TELECOM Digest OnLine - Sorted: Cellular-News: Monday 8th May 2006

Cellular-News: Monday 8th May 2006

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[[3G News]]

PCTEL Wins 3G Roaming Deal with Vodafone

PCTEL has announced that Vodafone has selected it's Roaming Client
software to be used as one of its 3G connectivity management software
solutions. The Roaming Client facilitates connection to the Internet
over different types of wireless networks. P...

[[Financial News]]

CEO: America Movil not interested in acquiring Millicom

Mexican mobile holding group America Movil is not interested in
acquiring the Latin American assets of European mobile holding company
Millicom International Cellular, AMX chief executive Daniel Hajj said
during an investors' conference ca...

Comcel 1Q06 profits up 249%

Colombian mobile operator Comcel saw its first quarter profits rise
249% year-on-year, to 147bn pesos (US$61.7mn), parent company America
Movil said in its first quarter earnings statement. ...

Brazil Mobile Co Tim Announces More Restructuring

Brazilian mobile-phone operator Tim Participacoes on Friday announced
another stage in its restructuring to bring all the Brazilian assets
of Telecom Italia under one structure and to hasten the use of tax
credits. ...

Taiwan's Senao To Spin Off Wireless Communications Unit

The board of Taiwan's Senao International Co. approved a plan Friday
evening to spin off Senao's wireless communications business to form a
new company. ...

[[Handsets News]]

Qualcomm CEO: Winning Battle In Low-End Phones

Qualcomm is winning the battle of low-end phones in key emerging
markets, Chief Executive Paul Jacobs said Thursday. ...

Hard Drives in Cellphones Could Spell the End for MP3 Players

Mobile phones offering generous data storage, enabled by small hard
drives with ever-greater capacities, may soon allow the cellular
handset to rival or surpass the portable MP3 player as the mass market
mobile music device of choice. Ten years ago, ...

[[Legal News]]

Russia's SMARTS says being investigated by police

The police have been investigating the operations of Russian regional
mobile operator SMARTS, the company's Deputy General Director Andrei
Girev told Prime-Tass Friday. ...

AT&T Agrees To $150 Million Settlement

AT&T Inc. agreed to a US$150 million settlement of class-action suits
tied to the offering of AT&T Wireless tracking shares in April
2000. ...

[[MVNO News]]

French Grocery Chain Auchan Launches MVNO On SFR Network

French supermarket chain Auchan announced Friday it would launch a
full mobile virtual network operator, or MVNO, on Vivendi Universal's
SFR network. ...

[[Network Contracts News]]

Ericsson Expands Coverage for Orange Botswana

Ericsson is assisting Orange Botswana to reach out to new customers,
previously too remote for cost-efficient coverage, by implementing the
Ericsson Expander solution. The Expander solution has allowed Orange
Botswana to achieve cell ranges of up to ...

Huawei Wins Philippines GSM Contract

Huawei says that it has signed a GSM network expansion contract with
Digitel in the Philippines. As part of the contract, Huawei's GSM BTS
will be deployed to cover the whole Manila city in the Philippines,
helping to improve the congested mobile tra...

[[Network Operators News]]

O2 Mulls Expansion Into Fixed-To-Mobile Services In UK

U.K.'s mobile operator O2, a unit of Spain's Telefonica, said Friday
that it is considering taking its experience in combining mobile and
fixed-line operations to the UK and other markets. ...

BrT offers fixed-mobile convergence services

Brazilian fixed line operator Brasil Telecom will offer two
fixed-mobile convergence services in 2006, Brazilian newspapers
reported. ...

T-Mobile CEO: Will Continue To Focus On Mobile In UK

Wireless operator T-Mobile International will continue its strategy of
focusing on mobile communications services in the UK, Chief Executive
Rene Obermann said at the sidelines of a media event Friday. ...

A Palm Tree Which Can Survive Category 5 Hurricanes

Cable and Wireless has installed the first ever camouflaged Palm Tree
Cellular Tower in the Caribbean Island of Dominica. The Mono Palm as
it is known in technical terms is also the first in the OECS
region. Standing at approximately 100ft tall, the ...

Telecoms Repairs After Solomon Islands Riots

Following riots in the Solomon Islands, Solomon Telekom Fault
Engineers and Technicians have responded quickly to the total blackout
of landline telephones in and around the Chinatown area. As of
Thursday 20 April, Telekom's Fault and PABX rapid resp...

[[Offbeat News]]

Unlucky Cellphone Thieves

Three bungling cellphone thieves in Puchong, Malaysia had a
particularly bad run of luck last week when one of the robbers visited
a shop at Taman Kinrara claiming to want his cellphone repaired. When
the shopkeeper was looking at the phone, the thie...

[[Personnel News]]

Tower Worker Dies from Fall

A worker has died after falling some 90 feet from a cellphone tower
situated on the grounds of Bishop Carrol High School in Ebensburg,
USA. Michael Sellers, 25 was about half way up the tower, climbing to
install an antenna when the accident ocurred ...

[[Regulatory News]]

Russia's MTS finds local partner to bid for Egypt license

Russia's largest mobile operator Mobile TeleSystems (MTS) has found a
local partner to participate in the tender for a third GSM license in
Egypt, Vedomosti and Kommersant business dailies reported Friday. ...

Two New Mobile Licenses for Isle of Man

The Communications Commission of the Isle of Man has issued two new
mobile licenses. Cable & Wireless already operates a cross-Island
telecoms link. Since 2002 it has provided fixed services to larger
customers on the Island. It will now be able to c...

[[Reports News]]

T-Mobile Tops Shop Staff Survey

As the number of wireless service offerings grows and new products
being offered become more complex to use, wireless customers
increasingly rely on the salesperson to help select the right service
plans to fit their communication needs, according to...

Over 100 WCDMA Networks Live

The worldwide movement by operators to deploy high speed mobile
broadband services -- based on the global W-CDMA and HSDPA technology
standards -- is fuelling unprecedented economies of scale in the supply
of equipment for carriers and handsets for con...

[[Statistics News]]

Indec: Mobile base grows 58.1% yoy

Mobile operators in Argentina closed March with 23.89 million lines in
service, up 58.1% compared to March 2005, when the number reached
15.10 million, according to statistics bureau Indec. ...

Ukraine's Kyivstar user base up to 15.146 mln users May 1

The subscriber base of Ukrainian mobile operator Kyivstar rose 8.8%
since the beginning of the year to 15.146 million users as of May 1,
the company said in a press release Friday. ...

Worldwide Mobile Phone Subscriber Base Expected to Reach 3.3 Billion by 2010

According to the Taiwan based Market Intelligence Center (MIC), the
number of global mobile phone subscribers is expected to grow from two
billion in 2005 to approximately 3.3 billion in 2010, representing a
CAGR (Compound Average Growth Rate) of 10....

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