Cellular-News for Wednesday 30th November 2005

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[[ 3G ]]

India Min:To Decide On 3G Spectrum Allocation By March

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The Indian government expects to decide by March whether to allow local telecommunications companies to offer third generation, or 3G, mobile phone services, said Communications and Information Technology Minister Dayanidhi Maran Tuesday. ...

Ericsson's HSDPA Now Used In 15 Countries

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Telefon AB LM Ericsson said Tuesday its third-generation wireless technology upgrade solution HSDPA is now in operation in 15 countries in Asia, the Middle East, Africa, Europe and North America. ...

Chinese Academy Buys 3G Test Tool

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Dilithium Networks says that CATR (China Academy of Telecommunications Research of M.I.I.), the national telecom research institution of the Chinese government, has purchased the DNA (Dilithium Networks Analyzer), a 3G protocol analysis and test tool...

[[ Handsets ]]

Ningbo Bird Secures Indian Handset Distribution Deal

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China's Ningbo Bird has announced the formal launch of its GSM handsets under the brand name of Bird in western India from Ahmedabad in Gujarat. Targeting the low-end customers, the company has launched seven new GSM mobile phones priced starting fro...

Nokia Adds WLAN to Smartphone

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Nokia has added WiFi connectivity to its existing PDA handset, the Nokia 9300. The Nokia 9300i incorporates WLAN connectivity with a full keyboard, 65,536-color screen, support for a broad range of enterprise email solutions and an attachment viewer....

Top Selling Handsets in November

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The Swedish manufacturer of carrying cases for portable electronics, Krusell, has released their "Top 10" list for November 2005. No changes at the top of this month's list from Krusell. Stable Sony Ericsson W800 will probably stay even for...

[[ Legal ]]

Government Fines KT KRW2.8 Billion For "Unfair" Mobile Resale Practice

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The South Korean government has fined KT Corp., South Korea's largest fixed-line operator, KRW2.8 billion ($1=KRW1,036) for "unfair" practices related to the resale of mobile phones. ...

Vodafone to sue Russian company for brand violation

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The U.K.'s telecommunication company Vodafone Group plans to start court proceedings against Russia's Vodafone Telecom to regain the right to use its trademark in Russia, Vedomosti business daily reported Tuesday quoting Vodafone Group's Spokesman Bo...

Alfa Group says not seeking to raise stake in Turkcell

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Russia's Alfa Group (ALFAGP.YY) said Tuesday it isn't seeking to increase its 13.22% stake in Turkey's mobile-phone operator Turkcell Iletisim Hizmetleri AS (TKC). ...

[[ Mobile Content ]]

Network Operators Dominate Mobile Games Sales - report

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As several mobile games publishers announce their intentions to launch direct-to-consumer sales of mobile games, M:Metrics says that it has found that the vast majority of mobile game consumers rely on their carriers to inform their mobile game purch...

[[ Network Contracts ]]

Orange Inks Deal With Cingular For Business Customers

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Orange, the mobile telecommunications arm of France Telecom, Tuesday said it has signed a deal with U.S. mobile operator Cingular Wireless to provide multinational business customers with better international services. ...

New Orleans Mayor Launches Free Internet Wireless System

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NEW ORLEANS (AP)--Hurricane-ravaged New Orleans is starting the U.S.'s first free wireless Internet network owned and run by a major city, a move aimed at boosting the city's stalled economy, Mayor Ray Nagin announced at a news conference Tuesday. ...

Nokia Wins Indonesian GSM Contract

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Indonesia's Indosat has chosen Nokia to expand its GSM network in Bali and Java, excluding Jabotabek (Jakarta and surrounding areas), with radio network and circuit and packet switched core networks. Nokia will also supply cellular transmission for E...

[[ Statistics ]]

Mexico's 3Q Telecom Sector Growth Is Fastest In 5 Years

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Mexico's telecommunications industry grew at its fastest pace in five years during the third quarter, the sector regulator said Monday. ...

African Americans and Hispanics Lead Mobile Culture

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When it comes to the use of enhanced mobile features such as texting and downloading ringtones, African Americans and Hispanics lead the market, a national study finds. "If you want to know where mobile technology is going, watch these two groups of ...

[[ Technology ]]

Texas Instruments Unveils New Chips For Advanced Phones

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DALLAS (AP)--Texas Instruments Inc. says it is testing two new semiconductor chipsets that could mark the next step in making so-called third-generation mobile phones more affordable and widely available. ...

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