TELECOM Digest OnLine - Sorted: Cellular-News for Wednesday 23rd November 2005

Cellular-News for Wednesday 23rd November 2005

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[[3G News]]

Vodafone's 3G Service Subscribers In Japan Top 2 Million

Vodafone Group PLC's Japanese unit said Tuesday the number of
subscribers to its third-generation mobile telephone services has
topped 2 million, about three years after the service's launch. ...

Thai NTC Says 3G Licence Criteria To Be Ready By End-Dec

Thailand's National Telecommunication Commission, or NTC, reiterated
Tuesday that the long-awaited criteria for licenses to provide third
generation telecom services will be set by the end of December. ...

3G the Trigger to Wider Consumer Smart Phone Adoption - report

According to IDC, the Western European mobile phone market (consisting
of traditional mobile phones and converged devices) maintained healthy
double digit growth in 3Q05 as shipments increased by 16% year on year
and 5% sequentially to reach 39.5 mil...

UMTS TD-CDMA Expansion in Indonesia

Indonesia's netZAP has awarded Alcatel a contract for commercial
expansion of its trial network in Jakarta. Alcatel will design and
roll-out the network with UMTS TD-CDMA equipment from IPWireless. The
network is scheduled for completion before year ...

[[Financial News]]

Russia's VimpelCom gets $250 million syndicated loan

Russia's second-largest mobile operator VimpelCom signed an agreement
on November 18 to attract a U.S. $250 million 3-year syndicated loan,
the company's press office said Tuesday. ...

[[Handsets News]]

US Customers Not Happy with Phone Shops

According to a new report from The NPD Group, American consumer
satisfaction with the wireless retail shopping experience is low
across the board, with only 24% of recent mobile phone purchasers
stating that they had an excellent or good experience. ...

[[Legal News]]

Russian court rejects SMARTS claim against Duma deputy

The Moscow Arbitration Court on Tuesday rejected a lawsuit filed by
Russian telecommunications operator SMARTS against Sergei Chaplinsky,
a deputy in Russia's State Duma. The State Duma is Russia's lower
house of parliament. ...

[[Messaging News]]

'Redberry' Flourishes: Push-Email Enters Chinese Market

Facio Software and Digital China have recently signed a long-term
agreement to market Facio's "Uni PushMail" service. The first wave of
Daxian CU-928 Pocket PC phones bundled with Uni PushMail software has
started pouring into the market....

Report Child Sickness by SMS

Parents in Sweden today want to communicate with their children's day
care centre and school through electronic channels, while
decision-makers in Swedish municipalities believe in sending
information through traditional channels such as letters. The...

[[Mobile Content News]]

Mobile Gambling to Hit Mass-Market Next Year

A new report from visiongain says that the mobile gambling market is
poised for rapid expansion as gambling operators develop their remote
operations. Companies in the m-gambling value chain are beginning to
position themselves and mobile gambling wi...

[[Network Contracts News]]

Huawei Signs Global Supplier Deal With Vodafone

Huawei Technologies, Tuesday said it has signed a global agreement
with U.K.-based mobile telecommunications giant Vodafone Group PLC for
the future supply of network infrastructure equipment. ...

[[Regulatory News]]

Russian official sees technical regulation for mobile networks soon

Russia's IT and Telecommunications Ministry is currently drafting
regulations on technical requirements for mobile telecommunication
networks, Deputy IT and Telecommunications Minister Boris Antonyuk
said at a roundtable arranged by the antimonopol...

Thai Handsets Disconnected

In Thailand, over 100,000 unregistered PrePay phones were disconnected
from their networks last week after their owners had failed to
register their ownership with the mobile network operators. The
requirement was imposed in the three Southern provin...

[[Statistics News]]

Infrastructure Market Posts Gains on Strong Sales of GSM and WCDMA Equipment

Dell'Oro Group has reported that the total mobility infrastructure
market grew 6% in the third quarter of 2005 compared to the same
quarter in 2004, on strong sales of GSM/GPRS/EDGE and WCDMA

Motorola Handset Most Desired for Xmas Shopping, the online shopping site has conducted a survey into what
US customers list as their most desired presents for this Holiday
Season. Identifying search and shopping patters from their network of
online shopping and coupon websites, the Sm...

[[Technology News]]

Vodafone Accelerates Operators' Onslaught on Fixed Voice Revenues

Vodafone's newly enhanced ZuHause home zone service in Germany is one
of a growing number of examples of mobile operators aggressively
targeting fixed voice revenue, according to a new report published by
Analysys. According to the report, the majori...

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