TELECOM Digest OnLine - Sorted: Cellular-News for Friday 18th November 2005

Cellular-News for Friday 18th November 2005

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[[3G News]]

3G Security Protection for Israeli Network

ArcSight says that Israel's Partner Communications has standardized on
ArcSight's ESM software to protect its 3G wireless network operations
from security threats. Partner Communications, a subsidiary of
Hutchison Telecom, built the first GSM wireles...

Taiwan Operator Deploys Multi-Network Platform

Azaire Networks has announced today that Taiwan's Chunghwa Mobile
Business Group, part of Chunghwa Telecom, will deploy it' IP Converged
Network Platform (IP-CNP). With the IP-CNP, Chunghwa Mobile will
provide its subscribers seamless services across...

Qualcomm Announces Platforms for Long-Term Wireless Roadmap

Qualcomm has announced its DMMX (DO Multicarrier Multilink eXtensions)
and HMMX (HSDPA Multicarrier Multilink eXtensions) platforms to
support the long-term roadmaps of EV-DO and HSDPA. The DMMX and HMMX
platforms will not only significantly improve ...

[[Financial News]]

Virgin Mobile To Invest In 2nd Half Customer Growth

Virgin Mobile Holdings Group PLC, the U.K. mobile telecommunications
services provider, Thursday said it will step-up investment in
customer acquisition in the second half after first-half results
showed strong revenue growth. ...

Virgin Mobile Hasn't Been Approached About A Takeover

Virgin Mobile Holdings PLC, the U.K. mobile telecommunications
services provider, Thursday said it hasn't received any takeover
approaches. ...

Vodafone CEO Takes "Full Responsibility" For Share Drop

Vodafone Group PLC Chief Executive Arun Sarin took responsibility
Thursday for the market reaction that earlier this week caused the
company to lose more that 10% of its share value. ...

Consortium Makes Formal Danish Telecom TDC Bid - Reports

COPENHAGEN (AP)--A group of private equity firms have made a formal
bid for Denmark's leading telecom operator, TDC A/S, news reports said
Thursday. ...

Exec says Russia's VimpelCom in talks to buy CIS cell operators soon

Russia's second-largest mobile operator VimpelCom is holding
negotiations on purchasing some mobile operators in the Commonwealth
of Independent States, or CIS, and one of the deals may be closed by
the end of this year, VimpelCom's Vice President ...

CEO sees VimpelCom's 2005 capex down on yr to $1.58 bln

The capital expenditures of Russia's second-largest mobile operator
VimpelCom are expected to decrease to about U.S. $1.58 billion this
year from $1.68 billion in 2004, VimpelCom's CEO Alexander Izosimov
told reporters Thursday. ...

[[Handsets News]]

Russian customs says mobile handset imports soar year-to-date

Official mobile handset imports to Russia have risen to over 10
million units since the beginning of the year, Director of the Federal
Customs Service Alexander Zherikhov said at a conference Thursday. ...

Nokia Executive Sees 3 Billion Mobile Phone Users Worldwide By '10

TUNIS (AP)--The number of people worldwide using mobile phones will
likely reach 3 billion by 2010, a Nokia Corp. executive said
Thursday. ...

[[Legal News]]

Widow of NTP Founder Pens Angry Letter To U.S. Senators

The widow of NTP Inc. founder Thomas Campana has written a letter to
two Illinois senators complaining about the "gross injustice" that she
is suffering at the hands of the U.S. government. ...

PRESS: UK court freezes Alfa's 25% in Russia's MegaFon

The U.K.'s Privy Council of the House of Lords has frozen a 25.1%
stake in Russia's third largest mobile operator MegaFon,
indirectly owned by Alfa Group, Kommersant business daily reported
Thursday. ...

[[Mobile Content News]]

Cingular Unveils New Web Interface For Mobile Phones

In an effort to make surfing the Web easier, Cingular Wireless will
unveil a new Internet interface for its cell phones. ...

NBC Sports Plans Mobile Games

NBC Sports and Abandon Mobile have announced that three new NBC
Sports-branded mobile game titles will be available on more than 125
types of mobile handsets across most major service providers starting
in early 2006....

[[Network Contracts News]]

Motorola Wins Uzbek GSM Contract

Motorola has won a three-year frame agreement with MCT Corp. to expand
the network of MCT's joint venture GSM network operator, Coscom across
Uzbekistan, including its capital Tashkent. The network deployment is
currently underway and will continuall...

[[Personnel News]]

Motorola Director Dies Unexpectedly

Motorola has announced the sudden death yesterday morning of Geoffrey
Frost, executive vice president and Motorola's chief marketing
officer. Geoffrey joined Motorola in 1999 and was instrumental in
defining Motorola's brand mission. His legacy is a ...

[[Regulatory News]]

Ofcom Starts Review Of Spectrum Used By Analog TV

Ofcom, the U.K. telecommunications and media regulator, Thursday
launched a review of the spectrum used by analog television, prior to
the completion of the switch over to digital television. ...

French Regulator Cuts SMS Text-Messaging Charge

French electronic communications regulator ARCEP said Thursday it has
decided to lower the wholesale charge for SMS text messaging
interconnection through France's three mobile telecom operators to
EUR0.043 per SMS from EUR0.05336, retroactive to Jul...

Russia's official denies NTC may get GSM license on Nov 28

Russia's State Radio Frequency Commission does not plan to make a
decision on awarding a GSM 1800 license for operation in the Far-East
Federal District to New Telephone Company, or NTC, at its meeting on
November 28, Andrei Beskorovainy, director of...

[[Statistics News]]

Brazil 10-Months Mobile Phone Client Levels Up 15.6 Million -Anatel

Brazilian mobile phone companies added 15.6 million customers in the
first ten months of 2005, bringing the total subscriber base to 81.24
million consumers, telecommunications regulator Anatel said
Thursday. ...

[[Technology News]]

Can WiMAX Live up to the Hype?

Over the last few years, WiMAX has been hyped as the broadband
wireless technology of the future, providing a single solution for a
variety of applications, including last-mile fixed broadband access,
wireless backhaul for cellular phone sites and as...

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