TELECOM Digest OnLine - Sorted: Cellular-News for Friday 16th September 2005

Cellular-News for Friday 16th September 2005

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Fri, 16 Sep 2005 07:28:06 -0500

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UK's Largest WLAN Network

As part of a major overhaul of IT infrastructure at the University
College London Hospitals (UCLH) NHS Trust, Aruba Networks WLAN
technology has been used to create what is believed to be the United
Kingdom's largest sin...

Using Cellphones To Create Art

Boffins from MIT have taken anonymous cell phone usage information to
create some interesting profiles of cities. Today the experience,
infrastructure and morphology of the city are more closely related
than ever before....

3G Launch in Bulgaria

Bulgaria's M-Tel has announced the technical launch of its UMTS
network, with commercial services due within a few months. The company
has already launched an EDGE upgrade to its GSM network....

Donuts into Cellphones - 100th Store for Franchise Chain

Cellular superstore franchise Wireless Toyz this week opens its 100th
store with its first location in Anaheim, California. The company has
added 37 outlets since last January and says that it is scheduled to
open 50 mor...

Chinese Vendor Launches 3G Handset

China's TCT is to launch its first WCDMA handset, using a reference
design from Royal Philips Electronics. TCL Communication Technology
(TCT) is a leader in its domestic market, with sales of approximately
15 million han...

European Operator Wants Second Hand Network Kit

Somera Communications has announced that one of the largest wireless
carriers in Europe has established Somera as its primary vendor for
procuring quality refurbished network equipment. Somera has already
booked more tha...

Mobiles Kill Off The Public Payphone

TeliaSonera Finland has decided to abandon its payphone
business. TeliaSonera Finland has a little less than 2000 public
telephones of which around two hundred in the region of Auria. Of the
payphones over 1200 are indoo...

Making Mobile Music Work will be a Hard Task

The large number of stakeholders in the mobile music value chain is
the key obstacle in developing a workable business model. "The
addition of mobile operators to the downloadable music value-chain
adds a layer of comple...

Theft Of Verizon Wireless Customer Records Halted

Verizon Wireless says that it has secured a court order to halt a
Tennessee-based company's illegal practice of obtaining and selling
confidential telephone records of Verizon Wireless customers. Earlier
this summer, Ver...

Vodafone Selling CDMA Datacard for USA Travellers

Vodafone has launched a high-speed datacard for use in the USA, over
Verizon Wireless' EVDO (Evolution-Data Optimized) network. Across
Europe, Japan and New Zealand, Vodafone customers access the Vodafone
WCDMA network. ...

Australian PM Basks In Glow Of Telstra Sale Vote

Years of political frustration over Telstra Corp.'s (TLS) ownership
limbo were swept aside Thursday as the Australian government welcomed
parliamentary consent for the telecom giant's A$34 billion (US$26
billion) privati...

Poland's TPSA Launching Orange Brand Next Week

Poland's dominant telecommunications operator, Telekomunikacja Polska
SA (TPS.WA), Thursday said it will launch France Telecom's (FTE)
worldwide Orange mobile brand as of Sept. 19. ...

Nokia Gets GSM/GPRS Order From Telefonica Moviles Chile

Finland's Nokia Oyj (NOK) said Thursday it has signed a contract with
Telefonica Moviles Chile, part of Telefonica Moviles S.A. (TEM), for
the expansion of its movistar branded global system for mobile

Brazil Mobile Customers Reach 78.9 Million In Aug, +38% On Year

Brazilian mobile phone companies added 13.3 million customers in the
first eight months of the year, bringing the total subscriber base to
78.9 million, telecommunications regulator Anatel said Thursday. ...

Motorola Unit Sale Would Return Focus To Core Business

The sale of Motorola Inc.'s (MOT) automotive parts division would free
up resources for the telecommunications equipment maker to focus on
its stronger core wireless handset and infrastructure business. ...

Investcom, Watan Win Afghanistan Mobile Telecom Licenses

Lebanese mobile telecommunications company Investcom Thursday said it
has won a license to offer mobile telecoms services in
Afghanistan. ...

O2: Telefonica Statement About Buy Targets Was "General"

Telefonica said Thursday that in response to the request of the Panel
on Takeovers and Mergers, it notes the recent press reports concerning
its acquisition strategy and possible acquisition targets including 02
PLC foll...

Siemens To Disclose SBS and Com Operations Overhaul Plan Next Week

Siemens AG (SI) said Thursday it will give details in the coming week
about the reorganization of two of its ailing units, Siemens Business
Services, or SBS, and its telecommunications equipment unit. ...

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