TELECOM Digest OnLine - Sorted: Cellular-News for Thursday 23rd March 2006

Cellular-News for Thursday 23rd March 2006

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Thu, 23 Mar 2006 09:20:14 -0600

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[[ 3G ]]

China 3G License Delay Will Hamper Indus Devt-Research Co

China shouldn't postpone issuing third-generation mobile phone
licenses even if the Chinese 3G standard still has problems, a senior
executive of a telecoms and technology research firm said
Wednesday. ...

[[ Financial ]]

Telemar gives Ola the cold shoulder

Brazil's largest telecommunications group, Telemar, snubbed Colombian
mobile operator Colombia Móvil's (Ola) invitation to participate in a
tender to become its strategic partner, Bogot paper La Republica
reported. ...

[[ Mobile Content ]]

Mobile TV Viewers Spend Increases US$40 Per Month

Mobile TV and video usage is growing slowly, but is attracting a
higher proportion of the young adult and male demographic, reports
Telephia. According to the research firm, 1.5% or roughly three
million wireless subscribers in the U.S. streamed TV o...

[[ Network Contracts ]]

Ericsson Gets Order For Multimedia, Converges Services

Swedish telecommunications equipment maker Ericsson, Wednesday said it
has received an order for its internet protocol multimedia subsystem
from Optimus, a mobile operator within the Portugal's Sonaecom. ...

IN BRIEF: Emida provides prepaid billing support to Cingular

US and Puerto Rico wireless operator Cingular has awarded US
prepayment and value transfer platforms provider Emida a contract to
support its prepaid debit/credit card programs, Emida said in a
statement. ...

[[ Network Operators ]]

CDMA Connections Suspended in Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka Telecom (SLT) says that it has decided to seek legal redress
on the Direction issued to SLT by the Telecommunications Regulatory
Commission of Sri Lanka with regard to installation charges for
telephone services based on CDMA fixed wireless...

[[ Personnel ]]

Vodafone Chairmen Reach Jobs Other Chairmen Cannot Reach

Vodafone's Chairman, Lord MacLaurin who is stepping down from the
giant phone company in a few months, has been proposed to the
Supervisory Board of the Brewery company, Heineken. The brewer cites
Lord MacLaurin of Knebworth extensive expertise and e...

[[ Regulatory ]]

Movistar: Spectrum bidding rules sold well

Mobile operator Movistar Chile, the local unit of Spain's Telefónica
Móviles, is pleased with the demand for the forthcoming auction of
excess spectrum it has in the 800MHz band, local newspaper Diario
Financiero quoted general manager Oliver...

[[ Reports ]]

Wireless Operators Rapidly Building Next-Gen Networks

Mobile operators will create their next generation networks using a
range of wireless broadband and cellular technologies, including
W-CDMA, WiFi, and WiMAX, says a new report by Infonetics Research. And
they're moving fast. According to the study, t...

[[ Technology ]]

GUEST COLUMN: The thorny issue of satellite orbit 81ºW

By Carlos Blanco, Market research director, Signals Telecom
Consulting. Argentina belongs to an exclusive club of satellite
operating nations in Latin America, alongside Brazil and Mexico, and
this is a club Venezuela aims to join by launching an And...

Qualcomm Developing Mobile Base Stations

UTStarcom has joined with Qualcomm to develop a mobile base station
unit, based on UTStarcom's MovingMedia 2000 all-IP CDMA wireless core
infrastructure technology, which provides the essential connectivity
components. The QDBS is designed to provide...

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