TELECOM Digest OnLine - Sorted: Cellular-News for Wednesday 19th October 2005

Cellular-News for Wednesday 19th October 2005

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3G, Other Market Trends Challenge Handset Component Makers

Wireless handset component makers are scrambling to support some
challenging market trends including the proliferation of 3G services,
reports In-Stat. By mid-2005, the number of 3G subscribers (CDMA2000
1X EV-DO & WCDMA) exceeded 50 million, the hig...

Samsung Handset with Hard Drive

Samsung has introduced a 3GB hard-drive embedded phone, model
SPH-V7900. This is Samsung's latest model equipped with a hard disc
drive following the world's first mobile phone equipped with 1.5GB
hard disc drive, model SPH-V5400, which Samsung intro...

Overview of the Jordanian Telecoms Market

Sailing into un-chartered regional telecom territory, Jordan leads the
region in full telecom market liberalization. Jordan is now one of the
regional pioneers in the full liberalization of the communications
market. By end of 2004, the exclusivity o...

Improving T-Mobile's Network

Over 1,000 of T-Mobile Germany's mobile stations have been modernized
by Ericsson since July says the company. The network quality will once
again be noticeably improved with the replacement of the equipment. In
addition, operating and energy costs w...

Orange Testing 3G Evolution Technologies

Orange Slovakia says that it is testing two technical solutions that
would give Orange customers mobile broadband internet access with
megabit speeds. The first, HSDPA, can reach peak sector speeds of up
to 14 Mbps under ideal conditions. HSDPA is a ...

CDMA Deployment in Macau

Lucent Technologies has completed the deployment of a CDMA2000 1X
network for Macau Unicom, a subsidiary of China Unicom based in
Macau. As part of Macau Unicom's CDMA2000 1X network deployment,
Lucent supplied its Compact 4.0 base stations and mobil...

Automatic handset Configuration Live on Four Networks

Insignia Solutions has said that it is supporting four mobile operator
deployments of the new Insignia Automatic Device Configuration
(Insignia ADC) solution. ADC allows mobile operators to trigger device
management operations automatically when a mo...

HSDPA is Just Around the Corner

High speed downlink packet access (HSDPA) will soon become a
commercial reality, with many operators currently conducting
trials. IDC expects many of the operators to launch in 2006, but a
minority number are seeking to open their respective networks...

Improving Austrian Network Perfomance

Austrian mobile operator tele.ring has licensed Andrew Corporation's
Optum automated cell planning tool. Optum automatically finds the
optimal radio network configuration for an operator--the right mix of
power levels, antenna type, direction, and ti...

Analog Supporting Chinese 3G Standard

Analog Devices has announced that China's ZTE Corporation has designed
it's SoftFone-LCR chipset and Datang Mobile's solution into its new 3G
TD-SCDMA U310 handset and MU100 data card. Analog Devices'
SoftFone-LCR chipset is based on the popular RAM-...

Alcatel Wins GSM Contract in Togo

Alcatel has been awarded a US$15.6 million contract with Togo
Cellulaire, the leading mobile operator in Togo, to expand and upgrade
its GSM network across the country. The contract has been won through
Alcatel Shanghai Bell, Alcatel's Chinese flagsh...

Russia To Decide On Tender For Far East Cell License

The Russian State Commission for Radio Frequencies said Tuesday it
will decide in November on terms for a tender for frequencies in the
Russian far east, with interested parties including KT Corp. (KTC) and
OAO Vimpel Communications (VIP). ...

French Telecom Regulator Says 76 Operators Bid For WiMax

France's telecommunications regulator Tuesday said 76 operators have
indicated they intend to bid for a license to provide wireless
Internet services over a WiMax network. ...

Nextel Partners Sees 32% Gain In Sales

Nextel Partners Inc. said Tuesday that third-quarter revenue rose 32%
on a preliminary basis, while the company added a record 107,200
wireless-phone customers. ...

Brazil Mobile Phone Subscribers Up 21.8% Jan-Sep

Brazilian mobile phone companies added 14.3 million customers in the
first nine months of the year, bringing the total subscriber base to
79.9 million consumers, telecommunications regulator Anatel said
Tuesday. ...

Ericsson Upgrades Cingular 3G Network In Texas

Swedish telecommunications equipment maker Telefon AB LM Ericsson
(ERICY) Tuesday said it has successfully upgraded Cingular Wireless'
(CIW.XX) infrastructure in the Dallas/Fort Worth market. ...

3 UK Looks To Exploit Mobile Advertising Potential

3 UK, the U.K. mobile telecommunications company owned by Hutchison
Whampoa Ltd. (0013.HK), Tuesday said it sees a big opportunity to
exploit advertising opportunities on its network. ...

Nokia Makes Step Forward In Microwave Access R&D Plan

Finland's Nokia Oyj (NOK) Tuesday said its Network business group has
completed a data call as part of its Worldwide Interoperability for
Microwave Access development program. ...

3 UK On Track For EBITDA Break-Even By Year End

3 UK, the mobile telecommunications unit of Hutchison Whampoa
Ltd. (0013.HK), Tuesday said it is on track to achieve its key
financial target of break-even, including subscriber acquisition
costs, by the year end. ...

Ericsson Gets Orders Worth $290 Million From China Mobile Units

Swedish telecommunications equipment maker Telefon AB LM Ericsson
(ERICY) Tuesday said it has received contracts worth around $290
million from Chinese operators Guangdong Mobile Communication
Corporation Ltd. and Guangxi Mobile Communication Corpora...

Europe's Mobile Phone Market Grows 10% In 3Q - GfK Research

Market research firm GfK said the European handset market has
delivered 10% growth in the third quarter, with a phone from Sony
Ericsson proving the hottest sell in the period. ...

Venezuela CANTV Upgrades Contingency Reserves To $332.6 Million

Venezuela's largest telecommunications company, CA Nacional Telefonos
de Venezuela (VNT), or CANTV, has decided to increase its contingency
reserves to 715 billion bolivars ($332.6 million) for the third
quarter to cover an adjustment in workers' pen...

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