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[[ 3G ]]
Anritsu Announces HSDPA capability on Test Tool
Anritsu has announced further developments to its software tool, which
will speed up the testing of W-CDMA terminals. With Release 2 of the
RTD (Rapid Test Designer), Anritsu has taken a leap forward in
technology by supporting HSDPA when used in con...
Huawei Wins Arab 3G Contract
Huawei has been awarded a contract by Saudi Telecom Company (STC) to
deploy its 3G network in Saudi Arabia. According to the contract,
Huawei will supply a complete core network and new generation NodeBs
to help STC launch 3G services countrywide and...
HSDPA Operators Must Give Better Thought to Applications - report
With the arrival of the first live HSDPA networks and services, the
operator community needs to understand exactly what it hopes to
achieve with the technology and how to go about doing so. That is one
of the findings of visiongain's latest report. H...
[[ Financial ]]
Qualcomm Lifts Its Financial Forecast
Qualcomm, on Tuesday raised its earnings forecast for the third
quarter amid strong demand and higher prices for mobile phones that
use the company's semiconductors. ...
[[ Handsets ]]
2GB Memory Card for Mobile Phones
Kingston Technology says that it is producing larger capacity miniSD
and MMCmobile Flash memory cards to support the growing storage
demands of feature-rich mobile phones. The new mobile memory cards are
immediately available in 2-GB capacities....
Nokia Shows Off Concept Phones
Nokia has shown off the result of its recent collaboration with the UK
based, Central Saint Martins (CSM) College of Art and Design at the
Future of Mobile Design exhibition. For six months 25 Industrial
Design MA students from London's CSM College o...
[[ Legal ]]
KDDI: Finds Information Leakage On About 4 Million Customers
KDDI Corp. said Tuesday it found that information on about 4 million
customers for its Internet service has been leaked. ...
2 Arrested For Blackmail In KDDI Customer Info Leak-Kyodo
Two men were arrested Tuesday on suspicion of attempting to extort
money from Japanese telecommunications carrier KDDI Corp. in exchange
for customer information they had obtained, police said, while KDDI
confirmed that private data of some 4 million...
IPOC files $150 mln claim against Russia's Alfa Group in New York
IPOC International Growth Fund has filed a lawsuit with the
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York seeking to
get compensation of U.S. $150 million from persons and companies
affiliated with Russia' Alfa Group, the fund said in a s...
Ex-Verizon Employee Gets Nearly Six Years For Fraud
SACRAMENTO (AP)--A former customer service representative for Verizon
Wireless was sentenced to nearly six years in federal prison Tuesday
for stealing and selling prepaid cellular personal identification
numbers with a face value of about $21 millio...
[[ Marketing ]]
Motorola Signs David Beckham for Advertising
Motorola has signed one of the hottest properties in professional
football as a global brand ambassador. The three-year collaboration
with the UK footballer, David Beckham will kick-off with major
activities across Asia including advertising appearan...
[[ Mobile Content ]]
SMS Aggregator Orders WAP Billing Platform
mBlox, the premium SMS service provider has orders an end-to-end
transaction engine -- PaymentsPlus from Valista, to support its next
generation mobile billing services, including WAP billing. The
technology from Valista, whose clients include Vodafo...
Big Barriers to the Adoption of Mobile Value-Added Services
Yankee Group has announced the results of its 2006 European Mobile
Multimedia Survey, a comprehensive examination of European mobile
multimedia trends providing valuable insight into current consumer
behavior. Some of the major highlights include:...
[[ Network Contracts ]]
Ministry awards wireless contract
Costa Rica's finance ministry has awarded local firm Difoto a contract
to install a wireless network for voice, data and video traffic, local
daily La Nación reported. ...
GSM Network Expansion for Pakistan
Huawei says that it has signed a GSM network expansion contract with
Pakistan's Mobilink. Under the terms of the contract, Huawei is to
supply its GSM Mobile Softswitches to Mobilink to serve additional
capacity of 3.2 million lines. With this contra...
[[ Network Operators ]]
Amazonia Celular opens 10 new outlets in Maranho, Par
Brazilian mobile carrier Tele Norte Celular Participaes (Amazonia
Celular) and US telecoms equipment manufacturer Motorola have jointly
invested 1mn reais (US$442,000) to open 10 new customer service stores
in northern Brazil ov...
Report: AMX selects Claro to operate in country
Mexican mobile group America Movil plans to operate its Chilean
subsidiary Smartcom, acquired in August 2005, under the Claro brand,
the same brand used for its Brazilian unit, local newspaper El
Mercurio quoted company sources as saying. ...
Uzbekistan's Uzdunrobita to launch services under MTS brand
Uzbekistan's largest mobile phone operator Uzdunrobita, a subsidiary
of Russia's largest mobile operator Mobile TeleSystems (MTS), plans to
launch services under the MTS brand on Thursday, a spokesperson with
Uzdunrobita told Prime-Tass Tuesday. ...
[[ Regulatory ]]
EU Modifies Roaming Proposal, Will Help North Europeans
European regulators have modified their proposal to slash mobile phone
roaming tariffs in a way that will hurt Southern European operators
more than Northern Europeans, a European Commission spokesman
Govt: Mobile telephony contracts to be renewed with new conditions
Ecuador's telecoms regulator Senatel is studying offers from four
investment banks to assist in renegotiating existing mobile telephony
contracts, local newspaper La Hora reported. ...
Ukraine's PM signs plan to allocate radio frequencies
Ukraine's Prime Minister Yuri Yekhanurov has signed a plan to allocate
radio frequencies in the country, Ukraine's Transport and
Communications Ministry said in a press release Tuesday. ...
Verizon Wireless Parts With Political Lobby Firm
Public Affairs Company (PAC) of Sioux Falls says that it has resigned
with immediate effect from acting as the campaign management firm
supporting Verizon Wireless in its initiative to repeal the gross
receipts tax (GRT) on wireless services....
State Regulation Leading to Increased Costs for Wireless Users
The USA trade body, the Wireless Association President and CEO Steve
Largent appeared before the Senate Commerce, Science and
Transportation Committee yesterday to reiterate the wireless
industry's concern about increasing efforts by states to enact ...
[[ Reports ]]
Three Telecommunications Networks Now Thrive, But Only One to Survive
The wireless, Internet and phone networks that presently comprise the
global telecommunications infrastructure will generate nearly US$1.2
trillion in revenue this year, but according to a new market analysis
report from Insight Research, there is a ...
[[ Statistics ]]
Survey shows Russia's mobile penetration up to 62% as of May
Russia's mobile service penetration rate amounted to about 62% in May,
up from about 60% in January, according to survey results that were
released Tuesday by Russia's ROMIR Monitoring. ...
Nearing Two Billion GSM Customers
The number of GSM subscriptions worldwide will pass 2 billion within
the next couple of weeks, according to GSA - the Global mobile
Suppliers Association. The first billion GSM subscriptions was
announced in February 2004, 12 years after the launch o...