TELECOM Digest OnLine - Sorted: Cellular-News for Wednesday 28th September 2005

Cellular-News for Wednesday 28th September 2005

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Nearly a Quarter of Primary School Children Have Cellphones

An Amplitude Research survey of 2,400 American consumers, including
2,000 cell phone users -- conducted over a two-week period ending
Sept. 20, 2005 -- revealed strong support of a policy that limits cell
phone usage to ...

Pull the Udder One !

An Oman newspaper has reported that a cow managed to eat a mobile
phone. This was discovered when the phone owner called it to try and
locate it by the ringer and found the cow was ringing instead. The
phone had been los...

Communist Rebels Torch Base Station

Communist rebels in the Philippines have destroyed a mobile phone
transmission tower as part of their insurgency in the Southern
Philippines. Approximately 30 New People's Army rebels disarmed the
security guard at a Glo...

Consolidation in India's GSM Market

Hutchison Telecom says that its Indian joint venture, Hutchison Essar
has signed an agreement to buy rival GSM operators,? BPL Mumbai and
BPL Mobile Cellular. It also announced that Hutchison Essar has
entered into a con...

Siemens Wins Swiss GSM Contract

in&phone, a new Swiss mobile operator, has commissioned Siemens
Communications to set up its central mobile communication
systems. Siemens is also responsible for operating and maintaining the

New Billing Platform for Trinidad Operator

Intec has signed a contract with Telecommunications Services of
Trinidad and Tobago (TSTT) for it's service activation and
interconnect billing solutions, Inter-activatE and InterconnecT
v7. Also included in the contract...

Digital TV on Mobiles in Japan

Japan's DoCoMo has announced the development of the 3G P901iTV,
DoCoMo's first mobile handset to receive terrestrial digital
broadcasting signals, in addition to conventional analog signals. The
handset was developed in ...

Mobile Music Could Prove More Popular Than Gaming

Mobile music services -- either in the form of downloadable music
files or broadcast digital radio -- have greater interest among
U.S. mobile customers than gaming, an application that is now
providing some of the greate...

Mobile Subscribers to Continue Utilizing a Potpourri of Air Interfaces

Mobile operators and vendors will benefit throughout the decade no
matter if they are pursuing low-end or high-end mobile strategies,
according to a new Visant Strategies study. The worldwide mobile
subscriber base will ...

3 Scraps its SMSC

Scandinavian mobile operator Hi3G Access AB, under the brand 3, has
replaced its SMSC (Short Message Service Centre) technology with
Telsis Intelligent SMS Routing. SMSCs have often been seen to limit
throughput during h...

Improving Communications in the Maldives Islands

The Maldives Islands based GSM operator, Dhiraagu has signed a US$
10.4 million contract with Alcatel to expand and enhance its mobile
service. Under this contract mobile coverage will be extended to new
geographical are...

Billions of Dollars Lost Through Mobile Data Revenue Leakage

The premium mobile content industry is incurring billions of dollars
in lost revenue through insecure transaction processing, a problem
that could reach more than $18 billion by 2009, according to a study
authored by mar...

Vodafone Testing HSDPA in Germany

Vodafone is the first German network operator to start customer trials
using HSDPA for business customers at the CentrO Oberhausen shopping
centre. Selected business customers can now trial their notebook and
data card f...

SK Telecom: Exploring India, SE Asian Mkts For Growth

SK Telecom Co Ltd. (017670.SE) is looking at India and Southeast Asian
markets for expansion opportunities, Shin Bae Kim, the South Korean
company's president and chief executive said Tuesday. ...

Bharti: No Need For SingTel To Increase Stake

Bharti Televentures Ltd. (532454.BY), India's biggest GSM mobile phone
company by customer numbers, said there currently isn't scope for
Singapore Telecommunications Ltd. (T48.SG) to raise its 32.8%
stake. ...

O2 Raises Fiscal Year Outlook On Strong UK User Growth

Wireless operator O2 PLC (OOM.LN) Tuesday upgraded its outlook for
U.K. revenue growth and German margin performance after reporting
bumper second-quarter subscriber growth in the U.K. ...

Ericsson Wins GSM Contract in Libya

Swedish telecommunications equipment maker Telefon AB LM Ericsson
(ERICY) Tuesday said it will supply its Mobile Softswitch product to
Libya's operator Al Madar. ...

Motorola Unveils 5 New Handsets Aimed At Mass Market

Motorola Tuesday unveiled a new portfolio of products demonstrating
its continuing commitment to meet the needs of mass market consumers
around the world. ...

French Government, Telecoms Cos Agree To Price Cutting Measures

Industry Minister Francois Loos said Tuesday the government and the
country's telecoms operators have agreed a raft of measures aimed at
lowering prices for consumers. ...

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