TELECOM Digest OnLine - Sorted: Cellular-News for Tuesday 8th November 2005

Cellular-News for Tuesday 8th November 2005

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HSDPA Deployments Face Performance Roadblocks Indoors

While the wireless world readies for broad scale deployment of HSDPA
(High-Speed Downlink Packet Access), 3G technology being deployed by
GSM Operators ideally capable of up to 1 Mb per second data
throughput, Spotwave Wireless asserts that a glaring...

Picture Service Added to iDEN Network

The USA based, Sprint has announced the availability of Nextel Direct
Send Picture, a service that allows Nextel subscribers with capable
Nextel phones the ability to send and review a picture quickly and
easily, all while on a Nextel Walkie-Talkie c...

Nigerian Operator Taps Consultants for Training Needs

The most rapidly growing cell phone market in the world is on a
continent where just having access to a plain old telephone is a
rarity in many villages. Now, millions of people from farmers and
fishermen to healthcare and factory workers are buying ...

Testing GSM in South Korea

Spain's Centro de Tecnologde las Comunicaciones, (CETECOM) says that
it has supplied MINT (Mobile Communications Integrated Tester) to TTA
(Telecommunications Technology Association), the first GSM laboratory
in Korea. This will allow TTA to offer...

Pantech Signs Indian CDMA Handset Contract

South Korea's Pantech has signed a direct supplier agreement with
India's Tata Teleservices (TTSL) to provide 300,000 CDMA handsets in
India, starting with the compact, slim PA-711 phone, which will be
sold under the Pantech brand. Pantech says that ...

Motorola Releases Three Findings from Outdoor HSDPA Trials

Motorola has released three latest findings from its HSDPA trial
results in Europe. The findings will help operators determine how to
best deploy HSDPA and are taken from the first known global study
which includes both multiple users and outdoor per...

New Boss for Egyptian Operator

Egypt's GSM network operator, Mobinil has elected Mr. Iskander Naguib
Shalaby as the new Chief Executive Officer of the Company. The Board
says that it has reached this decision after the mutual agreement
between the two major shareholders of Egyptia...

A Single-Chip, Quad-Band EDGE Transceiver

Analog Devices has unveiled its single-chip radio transceiver for the
EDGE cellular standard. Based on Analog Devices' award-winning direct
conversion Othello radio architecture, the new Othello-E transceiver
integrates virtually all the necessary co...

Ukraine's CDMA Operator subscriber base up to 24,000

The subscriber base of Ukraine's CDMA operator Intertelecom, based in
the Odessa Region, increased to 24,000 users as of November 1 from
about 11,000 in October 2004, the company said Monday. ...

Russia's Sky Link, Japan's Kyocera to jointly promote CDMA450

Russia's Sky Link mobile operator and Japan's Kyocera Corporation have
signed a memorandum of intent aimed at developing and promoting
IMT-MC-450 standard for mobile handsets on the Russian market, Sky
Link's press office reported Monday. ...

PM says Kazakh govt to auction GSM 1800 frequency license 2006

The Kazakh government plans to hold a tender for a GSM 1800 frequency
license in 2006, Kazakh Prime Minister Daniyal Akhmetov said at a
joint meeting of the country's two houses of parliament Monday. ...

MVNOs Capture Nearly 10% Of New French Mobile Subscribers

[Premium] The French telecom regulator said Monday that nearly 10% of
all new mobile phone subscribers in the third quarter signed up with
alternative carriers known as MVNOs. ...

Google, Yahoo Dial Into Cell Phone Business

Yahoo Inc. and Google Inc. are rolling out new wireless services to
provide features similar to computers on cell phones. ...

Ukraine's Kyivstar user base rises 6.8% on month as of Nov 1

The subscriber base of Ukraine's mobile operator Kyivstar rose 6.8% on
the month to 11.687 million users as of November 1, the company said
Monday. ...

Polish TPSA Sees Centertel Unit As Market Leader By 2007

Centertel, a mobile unit of telephone operator Telekomunikacja Polska
SA, will be Poland's number one mobile phone operator by 2007, TPSA
representatives said Monday. ...

Source says MTS' mobile license in Turkmenistan extended

Turkmenistan's President Saparmurat Niyazov has signed a decree
allowing the Telecommunications Ministry to extend the mobile license
of Barash Communications Technologies Inc., a subsidiary of Russia's
largest mobile operator Mobile TeleSystems (M...

Qualcomm Files Patent Infringement Suit Vs Nokia

Qualcomm has filed a lawsuit against cell phone maker Nokia
Corp. alleging the infringement of a dozen patents. ...

Disney Buys Mobile Games Developer

LONDON (AP)--The Walt Disney Co. signaled its expansion in the
European cell phone games market Monday, announcing the acquisition of
German game developer and publisher Living Mobile. ...

Japans DoCoMo Invests in Mobile Music

Japanese mobile phone giant NTT DoCoMo Inc. said Monday it will buy a
42% stake in Tower Records Japan Inc. later this month to offer
broader mobile phone services. ...

Ericsson, Mobtel Launch Mobile Softswitch In Serbia

Telefon AB LM Ericsson said Monday it and operator Mobtel successfully
launched Ericsson Mobile Softswich in Serbia. ...

Nokia, CSL Launch Video Sharing Service In Hong Kong

Finnish mobile phone producer Nokia Oyj and Hong-Kong-based mobile
operator Hong Kong CSL Ltd. Monday announced the commercial launch of
Asia's first video-sharing service enabled by Nokia IP Multimedia
Subsystem, or IMS, and systems integration serv...

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