TELECOM Digest OnLine - Sorted: Cellular-News for Friday 23rd September 2005

Cellular-News for Friday 23rd September 2005

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Aircom to Provide Handset Validation Services

Aircom International, a provider of mobile network OSS, planning,
optimisation solutions, has recently launched its new Handset
Validation Services unit. Headed by Pietro Macchiarella, the unit
provides telecom organisat...

Thai Operator Improves its Call Centers

Avaya says that it has successfully designed and deployed the Avaya
Call Centre solution in a US$4 million contract with Thailand's
AIS. Avaya was tasked to deliver the full scope of service, from
solution design and imp...

Enhanced IP Service Capabilities for 3G Cellular Operators

Hughes Network Systems has announced that a new system release with
VLAN and IP services support has been successfully deployed by
cellular operators in Europe and North America utilizing its 26-28 GHz
AIReach point-to- ...

Orange Orders 3G Kit

Orange Slovensko, a major Slovakian mobile operator, is upgrading its
wireless network to 3G with Nortel solutions to meet increasing demand
for mobile broadband services. Nortel has been chosen to upgrade the

Telefonica Moviles Mexico Converges Internal Voice and Data Traffic

Telefonica Moviles Mexico has deployed a packet voice backbone network
from Nortel designed to significantly increase internal network
capacity and support future delivery of sophisticated mobile data
services. Telefonic...

6 million photos sent on Telia mobiles this summer

This summer people in Sweden have sent a record number of MMS
messages. During June-August, 6.1 million MMS messages were sent
through Telia's mobile network, an increase of 56%, compared with the
same period last year. ...

3G Growth is Accelerating - report

Yankee Group reports that mobile operators are seeing 3G customer
growth after a sluggish start. As the 3G handset range continues to
improve and usage charges are further reduced, 3G will become a more
attractive altern...

DirecTV In Talks With Companies Mulling Wireless Service

DirecTV Group Inc. (DTV), the country's largest satellite TV provider,
is in talks with a number of telecommunications providers about
possibly adding a wireless service, Chief Executive Chase Carey said
Tuesday. ...

Nokia Sets Up Mobile Services Devt Center In Taiwan

Finnish telecommunications equipment maker Nokia Oyj (NOK) Thursday
said it has launched a number of programs to develop its mobile
services in Taiwan. ...

Ericsson To Expand Avea's GSM Network In Turkey

Telefon AB LM Ericsson (ERICY) said Thursday it has signed a contract
with Turkish mobile operator Avea for the expansion of its global
system for mobile communication, GSM, radio and core networks. ...

O2 Mobile TV Trial Goes Live, Teams Up With Arqiva, Nokia

O2 said Thursday that its mobile TV trial will go live in Oxford from
next week and last for six months. ...

Bouygues Telecom Submitted Bid For Tunisie Telecom

Bouygues Telecom, the mobile telephone division of French construction
company Bouygues SA, Thursday said it has submitted a bid for a 35%
stake in Tunisia's largest carrier, Tunisie Telecom. ...

O2 German, UK JVs Now Have Nearly 1.2 Million Customers

O2 said Thursday that its German and U.K. joint venture companies now
have nearly 1.2 million customers between them, with Tchibo mobil
having acquired around 435,000 pre-pay subscribers in its first year
of operation an...

Sprint Nextel Integration Ahead Of Plan

Sprint Nextel Corp. (S) is ahead of plan on its post-merger
integration and the combined business will cost less to operate than
the company initially expected. ...

Nortel Gets CTI Movil Pact: Value Not Disclosed

America Movil S.A. de C.V.'s (AMX) CTI Movil subsidiary will use
Nortel Networks Corp. (NT) wireless broadband solutions to expand its
GSM wireless network in Argentina. ...

Lebanon Police Hold Cell-phone Traders Over Hariri Probe

BEIRUT (AP)--Lebanese police have arrested four mobile-phone dealers
on charges of withholding information relevant to the inquiry into
former prime minister Rafik Hariri's assassination, court officials
said T...

Sprint Sees Hiccup In 3Q Subscriber Growth

Sprint Nextel Corp.'s (S) focus on rolling out its combined brand in
September hurt the company's subscriber growth in the months ahead of
the launch. ...

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