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[[ 3G ]]
Comtech Wins Chinese 3G Standard Contract
Comtech Group says that it has won a significant design contract for a
TD-SCDMA infrastructure solution from China's Datang Telecom Technology.
TD-SCDMA (Time Division-Synchronous Code Division Multiple Access) is
China's proprietary 3G mobile teleco...
3G Consultation in India
India's government has sought recommendations from the Telecoms
Authority of India (TRAI) on the methodology for allotment of spectrum
for 3G services and its pricing aspects. Following this, TRAI has
released the consultation paper to facilitate dis...
[[ Financial ]]
Iusacell denied special tax exemption request
Mexico's supreme court has thrown out an appeal by the country's third
largest mobile operator Iusacell to receive special tax exemption,
local daily El Financiero reported. ...
Elektrim: Deutsche Telekom Exercises Call On PTC Shares
Poland's conglomerate Elektrim said Monday that Deutsche Telecom has
exercised its call option on shares in the mobile operator, Polska
Telefonia Cyfrowa. ...
UPDATE: Elektrim Says Deutsche Telekom Now Controls PTC
Polish conglomerate Elektrim, Monday said Deutsche Telekom has taken
control of Poland's largest mobile operator in the latest move in a
three-way dispute that also involves French media group Vivendi. ...
Ericsson Sells Defense Division
Ericsson has announced that it is selling its defense business
division to Sweden's Saab for US$512 million. Ericsson is selling
Ericsson Microwave Systems, and its 40% holding in Saab Ericsson
Space, while retaining its National Security and Public ...
[[ Handsets ]]
Wireless Users Say They Need More Information When Shopping for Cell Service
Americans buying wireless service want more information that's easy to
understand, according to survey results released by Consumer Action, a
national non-profit education and advocacy organization. Sixty-one
percent of 1,001 randomly selected adult ...
Motorola RAZR Tops the List of Most Researched Wireless Phones
comScore Networks has released an analysis of the online research and
purchase behavior of US consumers in the wireless phone
market. comScore revealed that consumers were most likely to research
newly released and "trendy" models, with the...
Let the Parents Track You Everywhere ... or Lose that Mobile Phone
Verizon Wireless, the second largest mobile operator in the United
States, has launched a child tracking service called Chaperone. ABI
Research believes that despite current limitations in infrastructure
and technology, attaching child-tracking capab...
[[ Legal ]]
Qualcomm Files Complaint Against Nokia With ITC
Qualcomm's legal clashings with Nokia, which have become more bitter
over the past few months, have heated up again. ...
[[ Messaging ]]
TIM, Vivo, Claro enable Microsoft's MSN Messenger
Brazil's three largest mobile phone operators TIM, Vivo and Claro have
signed an agreement with Microsoft to allow their users to receive and
send instant text messages, reported local newspaper Gazeta
Indian Vendor Secures SMSC Order
India's Bharti Telesoft says that it has secured its 25th order for
the Short Message Service Center (SMSC) from the Indian GSM network
operator, Airtel to become the leading vendor of SMSC solutions for
the operator. Bharti Telesoft secured the 25th...
[[ Network Contracts ]]
Nokia Gets GSM Order In British Virgin Islands
Finland's Nokia, Monday said its has signed a agreement with
telecommunications company Cable & Wireless to expand their existing
global agreement to include the supply and deployment of a GSM network
in the British Virgin Islands. ...
[[ Offbeat ]]
A Perfume for Sophisticated Phone Users
Mobiado, luxury mobile phones manufacture, in cooperation with Bissol,
manufacturer of luxury fragrances says that they are launching a
perfume - designed specifically for, as they put it &emdash; the
sophisticated luxury mobile phone user....
[[ Regulatory ]]
Telecom Egypt Group Gets Technical OK For Egypt License
Telecom Egypt announced Monday that its consortium with Telecom Italia
has been qualified by the National Telecommunications Regulatory
Authority (NTRA) for the technical component of its bid for Egypt's
third mobile license. The consortium is one of...
[[ Reports ]]
Hurricane Katrina Still Affecting Cellphone Usage
Telephia reports that monthly mobile usage in the Houston and New
Orleans metropolitan areas grew by more than 250 minutes between Q1
2005 and Q1 2006. Data from Telephia's Customer Value Metrics research
panel shows that average monthly voice minute...
Moroccans Still Prefer Payphones for International Calls
While Morocco's GSM penetration exceeded 40% in 2005, some 80% of GSM
users are still using payphones for national calls. A new Arab
Advisors Group major survey of GSM users across Morocco avails deep
insights into the usage habits of this predominat...
Family and Prepaid Plans Continue to Drive Growth in the United States
Yankee Group says that family plans are a driving growth factor in the
North American mobile market. In the United States, family plans
continue to have appeal, with 54% of adult postpaid users on a family
plan, up from 49% in 2005. Comparatively, 81...
[[ Statistics ]]
Subscriber Gains Continue for North American Wireless Industry
Youth, family and reseller plans are driving strong gains in gross
additions for the North American wireless industry as industry trends
experienced in 2005 continue through Q1 of 2006, according to Fitch
Ratings. Postpaid churn showed further improv...
[[ Technology ]]
Remote GSM picocell solution with satellite backhaul
ip.access says that its nanoGSM picocell solution has successfully
completed testing for interoperability with VSAT satellite equipment
from iDirect, the satellite-based broadband access solutions
developer. ip.access has joined iDirect's IP Alliance...