TELECOM Digest OnLine - Sorted: Cellular-News For Wednesday 15th March 2006

Cellular-News For Wednesday 15th March 2006

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Wed, 15 Mar 2006 07:53:15 -0600

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[[ 3G ]]

Nigeria Gets 1xEV-DO Network

China's Huawei Technologies has announced that Starcomms Nigeria,
Nigeria's largest private telecom operator, is to deploy Nigeria's
first 1xEV-DO-based mobile broadband network. It is also one of
Western Africa's first CDMA2000 1xEV-DO networks leve...

HSDPA Test Calls Made In UK

Hutchison 3G UK has announced a successful trial of High Speed
Downlink Packet Access ("HSDPA") on its 3G network in the UK. The
trial, which has been running for the last four months, has already
delivered speeds of up to 1.4 million bits per second...

Orange France Launches HSDPA Trials

Orange France has launched a network trial based on HSDPA technology
from Nortel. The trial is providing mobile broadband connectivity from
1.8 Mbps per second -- four times faster than current networks -- for
150 lead business customers in Lyon, Franc...

[[ Financial ]]

ETB, EPM to look at offloading Colombia Mvil

A coordinating committee is slated to be formed this week by Colombian
municipally owned telco ETB and multi-utility EPM to define the
precise mechanism for handing over control of their mobile unit Ola to
a future strategic partner, a top executive ...

Cenbank: Slim's dominance hurts competitiveness

Mexican telecoms incumbent Telmex and mobile telephony group America
Mvil are hurting the country's competitiveness with their high rates,
Mexico's central bank president Guillermo Ortiz was quoted as saying
by Bloomberg news agency. ...

[[ Handsets ]]

Motorola Razr Reappears In Some Cingular, T-Mobile Stores

SCHAUMBURG, Ill. (AP)--Motorola's popular Razr phone was back in
Cingular and T-Mobile stores this week, making a limited reappearance
after the two wireless companies temporarily stopped selling the
phones because of a manufacturing defect. ...

[[ Legal ]]

Property fund to sell seized phones at dumping prices

The Russian Federal Property Fund plans to sell mobile handsets and
other consumer electronics seized in 2005 at dumping prices, Vedomosti
business daily reported Monday. ...

TruePosition Sues Over Patent Claims

TruePosition, a provider of wireless location goods and services, says
that it has sued Andrew Corporation for infringing a patent dealing
with the location of cellular phones using the wireless network
control channel, which is particularly importan...

[[ Network Operators ]]

PRESS: Russia's VimpelCom launches mobile tariff plan for hearing impaired

Russia's second largest mobile operator VimpelCom has introduced a
tariff plan called Special (Osoby) in the Sverdlovsk Region for people
with hearing impairments, the company said, Kommersant business daily
reported Tuesday. ...

Movistar aims for 500,000 net adds

Mobile operator Movistar Chile, the local unit of Spain's Telefonica
Mviles, expects to close 2006 with 5.8 million subscribers, meaning
500,000 net adds during the year, local newspaper El Mercurio
reported. ...

Nigerian Operator Continues Fast Network Rollout

Nigeria's Glo Mobile, which covered more than 35 major cities, towns
and expressways at the beginning of 2006, has continued its fast-paced
expansion last month, effectively covering over 30 new locations
spread across the country in the last two wee...

[[ Personnel ]]

Regional CDMA Growth Requires Additional Resources

The CDMA Development Group (CDG) has announced the appointment of
Dr. Chungming An, as the CDG's Vice President for Greater China and
Southeast Asia. Based in Taipei, Dr. An will represent the CDG and
work closely with governments and regulators, as ...

[[ Regulatory ]]

France's Competition Watchdog Urges SMS Regulation

France's competition watchdog is pushing for regulation that would
help cut the cost of sending a text message, or SMS, and other data
transmissions by mobile phone. ...

Regulator may introduce fixed-to-mobile pay calls before July 1

Russia's Federal Tariff Service may introduce paid fixed-to-mobile
calls before July 1, when the law on the Calling Party Pays (CPP)
principle takes effect, the service's deputy director Vitaly
Yevdokimenko told reporters Tuesday. ...

[[ Statistics ]]

Russia's MegaFon says subscriber base in Moscow up to 3.5 mln

The subscriber base of Russia's third largest mobile operator MegaFon
in the Moscow License Area (MLA) rose to 3.5 million users as of now
from 3 million people as of October 2005, Sonic Duo said in a press
release Tuesday. ...

Spending on Mobile Services Tops $15 Billion in Central and Eastern Europe

Even as markets approach saturation and prices continue to fall,
spending on mobile services in Central and Eastern Europe expanded
last year and will continue to do so for the foreseeable
future. According to an IDC study of 11 markets in the region...

[[ Technology ]]

SR Telecom eyes local market for WiMax

Canadian broadband fixed wireless solutions provider SR Telecom
believes Mexico will be one of the top 10 countries in the world for
WiMax sales in 2006, SR Telecom's marketing vice president Chad Pralle
told BNamericas. ...

PulseWave RF Completes Demo of Power Amp Module for Base Stations

PropheSi Technologies, a provider of semiconductor modules for
high-efficiency wireless infrastructure power amplifiers, today
announced it has changed its name to PulseWave RF and that it has
successfully demonstrated its digital multi-carrier power...

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