Cellular-News: Monday 8th May 2006

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[[3G News]]

PCTEL Wins 3G Roaming Deal with Vodafone

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PCTEL has announced that Vodafone has selected it's Roaming Client software to be used as one of its 3G connectivity management software solutions. The Roaming Client facilitates connection to the Internet over different types of wireless networks. P...

[[Financial News]]

CEO: America Movil not interested in acquiring Millicom

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Mexican mobile holding group America Movil is not interested in acquiring the Latin American assets of European mobile holding company Millicom International Cellular, AMX chief executive Daniel Hajj said during an investors' conference ca...

Comcel 1Q06 profits up 249%

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Colombian mobile operator Comcel saw its first quarter profits rise

249% year-on-year, to 147bn pesos (US$61.7mn), parent company America Movil said in its first quarter earnings statement. ...

Brazil Mobile Co Tim Announces More Restructuring

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Brazilian mobile-phone operator Tim Participacoes on Friday announced another stage in its restructuring to bring all the Brazilian assets of Telecom Italia under one structure and to hasten the use of tax credits. ...

Taiwan's Senao To Spin Off Wireless Communications Unit

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The board of Taiwan's Senao International Co. approved a plan Friday evening to spin off Senao's wireless communications business to form a new company. ...

[[Handsets News]]

Qualcomm CEO: Winning Battle In Low-End Phones

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Qualcomm is winning the battle of low-end phones in key emerging markets, Chief Executive Paul Jacobs said Thursday. ...

Hard Drives in Cellphones Could Spell the End for MP3 Players

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Mobile phones offering generous data storage, enabled by small hard drives with ever-greater capacities, may soon allow the cellular handset to rival or surpass the portable MP3 player as the mass market mobile music device of choice. Ten years ago, ...

[[Legal News]]

Russia's SMARTS says being investigated by police

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The police have been investigating the operations of Russian regional mobile operator SMARTS, the company's Deputy General Director Andrei Girev told Prime-Tass Friday. ...

AT&T Agrees To $150 Million Settlement

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AT&T Inc. agreed to a US$150 million settlement of class-action suits tied to the offering of AT&T Wireless tracking shares in April

2000. ... [[MVNO News]]

French Grocery Chain Auchan Launches MVNO On SFR Network

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French supermarket chain Auchan announced Friday it would launch a full mobile virtual network operator, or MVNO, on Vivendi Universal's SFR network. ...

[[Network Contracts News]]

Ericsson Expands Coverage for Orange Botswana

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Ericsson is assisting Orange Botswana to reach out to new customers, previously too remote for cost-efficient coverage, by implementing the Ericsson Expander solution. The Expander solution has allowed Orange Botswana to achieve cell ranges of up to ...

Huawei Wins Philippines GSM Contract

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Huawei says that it has signed a GSM network expansion contract with Digitel in the Philippines. As part of the contract, Huawei's GSM BTS will be deployed to cover the whole Manila city in the Philippines, helping to improve the congested mobile tra...

[[Network Operators News]]

O2 Mulls Expansion Into Fixed-To-Mobile Services In UK

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U.K.'s mobile operator O2, a unit of Spain's Telefonica, said Friday that it is considering taking its experience in combining mobile and fixed-line operations to the UK and other markets. ...

BrT offers fixed-mobile convergence services

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Brazilian fixed line operator Brasil Telecom will offer two fixed-mobile convergence services in 2006, Brazilian newspapers reported. ...

T-Mobile CEO: Will Continue To Focus On Mobile In UK

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Wireless operator T-Mobile International will continue its strategy of focusing on mobile communications services in the UK, Chief Executive Rene Obermann said at the sidelines of a media event Friday. ...

A Palm Tree Which Can Survive Category 5 Hurricanes

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Cable and Wireless has installed the first ever camouflaged Palm Tree Cellular Tower in the Caribbean Island of Dominica. The Mono Palm as it is known in technical terms is also the first in the OECS region. Standing at approximately 100ft tall, the ...

Telecoms Repairs After Solomon Islands Riots

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Following riots in the Solomon Islands, Solomon Telekom Fault Engineers and Technicians have responded quickly to the total blackout of landline telephones in and around the Chinatown area. As of Thursday 20 April, Telekom's Fault and PABX rapid resp...

[[Offbeat News]]

Unlucky Cellphone Thieves

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Three bungling cellphone thieves in Puchong, Malaysia had a particularly bad run of luck last week when one of the robbers visited a shop at Taman Kinrara claiming to want his cellphone repaired. When the shopkeeper was looking at the phone, the thie...

[[Personnel News]]

Tower Worker Dies from Fall

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A worker has died after falling some 90 feet from a cellphone tower situated on the grounds of Bishop Carrol High School in Ebensburg, USA. Michael Sellers, 25 was about half way up the tower, climbing to install an antenna when the accident ocurred ...

[[Regulatory News]]

Russia's MTS finds local partner to bid for Egypt license

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Russia's largest mobile operator Mobile TeleSystems (MTS) has found a local partner to participate in the tender for a third GSM license in Egypt, Vedomosti and Kommersant business dailies reported Friday. ...

Two New Mobile Licenses for Isle of Man

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The Communications Commission of the Isle of Man has issued two new mobile licenses. Cable & Wireless already operates a cross-Island telecoms link. Since 2002 it has provided fixed services to larger customers on the Island. It will now be able to c...

[[Reports News]]

T-Mobile Tops Shop Staff Survey

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As the number of wireless service offerings grows and new products being offered become more complex to use, wireless customers increasingly rely on the salesperson to help select the right service plans to fit their communication needs, according to...

Over 100 WCDMA Networks Live

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The worldwide movement by operators to deploy high speed mobile broadband services -- based on the global W-CDMA and HSDPA technology standards -- is fuelling unprecedented economies of scale in the supply of equipment for carriers and handsets for con...

[[Statistics News]]

Indec: Mobile base grows 58.1% yoy

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Mobile operators in Argentina closed March with 23.89 million lines in service, up 58.1% compared to March 2005, when the number reached

15.10 million, according to statistics bureau Indec. ...

Ukraine's Kyivstar user base up to 15.146 mln users May 1

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The subscriber base of Ukrainian mobile operator Kyivstar rose 8.8% since the beginning of the year to 15.146 million users as of May 1, the company said in a press release Friday. ...

Worldwide Mobile Phone Subscriber Base Expected to Reach 3.3 Billion by 2010

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According to the Taiwan based Market Intelligence Center (MIC), the number of global mobile phone subscribers is expected to grow from two billion in 2005 to approximately 3.3 billion in 2010, representing a CAGR (Compound Average Growth Rate) of 10....

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