriber base, carriers n...

Wireless Venture Capital Is About To Hit An All-Time High

Investments in wireless technology maintained strong growth recently
and are bucking the general venture capital investment trends that
have witnessed overall decline from 2000 to 2005. The portion
dedicated to wireless investments is on the increase...

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