TELECOM Digest OnLine - Sorted: Cellular-News for Tuesday 28th March 2006

Cellular-News for Tuesday 28th March 2006

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Tue, 28 Mar 2006 06:51:08 -0600

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[[ 3G ]]

China Industry Official:New Operator Needed For TD-SCDMA

A new domestic operator should take charge of launching China's
homegrown third-generation TD-SCDMA mobile phone technology, a
telecommunications industry official said Monday. ...

China Mobile Orders 3G Test Platform

China Mobile says that it has selected Spirent's Landslide Performance
Analysis System to test 3G Packet Core Network equipment, including
Serving GPRS Support Nodes (SGSN) and GPRS Gateway Support Nodes
(GGSN). The China Mobile Communications Resear...

[[ Financial ]]

Juniper, Ericsson Linkup Possible, Analysts Say

If Lucent Technologies and Alcatel marry their businesses, Ericsson
and Juniper Networks could be next at the altar, analysts said
Monday. ...

FOCUS: Telenor seeks agreement over VimpelCom, no quick fix in sight

The long-lasting conflict between Norway?s Telenor and Russia's Alfa
Group over VimpelCom, which they own together, is unlikely to see a
quick resolution following the exchange of statements issued last
Friday, analysts said. ...

Lucent, Alcatel Better Off Together

Lucent Technologies's willingness to discuss a merger with Alcatel
could be taken as an acknowledgment that it won't be able to survive
in the changing telecom landscape by itself. ...

Russia's MTS US GAAP net profit up 14% 2005

The net profit of Russia's largest mobile operator Mobile TeleSystems
(MTS) rose 14% on the year to U.S. $1.126 billion in 2005, as
calculated under U.S. Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP),
MTS said in a press release Monday. ...

[[ Handsets ]]

Nokia dominates handset market

Finnish telecoms equipment provider Nokia dominates the Colombian
mobile handset market, according to a study carried out by non-profit
telecoms think-tank Cintel. ...

Mobile Phones Pose Recycling Problems

The UK's Science Museum is due to open a new exhibition this Wednesday
which is to showcase pioneering phone technologies as well as the
environmental impact of mobile phones. The exhibition opening in the
science and technology news gallery of the ...

[[ Messaging ]]

UK Users Sent 99 Million Text Messages Daily In February

The Mobile Data Association Monday said 2.7 billion texts were sent by
UK mobile phone users during Feburary, an increase of 26% from the
same period a year earlier. ...

[[ Mobile Content ]]

BB looks to mobile service to keep costs at bay

Brazilian federal bank Banco do Brasil (BB) officially announced
nationwide availability of its m-banking services Thursday in a bid to
cut costs. ...

3 UK Takes Majority of Music Downloads Marker

With average sales of over 200,000 tracks per month, Hutchison 3G UK
says that its audio service has made up over 53% of mobile audio track
downloads since the start of 2006, according to the Official Charts
Company (OCC), the body responsible for co...

[[ Network Contracts ]]

Huawei Wins Brazilian GSM Contract

Huawei has been awarded a GSM network expansion contract by the Brazil
based GSM network operator, Telemar/Oi, augmenting a long-term
partnership between Telemar/Oi and Huawei. According to the contract,
Telemar/Oi appoints Huawei to expand its GSM c...

Ericsson Heading Indian GSM Tenders - report

Merrill Lynch has stated in a research note that they think Ericsson
is the likely leader in a couple of major GSM network infrastructure
tenders occurring in India. BSNL is known to have a public GSM tender
which is due to close at the end of next m...

[[ Network Operators ]]

EU's Reding: Roaming Charge Decision To Be "Dramatic"

With roaming rates on mobile phone use "astronomical", European
regulators will on Tuesday announce a "dramatic" decision to force
them down, European Information Society and Media Commissioner Viviane
Reding said Monday at a conference with Intel Ch...

[[ Offbeat ]]

Increased Use of Portable Gadgets Leading to More Visual Fatigue

Studies have found that the majority of people who work at a computer
experience some eye or vision problems, and that the level of
discomfort appears to increase with the amount of computer use. But,
increased use of smaller, portable work and recre...

[[ Personnel ]]

Nortel Opens Argentinean Office

Nortel syas that it has established a new customer service center in
Buenos Aires, Argentina focused on services to help wireless operators
around the world design, deploy, support and evolve their
networks. The new Advanced Mobility Services Center ...

SR Telecom Outsources Manufacturing

SR Telecom says that it has completed a multi-year agreement to
outsource its manufacturing operations. SR Telecom currently has
approximately 87 employees engaged in core manufacturing
operations. Of these, approximately 70 positions will be elimina...

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