Cellular-News for Thursday 23rd February 2006

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[[ 3G ]]

Georgia to auction 3G mobile license

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Georgia's National Communications Commission plans to auction a third generation (3G) mobile services license on April 21, the commission said Wednesday. ...

Challenges Ahead for TD-SCDMA in China

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The Chinese mobile telephony market is one of the most dynamic and complicated in the world, and it will become considerably more complex in the next few years. At the end of January 2006, China's government set TD-SCDMA as the national standard for ...

[[ Financial ]]

Australia's Telstra No Comment On Taiwan Mobile Stake

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Australia's Telstra Corp. declined to comment Wednesday on a report the company is interested in buying a 30% stake in Taiwan Mobile from Taiwan Fixed Network. ...

Ukraine's mobile services revenue down 16.6% on month in Jan

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Mobile services in Ukraine brought operators a total revenue of 1.291 million hryvnas in January, or 16.6% down on the month, Ukraine?s State Statistics Committee said Wednesday. ...

[[ Handsets ]]

Panasonic 3G Phone Shipping

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Panasonic Mobile says that it has begun shipment of "FOMA P901iTV" mobile handsets to Japan's DoCoMo. The P901iTV is NTT DoCoMo's first mobile handset to receive terrestrial digital broadcasting signals in addition to conventional analog signals. The...

Samsung Starts Indian GSM Handset Production

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Samsung says that it has started production of GSM handsets at its Manesar plant in Haryana, India. All these products will be customized with the help of Samsung India Software Operations unit (SISO), Samsung's R&D Centre located at Bangalore. The f...

[[ Mobile Content ]]

Debifone expands regional presence

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Regional mobile payment solutions provider Debifone has expanded its presence in South America launching operations in Uruguay for its mobile payment service, the company said in a statement. ...

[[ Network Contracts ]]

Ericsson Gets HSDPA Contracts

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Swedish telecommunications equipment maker Ericsson, Wednesday said has signed contracts with Italian operator 3 and Swiss operator Swisscom Mobile for the use of its mobile broadband solution HSDPA. ...

[[ Network Operators ]]

Ukrainian president meets with Telenor's representatives

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Ukraine's President Viktor Yushchenko held a meeting with representatives of Norway's telecommunication company Telenor on Tuesday, the president's press office reported Wednesday. ...

Vodafone Signs Bulgarian Branding Agreement

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Vodafone has signed a Partner Agreement with Mobiltel, the Bulgarian mobile operator of Telekom Austria. Under the terms of the agreement, Mobiltel will be able to provide their customers with Vodafone products and services for international voice an...

[[ Regulatory ]]

Russian parliament's upper house approves caller pays bill

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The upper house of the Russian parliament, the Federation Council, approved Wednesday a bill seeking to introduce the Calling Party Pays (CPP) principle in Russia. ...

ICE, govt telecoms liberalization talks stalled

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Negotiations between government officials and authorities of Costa Rican state telecoms monopoly ICE to open up one of the last non-liberalized telecommunications markets in the Central American-Caribbean region have hit a stumbling block, local dail...

Movistar to award spectrum April 21

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Chilean mobile operator Movistar, a unit of Spain's Telefonica Mviles, has set April 21 as the date to award 25Mhz of excess spectrum it has in the 800MHz band, local press reported. ...

FAS wants to delay awarding frequencies in Russia's Far East

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Russia's Federal Antimonopoly Service (FAS) has suggested that the State Radio Frequency Commission should decide on allocating frequencies in Russia's Far East Federal District after the FAS has completed considering VimpelCom's complaint, the ...

Illegal GSM Network Closed

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Afghanistan's telecoms regulator has shut down an illegal GSM network which had been detected operating in the capital city, Kabul. H. E. Eng. A. Sangin Minister of Communications stated that T.R.B. Department of the Ministry of Communications in col...

[[ Reports ]]

Pre-Paid Customers Gain Traction With Wireless Carriers

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The pre-paid wireless customer, once scoffed at by carriers, has now become a valuable source of business for the industry. ...

Mobile Infrastructure Market to Continue Strong Sales in Coming Years

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Mobile expansion in emerging regions such as Latin America, Asia, and Africa and continued growth in data services throughout the world will allow infrastructure vendors to make great strides over the next years, according to a new Visant Strategies ...

[[ Statistics ]]

Movistar unit surpasses 8 million clients

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Argentine mobile operator Movistar Argentina, a unit of Spain's Telefonica Mviles, saw its client base rise 45% last year to over 8 million users, the company said in a statement. ...

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