Cellular-News for Monday 9th January 2006

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We have signed an agreement with Business News Americas to offer selected news from their services to cellular-news readers. BNAmericas is one of the leading news publications covering Latin Amercia, and their addition to cellular-news will significantly improve our coverage of the South Americas.

[[3G News]]

China's Homegrown 3G Standard Ready For Network

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China's homegrown third-generation mobile standard is sufficiently advanced to begin developing a domestic 3G network, the Communist Party newspaper reported Friday. ...

[[Financial News]]

Endwave In Long-Term Purchase Pact With Nokia

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Endwave Corp. disclosed Friday that it signed a long-term purchase agreement with its largest customer, Nokia Corp., last week. ...

China State Asset Official Suggests Stock Plan For Government Cos

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A senior Chinese government official Saturday proposed a shareholding structure for reforming the large state-owned enterprises. ...

[[Handsets News]]

Motorola Signs Deals with Google & Kodak

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Motorola Inc. and Eastman Kodak unveiled a partnership late Thursday to share their respective technologies and to jointly develop mobile camera phones. ...

Next Generation Of Wireless Handsets Goes Beyond Phones

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Mobile handsets, what Motorola calls the "device formerly known as the cell phone," can do a lot more these days than just let people talk to each other. ...

Samsung Expands Distribution in Latin America

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InfoSonics, one of the largest distributors of wireless handsets in the United States and Latin America, says that it has expanded its distribution agreement with Samsung Electronics Argentina to add Paraguay and Uruguay to the territory it is allowe...

Desktop Speakers for Sony Ericsson Walkman Handsets

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Sony Ericsson has announced two new music accessories, the Portable Speakers MPS-60 and the Music Desk Stand MDS-60. The Walkman-branded Music Desk Stand MDS-60 allows owners to share the music on their mobile phone and charge their phone at the same...

[[Legal News]]

Legal Problems Slow Network Deployment in Israel

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Israel's National Planning and Construction Council has issued a regulation that will require all cellular network operators to offer a

100% indemnity to local authorities for any possible lawsuits over impacts on the value of properties in the vicin... [[Mobile Content News]]

Yahoo Launches Services To Bring Content To Cellphones, TVs

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Yahoo unveiled a number of new products and services that will bring its content to televisions and cellphones and other mobile devices. ...

[[Network Contracts News]]

Venture to Build Phone Network in Somaliland

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Aquentium says that it has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Faaco Telecom to provide a telecommunication mobile phone system for the Republic of Somaliland. Under terms of the agreement, Aquentium Hong Kong is agreeing to install, serv...

[[Network Operators News]]

Number Portability Ready in Guam

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GTA, the incumbent local exchange carrier arm of TeleGuam Holdings, says that it has successfully upgraded its network to support wireless number porting for its wireless operations as well as for other unaffiliated cellular carriers on Guam. The Fed...

[[Offbeat News]]

Remote Control Car From Motorola

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Motorola has shown off a remote control toy car controlled by select Motorola iDEN handsets. Based on the Freescale Semiconductor wireless Personal Area Network (PAN) technology which utilizes the IEEE

802.15.4 standard, the 1/16 scale replica is the... [[Personnel News]]

Portugal Telecom CFO Bava To Run Domestic Mobile Unit TMN

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Portugal Telecom said Friday that its Chief Financial Officer, Zeinal Bava, would also become head of TMN, the company's domestic mobile unit. ...

[[Reports News]]

Mid-East Mobile Penetration to Overtake Asia-Pacific - report

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BIS Shrapnel has launched the latest editions of its Regional Mobile Communication studies, and forecast that the Middle East will surpass the Asia-Pacific in terms of the mobile penetration rate, by the end of 2006. Mr Joe Leong, Asia-Pacific analys...

[[Statistics News]]

Orascom Passes 30 Million Subscriber Mark

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Egypt's Orascom Telecom Holding (OTH) has announced its subscriber base exceeded the 30 million benchmark on December 31, 2005. OTH recorded over 30 million total subscribers on its networks operating in the Middle East, Africa and South Asia. This i...

DoCoMo Secures 20 Million 3G Customers

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Japan's DoCoMo has announced that the number of subscribers to it's 3G FOMA service surpassed the 20 million mark on December 29, 2005, a little over four years since the service's launch on October 1,


Lithuania Expected to Pass 150% Market Penetration This Year

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The Lithuanian GSM network operator, Bite has put out a statement commenting on the local market conditions and made the rather surprising conclusion that mobile penetration at the end of 2006 will reach 155 percent. According to data from TheMobileW...

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