Cellular News for Friday 9th September 2005

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1.5 Billion GSM Customers
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3G Americas reports that as of August 2005, there are 1.5 billion GSM customers according to the latest subscriber data from Informa Telecoms & Media. Remarkably, it was just in Q1 2004 that the GSM t...

Pre-WiMAX Trial in Manhattan Next Year

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Adaptix, a provider of software defined, all-IP Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiple Access (OFDMA) wireless mobile broadband access technologies, and the NY3G Partnership, a Broadband Radio Service...

Nokia Moving to Minimise Semiconductor Dependency

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Merrill Lynch has issued a report commenting on moves by Nokia to lower its handset component costs as well as diverging its supply lines to protect it from a potential ly damaging WinTel style allian...

Mobiles Work On English Channel Ferries

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Passengers and staff are now able to make wireless phone calls while at sea aboard the Stena Line's Stena Europe, a SuperFerry that sails the English Channel. Maritime Communications Partner (MCP) is ...

Large Enterprises Plan New Investments in WiFi, GPS, Push-to-Talk and RFID

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While RFID (Radio Frequency ID) and GPS (Global Positioning System) applications remain relatively rare among large enterprises, these two application areas will likely become much more common after t...

Motorola CEO: Co Needs To Increase Market Share In India

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There are phenomenal growth opportunities in emerging markets for Motorola Inc. (MOT), but one country the telecom-equipment maker needs to work on is India, Chief Executive Ed Zander said Wednesday. ...

Ericsson To License 3G Platform To NEC

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Telefon AB LM Ericsson (ERICY) Thursday said it has signed a license agreement with NEC Corp. (NIPNY) for U250, the latest Wideband Code Division Multiple Access/General Packet Radio Systems platform ...

EU Court Rules Most Mobile Phone "Mast Taxes" Are Legal

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The European Court of Justice ruled Thursday that most taxes imposed on mobile phone masts are legal. The case involves the Belgian communes of Fleron and Schaerbeek, who imposed taxes on ma...

EU Divided Over Data-retention Bill For Security Package

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NEWCASTLE, England (AP)--European Union nations debated a contentious plan Thursday that would force telecommunications companies to keep records of cell-phone and e-mail traffic for up to three years...

Nokia Supplies WCDMA Network To Eurotel

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Finland's Nokia Oyj (NOK) said Thursday it has signed a contract with Czech mobile operator Eurotel Praha (ERP.YY) for the supply of wideband code division multiple access, WCDMA, third generation net...

EU OK's Taiwan Co BenQ To Buy Siemens Mobile

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The European Commission Thursday cleared Taiwanese electronics manufacturer BenQ Corp. (2352.TW) to buy the mobile phone unit of German electronics and engineering group Siemens AG (SI).

Sony Ericsson Can't Meet Demand For Walkman Phone

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Sony Ericsson can't meet demand for its new music phone W800, a company spokesman told Dow Jones Newswires Thursday. Sony Ericsson, a joint venture of Sony Corp. (SNE) and Telefon AB LM Eric...

Telecom Italia 1st Half Net Profit Up 81% On Accounting,Capital Gain

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Telecom Italia SpA (TIT.MI) said Thursday its first half consolidated net profit increased by 81% thanks to accounting changes and capital gains from asset disposals. Italy's leading telecom...

Telekom Austria To Pursue Legal Action Over Mast Tax

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Telekom Austria AG (TKA) said Thursday it will continue pursuing legal action to stop a tax being levied on wireless masts in Lower Austria after a European Union court ruled that such taxes are legal...

Nokia's Gross Margin On Network Services Around 25% - Executive

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Nokia Corp.'s (NOK) network services unit is seeing gross margins of around 25% to 26%, Executive Vice President Simon Beresford-Wylie told investors in a Web cast conference Thursday.

Solar Flare Hampers Communications

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SAN FRANCISCO (Dow Jones) - Nature has thrown another curveball at communications systems and power grids already pounded by Hurricane Katrina: Solar flares.

The National Oceanic and At...

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