TELECOM Digest OnLine - Sorted: Cellular-News: Monday 12th June 2006

Cellular-News: Monday 12th June 2006

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[[3G News]]

HSDPA for Hong Kong

SmarTone-Vodafone has announced the launch of full High-Speed Downlink
Packet Access (HSDPA) network in Hong Kong and Hong Kong's first
commercial HSDPA-enabled service, SmarTone-Vodafone Mobile

100 Million 3G Users

Strategy Analytics' on-going research into 3G subscriber tracking
shows that more than 100 million people around the globe are now using
WCDMA and CDMA2000 1x EV-DO 3G technology on their mobile
phones. 3G-user momentum is ramping up with a strong op...

[[Financial News]]

Hermes Denies Leading Investors In Vodafone Revolt

Fund manager Hermes isn't leading a group of investors against
Vodafone Group, but would seek seek to engage with the company to
achieve change, a Hermes spokesman said Sunday. ...

[[Handsets News]]

Sagem: 50% market share is feasible

French handset manufacturer Sagem believes it can reach a 40-50%
market share in Colombia, with sales of 2 million units in 2007,
Colombian newspaper Portafolio quoted Sagem Americas VP Vctor Diaz
as saying. ...

Motorola Plans Indian Handset Investment

Motorola has announced plans for an Indian manufacturing facility with
an initial investment of US$30 million. This will be scaled up to a
total of US$100 million in phases. The company will establish a
manufacturing plant in the 300 acre Sriperumbad...

[[Legal News]]

IPOC says Alfa Group tries to impede IPOC's claim in Russia

Russia's Alfa Group has filed a claim with Bermuda Supreme Court
seeking to suspend IPOC's court action in Russia regarding a
controlling stake in MegaFon, IPOC International Growth Fund said in a
press release Friday. ...

[[Messaging News]]

RIM Targeting Consumer Market, Expanding Internationally

Two announcements from Research In Motion, Thursday signal how it
plans to take on a growing list of competitors and increase its
subscriber growth. ...

Optus Survey Reveals Mobile Mail on the Rise

The Australian operator, Optus has published the results of a study,
which found that in less than 12 months the use of handheld mobile
devices to access work email has tripled from 3 to 9 per cent. Over
the same period wireless access to email on a ...

[[Mobile Content News]]

Social Networking Concerns Extend to Mobile Phones

As concerns over online predators of teens and children through social
networking Web sites grow, industry professionals say mobile operators
and subscribers must employ solutions that block this same
inappropriate and harmful content and contact fro...

Many Mobile TV Broadcasting Options Will Not Be Financially Viable

Despite high expectations for mobile TV and radio services, only a
small number of broadcasting technology options will be financially
viable, according to a new report from Sound Partners Research. As
consumer demand for mobile TV and radio increase...

Dijji Closes Down

Dijji, formerly known as Dwango Wireless says that it is closing down
and will liquidate all its assets, which include a series of major
brand names for the mobile content market. The company recently
announced substantial job cuts to try and curb it...

Theme-Based Content Will Drive Mobile Data Adoption in Western Europe

Focusing services around specific events or themes will play an
influential role in users embracing mobile data services, according to
IDC research. Therefore, the idea is for operators to use themes
and/or events to gain users' acceptance and thus c...

[[Network Operators News]]

Porto Alegre plans US$1.5mn WiMax network

The government of the Brazilian city of Porto Alegre plans to invest
3.5mn reais (US$1.5mn) to build a WiMax network for its offices, tech
publication Computerworld reported. ...

Inmarsat: LatAm has largest potential for BGAN services

Norwegian satellite services provider Inmarsat expects its recently
launched Broadband Global Area Network service, BGAN, to help increase
Latin America's contribution to global revenues from the 10% it
represents today, Inmarsat Latin America direct...

Name Display Launched on Canadian Cellphone

Canada's Rogers Wireless and Fido are launching an extension of the
conventional CLI (caller line identity) which displays the callers
name, even if the callers name is not in their handset phone
memory. The Name Display service works from wireless t...

Village Phone Arrives in Rwanda

In Rwanda, the mobile phone is more than just a means of
communication; it is an economic lifeline. In rural villages,
enterprising small business owners find that mobile phones can boost
profits as well as provide a service for residents....

Improved Coverage on Board High Speed Trains in Sweden

Talking on the phone on board the X2000 high speed trains will now be
much easier. Amplifiers of mobile coverage are now being installed on
all of these trains. Everyone who travels on these trains has probably
realized that the mobile coverage varie...

[[Random Stuff News]]

Cellphones Lead to al-Zarqawi Hiding Place - Report

In an interview, an Iraqi army colonel told CNN last week, that
intelligence from tracking cellphone locations helped US armed forces
find and kill the head of Al Quaeda in Iraq, Abu Musab
al-Zarqawi. Colonel Dhiya Tamimi said he worked with USA mili...

[[Reports News]]

Analyst says Russian cell operators' Jan-Mar revenue up 34% on yr

The revenue of Russian mobile operators rose 34% on the year to about
U.S. $2.9 billion in January-March, telecoms analyst J'son&Partners
said in a report Friday. ...

Cingular Finds Men Chat More Than Women

For the sixth consecutive year, Cingular's annual survey on wireless
usage reveals that men talk 16% more on their wireless phones each
month than women. This year's survey revealed that men talk an average
of 546 minutes per month on their cell phon...

[[Statistics News]]

Ukraine's URS subscriber base up 62.4% year-to-date

The subscriber base of Ukrainian mobile operator Ukrainian
Radiosystems, or URS, rose 62.4% in January-May to about 452,000
people as of June 1, the company's Press Secretary Irina Lelichenko
told Prime-Tass Friday. ...

[[Technology News]]

Nortel and RFS Collaborate on Multi-Beam PCS Smart Antennas

In conjunction with RF technology solutions group, Radio Frequency
Systems (RFS), Nortel has developed a multi-beam 'smart' antenna
solution specifically designed to meet the needs of PCS 1900-MHz
networks. The antenna -- a multi-beam adaptive antenna ...

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