TELECOM Digest OnLine - Sorted: Cellular-News for Wednesday 29th February 2006

Cellular-News for Wednesday 29th February 2006

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Cellular-News -

[[ 3G ]]

Ericsson Gets HSDPA Order From KPN

Sweden's Ericsson Tuesday said it has signed a memorandum of
understanding with KPN Mobile for the rollout of a high speed mobile
broadband network based on HSDPA for both KPN and Telfor in the
Netherlands. ...

China Vice-Minister: Conditions Exist For 3G Development

Conditions already exist in China for the development of
third-generation mobile phone services, Lou Qinjian, industry vice
minister at the Ministry of Information said Tuesday. ...

[[ Financial ]]

UbiquiTel Swings To 4Q Profit On Operating Leverage

UbiquiTel Inc. (UPCS) swung to a fourth-quarter profit, boosted by
operating leverage and improvement to its cost structure. ...

Vodafone Japan: Impairment Charge Won't Hurt Japan Operations

The president of Vodafone Group PLC's (VOD) Japanese unit said Tuesday
that an expected impairment charge won't affect its business strategy
in Japan. ...

MobilCom 2005 Sales EUR2.05 Billion Vs EUR1.90 Billion

Telecommunications company MobilCom AG (MOB.XE) Tuesday said its 2005
sales were up 8.1% to EUR2.05 billion from EUR1.90 billion in 2004,
mainly driven by strong customer growth. ...

Alltel Negotiating To Extend Sale Pact For Austrian Unit

Alltel Corp. said its Western Wireless International Austria
Corp. unit is negotiationg to extend the agreement covering its
planned EUR1.3 billion, or $1.54 billion, sale of tele.ring to
T-Mobile International. ...

Kenyan President: Government To Sell 9% Of Mobile Phone Co Safaricom

NAIROBI (AP)--Kenyan President Mwai Kibaki said Tuesday the government
will sell 9% of the country's largest mobile phone service provider to
fund the restructuring of the ailing state-owned telephone
company. ...

Lucent COO Maintains View Of Stronger Second Half

Lucent Technologies Chief Operating Officer Frank D'Amelio reiterated
Tuesday that the company expects higher revenue in the second half of
the fiscal year than in the first half. ...

Comcel launches US$200mn bond issue

Colombian mobile operator Comcel issued 450bn pesos (US$200mn) in
ordinary bonds on Friday (Feb 24), Mexican parent company
America Mvil said in a statement. ...

Iusacell reports first net profit since 2001

Mexican mobile company Iusacell reported net profit of 143mn pesos
(US$13.6mn) in the fourth quarter of 2005, its first quarterly profit
since 2Q01, the company said in a statement. ...

[[ Handsets ]]

New Walkman Handset From SonyEricsson

Sony Ericsson has expanded its growing line-up of Walkman phones with
the W300, a quad band EDGE clamshell which aims to bring the mobile
phone Walkman experience to an even greater market. With the
announcement of the W300 Sony Ericsson has now laun...

A CameraPhone That Looks Like A Camera

Sony Ericsson is launching the K800 and K790 phones, the first
handsets to carry the Cyber-shot brand, a true mark of imaging
quality. Both are highly capable mobile phones with integrated 3.2
Megapixel digital cameras with Autofocus, Xenon flash and...

Three "snap shot" Camera Phones From Sony Ericsson

Three new camera phones from Sony Ericsson combines good quality
digital photography with simple operation to create albums, search for
pictures by timeline and send them on by MMS, infrared or email. The
phones are the K510 with 1.3 Megapixel camera...

New Vodafone 3G Handset

Vodafone Japan has announced the Vodafone 904SH by Sharp, the first
mobile handset to feature a VGA liquid crystal display (LCD). The
904SH is scheduled to go on sale in late April 2006 as a new 3G
handset. The 904SH's VGA LCD has four times the reso...

[[ Legal ]]

PRESS: Ukrainian court rejects Telenor's appeal in Kyivstar deal

The Ukrainian Supreme Court has rejected Norwegian telecommunication
company Telenor's appeal of an earlier court ruling in favor of
amending the charter of Ukraine's largest mobile operator Kyivstar,
Vedomosti business daily said Tuesday, citing a c...

[[ Network Contracts ]]

Comptel: Region ripe for revenue saving software

Comptel, a Helsinki-based software producer for convergent
telecommunications networks, sees 2006 as a decisive year for its
business in Latin America as operators opt for solutions that plug
revenue leakages, Comptel's Americas region director Kipp G...

[[ Network Operators ]]

IN BRIEF: Supermarket chain registers brand for telephony, cable

Chilean supermarket Lider, owned by local holding company D&S, has
published in the official gazette its own brand for broadband, cable
TV and IP, long distance and mobile telephony services. ...

[[ Offbeat ]]

Childs Mobile Phone Recalled

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has announced a voluntary
recall of a childs plastic toy in the shape of a mobile phone. The
CPSC says that consumers should stop using recalled products
immediately unless otherwise instructed. The iPlay M...

[[ Regulatory ]]

Russian antitrust chief: VimpelCom should get license for Russia's Far East

Russia's second largest mobile operator VimpelCom should receive a
license for radio frequencies in Russia's Far East Federal District,
Igor Artemyev, director of the Federal Antimonopoly Service (FAS),
told reporters Tuesday. ...

[[ Reports ]]

Smartphone Forecast: Shipments to More Than Double in 2006

Smartphones' premium prices and "supersized" form factors have
historically combined with a limited demand for advanced data services
to restrict them to "niche market" status. But 2006 will bring a
growth spurt in the smartphone market that will see...

[[ Statistics ]]

Official sees Kazakh mobile user base doubling by 2009

The mobile service subscriber base in Kazakhstan is expected to
increase to 7.5 million users in 2008 from 3.8 million users as of
now, Rizat Nurshabekov, deputy director of Kazakhstan?s IT and
communications agency, told Prime-Tass Tuesday. ...

Russia's Yeniseitelecom mobile user base up to 1 mln

The subscriber base of Russia's regional mobile operator
Yeniseitelecom has increased to 1 million users as of now from 970,000
users as of February 1, the company said in a press release
Tuesday. ...

[[ Technology ]]

Wi-Fi Chipset Market Continues Impressive Growth

The Wireless LAN (WLAN) chipset market is on a phenomenal growth pace
that is projected to continue over the next few years. The market will
soar from just over 140 million annual chipset unit shipments in 2005
to 430 million in 2009, reports In-Stat...

Facial Recognition Software for 3G Phones

Vodafone Japan is launching a Face Recognition function that
authenticates customers by sensing their facial features to increase
mobile phone security. The new function will be included in the
Vodafone 904SH, a new 3G handset by Sharp scheduled to g...

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