Cellular-News for Tuesday 28th February 2006

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[[ 3G ]]

3G LTE Could Enhance 3G Networks
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Amid growing interest in alternative technologies, such as DVB-H and WiMAX, 3G is set to fight back with 3G LTE, or Super 3G, which could dramatically enhance the capabilities of 3G networks from 2009, according to a new report from Sound Partners Re...

China's 3G Subscribers Will Reach 10 Million in 2006

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Analysys International says that China's total 3G mobile communication subscribers will exceed 10 million in 2006 and will reach 100 million in the following five years. In 2006, the development of 3G services will drive the increase of 3G subscriber...

Quintel Deploys First Multi-Operator 3G Shared Antenna System

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Quintel Technology says that it has successfully installed its first multi-operator, independent variable tilt (IVT) 3G shared antenna solution at Trentham in Staffordshire on behalf of three UK mobile operators. O2, the Trentham site owner, replaced...

[[ Financial ]]

Vodafone CEO Says No Plans To Sell Verizon Wireless Stake

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Vodafone Group has no plans to sell its 45% stake in U.S. company Verizon Wireless, the UK cellular operator's Chief Executive Arun Sarin said Monday. ...

NEWS SNAP:Vodafone Slashed Outlook Means GBP23-28 Billion Charge

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Vodafone Group, Monday slashed its own forecasts for its medium and long-term growth, triggering an impairment charge of at least GBP23 billion and possibly as much as GBP28 billion. ...

2ND UPDATE: Vodafone To Write Off Up To $49 Billion In Goodwill
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Vodafone Group on Monday said it will slash as much as $49 billion in goodwill due to slowing growth in Germany and other top markets. ...

Vodafone Files To Block TDC Sale Of Polkomtel Shares

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PREMIUM - Vodafone has filed a request to a Warsaw court to stop a transfer of shares in Poland's mobile operator Polkomtel by Denmark's TDC, Vodafone's spokesman told Dow Jones Newswires Monday. ...

Sonaecom Registers PT Bid; Offer Values Co Above Peers

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Sonaecom SGPS on Monday delivered its preliminary bid offer for Portugal Telecom to the market regulator to begin the formal registration process. ...

Vodacom Still Interested In Nigerian Market

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According to Mr. Alan Knott-Craig, Chief Executive Officer of the Vodacom Group, Vodacom remains committed and interested in entering the Nigerian market, and to that end has been pursuing the acquisition of a controlling interest in V-Mobile, one of...

[[ Handsets ]]

All CDMA Handsets Sold Last Year Were 3G Capable

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The CDMA Development Group (CDG) has reported that 3G CDMA2000 accounted for nearly all CDMA handsets sold in 2005. Sales of 1xEV-DO handsets grew from 11 million to 27 million units, as more operators aggressively promoted their broadband offerings....

[[ Legal ]]

NTP Offered RIM A License That'Fully Protects Everyone'

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NTP Inc. said Monday that Blackberry-maker Research in Motion Ltd. mischaracterized the proposed license agreement between the two companies and that it offered RIM a license "that protects everyone." The patent-holding company added that it is "open...

[[ Messaging ]]

BlackBerry's Lags Brand Perception in Growing Smartphone Market

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Brandimensions has released a new research report that measures consumer sentiment for the smartphone market, which encompasses Research In Motion (RIM) BlackBerry, Palm Treo, HP iPAQ and Motorola Q devices. Brandimensions searched over 150 million I...

[[ Mobile Content ]]

CBS, Viacom, Fox Reach Out For Cell-Phone Users

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Media companies CBS, Viacom and News Corp. made a series of moves into the wireless arena as they battle for the eyes and ears of cell-phone users with their own TV shows, films and music. ...

[[ Network Operators ]]

Tele2 Signs National Roaming Pact In Switzerland

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Tele2, the Swedish telephony services company, said Monday it strengthens its mobile telephony offering in Switzerland with a national roaming agreement, with TDC owned Sunrise. ...

[[ Regulatory ]]

Indian Regulator Orders Tariff Changes

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India's regulator, TRAI has issued an order to the mobile network operators in the States of Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, West Bengal and Uttar Pradesh not to charge differential tariffs for calls terminating in BSNL network and other service providers n...

Millicom Extends Sri Lanka GSM License

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Millicom International Cellular has announced that its subsidiary Celltel has extended its cellular license in Sri Lanka until 2018 at a cost of approximately US$5 million. Celltel has extended its license for 10 years from the expiry of the current ...

[[ Reports ]]

Corporate Buying of Wireless Services and Equipment in 2005

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Because of their ability to generate higher average revenues per user (ARPU), business customers continue to represent one of the most attractive market segments for wireless carriers. As they seek to expand this lucrative subscriber base, carriers n...

Wireless Venture Capital Is About To Hit An All-Time High

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Investments in wireless technology maintained strong growth recently and are bucking the general venture capital investment trends that have witnessed overall decline from 2000 to 2005. The portion dedicated to wireless investments is on the increase...

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