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3G Research Program for the Middle-East
The Qatar based telecoms operator, Qtel has announced a joint
collaboration with Texas A&M University at Qatar (TAMUQ), University
of Qatar (UQ) and the College of the North Atlantic at Qatar (CNA-Q)
to conduct research and studies into 3G technologi...
Vodafone Launches 3G in Hungary
Vodafone Hungary has launched its 3G services in Hungary. The first
service from Vodafone will be high speed internet access on the new 3G
network with the Vodafone Mobile Connect 3G data card. Attila Vitai,
Vodafone Hungary 's CEO said: "Vodafone's ...
Sweden's AaF Takes Over Operations At Ericsson Design Center
Swedish technical consultant Aangpannefoereningen AB Friday said it
will take over the operations at the Ericsson Design Center in Lysekil
on the Swedish west coast from Telefon AB LM Ericsson. ...
Cablecom Starts Mobile Service With TDC Unit
Swiss cable television operator Cablecom Holdings AG Friday launched a
prepaid mobile phone offering, further heating up competition with
telephone incumbent Swisscom AG. ...
Sprint Nextel To Buy Affiliate Enterprise Communications For $98 Million
Sprint Nextel Corp. agreed to acquire affiliate carrier Enterprise
Communications Partnership for $98 million, including the assumption
of debt. ...
Sprint Nextel To Buy Velocita;Sees Closing First Half 06
Sprint Nextel Corp. agreed to acquire Velocita Wireless through a
stock purchase agreement in an effort to add spectrum capacity. ...
Russia's MTS ups stake in regional mobile operator to 100%
Russia's largest mobile operator Mobile TeleSystems, or MTS, increased
its stake in mobile operator Telesot-Alania to 100% from 52.5%, MTS
said Friday. ...
Nokia Opens New Office in India
Nokia has announced that it is to locate its new Nokia Global Networks
Solutions Center in Chennai, India. The Solutions Center will perform
network operation tasks for selected operator customers in the Asia
Pacific region as well as Europe, the Mid...
Vodafone Group Japan Unit May Procure Handsets From Samsung
PREMIUM - Vodafone Group PLC's Vodafone KK unit in Japan is
considering procurement of third-generation mobile handsets based on
W-CDMA technology from Samsung Electronics Co., a Vodafone KK
spokesman said Friday. ...
Second NTP Patent Rejected In Non-Final Action
The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has rejected a second NTP
Inc. patent in what it described as a non-final action. ...
EU Criticizes Watchdogs On Mobile Roaming Charge
The European Commission Friday criticized French and other national
telephone regulators for their failure to crack down on possible
excessive charges for mobile phone roaming. ...
Russia's MTS says Kyrgyzstan's Bitel GSM operation restored
Kyrgyzstan's largest mobile operator Bitel has restored operations of
its GSM network, MTS said in a statement Friday. MTS has recently
bought a 51% stake in Bitel. ...
Kyrgyzstan's Bitel says 180 employees refused to come to work
About 180 employees of Kyrgyzstan's largest mobile operator Bitel did
not come to work Friday as they were afraid that their lives may be in
danger, Bitel said in a statement on its official Web site Friday. ...
Patent Office Rejects 3rd NTP Patent In Non Final Action
The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has rejected a third NTP
Inc. patent in another non-final office action. ...
Contactless Payment Phones Tested in USA
A group of companies have announced an advanced Near Field
Communication (NFC) trial for mobile phone applications including
contactless payments, mobile content and premium arena services at
Philips Arena in Atlanta, USA. The trial is the first larg...
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51% of UK's Frequent Internet Users Are Interested in Mobile Banking
One in four users would consider switching banks if they were offered
free mobile banking services and 51% would be interested in using a
mobile banking service according to a survey of 2,127 UK online users,
conducted by Forrester Custom Research an...
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South Africa Gets Push-2-Talk
South Africa, Vodacom has launched the first Push-to-Talk over
Cellular (PoC) service to the South African business market. The
communication experience of PoC can best be described as a
walkie-talkie or two way radio communication experience, which ...
Two SIMs, One Phone Number
Singapore's M1 is launching a service that enables its customers to
have two SIM cards, but both sharing the same phone number. They can
use this extra SIM card on another mobile device, including a
datacard, a Blackberry, car phone, PDA or another m...
Voice Competition Puts Squeeze on US Wireless Market
A new report from Strategy Analytics has highlighted increasing signs
of weakness in the US wireless voice market, with average revenues per
user (ARPUs) for voice services dropping 8% year on year and data
services failing to make up the gap. The qu...
10% of Drivers Use a Cellphone While on the Move
The USA's National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has
released a report that finds 6% of drivers used mobile phones while
driving in 2005 nationwide, compared to 5% in 2004. This result is
from the National Occupant Protection Use Surv...
Russia's MegaFon user base in Siberia up to 700,000 users
The subscriber base of Russia's third largest mobile operator MegaFon
in the Siberian Federal District more than doubled to 700,000 users
since the beginning of the year, the company's press service said Friday. ...
Brazil's Mobile Phone Mix Edges Toward Post Paid In Nov
Brazilian mobile phone companies saw the percentage of post-paid
clients slightly rise to 23.7% in November from 23.5% in the month
before, indicating that margins for operators may have improved
Four Million Musical Melons in South Korea
South Korea's SK Telecom has announced that 'Melon', a wired and
wireless integrated music portal which opened in November of 2004, now
has over four million subscribers. The number of paying subscribers
who enjoy streaming music downloading services...
15 Million Mobile TV Users in the US by 2009
Ten years ago, it was the Internet that threw the telecom, media and
marketing worlds into chaos. Starting next year, it will be the mobile
phone, according to a new report from eMarketer, which forecasts that
the number of US consumers who watch TV ...
Wireless to Generate 50% of Total Telecoms Revenues in 2007
The global telecommunications industry revenue will reach US$1.2
trillion by the close of 2006, with continued strong growth in
wireless communications leading the way, says a new market analysis
report from Insight Research. According to the new ind...
ZTE Shows Off CDMA Video Services in China
China's ZTE says that it has become the first company to provision
CDMA video service solutions in China, and only the second company to
do so in the world. ZTE has successfully demonstrated video calls
between video handsets, video handset and PC SI...
T-Mobile Signs Signalling Contract
Teleglobe says that it has established an agreement with T-Mobile UK
to provide inter-carrier Signaling Connection Control Part (SCCP)
transport of their signalling traffic from international
roamers. Under the agreement, T-Mobile will directly conne...