TELECOM Digest OnLine - Sorted: Cellular-News: Monday 15th May 2006

Cellular-News: Monday 15th May 2006

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[[3G News]]

HSPA Networks to Dominate Mobile Infrastructure Revenue

High-Speed Packet Access (HSPA) network deployments will garner over
60% of infrastructure revenue in 2012, according to a new report from
Telecom Trend. The report says the infrastructure market will generate
over $100 billion in revenue in 2012. "W...

[[Financial News]]

O2 End March User Base 32.79 Million, +16% Or 699,000 On Year

O2 Chairman & Chief Executive, Peter Erskine, said Friday that during
the first quarter "The strong momentum in all O2's businesses has been
maintained within the Telefonica Group. Across O2, now including the
Czech Republic, we added 699,000 mobile ...

O2 CEO Sees Mobile Roaming Use Increasing This Summer

UK mobile-telecommunications operator O2 said Friday it sees people
increasing the use of mobile phones on holidays, as roaming charges
decline. ...

Telefonica Profit Jumps 40% On O2, Cesky

Telefonica, Europe third-largest telecommunications company, on Friday
said quarterly profit jumped 40%, helped by the contribution of recent
acquisitions O2 and Cesky Telecom. ...

Telecom net profit drops 99%

Telecom Argentina closed the first quarter of 2006 with a net profit
of 3mn pesos (US$984,898), down 99% compared to the 279mn-peso profit
posted in the same period in 2005, the company said in a
statement. ...

TEM: LatAm operations now represent 50% of total revenues

Spain's Telefónica Móviles saw its Latin American revenues grow 35%
in the first quarter compared to 1Q05, reaching 2.17bn euros
(US$2.78bn), TEM said in a statement. ...

[[Handsets News]]

Motorola Sues Over Handset Copies

Motorola says that it has reached agreement in a lawsuit filed against
South Korean manufacturer KBT Mobile for infringements of patents,
trademarks and designs for the Motorola RAZR mobile phone. With the
settlement, KBT has agreed to discontinue al...

[[Legal News]]

Speedus Files Patent Suits Against Verizon Wireless

Speedus Corp. on Friday said its unit, CellularVision Technology &
Telecommunications L.P., has filed patent infringement suits against
Verizon Wireless, a joint venture of Verizon Communications and
Vodafone Group. ...

[[Messaging News]]

BlackBerry's China Prospects Look Limited

Research in Motion, maker of the BlackBerry handheld e-mail device,
said Thursday that it would introduce its service in China through a
partnership with China Mobile Communications Co. ...

[[Mobile Content News]]

Nokia Signs Commercial DVB-H Mobile TV Contract

Finland's Digita and Nokia have signed the world's first commercial
DVB-H mobile TV platform supply contract. Nokia will deliver to Digita
its Nokia Broadcast Solution (MBS) 3.0, which is a service management
solution for DVB-H services. The MBS 3.0 ...

Operators and Media Cos Fight Over Mobile Content Revenues

Media and entertainment players are looking at ways to target the
consumer in a more personal and direct way without losing their
revenue share of the lucrative mobile entertainment market to the
mobile operators says a new report from Informa Teleco...

[[Network Operators News]]

Nextel Launches Digital Trunking Services In Cancun

The Mexican subsidiary of digital trunking operator NII Holdings has
launched service in the Caribbean resort city of Cancun, the company
said in a press release. ...

[[Offbeat News]]

Qualcomm Donates CDMA Kit to Congo Hospital

Qualcomm says that it has made a commitment to provide a cash donation
and CDMA2000 1xEV-DO service and devices for the Biamba Marie Mutombo
Hospital and Research Center in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the
Congo, along with Palomar Pomerado Healt...

[[Regulatory News]]

UAE Urges US To Open Up Telecommunications Sector -Report

The United Arab Emirates is urging the USA to open up its telecom
sector to UAE companies, Gulf News newspaper reported Sunday quoting
Sultan bin Saeed al-Mansouri, UAE minister of Governmental Sector
Development. ...

[[Reports News]]

Global Wireless Growth Slowing - Free Report

From a global perspective, wireless growth of total active
subscribers increased 17% in 2005 compared to 35% in 2004, based on
Fitch's Global Wireless Review special report. Fitch expects that the
trend for slowing total subscriber growth will contin...

Telecom Equipment Sales Growing By Third for 2009

Worldwide total telecom and datacom equipment revenue totaled US$107.9
billion in 2005 and will grow 33% to US$143.5 billion in 2009,
according to a new market share and forecast report by Infonetics
Research. Wireless broadband and mobile radio acce...

[[Statistics News]]

Ukraine's UMC mobile subscriber base up to 14.6 mln as of May 1

The total subscriber base of Ukraine?s Mobile Communications (UMC),
Ukraine?s second largest mobile phone operator, rose 1% in April to
14.6 million users as of May 1, the company said in a press release
Friday. ...

[[Technology News]]

EU expected to propose semiconductor plant

European officials were expected to make a proposal Thursday to build
a semiconductor plant in Brazil, local newspapers reported. ...

Nokia, Google Partnership Highlights WiFi Trend

Google's expected partnership with Nokia for a WiFi device could be
seen as a bet on the trend of more communities installing wireless Web
connections. ...

New 65nm Mobile Phone Chip Works First Time

Infineon Technologies has announced that the first cell phone chips
equipped with its advanced 65-nm CMOS process technology are now
available. The components functioned perfectly right from the start,
as testing in Duisburg, Munich and Bangalore, In...

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