Cellular-News for Thursday 17th November 2005

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[[3G News]]

Irish Regulator Awards Final 3G License

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Ireland's communications regulator Wednesday awarded Smart Telecom PLC Ireland's fourth and final third-generation mobile phone license. ...

CDMA 1xEV-DO Coverage Expanded in Canada

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Bell Canada says that it has extended its CDMA2000 1xEV-DO (Evolution Data Optimized) network to Western Canada. Bell Mobility users in Vancouver, British Columbia and both Calgary and Edmonton, Alberta will now immediately enjoy the benefits of a 3G...

[[Financial News]]

Vodafone's Japan Head Says Operations Continuing To Improve

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A day after Vodafone Group PLC warned that further investments to turn around its Japanese unit would dent profits ahead, the head of Japan operations said Wednesday it won't be long before the unit returns to a growth path. ...

Telekom Austria Upgrades 05 Outlook, 3Q Net +90%

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Telekom Austria AG Wednesday raised its full-year net profit forecast after reporting a 90% jump in third-quarter net profit, partly due to the first-time consolidation of Bulgarian company Mobiltel. ...

Russia's MegaFon capex up, at $500 million in Jan-Jun

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The capital expenditures of Russia's third largest mobile operator MegaFon rose 63% on the year to U.S. $500 million in January-June, the company said Wednesday. ...

Fraud Cost Operators US$170 Billion in One Year

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Azure Solutions, the revenue-assurance company has revealed that global telecoms operators are losing an estimated 11.6% of turnover ($170 billion) through fraud and other types of revenue leakage in

2005, compared to 10.7% in 2004. This is one of th... [[Handsets News]]

Motorola To Speed Up Shipping of New Handsets

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PREMIUM - Stepping up the competitive battle in the handset market, Motorola will begin shipping its phones immediately after announcing them next year, according to an executive. ...

Motorola Expands in India

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Motorola has announced a series of important firsts to help drive the company's growth in India. Specifically, Motorola announced the C115, one of the company's hottest-selling handsets, will now have a "Made in India" label - a first for the company...

[[Interviews News]]

INTERVIEW: Symbian CEO Says Targeting Mass Market

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PREMIUM - The Symbian software used in high-end mobile phones will expand out of its current niche, Symbian Chief Executive Nigel Clifford said Wednesday. ...

[[Legal News]]

EU: No Decision On Kroes Conflict In Telefonica-O2 Deal

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Europe's top antitrust official Neelie Kroes hasn't decided whether to let another European Commission official review Telefonica SA's bid for O2 PLC, the Commission said Wednesday. ...

FOCUS: VimpelCom enters Ukraine, conflict with Telenor to worsen

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Despite fierce opposition from a key shareholder, Russia?s second-largest mobile operator VimpelCom closed a deal last week to buy Ukrainian Radiosystems, or URS, a little-known small mobile operator in Ukraine. ...

Chile Antitrust Court Rejects Telefonica Moviles' Auction

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Chile's antitrust court Wednesday rejected the mobile spectrum auction submitted by the Chilean unit of mobile telephony company Telefonica Moviles. ...

[[Messaging News]]

UK Data Users Tend to Switch Networks Regularly - report

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More than half of advanced mobile data service users in the UK have switched mobile network provider in the last three years, according to independent research commissioned by LogicaCMG. The research also shows that users of services such as MMS and ...

[[Mobile Content News]]

Wireless Content Market Rebound Begins

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The Russian research firm, J'son & Partners (J&P) announced in a recent client letter that its indicators show a clear rebound in the Russian wireless content industry in 3Q and 4Q 2005. Following a slack-down and crisis in 1H 2005, the Russian wirel...

[[Network Contracts News]]

O2 Germany Awards Siemens EUR250 Million Wireless Equipment Deal

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German engineering firm Siemens AG Wednesday said that O2 Germany has placed an order with its telecoms equipment unit to deliver mobile technology for its GSM/UMTS network by 2010, worth EUR250 million. ...

Ericsson To Build Network In Ukraine For Vimpelcom

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Swedish telecommunications equipment maker Telefon AB LM Ericsson Wednesday said it has signed a deal with Russian mobile operator Vimpel Communications to supply a GSM/GPRS/EDGE network in Ukraine. ...

Macau Signs CDMA Roaming Contract

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Syniverse Technologies has been awarded a contract with China Unicom Macau for a suite of voice roaming services that includes clearinghouse services for roaming revenue settlement and exchange between roaming partners, network connectivity and inter...

Vodafone Signs Latin American Partnership

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Vodafone has signed a group wide co-operation Agreement with America Movil covering 53 countries across the Americas, Africa, Europe and Asia. Under the terms of the agreement America Movil and Vodafone will deliver international roaming services to ...

[[Network Operators News]]

MTS launches network in 2 Russian regions

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Russia's largest mobile operator Mobile TeleSystems (MTS) has started operating in Russia's constituent republics of Ingushetia and Kabardino-Balkaria and plans to launch its network in the constituent republic of Karachayevo-Cherkessia Thursday, M...

[[Regulatory News]]

Russia May Allocate GSM Frequencies Without Tender

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The Russian government is prepared to allocate mobile phone frequencies for Russia's Far-East districts to OAO New Telephone Company, or NTC, without a tender, according to documents seen Wednesday by Dow Jones Newswires. ...

Tunisia's Telecom Market: At the Threshold of Major Changes

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The planned privatization of Tunisie Telecom will be a major event in Tunisia's telecom history says a report from Arab Advisors. That, along with the government's liberalization plans, will usher in a new era of massive growth and potential in the T...

[[Statistics News]]

Camera Phone Shipments to Reach 850 Million in 2009 - report

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InfoTrends/CAP Ventures' latest camera phone and photo messaging forecast shows worldwide camera phone shipments continuing on a strong growth trajectory, climbing from 370 million units in 2005 to 847 million units in 2009....

Cell Phone Roaming Spending Climbs During Summer Vacation Season

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Roaming spending for American mobile phone subscribers rose during the peak summer travel season, according to Telephia. The latest data from Telephia's Customer Value Metrics report shows cell phone subscribers paid 15% more in roaming charges to ne...

8 out of 10 Cell Phone Customers Choose GSM Service
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Wireless industry trade association 3G Americas reports that the GSM family of wireless technologies -- GSM, GPRS, EDGE and UMTS/HSDPA -- added more than 112 million new customers in three months (Q3 2005), increasing its global market share to 77.6%... [[Technology News]]

Intel Sees Mobile Chip Market Share Over 10%

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Intel Corp. Chairman Craig Barrett said Wednesday he expects the company to reach a double-digit share in the global chip market for mobile phones in the next few years. ...

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