Cellular-News for Monday 21st November 2005

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[[3G News]]

Denmark Invites Bids For 3G License

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Denmark's National IT and Telecom Agency Friday published an invitation to companies to bid for a fourth third-generation mobile telecom license. ...

Austria's First 3G Videomail Service

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Hutchison 3G Austria (H3G) says that it will launch the first mobile Videomail service in Austria one month ahead of Christmas, just in time to send festive video-greeting to friends and relatives. The service is facilitated by LogicaCMG's uOne solut...

Lithuania to Award 3G Licenses

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Lithuania's Communications Regulatory Authority (RRT) has announced a public tender for granting 3G licenses, using the "beauty contest" method. The tender shall be aimed at identifying three winners which will be granted the right to use radio frequ...

Motorola Shows Upgraded 1xEV-DO System

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Motorola has unveiled its prototype CDMA 1xEV-DO Rev. A solution. With downlink speeds of up to 3.1 Mbps and uplink speeds of up to 1.8 Mbps, CDMA 1xEV-DO Rev. A provides new capability for operators to offer enhanced services such as simultaneous vi...

[[Financial News]]

KPN Acquires Assets From Photo Chain Kral

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KPN says that it has reached an agreement with the receivers about the acquisition of important assets from the bankrupt photo chain Kral. ...

Deutsche Telekom: No Concrete Plan For Any US Buy Now

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Deutsche Telekom AG said Friday it isn't considering large acquisitions in the U.S., but could be interested in small regional mobile operators. ...

Alltel In Pact To Buy Midwest Wireless For $1.075 Billion

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Alltel Corp. agreed to buy rural wireless carrier, Midwest Wireless, for $1.075 billion in cash. ...

Telecom Italia: Brazil Unit EBITDA Margin Over 30% - Chairman

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Telecom Italia sees its Brazilian mobile phone unit reaching a margin on earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization above 30% but under 40%, its chairman said Friday. ...

Sprint, Nextel Partners Must Reveal Appraisal Numbers

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A Delaware judge Friday said Sprint Nextel Corp. and Nextel Partners Inc. must reveal the numbers their appraisers come up with in a duel over how much Sprint must pay for the 68% of Nextel Partners that it does not own. ...

FOCUS: Russia's VimpelCom Q3 results solid, not spectacular

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Russia's second-largest mobile operator VimpelCom posted financial results Thursday for July-September, as calculated under U.S. GAAP, with the company's net profit jumping 93% on the year to U.S. $194.8 million and revenue increasing 50.5% on the ...

[[Mobile Content News]]

I-Mode Launched in Singapore

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DoCoMo has reported that Singapore's StarHub launched its i-mode service over the weekend. The service, which will be offered over StarHub's GPRS and W-CDMA networks, marks the opening of the 15th market for i-mode, following Japan, Germany, the Neth...

Developing an Anti-Virus Program for Smartphones

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Kaspersky Lab has launched a pilot project aimed at providing antivirus protection for smartphones. This new service, which is already being offered to OEM partners, precedes the release of Kaspersky Anti-Virus Mobile, a universal antivirus solution ...

Little Britain on Little Screens

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ROK Player has signed a licensing deal with BBC Worldwide, the BBC's commercial arm, adding to the company's portfolio of entertainment content with two cult comedies. The arrangement sees Matt Lucas and David Walliams' hilarious and often risquit...

[[Network Contracts News]]

Ericsson In Deal With Sun Cellular

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Swedish telecommunications equipment maker Telefon AB LM Ericsson Friday said it has extended its managed service partnership with Sun Cellular to include Ericsson's hosted enterprise solution for push e-mail and Personal Information Management, or P...

No Escape from Cellphones While On a Cruise

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SeaMobile has signed an agreement with Silversea Cruises to enable mobile phones to work when out at sea. The first Silversea ship to deploy the SeaMobile services will be the Silver Whisper. Passengers and crew aboard the ship will be able to use th...

[[Network Operators News]]

Virgin Mobile Expands Retail Presence

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Virgin Mobile UK has said that it is opening 12 further Virgin Mobile concessions in WHSmith High Street stores, creating 36 new jobs. These

12 new concessions take Virgin Mobile's presence in WHSmith High Street stores to 19, following a successful ... [[Statistics News]]

Increasing Numbers of Women See Their Mobile as a 'Lifestyle Tool'

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According to a study commissioned by Mobilkom Austria, for 44% of women, their mobile is a "status symbol" - Far more women than men never switch their mobile off - The reason: they want their friends and family to be able to reach them - Manufacture...

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