Cellular-News: Monday 12th June 2006

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[[3G News]]

HSDPA for Hong Kong

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SmarTone-Vodafone has announced the launch of full High-Speed Downlink Packet Access (HSDPA) network in Hong Kong and Hong Kong's first commercial HSDPA-enabled service, SmarTone-Vodafone Mobile Broadband....

100 Million 3G Users
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Strategy Analytics' on-going research into 3G subscriber tracking shows that more than 100 million people around the globe are now using WCDMA and CDMA2000 1x EV-DO 3G technology on their mobile phones. 3G-user momentum is ramping up with a strong op... [[Financial News]]

Hermes Denies Leading Investors In Vodafone Revolt

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Fund manager Hermes isn't leading a group of investors against Vodafone Group, but would seek seek to engage with the company to achieve change, a Hermes spokesman said Sunday. ...

[[Handsets News]]

Sagem: 50% market share is feasible

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French handset manufacturer Sagem believes it can reach a 40-50% market share in Colombia, with sales of 2 million units in 2007, Colombian newspaper Portafolio quoted Sagem Americas VP Vctor Diaz as saying. ...

Motorola Plans Indian Handset Investment

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Motorola has announced plans for an Indian manufacturing facility with an initial investment of US$30 million. This will be scaled up to a total of US$100 million in phases. The company will establish a manufacturing plant in the 300 acre Sriperumbad...

[[Legal News]]

IPOC says Alfa Group tries to impede IPOC's claim in Russia

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Russia's Alfa Group has filed a claim with Bermuda Supreme Court seeking to suspend IPOC's court action in Russia regarding a controlling stake in MegaFon, IPOC International Growth Fund said in a press release Friday. ...

[[Messaging News]]

RIM Targeting Consumer Market, Expanding Internationally

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Two announcements from Research In Motion, Thursday signal how it plans to take on a growing list of competitors and increase its subscriber growth. ...

Optus Survey Reveals Mobile Mail on the Rise

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The Australian operator, Optus has published the results of a study, which found that in less than 12 months the use of handheld mobile devices to access work email has tripled from 3 to 9 per cent. Over the same period wireless access to email on a ...

[[Mobile Content News]]

Social Networking Concerns Extend to Mobile Phones

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As concerns over online predators of teens and children through social networking Web sites grow, industry professionals say mobile operators and subscribers must employ solutions that block this same inappropriate and harmful content and contact fro...

Many Mobile TV Broadcasting Options Will Not Be Financially Viable

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Despite high expectations for mobile TV and radio services, only a small number of broadcasting technology options will be financially viable, according to a new report from Sound Partners Research. As consumer demand for mobile TV and radio increase...

Dijji Closes Down

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Dijji, formerly known as Dwango Wireless says that it is closing down and will liquidate all its assets, which include a series of major brand names for the mobile content market. The company recently announced substantial job cuts to try and curb it...

Theme-Based Content Will Drive Mobile Data Adoption in Western Europe

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Focusing services around specific events or themes will play an influential role in users embracing mobile data services, according to IDC research. Therefore, the idea is for operators to use themes and/or events to gain users' acceptance and thus c...

[[Network Operators News]]

Porto Alegre plans US$1.5mn WiMax network

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The government of the Brazilian city of Porto Alegre plans to invest

3.5mn reais (US$1.5mn) to build a WiMax network for its offices, tech publication Computerworld reported. ...

Inmarsat: LatAm has largest potential for BGAN services

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Norwegian satellite services provider Inmarsat expects its recently launched Broadband Global Area Network service, BGAN, to help increase Latin America's contribution to global revenues from the 10% it represents today, Inmarsat Latin America direct...

Name Display Launched on Canadian Cellphone

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Canada's Rogers Wireless and Fido are launching an extension of the conventional CLI (caller line identity) which displays the callers name, even if the callers name is not in their handset phone memory. The Name Display service works from wireless t...

Village Phone Arrives in Rwanda

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In Rwanda, the mobile phone is more than just a means of communication; it is an economic lifeline. In rural villages, enterprising small business owners find that mobile phones can boost profits as well as provide a service for residents....

Improved Coverage on Board High Speed Trains in Sweden

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Talking on the phone on board the X2000 high speed trains will now be much easier. Amplifiers of mobile coverage are now being installed on all of these trains. Everyone who travels on these trains has probably realized that the mobile coverage varie...

[[Random Stuff News]]

Cellphones Lead to al-Zarqawi Hiding Place - Report

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In an interview, an Iraqi army colonel told CNN last week, that intelligence from tracking cellphone locations helped US armed forces find and kill the head of Al Quaeda in Iraq, Abu Musab al-Zarqawi. Colonel Dhiya Tamimi said he worked with USA mili...

[[Reports News]]

Analyst says Russian cell operators' Jan-Mar revenue up 34% on yr

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The revenue of Russian mobile operators rose 34% on the year to about U.S. $2.9 billion in January-March, telecoms analyst J'son&Partners said in a report Friday. ...

Cingular Finds Men Chat More Than Women

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For the sixth consecutive year, Cingular's annual survey on wireless usage reveals that men talk 16% more on their wireless phones each month than women. This year's survey revealed that men talk an average of 546 minutes per month on their cell phon...

[[Statistics News]]

Ukraine's URS subscriber base up 62.4% year-to-date

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The subscriber base of Ukrainian mobile operator Ukrainian Radiosystems, or URS, rose 62.4% in January-May to about 452,000 people as of June 1, the company's Press Secretary Irina Lelichenko told Prime-Tass Friday. ...

[[Technology News]]

Nortel and RFS Collaborate on Multi-Beam PCS Smart Antennas

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In conjunction with RF technology solutions group, Radio Frequency Systems (RFS), Nortel has developed a multi-beam 'smart' antenna solution specifically designed to meet the needs of PCS 1900-MHz networks. The antenna -- a multi-beam adaptive antenna ...

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