Cellular-News for Wednesday 16th November 2005

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[[3G News]]

Australia's Telstra Won't Build 3G Network In New Zealand

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Telstra Corp. said Tuesday that it won't build a 3G network in New Zealand. ...

Nokia, T-Mobile Successfully Test HSDPA Networks

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Finnish telecommunications equipment maker Nokia Corp. Tuesday said that together with T-Mobile International it has completed High Speed Downlink Data Packet Access, or HSDPA, calls using Nokia's third-generation network technology. ...

Share 3G Videos During Voice Calls

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Hong Kong's CSL has announced the launch of Asia's first 3G "Video Sharing Service", enabling 1O1O and One2Free customers to share real-time or pre-recorded video clips spontaneously during normal voice calls. With the brand-new Nokia N70, 6680 and N...

Cingular Affiliate Orders 3G Kit

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Nortel has been selected by Edge Wireless to expand its wireless voice and data network in four states across western USA. In addition, Nortel and Edge Wireless will begin UMTS and HSDPA 3G field trials this month. Under the terms of the agreement, N...

[[Financial News]]

Soros Ups Stake In Motorola

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Billionaire George Soros' investment fund on Monday reported major increases in holdings of two household tech names. ...

Vodafone CEO: No Material Impact From Telefonica O2 Buy

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Vodafone Group PLC Chief Executive Arun Sarin Tuesday said he doesn't expect Telefonica SA's GBP18 billion takeover of O2 PLC to materially impact his company's performance. ...

Vodafone 1st Half Pretax, Pre-Items Profit GBP4.8 Billion Vs GBP4.5 Billion

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Vodafone Group said Tuesday that interim sales were GBP18.25 billion (2004: GBP16.8 billion). Interim pretax, pre-items profit was GBP4.8 billion (2004: GBP4.5 billion). ...

Alcatel, Ericsson Share Spoils In Telstra Upgrade

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Alcatel Tuesday said it has won a EUR2.2 billion order from Australia's Telstra Corp., the latest in a spate of major network upgrades that are fueling fierce competition among telecommunications equipment makers. ...

Vodafone Slumps After Warning On Revenue, Margins

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PREMIUM - Shares of Vodafone Group PLC fell as much as 10% Tuesday as the mobile operator warned revenue and profit margins would fall next fiscal year, following a 23% decline in first-half net profit. ...

Investors Ready Offer For TDC

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The two of two private equity consortia is preparing a bid for what could be the $12 billion sale of Denmark's TDC in what could be the largest leveraged buyout in European history, according to a media report Tuesday. ...

Handset Retailer profit soars in January-September

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The net profit of Russian mobile handset and services retailer Svyaznoi rose to 19.379 million rubles in January-September from 2.424 million rubles in the same period last year, as calculated under Russian Accounting Standards, or RAS, the company s...

[[Handsets News]]

Nokia, Grameen Foundation In Mobile Phone Financing Pact

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Finland's Nokia and U.S. Grameen Foundation said Tuesday they will collaborate to bring affordable, accessible telecommunications to rural villages in Africa through microfinance. ...

New Handsets from Sagem

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Sagem has launched its new ultra-slim my300X product line, being the first step into the globally renewing its product range. In addition to proposing a new design style in the product range, Sagem has also taken the first step to evolving its produc...

[[Legal News]]

Norway's Telenor starts arbitration against Russia's Alfa units

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Norway's telecommunications company Telenor has started Monday an arbitration proceeding against affiliates of Russia's Alfa Group, Telenor said in a press release late Monday. ...

[[Mobile Content News]]

Premium Rate SMS Vendor Secures Canadian Access

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The UK based premium rate SMS supplier, mBlox says that is launching cross-carrier Premium Short Message Service (PSMS) in Canada. mBlox will empower clients already doing business in the USA to deliver and bill for wireless content and services acro...

Get Dilbert on a Mobile

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Verizon Wireless has inked a deal with FunMail to offer Dilbert cartoons on Verizon handsets. Each day, Daily Dilbert delivers a popular Dilbert comic strip directly to the phones of Verizon Wireless Mobile Web 2.0 customers -- giving Dilbert comic f...

[[Network Operators News]]

CDMA Coverage Expands in Alaska

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Alaska Communications Systems (ACS) has announced its recent rapid expansion of its wireless coverage on its CDMA network. ACS' footprint is growing with the intention of covering 80% of Alaska's population with CDMA service by the middle of 2006. In...

Digicel Announces Jamaican Subscriber Growth

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Digicel, the Caribbean based mobile telecommunications provider, says that Digicel's Jamaica operations have reached a milestone of 1.376 million subscribers. Digicel Jamaica gained 24,000 new subscribers in the month of October 2005 alone as the com...

[[Personnel News]]

Staff Changes At Sony Ericsson

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Sony Ericsson has announced the appointment of Ulf Lilja from Ericsson's Group CFO office as the company's new Chief Financial Officer, and Shoji Nemoto, President of Sony's Digital Imaging Business Group, as its new Head of Product Business Unit GSM...

[[Statistics News]]

Investcom Passes 4 Million Subscriber Mark

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Investcom (formerly Investcom Holding) which has operations in Africa, the Middle East and Europe, has announced it has exceeded four million subscribers. The company owns and operates mobile services, mostly under the Areeba brand, in eight markets ...

More Consumers Want Wireless as Bundle Option

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Landline telecom carriers apparently are not providing wireless in their service bundles as frequently as customers would like, reports In-Stat. According to an In-Stat consumer survey, only 18% of current bundle subscribers have wireless, even thoug...

[[Technology News]]

Short Messaging Style Services Deployed in Kenya

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Redknee say that it recently won a contract from Kenya's Safaricom. This new contract enables Safaricom's ten million subscribers to take advantage of the USSD service portfolio with an initial deployment of the Call Me service and a USSD Portal in t...

Canadian WiFi Roaming Supplier Selected

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Syniverse Technologies has been awarded a multi-year, multi-carrier contract to provide Mobile Data Roaming Services for the three Canadian carriers: Bell Mobility, Rogers Wireless and TELUS Mobility. These carriers recently announced an intercarrier...

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