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[[ 3G ]]
Vivendi's SFR Seeks To Add 1.5 Million 3G Users In 2006
Vivendi Universal's mobile-phone unit, SFR, said Monday it seeks to
add 1.5 million new subscribers to high-speed Internet mobile phone
services this year. ...
GSA Survey Reports 150% Jump in WCDMA Devices
According to a new survey by GSA -- the Global mobile Suppliers
Association, dozens of manufacturers globally are launching new
3G/WCDMA devices to market in record numbers. The GSA survey confirms
that 272 WCDMA user devices (handsets, PC datacards, ...
Chinese Vendor Licenses OS for 3G Products
China's Datang Mobile has licensed an operating system (RTOS) from
Express Logic for use in its TD-SCDMA Chinese 3G products. Datang and
Express Logic also are entering into extensive discussions intended to
enable Datang Mobile to distribute Express...
[[ Financial ]]
Bouygues Says Mobile Telecom Unit Not For Sale
Bouygues Telecom, France's third-biggest mobile telecommunications
operator, isn't for sale a spokeswoman for the company's parent,
Bouygues SA, told Dow Jones Newswires Monday. ...
Danish Telecom TDC Still Backs Private-equity Bid
Danish telecom TDC said Monday that it continues to recommend
shareholders accept a $12 billion tender offer received last year from
a consortium of private-equity investors, even after a major holder
rejected the offer. ...
Tigo halves international calling rates
Honduran mobile operator Tigo, operated by Millicom International
Cellular, has halved international calling rates just 11 days after
incumbent fixed line operator Hondutel lost its monopoly of the
international long distance market, local daily La! ...
Centennial posts 7% in Caribbean revenues
US and Caribbean wireless and broadband provider Centennial posted a
7% boost in revenue in its Caribbean operations for the second quarter
of fiscal year 2006 (ended November 30) compared to the same quarter
in 2005, the company said in a statement....
[[ Handsets ]]
Renewed Focus on Power Management in Mobile Phones
The topic of power management in a mobile phone would have drawn yawns
from most people in the industry a few years ago. Handset power
management circuitry lacked the glamour of such components as the DSP
and the applications processor. But according...
[[ Mobile Content ]]
Vodafone Launches Radio DJ Service With Sony
Vodafone and Sony NetServices announced Monday a partnership for the
global roll-out of a fully convergent music service -- Vodafone Radio
DJ -- offering interactive, personalised radio channels streamed to
both 3G mobile phones and personal computers....
Virgin Mobile Extends MTV Agreeement
Virgin Mobile USA and MTV Networks say that they are extending their
existing mobile content relationship in a move that provides Virgin
Mobile users with access to music and entertainment programming from
both MTV and Comedy Central. Under the agree...
[[ Regulatory ]]
Perus Telecoms Sector Bills US$1.8bn in 2005
Peru's telecommunications industry brought in revenue of US$1.8bn in
2005, in large part due to new business ventures and greater activity
in existing fields, assistant communications minister Juan Pacheco was
quoted as saying by news service Agencia...
[[ Statistics ]]
Rogers Communications Adds 582,600 Wireless Subscribers In 4Q
Canadas Rogers Communications added 582,600 gross subscribers in the
fourth quarter, compared with 593,900 such additions in the
year-earlier quarter. ...
[[ Technology ]]
Consumer Electronic Cos Focus On Mobility At Trade Show
As companies show off their latest and greatest devices at the
Consumer Electronic Show, each brimming with new features, one trend
remains clear: the products are becoming more mobile. ...
STMicroelectronics Offers Turnkey Solution for Mobile WiMAX Base Stations
Shortly after the IEEE ratified the new 'mobile WiMAX' standard
(802.16e), STMicroelectronics has announced its turnkey solution for
802.16e base-station modems. WiMAX/IEEE 802.16 (Worldwide
Interoperability for Microwave Access) is a global standard...
Agreement Signed to Develop WiBro/OFDMA Products
SK Telecom and Wavesat have announced an agreement to cooperate in the
development of WiBro/OFDMA technology for next generation mobile
devices. As part of this multi-million dollar agreement, Wavesat will
work closely with SK Telecom (SKT) to develo...