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[[ 3G ]]
Telecom Italia, Samsung To Trial 4G Mobile Handsets
Telecom Italia said Monday its mobile unit, TIM, signed an agreement
with Samsung Electronics Co. to run trials of the new wireless
broadband mobile phones -fourth-generation mobile handsets -at the
Turin 2006 Winter Olympics. ...
Nokia Powers Eurotel's WCDMA Network, Makes HSDPA Tests
Finland's Nokia Oyj Monday said it is powering Eurotel Praha
spol. s.r.o.'s third generation WCDMA network in the Czech Republic,
after successfully testing the network in October and after entering a
deal in September to provide the core networks. ...
Operators Protest At Ukrtelekon's 3G License Award
Ukraine's two top cellular operators, Kyivstar and UMC, Monday said
they had written to the President objecting to state-owned operator
Ukrtelekom receiving a 3G license without a tender. ...
Huawei Wins New Zealand 3G Agreement
China's Huawei Technologies says that it has been selected by Econet
Wireless New Zealand as the latter's strategic partner for WCDMA
networks deployment. This is the first 3G network deployed by EWNZ in
New Zealand, and is the first 3G network for i...
[[ Financial ]]
NTL Mulls 323P Offer For Virgin Mobile
NTL said Monday that further to recent press speculation, it has
approached Virgin Mobile regarding a potential offer to combine ntl
and Virgin Mobile. ...
Swisscom To Draw Up New Corporate Plan After Government Veto
Swisscom Monday said it will draw up a new corporate strategy after
the Swiss government's veto on foreign acquisitions late November. ...
T-Mobile Confirms Support For Possible NTL, Virgin Deal
T-Mobile International AG Monday said it would support a deal under
which Virgin Mobile Holdings (U.K.) PLC, would merge with U.K. cable
operator NTL Inc. ...
LONDON MARKETS: Virgin Mobile Rivals Lower On Possible NTL Deal
Virgin Mobile surged in London on Monday, but other telecoms lost
ground, after NTL sparked bidding war hopes and raised competitive
fears by saying that it may buy the company for $1.4 billion. ...
Vodafone Confirms Bid Submitted For Turkey's Telsim
U.K.-based telecommunications firm Vodafone Group PLC Monday said it
has submitted a sealed bid to buy Turkish mobile telecom operator
Telsim Mobil Telekomunikasyon. ...
[[ Legal ]]
Executive says Telenor may take legal action vs VimpelCom soon
Norway's telecommunications company Telenor may take legal action
against Russia's second-largest mobile operator VimpelCom for its
acquisition of Ukrainian Radiosystems (URS) after it has received a
response from VimpelCom's management, Senior Vic...
Russian IT sector regulator Reiman denies WSJ article
Russian Information Technology and Communications Minister Leonid
Reiman Monday said an article written about him by The Wall Street
Journal was "initiated by an unprincipled investor." ...
[[ Mobile Content ]]
Mobile Marketing Across Borders - report
Marketing initiatives targeting the mobile consumer must integrate
communications and content in order to have the greatest impact,
according to a study published this week by researchers at the
International University of Japan. Based on the results...
3D Pac-Man Game for Mobile Phones
Namco Europe's Web & Mobile Content division has announced the launch
of PAC-MANIA, the 3D sequel to the world famous video game PAC-MAN. In
PAC-MANIA, PAC-MAN can jump in all four directions. Competitors now
have to keep an eye out for bonus fruits ...
[[ Network Contracts ]]
WiMAX Network Planned for Finland
Omnitele says that it has been contracted by two local Finnet group
telephone companies, Mikkelin Puhelin and Kajaanin Puhelinosuuskunta,
to carry out the radio network planning of the first two extensive
WiMAX-implementations in the world....
[[ Offbeat ]]
T-Mobile Paints a Plane
T-Mobile has taken to painting an entire plane to advertise their
German network. The company is re-branding an Airbus A319 operated by
the German low-cost carrier, Germanwings with its colour scheme and
logo. The "Spirit of T-Mobile", as the jet is ...
[[ Personnel ]]
Vodafone Chairman to Step Down Next Year
Vodafone has announced that the company Chairman, Lord MacLaurin will
be retiring next July. He will be succeeded as Chairman by Sir John
Bond, currently Group Chairman of the banking group, HSBC Holdings and
a non-executive director of Vodafone. Sir...
[[ Regulatory ]]
Russia Min: VimpelCom Has Priority For Far East Frequency
OAO Vimpel Communications will be given top priority when new
frequencies become available in Russia's far east, Russian Information
Technology and Communications Minister Leonid Reiman said Monday. ...
Indian Interconnection Congestion Alarming - report
The Indian telecoms regulator, TRAI has been monitoring mobile network
congestion at the interconnection points between the operators. The
operators are required to achieve a benchmark of ...
[[ Statistics ]]
Vodafone Portugal Claims 50% 3G Market Share
Vodafone Portugal says that it recently exceeded the figure of 4
million customers registered with its mobile network, an increase of
around 12% over the last 12 months. The number of customers in the
Portuguese mobile market grew by around 8% in the...
[[ Technology ]]
NEC Electronics Develops Advanced Chip Production Tech
NEC Electronics Corp. said Monday that it has developed advanced
technology to produce semiconductors with circuit widths as narrow as
55 nanometers. ...
Fujitsu Develops GaN HEMT Technology for Base Station Amplifiers
Fujitsu Laboratories has announced the development of the world's
first gallium nitride (GaN) high electron-mobility transistor (HEMT)
with insulated gates capable of practical output levels of 100 watts
(W) or higher. By reducing gate leakage curren...
Keep Your Mobile Number When Using Laptop VoIP Services
Tatara Systems has launched a mobile VoIP solution to enable nomadic
VoIP services using a subscriber's mobile phone number across any IP
network, with the first application as an integrated laptop solution
for mobile operators. Tatara has entered ma...