TELECOM Digest OnLine - Sorted: Cellular-News for Thursday 29th September 2005

Cellular-News for Thursday 29th September 2005

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GSM Arrives on the Falkland Islands

Cable & Wireless is spending US$1.5 million to bring a GSM network to
the Falklands Islands (also known as Islas Malvinas), in the South
Atlantic. The company has contracted with Alvarion to deliver a
compact GSM system,...

Component Order for Chinese Handset Vendor

Comtech Group has expanded its relationship with China's ZTE for the
supply of LCD module interfaces for ZTE's handsets. The ZTE order from
China Unicom will be for approximately one million CDMA
units. Comtech's dollar ...

German Operators Start Blocking Adult Content

Germany's mobile phone networks have published a Code of Conduct
designed to prevent access to adult content by children. The code of
conduct describes uniform standards for mobile operators to ensure
that such content g...

Local Search on Mobiles Not That Popular - report

JupiterResearch says that consumer demand for paid wireless
information services remains low. With just 20% of consumers willing
to pay for directory enquiries information and only 7% willing to pay
for local search on t...

Orange Offers Best Music Download Portal - report

Strategy Analytics has released a new report which concludes that
Orange has the Best in Class Full Music Track Download service in the
UK, with a 15-plus point performance gap over O2 and Vodafone. These
results are bas...

One in Five Wireless Phone Users Subscribe to Data Packages

Telephia reports that wireless data package adoption among the top
five of the USA's service providers showed a 22% penetration rate for
the first half of 2005. According to Customer Value Metrics,
Telephia's new wireles...

GSMA Hosts Interoperability Testing

The GSM Association (GSMA) and its partners have successfully
completed a series of interoperability trials in both Europe and Asia
-- a major step towards ensuring that the next generation of multimedia
services, based o...

China Tops Cellular Subscriber Top 15 Ranking

The worldwide number of cellular subscribers will surpass 2 billion in
2005, up from 11 million in 1990 and 750 million in 2000. China is the
clear leader in cellular subscribers and will reach nearly 400 million
at year-...

Asia Pacific Will Represent 45% of WiMAX Market by 2009

Though WiMAX faces several key challenges in the Asia Pacific market,
its subscriber base will grow from more than 80,000 in 2005 to more
than 3.8 million by 2009, reports In-Stat. In 2009, Asia Pacific WiMAX
subscribers ...

Toshiba Launches 3G Handset

Toshiba has launched the Toshiba 803, Vodafone exclusive mobile phone,
its first combined 3G phone and music player. The Toshiba 803 features
an external music player, allowing users easy access to music on the
move. The...

Vodafone Closing UK Call Center

Vodafone is closing one of its UK call centers with the possible loss
of up to 650 jobs. The call center, based in Birmingham will close
next February when its fuctions will be absorbed by cell centers in
Warrington and ...

Tunisie Telecom Shortlist Delayed A Few Days -Source

The Tunisian government is likely to delay the selection of candidates
for a 35% stake in Tunisie Telecom in order to get more detailed
offers from some bidders, a person familiar with the sale process told
Dow Jones New...

Telefonica Moviles Mexico To Issue MXN5.5 Billion In Local Notes

The Mexican unit of Spanish mobile phone operator Telefonica Moviles
SA (TEM) plans to sell up to 5.5 billion pesos ($1=MXN10.8955)
Wednesday in medium-term notes on the Mexican market. ...

Mexico's Telmex: Open To Other Investments In Colombia

Mexican phone giant Telefonos de Mexico SA (TMX) said Wednesday it is
open to new investment opportunities in Colombia, but unsure whether
it will bid again for Colombia Telecommunicaciones (CTMC.YY) after the
state comp...

RealNetworks Unveils New Wireless Media Push

SAN FRANCISCO (Dow Jones) - Stepping up its long-running competition
with Microsoft, RealNetworks unveiled a new partnership Wednesday
designed to boost its presence in the growing market for mobile

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