TELECOM Digest OnLine - Sorted: Cellular-News for Friday 28th October 2005

Cellular-News for Friday 28th October 2005

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Fri, 28 Oct 2005 07:56:25 -0500

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Further Decline in the Handheld Market

The worldwide market for handheld devices experienced its seventh
consecutive quarter of year-over-year decline in the third quarter of
2005. According to IDC's Worldwide Handheld QView, device shipments
decreased 16.9% year over year and fell 8.8% s...

Erm - a NOT "Safe for Work Message" about SMS and Bluetooth

The Toy is a novel use for Bluetooth from a British company. ...

Brits to Spend Over US$7,000 on Ringtones Over 15 Years

The British youth of today will spend on average US$7,765 on
downloading ringtones to their mobile phones over the next 15 years,
according to new research from Xingtone. A poll of over 1,000 people
aged 10-25 years by Xingtone has dissected the ring...

WAP Browser Developer hits One Trillion Data Transactions

Openwave Systems says that it's software solutions have now delivered
over a trillion mobile data transactions to consumers. The mobile data
market is experiencing dramatic growth with the increasing consumer
uptake of services such as email, web bro...

Motorola and Intel Jointly Promote WiMAX

Motorola and Intel have announced plans to collaboratively foster
greater industry momentum for WiMAX and to advance the use of mobile
WiMAX technology, based on the proposed IEEE 802.16e standard, for
both fixed and wireless broadband applications. ...

USA Messaging Market Set For Rapid Growth

Mobile messaging revenue in the USA increased by 106% in 2004 and is
expected to continue to grow strongly over the next five years from
its current low base, according to a new report published by
Analysys. In 2004, mobile data accounted for just 4....

Intec Wins Brazilian Mediation Contract

Intec, a provider of business and operations support systems
(BSS/OSS), has announced that Brazilian telecom operator CTBC has
selected its mediation platform, Inter-mediatE v5, for multi-service
mediation of its fixed, mobile and long distance traff...

First 3G Handset from Chinese Vendor

China TechFaith Wireless Communication Technology, a handset
application software and handset solution provider based in China,
says that it has released its first 3G phone. The phone is available
in Italy and features Qualcomm's 6250 chipset, with W...

Embedding Security into Handsets Would Boost Data Usage - report

Bluefire Security Technologies has released findings from a survey of
wireless device and network users suggesting that concerns about the
security of mobile devices and data are common. Bluefire's Mobile
Device and Network Security Survey confirmed ...

Telecom Italia Combined Fixed-Mobile Phone Launch In 06

Telecom Italia SpA said Thursday it will launch its first combined
fixed line-mobile handset in 2006 along with other new services. ...

Russia's Yeniseitelecom user base rises to 800,000

The subscriber base of Russia's regional mobile operator
Yeniseitelecom has increased since the beginning of the year to
800,000 users as of now, the company said in a press release
Thursday. ...

Russia's MTS launches services in Jewish Autonomous District

Russia's largest mobile operator Mobile TeleSystems, or MTS, has
launched its services in the country's Jewish Autonomous
District, MTS said in a press release on Thursday. ...

Swiss court freezes Turkey's Cukurova shares in Turkcell

[Premium] The Arbitration court of the International Chamber of
Commerce in Geneva has frozen the shares of Turkey's Cukurova Group in
Turkey's leading mobile operator Turkcell, a source close to the
hearings told Prime-Tass on Thursday. ...

Belarus' mobile subscriber base up to 3.6 mln Oct 1

The aggregated subscriber base of Belarus' mobile operators has
increased 48.4% since the beginning of the year to 3.605 million users
as of October 1, Belarus' Communications Minister Vladimir Goncharenko
said at a ministry meeting Thursday. ...

Verizon's Quarterly Profit Gains On Wireless, Data

Verizon Communications reported Thursday third-quarter profit rose
4.1%, boosted by continued strong gains in wireless service and record
additions of high-speed Internet customers. ...

Nextel Partners Earnings Jump On Tax Benefits, Wireless

Nextel Partners Inc. said Thursday that third-quarter profit topped
$400 million, as the company benefited from a large tax benefit and
added a record number of new wireless-phone customers. ...

Russia's Parma Mobile subscriber base up to 70,000

The subscriber base of Parma Mobile, which is based in Russia's Komi
Republic and operates under the Indigo GSM brand name, rose to 70,000
users at the end of October, the company said in a press release
Thursday without providing an exact date. ...

Nokia To Establish New Research Center With MIT

Finnish mobile communications company Nokia Thursday said it has
initiated a research collaboration with the Massachusetts Institute of
Technology Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence
Laboratory. ...

SK Telecom CFO:Invest Talks With Indian Telecom Co End

SK Telecom Co. held talks with a telecommunications company in India
for a potential investment, but discussions were ended due to
differences over terms, the South Korean company's Chief Financial
Officer Sung Min Ha said Thursday. ...

EU Court Grants Orange Rights To Mobilix Trademark

The European Court of First Instance Thursday granted Orange, the
mobile telecommunication arm of France Telecom, the rights to the
trademark Mobilix used by the company's former Danish operations. ...

Ericsson To Expand GSM Network In Ukraine For $45 Million

Swedish telecommunications equipment maker Telefon AB L.M. Ericsson
Thursday said it has signed a $45 million contract with Ukrainian
national mobile operator Astelit. ...

Ericsson To Supply Mobile Network In Slovakia

Telefon AB LM Ericsson (ERICY) said Thursday mobile operator T-Mobile
Slovensko AS (TMSV.YY), a mobile operator in Slovakia, has selected
Ericsson as sole supplier of its 3G/WCDMA network. ...

France Telecom Trims 05 Revenue Growth Target

France Telecom SA Thursday trimmed its revenue projection for 2005,
just four months after publishing the target, as sales growth in the
third quarter was dampened by weakness at the corporate networks
business. ...

Alcatel 3Q Net Profit +36%, Cuts Operating Target

Alcatel SA (ALA) Thursday said third-quarter net income rose 36%, but
the company cut its full-year margin target slightly after every
division posted a decline in operating profit in the latest
period. ...

Telstra Could Buy Hutchison Telecom Australia - Citigroup

Telstra Corp. could look to buy Hutchison Telecommunications Australia
Ltd. to stem the impact of migration to lower-margin mobile services
from its core fixed-line phone business, say analysts at Wall Street
brokerage firm Citigroup. ...

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