TELECOM Digest OnLine - Sorted: Cellular-News for Tuesday 18th April 2006

Cellular-News for Tuesday 18th April 2006

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Tue, 18 Apr 2006 09:20:48 -0500

Cellular-News -

[[ 3G ]]

3G WAN Router Launched

Digi International has announced the introduction of the ConnectPort
WAN, an upgradeable 3G Wireless WAN router. Featuring an embedded
four-port Ethernet switch, two RS-232 serial ports and one USB port,
the ConnectPort WAN enables many different kin...

HSDPA Launched in Czech Republic

The Czech Republic based, Eurotel has announced that HSDPA technology
was launched on its network last week. The company launched its 3G
network last December using HSDPA capable infrastructure and has now
applied the necessary software to support HS...

[[ Financial ]]

Telecom Funds Look For Clear Signals From Volatile Sector

Telecommunications-sector mutual funds disconnected from investors in
the 2000-2002 bear market, but nowadays they're ringing loud and
clear. ...

TELECOM REPORT: Alcatel-Lucent: What's In A Name?

France's Alcatel and USA-based Lucent Technologies have lots of
reasons to stick with their old names after they complete their $13.5
billion merger. Several hundred million reasons, perhaps. ...

Kenyan Operator Writes Off Interconnection Debt

Kenya's GSM network operator, Safaricom has secured a US$170 million
loan facility which will be used in part to write off the debt owed to
it by majority shareholder, Telkom Kenya. Due to interconnection fees,
the state owned landline operator, Telk...

[[ Handsets ]]

Motorola's 1Q Results Seen Propelled By Razr Phones

Motorola Inc. (MOT) could exceed its earnings forecast for the first
quarter on the continued strength of its popular, ultra-slim Razr
cellphones and building momentum in its newer Slvr model. ...

CDMA Handsets Manufactured in Vietnam

Electricity of Vietnam subsidiary EVN Telecom has joined with Qualcomm
to manufacture fixed and CDMA based mobile phones. In its first year
of operation, the factory will produce around 500,000 fixed and mobile
CDMA units. The output will increase to...

[[ Network Operators ]]

Ukraine Mobile Co Kyivstar Refreshes Brand, Logo

Ukraine's largest mobile phone operator, Kyivstar, said Monday that it
revised its brand and logo in a bid to look dynamic and modern as the
market is becoming more competitive and showing signs of slowing
growth. ...

MegaFon delays CPP principle launch in Chechnya

Russia's third largest mobile operator MegaFon has postponed
indefinitely the launch of the Calling Party Pays (CPP) principle in
Russia's constituent republic of Chechnya, the company said in a press
release Monday. ...

Terrorists explode base station in Ingushetia

Terrorists have blown up a base station of Russia's third largest
mobile operator MegaFon in Russia's constituent republic of
Ingushetia, ITAR-TASS reported Monday. ...

[[ Personnel ]]

FOCUS: Doctor Melamed selected to cure MTS, market disappointed

Leonid Melamed, a medical doctor by education, who until recently
headed Rosno insurance company, was appointed the new president of
Russia's largest mobile operator MTS on Thursday. ...

[[ Regulatory ]]

Russia's VimpelCom to sell Golden Telecom's direct cell numbers

Russia's second largest mobile operator VimpelCom has signed an
agreement with Golden Telecom to sell the latter's "direct" local
numbers with the "495" prefix to mobile subscribers in the Moscow
Licensed Area (MLA), the two companies said in a joint...

Extending Coverage in Pakistan

Pakistan's Telecoms Authority is understood to be preparing to permit
mobile phones to be used in the country's Northern Areas, where phones
are currently forbidden. The regulator is considering permitting the
existing mobile networks to extend the r...

More Calls to Kill Cellphone Tax

The USA's Wireless Association, CTIA President and CEO Steve Largent
used the impending tax-filing deadline to reiterate the wireless
industry's support for repealing the antiquated Federal Excise Tax
(FET). The tax, first instituted in 1898 to finan...

[[ Technology ]]

Patents That Kill Background Noise on Phone Calls

TechnoConcepts says that it has filed two provisional patent
applications with the US Patent Office for new inventions which
virtually eliminate background noise in cellular and other
communications devices, while vividly improving the voice clarity....

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