[[ 3G ]]
Telenor Buys 3G License In Denmark
Norwegian telecommunications operator Telenor ASA (TELN) Monday said its Sonofon unit has received the fourth Danish UMTS, or third-generation, license by The Danish National Information Technology and Telecom Agency at a price of DKK533 million. ...
US-Ukrainian ITC starts building first 3G EvDO network
U.S.-Ukrainian CDMA operator International Telecommunication Company (ITC) has started building Ukraine's first EvDO, or Evolution Data Only, 3G high-speed network, Vsevolod Valovik, the company's marketing director told Prime-Tass Monday. ...
[[ Financial ]]
Brazil's Brasil Telecom To Boost Investments In 2006
Brazil's third-largest phone company, Brasil Telecom Participacoes, plans to invest a total of 2.5 billion Brazilian reals ($1.05 billion) in its operations in 2006, the company said in a statement Monday. ...
Argentina Telephone Union To Strike Over Hours, Wages
Workers at Telecom Argentina and Telefonica de Argentina, the country's two fixed-line operators, are planning an afternoon strike Monday to demand a shorter workday and higher salaries, renewing a labor dispute that has been latent for the last year...
Slow Cellphone Sales Hits RadioShack
The USA based retailer, RadioShack has warned that it is unlikely to achieve its fiscal year 2005 earnings. Despite the projected earnings shortfall, the company reiterated previous free cash flow guidance of US$80 million to US$100 million for the f...
[[ Handsets ]]
ZTE Signs 3G Handset Deal With Hutchison
China's ZTE has signed a 3G handsets supply agreement with Hutchison
3G. The first batch of ZTE and 3 co-branded WCDMA handsets has been shipped to the UK, and has been launched into the market for Christmas. Hutchison 3G operates 3G services in nine...
IC Content in Cellular Phones to Surge
In 2009, 80% of cellular phone unit sales are forecast to be replacement sales. IC Insights believes that, although some new cellular subscribers may be inclined to buy basic inexpensive phones, replacement handsets will tend to be "full-featured" an...
LG Launches 'Time Machine DMB Phone'
LG Electronics has announced the launch of the world's first 'Time Machine satellite DMB handset, LG-SB130/KB1300. The 'Time Machine TV Phone' is equipped with the 'Time Machine' function so that users can continue watching TV without pausing even wh...
[[ Legal ]]
MTS, Alliance Capital say do not recognize Bitel management
Russia's largest mobile operator Mobile TeleSystems (MTS), Kazakhstan's Alliance Capital and Daniyar Omurzakov, who is the general director of Kyrgyz mobile operator Bitel appointed by MTS, refuse to acknowledge the legitimacy of Bitel's manage...
Shenandoah Telecom Extends Talks With Sprint
Shenandoah Telecommunications Co. and Sprint Nextel Corp. agreed to extend their discussion of a management agreement until Feb. 15,
[[ Mobile Content ]]
Partnership to Offer Bill Payment Services via Cell Phones
Cell phone users without bank accounts will now be able to pay over
3,000 bills directly from their handsets thanks to a new partnership between SVC Financial Services and Ameracash Solutions. SVC, a provider of secure mobile transaction technologies...
Sluggish Asia Wireless Location Services Market on Verge of Taking Off
Location-based services (LBS) may finally realize its potential in the Asia/Pacific region in the upcoming five years, reports In-Stat. LBS has been labelled "the next big thing," and has been the subject of aggressive revenue projections by industry...
[[ Network Operators ]]
Belarus 3rd GSM operator to launch its network on Wednesday
A third Belarusian GSM mobile operator plans to launch its network into commercial operation Wednesday, the company's representative said Monday. ...
M1 Offers Roaming Deal With Vodafone
Singapore's M1 is offering savings of up to 60% savings on data charges and will pay local data rates when roaming on Vodafone networks. These savings can be enjoyed in 8 countries where Vodafone operates and in over 30 countries by early next year. ...
[[ Regulatory ]]
Russian telecom assoc says worried about caller-pays principle bill
Russia's Association of Regional Mobile Operators and GSM Association are concerned about a bill seeking to introduce the Calling Party Pays (CPP) principle in the country, the Association of Regional Mobile Operators said in a press release Monday...
[[ Statistics ]]
MegaFon user base in Russia's Far East up to 900,000 users
The subscriber base of Russia's third largest mobile operator MegaFon in the Far East Federal District soared to 900,000 users since the beginning of the year, the press service of Mobikom-Khabarovsk said Monday. ...
[[ Technology ]]
3.2 MegaPixel Camera Phone Sensor Launched
MagnaChip Semiconductor has announced the launch of a 3.2 megapixel CMOS image sensor for the camera phone application market. The 2.57u pixel of the MC532MA allows for excellent low-light performance in a small module size, which has typically been ...