Cellular-News for Friday 18th November 2005

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[[3G News]]

3G Security Protection for Israeli Network
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ArcSight says that Israel's Partner Communications has standardized on ArcSight's ESM software to protect its 3G wireless network operations from security threats. Partner Communications, a subsidiary of Hutchison Telecom, built the first GSM wireles...

Taiwan Operator Deploys Multi-Network Platform

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Azaire Networks has announced today that Taiwan's Chunghwa Mobile Business Group, part of Chunghwa Telecom, will deploy it' IP Converged Network Platform (IP-CNP). With the IP-CNP, Chunghwa Mobile will provide its subscribers seamless services across...

Qualcomm Announces Platforms for Long-Term Wireless Roadmap

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Qualcomm has announced its DMMX (DO Multicarrier Multilink eXtensions) and HMMX (HSDPA Multicarrier Multilink eXtensions) platforms to support the long-term roadmaps of EV-DO and HSDPA. The DMMX and HMMX platforms will not only significantly improve ...

[[Financial News]]

Virgin Mobile To Invest In 2nd Half Customer Growth

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Virgin Mobile Holdings Group PLC, the U.K. mobile telecommunications services provider, Thursday said it will step-up investment in customer acquisition in the second half after first-half results showed strong revenue growth. ...

Virgin Mobile Hasn't Been Approached About A Takeover

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Virgin Mobile Holdings PLC, the U.K. mobile telecommunications services provider, Thursday said it hasn't received any takeover approaches. ...

Vodafone CEO Takes "Full Responsibility" For Share Drop

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Vodafone Group PLC Chief Executive Arun Sarin took responsibility Thursday for the market reaction that earlier this week caused the company to lose more that 10% of its share value. ...

Consortium Makes Formal Danish Telecom TDC Bid - Reports

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COPENHAGEN (AP)--A group of private equity firms have made a formal bid for Denmark's leading telecom operator, TDC A/S, news reports said Thursday. ...

Exec says Russia's VimpelCom in talks to buy CIS cell operators soon

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Russia's second-largest mobile operator VimpelCom is holding negotiations on purchasing some mobile operators in the Commonwealth of Independent States, or CIS, and one of the deals may be closed by the end of this year, VimpelCom's Vice President ...

CEO sees VimpelCom's 2005 capex down on yr to $1.58 bln

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The capital expenditures of Russia's second-largest mobile operator VimpelCom are expected to decrease to about U.S. $1.58 billion this year from $1.68 billion in 2004, VimpelCom's CEO Alexander Izosimov told reporters Thursday. ...

[[Handsets News]]

Russian customs says mobile handset imports soar year-to-date

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Official mobile handset imports to Russia have risen to over 10 million units since the beginning of the year, Director of the Federal Customs Service Alexander Zherikhov said at a conference Thursday. ...

Nokia Executive Sees 3 Billion Mobile Phone Users Worldwide By '10

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TUNIS (AP)--The number of people worldwide using mobile phones will likely reach 3 billion by 2010, a Nokia Corp. executive said Thursday. ...

[[Legal News]]

Widow of NTP Founder Pens Angry Letter To U.S. Senators

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The widow of NTP Inc. founder Thomas Campana has written a letter to two Illinois senators complaining about the "gross injustice" that she is suffering at the hands of the U.S. government. ...

PRESS: UK court freezes Alfa's 25% in Russia's MegaFon

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The U.K.'s Privy Council of the House of Lords has frozen a 25.1% stake in Russia's third largest mobile operator MegaFon, indirectly owned by Alfa Group, Kommersant business daily reported Thursday. ...

[[Mobile Content News]]

Cingular Unveils New Web Interface For Mobile Phones

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In an effort to make surfing the Web easier, Cingular Wireless will unveil a new Internet interface for its cell phones. ...

NBC Sports Plans Mobile Games

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NBC Sports and Abandon Mobile have announced that three new NBC Sports-branded mobile game titles will be available on more than 125 types of mobile handsets across most major service providers starting in early 2006....

[[Network Contracts News]]

Motorola Wins Uzbek GSM Contract

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Motorola has won a three-year frame agreement with MCT Corp. to expand the network of MCT's joint venture GSM network operator, Coscom across Uzbekistan, including its capital Tashkent. The network deployment is currently underway and will continuall...

[[Personnel News]]

Motorola Director Dies Unexpectedly

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Motorola has announced the sudden death yesterday morning of Geoffrey Frost, executive vice president and Motorola's chief marketing officer. Geoffrey joined Motorola in 1999 and was instrumental in defining Motorola's brand mission. His legacy is a ...

[[Regulatory News]]

Ofcom Starts Review Of Spectrum Used By Analog TV

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Ofcom, the U.K. telecommunications and media regulator, Thursday launched a review of the spectrum used by analog television, prior to the completion of the switch over to digital television. ...

French Regulator Cuts SMS Text-Messaging Charge

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French electronic communications regulator ARCEP said Thursday it has decided to lower the wholesale charge for SMS text messaging interconnection through France's three mobile telecom operators to EUR0.043 per SMS from EUR0.05336, retroactive to Jul...

Russia's official denies NTC may get GSM license on Nov 28

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Russia's State Radio Frequency Commission does not plan to make a decision on awarding a GSM 1800 license for operation in the Far-East Federal District to New Telephone Company, or NTC, at its meeting on November 28, Andrei Beskorovainy, director of...

[[Statistics News]]

Brazil 10-Months Mobile Phone Client Levels Up 15.6 Million -Anatel

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Brazilian mobile phone companies added 15.6 million customers in the first ten months of 2005, bringing the total subscriber base to 81.24 million consumers, telecommunications regulator Anatel said Thursday. ...

[[Technology News]]

Can WiMAX Live up to the Hype?

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Over the last few years, WiMAX has been hyped as the broadband wireless technology of the future, providing a single solution for a variety of applications, including last-mile fixed broadband access, wireless backhaul for cellular phone sites and as...

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