TELECOM Digest OnLine - Sorted: Cellular-News for Tuesday 18th October 2005

Cellular-News for Tuesday 18th October 2005

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Oasis Music Content for Toshiba 3G Phone

Toshiba Mobile Communications has announced an agreement to bring
exclusive live and pre-recorded content from Oasis to its music mobile
phone Toshiba 803. As part of this agreement Toshiba has been
appointed exclusive mobile sponsor for Oasis live d...

T-Mobile Launches OFDM Broadband Service

T-Mobile Slovakia has launched Europe's first commercial mobile
broadband service using Flarion Technologies' FLASH-OFDM network
technology. As of today, the service is available in selected areas of
Bratislava, and in 19 other cities around Slovakia...

Two New Accessories from Sony Ericsson

Sony Ericsson has launched two new accessories for its handsets, a
speaker system and an FM radio adaptor. Sony Corporation and Sony
Ericsson have announced a new jointly developed Home Audio System that
enables owners of Sony Ericsson Walkman music ...

SonyEricsson Launch 3G Walkman Phone

Sony Ericsson has launched its first 3G Walkman phone. The W900
follows the highly successful global market launch of the W800. Two
previously announced Walkman phones are also about to launch, the W600
in the Americas and W550 in the rest of the wor...

New GSM Network for Chad

Millicom International has announced the launch of GSM services in
Chad under the Tigo brand. Millicom was awarded a 10 year license to
operate a GSM 900 wireless telephony network in Chad in November
2004. Services have been launched in the capital ...

More Trials of In-Flight Phone Systems

Connexion by Boeing says that it has recently concluded a week of
demonstration flights in Europe that showed travelers how mobile
telephony in flight can be provided safely and conveniently for
passengers in flight....

Retailer says Russia's mobile handset sales at $4 billion Jan-Sep

Mobile handset sales in Russia were at U.S. $4 billion in
January-September, Russia's largest handset retail chain
Euroset said in a report obtained by Prime-Tass on Monday. ...

Motorola Seen Posting Solid 3Q On Brisk Handset Sales

Motorola Inc. (MOT) should meet, if not exceed, Wall Street's
third-quarter earnings and revenue expectations on continued healthy
sales of handsets. ...

Nortel Names Zafirovski New CEO

Nortel Networks Corp. on Monday named Mike Zafirovski, the former
No. 2 executive at Motorola Inc., as its new CEO amid a concerted
effort by the maker of phone-networking gear to engineer a
turnaround. ...

Euroset says Russia's mobile penetration at 40% as of Sep 30

Mobile service penetration in Russia stood at about 40% as of
September 30, the country's largest mobile handset retailer Euroset
said in a statement Monday. The company based its estimation on the
number of mobile handsets sold and did not provide a...

Vodafone European Data Roaming To Resume Monday Evening

Vodafone Group PLC (VOD) Monday said its U.K. users will be able to
resume access to data services when roaming in Europe from Monday
evening, following a lengthy disruption. ...

Bouygues, Orange Begin Testing Mobile Television Service

French mobile telecommunications operators Orange and Bouygues Telecom
Monday began testing a new service that allows subscribers to watch
broadcast television on a mobile handset. ...

Russia's MegaFon user base reaches 4 mln in Volga area

The user base of Russia's third largest mobile operator MegaFon
increased to 4 million subscribers in the Volga area as of now, the
press service of MSS-Povolzhye said Monday. MSS-Povolzhye operates
MegaFon's network in the Volga area. ...

Russia's MTS launches i-mode service in Pskov Region

Russia's largest mobile operator Mobile TeleSystems (MTS) has launched
its i-mode service in Russia's Pskov Region, MTS' Pskov unit said
Monday. ...

Palm's Treo To License BlackBerry Technology

Competitors Palm Inc., maker of the Treo smartphone, and Research in
Motion Ltd., maker of the BlackBerry wireless device, on Monday agreed
to let Treo use BlackBerry Connect's e-mail and communications
technology. ...

Orange To Resolve London Connection Issues By Nov

Orange, the mobile telecommunications arm of France Telecom SA, Monday
said its U.K. customers won't be able to call some newly issued London
fixed-line telephone numbers until a network issue is resolved by
November. ...

Freescale Semiconductor Looks For Wireless To Improve

Freescale Semiconductor Inc. (FSL) is hopeful that its wireless
business will show improved results in the third quarter, Chief
Executive Michel Mayer said Monday. ...

Infoquest Sells Q-Telecom Unit To Tim Hellas Holders

Texas Pacific and Apax Partners agreed to pay EUR325 million in cash
for the Q-Telecom unit. The two companies will also take on an
Infoquest corporate bond valued at EUR25 million. ...

Hungary's MOL Switches To Vodafone As Mobile Service Provider

Oil and gas company MOL Rt. (MOL.BU) has switched to the local unit of
the U.K.'s Vodafone Group PLC (VOD) as its mobile services provider,
the mobile company said Monday. ...

Ericsson To Expand GSM Network For Movistar In Argentina

Swedish telecommunications equipment maker Telefon AB L.M. Ericsson
(ERICY) Monday said it has been selected by Movistar Argentina to
expand its global system for mobile communication and transmission
networks. ...

South Russia Cellular Relay Stations Blown Up - Officials

NALCHIK, Russia (AP)--Unknown attackers on Monday blew up cellular
relay stations of two rival companies in the southern Russian town of
Yandar, in the republic of Ingushetia, officials said. No casualties
were reported. ...

Sony Ericsson 3Q Profit Buoyed by New Products

Sony Ericsson Monday said net profit advanced 16% in the third quarter
as new product launches, including the Walkman music phone, helped the
world's sixth-largest mobile phone maker gain market share. ...

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