Cellular-News for Friday 16th December 2005

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[[ 3G ]]

Orange Combines Wifi, 3G & GPRS to Simplify Mobile Data Access

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Orange UK has announced the launch of Business Everywhere - an integrated mobile solution for connecting to business applications via the Internet which will include access to over 13,000 Wifi hotspots across the UK and the rest of the world. Availab...

Czech Operator Optimises its 3G Network

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The Czech Republic based Eurotel has selected UK-based wireless network optimisation specialists Arieso to maximise the performance of its new 3G network, which went live at the start of December. Eurotel will use Arieso's pioneering algorithm-based ...

[[ Financial ]]

KT Freetel Confirms In Strategic Alliance With DoCoMo

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KT Freetel Ltd. confirmed Thursday it has signed a strategic alliance agreement with Japan's NTT DoCoMo in which the Japanese wireless operator will purchase a 10% stake in KTF for about KRW564.9 billion. ...

Intracom: Has Right To Buy 10% Of Telsim From Vodafone

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Intracom, a Greek telecommunications and information technology company, said Thursday it has an option to buy as much as 10% of Turkish wireless operator Telsim Mobil Telekomunikasyon from Vodafone Group PLC. ...

Russia's Rezervspetsmet says seizes Bitel's office

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Representatives of Russia's Rezervspetsmet have seized the office of Kyrgyzstan's largest mobile operator Bitel in the Kyrgyz capital, Bishkek, Rezervspetsmet said in a press release Thursday. ...

RIM Investors Should Prepare For Big Settlement

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Investors in Research in Motion Ltd. should be prepared to see the BlackBerry maker pay close to $1 billion if it settles its long-running legal battle with NTP Inc. for terms that are looking both reasonable and possible. ...

Russian CDMA Operator to Invest $100 mln in Network

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Russian mobile operator Sky Link plans to invest over U.S. $100 million in the construction of its federal network in 2006, Sky Link's CEO Raisa Rozinova told a videoconference from Moscow Thursday. ...

Telekom Confirms Exit Plans for Guinea Venture

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Telekom Malaysia has confirmed that it has decided to completly withdraw from the Guinea market where the company had been operating the local landline and mobile phone network, Societe des Telecommunications de Guinee (Sotelgui.). TM will continue t...

[[ Handsets ]]

Russia's Euroset opens 12 outlets in Ukraine since Monday

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Russia's largest mobile handset retailer Euroset has opened 12 outlets in 10 Ukrainian cities since Monday increasing the total number of its outlets in Ukraine to 122, the company said Thursday. ...

NII Holdings In New Handset Purchase Pact With Motorola

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NII Holdings Inc. signed a new handset-purchase agreement with Motorola Inc. ...

US Shoppers Willing to Pay Extra For "cool" Phones

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According to new research from Compete, USA based cellular phone shoppers are coveting "cool" phones and popular features this holiday season, even if they don't come free. These shopping preferences put the Motorola RAZR and the Danger Sidekick II a...

[[ Legal ]]

Court Won't Dismiss Ubiquitel Suit Against Nextel

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A Delaware judge Wednesday turned aside a bid to block a lawsuit by Sprint affiliate Ubiquitel Inc. against Nextel Communications Inc. ...

Mobile Email Startup Sues Microsoft On Patents

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SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP)--Mobile email startup Visto Corp. has sued Microsoft Corp. (MSFT) for allegedly infringing on three of its patents related to how information is handled between servers and handheld devices such as cellular phones. ...

Ukraine's antitrust opens case against mobile operator Kyivstar

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Ukraine's Antimonopoly Committee has initiated a case against Ukraine's largest mobile operator Kyivstar, the committee said in a statement Thursday. ...

Most UK Phones Allow Children to Access Adult Content

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Children are just two clicks away from viewing, pornography, adult chatrooms and gambling websites on internet capable mobile phones this Christmas says the web filtering company, Blue Coat. With thousands of teenagers and parents spending their Chri...

[[ Messaging ]]

3G MMS Sent to MS Outlook

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General Wireless has signed a contract with Hutchison 3G in Scandinavia, to deliver its eMMS solution for integrating PC-based e-mail with mobile text and multimedia messaging. In cooperation with General Wireless, the mobile operator 3 launched the ...

[[ Mobile Content ]]

Developing Mobile Payment Services in China

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China's SmartPay Jieyin and Pudong Development Bank have announced a broad-ranging nationwide cooperation on mobile payment services. SmartPay and Pudong Development Bank will jointly cooperate to allow banking customers to register for SmartPay mobi...

[[ MVNO ]]

Amp'd Mobile Gets $50 Million In Funding From Viacom's MTV

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With its content-laden cellphone service expected to be made available Thursday, Amp'd Mobile Inc. has announced a partnership with MTV Networks and closed a $50 million investment from the music and entertainment concern. ...

Experts Predict Global Brands Will Dominate the MVNO Market

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Motricity has published the results of a survey conducted at last week's MVNO Summit in Miami. The poll of nearly a quarter of conference attendees indicates that brand affinity will be more critical to MVNO success than low pricing. Sixty-two percen...

[[ Network Contracts ]]

New Chad Operator Signs Backhaul Contract

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Intelsat has signed a contract with Millicom, Chad's newest mobile operator, to provide cellular backhaul services to multiple locations within the country. Services have already been launched in the capital city of N'Djamena and will be available to...

[[ Reports ]]

Western European Billing and OSS market Set for Steady Growth

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Billing and OSS vendors in Western Europe should view the future with more confidence as the market is set to grow at an average annual rate of 6% over the five year period to 2010 to nearly US$1.7 billion, according to newly-released forecast data f...

Fixed-to-Mobile Calls Cost Europeans a Big Portion of their Bill

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Tarifica's comparison of fixed-to-mobile versus mobile-to-mobile call charges across a number of European operators reveals that it can cost Europeans considerably more to call a mobile phone from their fixed line than if they use their mobile handse...

[[ Statistics ]]

Brazil's Mobile Cos Register 1.1 Million New Clients In Nov

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Brazilian mobile phone companies added 1.1 million clients in November, indicating a minor slowdown in the breakneck expansion in cellphone usage, according to preliminary figures released by telecommunications regulator Anatel Thursday. ...

[[ Technology ]]

IPWireless Signs Manufacturing Agreement for TD-CDMA Products

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IPWireless has announced Solectron as the exclusive provider of outsourced new product introduction (NPI) and manufacturing services. Under the terms of the agreement, Solectron will be the exclusive provider of outsourced NPI services for new produc...

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