Cellular-News for Monday 10th April 2006

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[[3G News]]

3G Market Entering Refinement Period - report
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Cellular operators continued to steadily roll out new 3G systems in 2005, though the rate of new deployments has slowed, reports In-Stat. In 2005, 35 new WCDMA systems were deployed, as well as seven new CDMA2000 1X EV-DO systems, the high-tech marke...

Qualcomm Expects Commercialization of EV-DO Rev. B in 2007

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Qualcomm has unveiled more of the Company's strategy for driving CDMA2000 1xEV-DO Revision B to market. Still on schedule for commercialization in 2007, Qualcomm says that it's chipset solutions for the EV-DO Rev. B standard will support unsurpassed ...

[[Financial News]]

Research In Motion 4Q EPS 10 Cents Vs 61 Cents

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Research in Motion said late Thursday it swung to a quarterly profit as surging sales and a drop in legal expenses offset charges related to a long-running lawsuit it settled last month. ...

Official sees Russian mobile cos' 2008 revenues up to 401 bln rbl

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The revenue of Russian mobile operators is expected to increase to 401 billion rubles in 2008 from just over 300 billion rubles in 2005, Deputy IT and Telecommunications Minister Dmitry Milovantsev told a conference Friday. ...

Wireless Carrier Executives Bullish On Data Services Revenue Gains

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Data services will make up 20% of the U.S. wireless industry's total revenue by the end of the decade, said Len Lauer, chief operating officer of Sprint Nextel. ...

Alcatel Sees More Projects on the Horizon in Asia Pacific

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Alcatel's Asia-Pacific President Christian Reinaudo, addressing an Asia Pacific reporter event in Sydney recently, said that the Asia Pacific region's telecommunications market is on the cusp of a new trend around network transformation....

Verizon Wireless Buys Small Operator

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The USA based CDMA operator, Verizon Wireless has purchased the operating assets of Mid-Missouri Cellular, which will expand Verizon Wireless' network footprint in seven counties in central Missouri. Financial terms are not being disclosed. The purch...

[[Handsets News]]

PRESS: Russia's Euroset says won't sue police for seized phones

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Russia's largest mobile handset retailer Euroset is not currently planning to sue the Russian police for the recent seizure of a batch of mobile handsets, Euroset's President Eldar Razroyev said, Kommersant reported Friday. ...

DJ Matsushita Elec:Mulling 3G Cellphone Tie-Up With NEC,TI

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Matsushita Electric Industrial and NEC said Friday the two companies and Texas Instruments are considering a tie-up in the area of mobile phone handsets, in a move that could strengthen their cost competitiveness. ...

US Cell Phone Users Asian-Grade M-Commerce Services

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Many U.S. cell phone users want the same advanced mobile commerce services and biometric fingerprint protection that are available to cell phone users in Asia, a new AuthenTec survey found. The online survey of nearly 500 U.S. cell phone users, which...

[[Legal News]]

Court adjourns hearings of Norway's Telenor claim vs VimpelCom

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The Moscow Arbitration Court has adjourned until May 15 the hearings of a lawsuit filed by Norwegian telecommunication company Telenor, seeking to find VimpelCom's extraordinary general meeting of shareholders (EGM) held on September 14, 2005, void. ...

[[MVNO News]]

Vivendi's SFR To Appeal Regulator's Decision On Afone

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Vivendi Universal's unit SFR, the second-largest mobile operator in France, Friday said it will appeal a regulator's demand that it offer telecommunications services company Afone (France) access to its network. ...

[[Network Contracts News]]

Cisco to install wireless mesh network in northern city

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US networking equipment vendor Cisco Systems plans to install a wireless mesh network for a local government authority in the north of Brazil, reported local technology publication IT Inside. ...

Harris Wins African GSM Backbone Contract

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MTN Zambia has selected Harris Corporation to design, build and install new microwave infrastructure for its national GSM network. Harris TRuepoint radios will be used to construct a new network backbone, metro rings and access links connecting MTN Z...

[[Offbeat News]]

DJ Nepal Govt Cuts Cell Phone Service Ahead Of Protest Rally

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KATMANDU, Nepal (AP)--Nepal's royal government severed cellular mobile services in the Nepalese capital Saturday in an apparent attempt to foil an anti-government rally in Katmandu. ...

Presidential candidate against tax on mobiles, cable TV

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Peruvian presidential candidate Ollanta Humala has criticized the ruling Partido Nacionalista del Perú (PNP) for its plans to impose taxes on mobile phones and cable television, local daily Diario Correo reported. ...

[[Regulatory News]]

Customs service for NW Russia says to tighten cell phone import control

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The Federal Customs Service's division for Russia's Northwest Federal District plans to tighten control over imported mobile handsets, the customs service said Friday. ...

Entel appeal derails Movistar spectrum auction

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Chile's antimonopoly tribunal TDLC has accepted an appeal presented by the country's second largest operator Entel to stop the sale of excess spectrum by rival operator Movistar Chile, local newspaper Diario Financiero reported. ...

[[Reports News]]

Research: 768k broadband wireless users by 2010

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The number of Brazilans using wireless broadband connections such as WiMax is expected to grow to 768,000 by 2010, after several companies launch such services this year, research firm Maravedis said in a report. ...

Wireless Markets Will Drive GaAs Device Growth

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Strategy Analytics has published a five year outlook for the Gallium Arsenide (GaAs) microelectronics industry. The report predicts that GaAs device revenues will grow by 36% over 2005 to 2010, breaking the US$3 billion barrier in 2006. Overall marke...

S&P:Pressures Continue For EMEA Telcos

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The first quarter of 2006 for the EMEA (Europe, the Middle East, and Africa) region's largest telecoms operators saw a continuation of the

2005 trends, says Standard & Poor's Ratings Services. The report card provides an overview of the performance o... [[Statistics News]]

Subscriber Growth Breaks Record - Again

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The USA's Wireless Association has announced that 25.7 million new wireless subscribers were added in calendar year 2005, breaking a previous 12-month growth record that was set in June. The total number of estimated wireless customers in America at ...

[[Technology News]]

Mobile Technologies Flaunt Capabilities At Wireless Show

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Last year, the CTIA Wireless show set the foundation for next-generation technology ranging from high-speed mobile connection to integrated voice and data networks. This year, the equipment vendors are back to show off their capabilities. ...

New Zealand Testing Dynamic Optimization of Mobile Networks

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Bell Labs, the research and development arm of Lucent Technologies says that it has been working with Telecom New Zealand over the last two years to trial a unique new approach to optimizing the coverage and capacity of mobile networks. This technolo...

Air France to Offer In-Flight GSM Connectivity

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The French state airline, Air France will take delivery in early 2007 of the first Airbus aircraft line fitted with the OnAir GSM equipment enabling the use of mobile phones on board, it was announced lst week, at the Aircraft Interiors Expo in Hambu...

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