Cellular-News for Wednesday 15th February 2006

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[[ 3G ]]

T-Mobile Aims To Up Mobile Data Speed Tenfold By 2010

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T-Mobile International, the wireless operator of German telecommunications giant Deutsche Telekom, Tuesday said it aims to increase the speed of wireless data communications tenfold by the end of this decade. ...

EDGE to HSDPA Handover Achieved

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The Hong Kong based network operator, CSL and Nokia have demonstrated the industry's first seamless service continuity between HSDPA and EDGE networks. In practice, this means seamless hand-overs from HSDPA to EDGE and back without service interrupti...

[[ Financial ]]

Vodafone To Confront VoIP Threat With Data Bundles - CEO

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Vodafone Group Chief Executive Arun Sarin Tuesday said the mobile phone operator will look to offer large mobile data bundles in the future to counter the potential threat from Voice over Internet Protocol telephony. ...

Customer Centred Service: What It Is and How to Implement "A Clear Path to Loyalty"

Customer service efforts often fail or fall short of objectives because of a largely inward focus on strategy, process, people and technology. This paper describes an outside-in approach to customer service and a 5 step plan to implement it.

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Compliments of eGain

[[ Handsets ]]

Nokia, Sanyo Intend To Form Global CDMA Mobile Phone Operations

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Nokia and SANYO Tuesday unveiled a preliminary agreement with the intent to form a new global company comprised of their respective CDMA mobile phones businesses, separate from the parent companies. ...

[[ Interviews ]]

Microsoft To Significantly Ramp Up Mobile Presence

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Microsoft's Chief Executive Steve Ballmer said Tuesday the world's largest software maker plans to significantly ramp up its presence in the mobile telecommunications sector over 2006. ...

[[ Legal ]]

Ukrainian court rejectsback tax claim against UMC

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Ukraine's Kiev Arbitration Court has rejected a back tax claim worth over 68 million hryvnas against Ukrainian mobile operator Ukrainian Mobile Communications (UMC), UMC's spokeswoman Yarina Klyuchkovskaya told reporters Tuesday. ...

[[ Messaging ]]

Letting Parents Monitor Children's texting

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Avalanche Mobile has launched a software plaform that enables parents to see who is messaging their child, block suspicious SMS and temporarily suspend the messaging function of their child's mobile phone during school hours or other quiet times. The...

[[ Mobile Content ]]

Vodafone Forms Collaboration With Google

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Vodafone said Tuesday that it is collaborating with Google to develop mobile search services for its customers. ...

[[ MVNO ]]

Swisscom Launches MVNO Platform

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LogicaCMG says that it has successfully deployed a Mobile Virtual Network Operator-Enabler (MVNO-E) platform at Swisscom Mobile. This solution went into commercial service with the launch of Switzerland's lowest cost prepaid mobile offering, M-Budget...

[[ Network Contracts ]]

France's Alcatel, VimpelCom enable mobile NGN services in Russia

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French telecommunication equipment producer Alcatel and Russia's second-largest mobile operator VimpelCom have completed the first phase of a project for the deployment of a mobile Next Generation Network (NGN) solution in Russia, Alcatel said in a...

Mobile Operators Spending Billions on Network Expansion in 2006

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According to the latest budget figures examined by analyst ABI Research, many mobile operators worldwide will commit increased capital expenditure to network expansion this year. The CAPEX data, collected for the company's new report reflect increase...

Expanding GSM Coverage in Bangladesh

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Bangladesh's GrameenPhone has awarded a contract to Ericsson to expand its GSM/EDGE network and prepare the core network for all IP. The US$150 million contract is to be implemented over a period of two years, during which Ericsson will remain the so...

[[ Network Operators ]]

VimpelCom to keep providing mobile services to Russia's Duma

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Russia's second largest mobile operator VimpelCom that provides mobile services under the Beeline brand has been awarded a contract to provide mobile telecommunications services to the deputies and staff of the State Duma, the lower house of Russia...

America Mvil to invest US$100mn in 2006

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The Peruvian unit of Mexican mobile operator America Mvil plans to invest US$100 million in the country during 2006, AMX Peru president Humberto Chavez was quoted as saying by local business daily Gestin. ...

[[ Offbeat ]]

Telecom Trade Body Uses Mobile Phones To Track Bird Flu

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The GSM Association Tuesday said it is working with a project team to monitor cases of the bird flu virus as part of its push into the developing world. ...

[[ Personnel ]]

Nokia CDMA Unit To Reduce Staff By 250 After Sanyo Deal

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Nokia Corp. will cut about 250 staff at its CDMA unit following a deal with Sanyo Electric Co. Ltd. to set up a joint venture, a senior executive said on conference call with analysts Tuesday. ...

[[ Regulatory ]]

Africa Held Back By Erratic Telecoms Regulation

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Up to 30% more people (25 million) in Sub-Saharan Africa would have mobile phones if it weren't for the unpredictable and short-term approach to regulation in many countries in the region, according to a study published by the GSM Association (GSMA)....

[[ Reports ]]

One Billion High Speed Data Users By 2012

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In a new report published this week, mobile industry body The UMTS Forum forecasts that there will be almost one billion active users of High Speed Packet Access (HSPA) networks by 2012. The new study also anticipates that HSPA will significantly sti...

[[ Statistics ]]

Samsung Sees Mobile Phone Market At 850 Million-900 Million Units In 06

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Samsung Electronics, the world's No. 3 mobile-phone-maker, expects industry-wide handset sales to rise to between 850 million and 900 million units in 2006, a top executive said Tuesday. ...

Telefonica chief: LatAm mobile penetration to reach 70% by 2009

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The penetration of mobile telephony in Latin America should be above

70% by 2009, the president of Spanish telecommunications giant Telefonica, Antonio Viana-Baptista said in a statement. ...

Global sales of Mobile Phones will approach a billion in 2006

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The research firm GfK has announced that the worldwide mobile phone market continued its strong growth in 2005, with new technologies and developing countries having a positive impact. GfK's research shows the worldwide market for Mobile Phones in 20...

[[ Technology ]]

Intel Corp: Laptops To Connect To Global Mobile Networks

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The GSM Association, or GSMA, and Intel Corporation said Tuesday that they are to enable laptops to connect automatically to high-speed 3G broadband data and Wi-Fi networks via SIM. ...

12GB Hard Drives for Mobile Phones
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Seagate has launched a 12GB hard drive that can be fitted inside mobile phones. The new hard drive offers a footprint that is 23% smaller, 50% more storage capacity, and 30% less power consumption than Seagate's current 1-inch hard drive. The ST1.3 S...
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