TELECOM Digest OnLine - Sorted: Cellular-News for Monday 13th March 2006

Cellular-News for Monday 13th March 2006

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[[3G News]]

China Homegrown 3G Standard To Test In Hong Kong

A small trial network of China's homegrown third-generation mobile
phone standard will be set up in Hong Kong soon, according to a Hong
Kong government-backed wireless industry association. ...

Foreign Ownership Cost DiGi.Com Malaysia 3G License-Paper

KUALA LUMPUR (AP)--Malaysia's No. 3 mobile phone operator, DiGi.Com,
failed to win a lucrative third-generation mobile phone license
because it is foreign-owned, a newspaper reported Sunday, citing the
country's communications minister. ...

Romanian 3G Spectrum Dispute Solved

A radio spectrum dispute between Vodafone and RomTelecom in Romania
has been resolved with RomTelecom shutting down trial networks which
used 3G spectrum allocated to Vodafone. RomTelecom had been granted a
temporary license to use the spectrum so th...

Vodafone Deploys HSDPA in Portugal

Vodafone Portugal says that it has begun the roll-out of HSDPA (High
Speed Downlink Packet Access) capability on its 3G network. At this
stage, HSDPA technology access is available to a selected group of
individual and business customers in Lisbon, C...

[[Financial News]]

Australia's Telstra To Expand Ties With Asia: CEO

Australia's Telstra will continue to look at opportunities to expand
its ties with Asia, Chief Executive Solomon Trujillo said Friday. ...

India Spice Telecom: Telekom Malaysia Buys 49% Stake

Telekom Malaysia has taken a 49% stake in India's Spice Telecom, said
a senior executive of the mid-sized mobile phone company Friday. ...

TDC: Polish Polkomtel Shareholders Accept Sale Offer

Danish telecommunications group TDC, Friday said the Polish
shareholders in Polkomtel has accepted its offer to sell 76% of its
holding in the Polish mobile telecommunications operator. ...

Telemar posts US$516mn profit, up 48%

Brazilian telecoms group Telemar posted profits of 1.11bn reais
(US$516mn) for 2005, up 48% compared to 2004, the company said in its
earnings statement. ...

Vietnamese Operators Plan Stock Floatation

Vietnam's VinaPhone and MobiFone plan to equitise and issue shares on
the stock market before year's end, according to parent firm Viet Nam
Posts and Telecommunications Corporation (VNPT). VinaPhone assets, in
terms of user subscriptions, reached US$...

[[Handsets News]]

Cingular, T-Mobile Confirm Component Issues With Razr

Cingular Wireless and T-Mobile USA confirmed they had pulled a number
of Motorola Razrs because they were inadvertently disconnecting phone
calls. ...

Kyocera expects 50% handset revenue growth in 2006

US CDMA mobile handset manufacturer Kyocera Wireless aims to grow its
sales in Brazil by 50% in 2006 compared to 2005, Fabio Castanheira,
Kyocera's general manager in Brazil, told BNamericas. ...

LG expects 80% jump in handset sales in 2006

The Brazilian division of South Korean electronics colossus LG expects
to record an 80% jump in mobile phone sales to 6.3 million units in
2006 from 3.5 million in 2005, LG announced at the Telexpo in São
Paulo. ...

Linux And Microsoft To Overtake Symbian - report

At 3GSM in Barcelona, Symbian had announced that shipments of its
mobile operating system almost tripled from 14.4 million units in 2004
to 33.9 million units in 2005, the fourth consecutive year that
Symbian enjoyed a growth rate in excess of 100%. ...

Nokia Opens Indian Handset Factory

Nokia has inaugurated its new manufacturing facility in Sriperumbudur,
Chennai, India. The manufacturing facility in Chennai is Nokia's
fifteenth manufacturing facility globally. Nokia is the only company
in India whose facility manufactures both mob...

[[Messaging News]]

RIM Upgrades BlackBerry Servers

Research In Motion (RIM) has announced the immediate availability of
BlackBerry Enterprise Server v4.1 and BlackBerry Enterprise Server --
Small Business Edition v4.1 for Microsoft Exchange and IBM Lotus
Domino. Incorporating feedback from thousands o...

[[Network Operators News]]

Resolving Network Problems In Guyana

Guyana Telephone & Telegraph has responded to local media complaints
about congestion on their GSM network and published a program to
aleviate the situation as soon as possible. For its part, GT&T has
responded to what it felt were a number of inaccu...

Qtel Gets New HQ Building

Qatar's Prime Minister, H.H Sheikh Abdullah Bin Khalifa Al Thani,
officially opened Qtel's new headquarters building. The 27 storey Qtel
tower is fitted with IP based telephony, WiFi on every floor and
advanced high-speed video conferencing facilitie...

Turkcell Opens New R&D Center

Turkeys Turkcell has opened a new R&D Center, which brings together
all of the Company's research and development operations in a single
location. Over 260 engineers dedicated to developing mobile
communications technologies and services will staff t...

[[Offbeat News]]

Greek Wiretaps Probe Summons Senior Ericsson Official

ATHENS (AP)--A parliament committee probing the wiretapping of Prime
Minister Costas Caramanlis and top officials during the Athens
Olympics summoned a senior Ericsson (ERICY) executive Friday to
testify. ...

British Workers Encouraged To "Switch Off" From Work

British workers have been warned not to allow mobile technology to
harm their work-life balance at the launch of a new public-private
sector business group, led by Orange. The Orange Future Enterprise
Coalition (OFEC) has brought together government,...

[[Personnel News]]

Gent To Quit As Vodafone Life President - Breaking Views

Vodafone Group's Life President Chris Gent is to step down, Web site said Sunday. ...

[[Regulatory News]]

Subtel: Industry should concentrate on mobile, broadband, VAS

Chile's telecommunications sector is expected to have a positive year
and the industry should concentrate in areas of growth such as mobile,
broadband and value-added services, local newspaper Diario Financiero
quoted Chile's telecoms regulator (Subt...

New Licenses for Fixed and Mobile Services in Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia's Communications and Information Technology Commission
(CITC) has announced plans for liberalising the telecoms market in the
Arab nation. The CITC has employed consultants, Arthur D. Little to
assist it in a series of public consultatio...

[[Reports News]]

New Report Into Global Telecoms Development

Although there has been global progress in improving access to
Information and Communication Technologies (ICT), poor countries still
lag behind in making ICT applications commonplace in governments,
schools and business, says the World Bank in a new...

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