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GSM Network gets World Bank Loan
The International Finance Corporation, the private sector arm of the
World Bank Group, has announced the signing of a US$20 million loan to
Wataniya Telecom Maldives which is building a GSM network in the
island nation. In addition, IFC mobilized a U...
Nearly 70% of All Ringtones are Purchased by Women
Telephia reports that women outpaced men in purchasing ringtones by
two to one during Q3 2005. Sixty-nine percent of mobile ringtones were
bought by women, while purchases by men comprised 31% of the total
revenue share, according to the latest Telep...
Starent Networks Connects over 7 Billion Subscriber Data Calls
Starent Networks is celebrating its fifth birthday. Since its
inception, the company has deployed its ST16 Intelligent Mobile
Gateway in numerous CDMA2000 and UMTS networks, connecting more than 7
billion subscriber data calls....
Qualcomm Gets a Foothold in the UK
Qualcomm has signed an agreement with O2 UK to use uiOne to develop a
consistent user interface (UI), initially for two of its own-branded X
range devices. With this agreement, O2 becomes the first operator in
Europe to announce plans to deploy uiOne...
Top 50 Companies in the UK Mobile Market
O2 UK has published a "50 to Watch in Mobile" report, which is an
independently compiled list identifying the 50 most important British
mobile companies to watch. The list looks beyond handset manufacturers
and network operators, to reveal the new vi...
SaskTel Mobility and Virgin Mobile Rank Highest in Canadian Customer
Canada's SaskTel Mobility, a regional operator in Saskatchewan, ranks
highest in customer satisfaction with contracted wireless service,
while Virgin Mobile, which is new to the Canadian market, ranks
highest in pre-paid service, according to the J.D...
Niche Markets Ripe for a New Breed of MVNO
ABI Research says that Mobile Virtual Network Operators (MVNOs) are in
a second phase of growth, made possible by the advent of 3G mobile
phone services. 3G's data-centric capabilities have opened up new
markets for MVNOs targeting specific high-end ...
British Consumers not Reaping Full Benefits of 3G
A recent survey by Harris Interactive shows that although 3G mobile
phones have reached a nine percent (9%) share of the mobile phone
market in Great Britain, 41% of 3G users are only using their phone
for talking and texting. Furthermore, some users...
Technology Promises To Link Wireline, Wireless Networks
[Premium] Phone carriers are pinning their hopes on a technology that
promises to bridge disparate communications networks, potentially
saving them money and setting the groundwork for new services. ...
Russian court freezes 20% of SMARTS, bans registration
Russia's St. Petersburg Arbitration Court has frozen 799 shares, or
about 20% of Russian regional mobile operator SMARTS and prohibited
the regional tax service from registering the company as an open joint
stock company, Pavel Svirsky, general direc...
Hong Kong Hutchison Telecom End-Sep Subscribers At 15.1 Million
Hutchison Telecommunications International Ltd. said Tuesday the
number of subscribers to its mobile phone services at the end of
September was 15.1 million, up 34% from a year earlier and up 9.6%
from the end of June. ...
Nokia To Analyze Qualcomm Claims When Complaint Obtained
Finnish telecommunications equipment maker Nokia Corp. late Monday
said it has learned from a Qualcomm press release that Qualcomm has
filed a complaint for alleged patent infringement against Nokia and
Nokia Inc. in San Diego apparently involving so...
SingTel Says Regional Mobile Subscribers Exceed 74 Million
Singapore Telecommunications Ltd. said Tuesday its mobile subscribers
totaled 74.05 million at the end of September, a gain of 2.91 million
from the end of June. ...