TELECOM Digest OnLine - Sorted: Cellular-News for Monday 10th April 2006

Cellular-News for Monday 10th April 2006

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[[3G News]]

3G Market Entering Refinement Period - report

Cellular operators continued to steadily roll out new 3G systems in
2005, though the rate of new deployments has slowed, reports
In-Stat. In 2005, 35 new WCDMA systems were deployed, as well as seven
new CDMA2000 1X EV-DO systems, the high-tech marke...

Qualcomm Expects Commercialization of EV-DO Rev. B in 2007

Qualcomm has unveiled more of the Company's strategy for driving
CDMA2000 1xEV-DO Revision B to market. Still on schedule for
commercialization in 2007, Qualcomm says that it's chipset solutions
for the EV-DO Rev. B standard will support unsurpassed ...

[[Financial News]]

Research In Motion 4Q EPS 10 Cents Vs 61 Cents

Research in Motion said late Thursday it swung to a quarterly profit
as surging sales and a drop in legal expenses offset charges related
to a long-running lawsuit it settled last month. ...

Official sees Russian mobile cos' 2008 revenues up to 401 bln rbl

The revenue of Russian mobile operators is expected to increase to 401
billion rubles in 2008 from just over 300 billion rubles in 2005,
Deputy IT and Telecommunications Minister Dmitry Milovantsev told a
conference Friday. ...

Wireless Carrier Executives Bullish On Data Services Revenue Gains

Data services will make up 20% of the U.S. wireless industry's total
revenue by the end of the decade, said Len Lauer, chief operating
officer of Sprint Nextel. ...

Alcatel Sees More Projects on the Horizon in Asia Pacific

Alcatel's Asia-Pacific President Christian Reinaudo, addressing an
Asia Pacific reporter event in Sydney recently, said that the Asia
Pacific region's telecommunications market is on the cusp of a new
trend around network transformation....

Verizon Wireless Buys Small Operator

The USA based CDMA operator, Verizon Wireless has purchased the
operating assets of Mid-Missouri Cellular, which will expand Verizon
Wireless' network footprint in seven counties in central
Missouri. Financial terms are not being disclosed. The purch...

[[Handsets News]]

PRESS: Russia's Euroset says won't sue police for seized phones

Russia's largest mobile handset retailer Euroset is not currently
planning to sue the Russian police for the recent seizure of a batch
of mobile handsets, Euroset's President Eldar Razroyev said,
Kommersant reported Friday. ...

DJ Matsushita Elec:Mulling 3G Cellphone Tie-Up With NEC,TI

Matsushita Electric Industrial and NEC said Friday the two companies
and Texas Instruments are considering a tie-up in the area of mobile
phone handsets, in a move that could strengthen their cost
competitiveness. ...

US Cell Phone Users Asian-Grade M-Commerce Services

Many U.S. cell phone users want the same advanced mobile commerce
services and biometric fingerprint protection that are available to
cell phone users in Asia, a new AuthenTec survey found. The online
survey of nearly 500 U.S. cell phone users, which...

[[Legal News]]

Court adjourns hearings of Norway's Telenor claim vs VimpelCom

The Moscow Arbitration Court has adjourned until May 15 the hearings
of a lawsuit filed by Norwegian telecommunication company Telenor,
seeking to find VimpelCom's extraordinary general meeting of
shareholders (EGM) held on September 14, 2005, void. ...

[[MVNO News]]

Vivendi's SFR To Appeal Regulator's Decision On Afone

Vivendi Universal's unit SFR, the second-largest mobile operator in
France, Friday said it will appeal a regulator's demand that it offer
telecommunications services company Afone (France) access to its
network. ...

[[Network Contracts News]]

Cisco to install wireless mesh network in northern city

US networking equipment vendor Cisco Systems plans to install a
wireless mesh network for a local government authority in the north of
Brazil, reported local technology publication IT Inside. ...

Harris Wins African GSM Backbone Contract

MTN Zambia has selected Harris Corporation to design, build and
install new microwave infrastructure for its national GSM
network. Harris TRuepoint radios will be used to construct a new
network backbone, metro rings and access links connecting MTN Z...

[[Offbeat News]]

DJ Nepal Govt Cuts Cell Phone Service Ahead Of Protest Rally

KATMANDU, Nepal (AP)--Nepal's royal government severed cellular mobile
services in the Nepalese capital Saturday in an apparent attempt to
foil an anti-government rally in Katmandu. ...

Presidential candidate against tax on mobiles, cable TV

Peruvian presidential candidate Ollanta Humala has criticized the
ruling Partido Nacionalista del Perú (PNP) for its plans to impose
taxes on mobile phones and cable television, local daily Diario Correo
reported. ...

[[Regulatory News]]

Customs service for NW Russia says to tighten cell phone import control

The Federal Customs Service's division for Russia's Northwest Federal
District plans to tighten control over imported mobile handsets, the
customs service said Friday. ...

Entel appeal derails Movistar spectrum auction

Chile's antimonopoly tribunal TDLC has accepted an appeal presented by
the country's second largest operator Entel to stop the sale of excess
spectrum by rival operator Movistar Chile, local newspaper Diario
Financiero reported. ...

[[Reports News]]

Research: 768k broadband wireless users by 2010

The number of Brazilans using wireless broadband connections such as
WiMax is expected to grow to 768,000 by 2010, after several companies
launch such services this year, research firm Maravedis said in a
report. ...

Wireless Markets Will Drive GaAs Device Growth

Strategy Analytics has published a five year outlook for the Gallium
Arsenide (GaAs) microelectronics industry. The report predicts that
GaAs device revenues will grow by 36% over 2005 to 2010, breaking the
US$3 billion barrier in 2006. Overall marke...

S&P:Pressures Continue For EMEA Telcos

The first quarter of 2006 for the EMEA (Europe, the Middle East, and
Africa) region's largest telecoms operators saw a continuation of the
2005 trends, says Standard & Poor's Ratings Services. The report card
provides an overview of the performance o...

[[Statistics News]]

Subscriber Growth Breaks Record - Again

The USA's Wireless Association has announced that 25.7 million new
wireless subscribers were added in calendar year 2005, breaking a
previous 12-month growth record that was set in June. The total number
of estimated wireless customers in America at ...

[[Technology News]]

Mobile Technologies Flaunt Capabilities At Wireless Show

Last year, the CTIA Wireless show set the foundation for
next-generation technology ranging from high-speed mobile connection
to integrated voice and data networks. This year, the equipment
vendors are back to show off their capabilities. ...

New Zealand Testing Dynamic Optimization of Mobile Networks

Bell Labs, the research and development arm of Lucent Technologies
says that it has been working with Telecom New Zealand over the last
two years to trial a unique new approach to optimizing the coverage
and capacity of mobile networks. This technolo...

Air France to Offer In-Flight GSM Connectivity

The French state airline, Air France will take delivery in early 2007
of the first Airbus aircraft line fitted with the OnAir GSM equipment
enabling the use of mobile phones on board, it was announced lst week,
at the Aircraft Interiors Expo in Hambu...

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