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Alcatel Wins GSM Contract

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Alcatel has been awarded a contract by Sun Cellular, the mobile brand of Digital Mobile Philippines (DMPI) in the Philippines, to expand the operator's GSM/GPRS mobile network capacity. This contract,...

CMOS Grows on Mobile-Phone Transceivers

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CMOS process technology is enjoying increasing use in Radio Frequency (RF) transceiver chips of mobile phones and by 2009 will be employed in 40% of wireless handsets shipped, iSuppli Corp. predicts.

Satisfaction with Wireless Service Providers Decreasing

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Overall satisfaction performance with the USA's wireless service providers has decreased 10% over 2004, the biggest year-over-year change since the study's inception, according to the J.D. Power and A...

Email, Weather, and Search Top Mobile Internet Use

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has reported that email, weather and search websites are the most popular categories among consumers logging online via their mobile phones. According to Telephia's newly launched Mobile Inte...

HSDPA Added to Handheld Wireless RF Field Tester

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has announced the addition of the High Speed Downlink Packet Access (HSDPA) software option to its NetTek Wireless RF Field Tester. Tektronix says that it is the first manufacturer to provid...

Telular Wins LatAm Fixed Cellular Handset Orders

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Corp. says that it has received purchase orders totaling US$22.9 million for business with multiple Latin American wireless network operators in Colombia, El Salvador, Guatemala, Mexico and Ve...

Dual-Mode Smart Phones to Lead Fixed Mobile Convergence Push

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fixed line phone, long a fixture in 95% of USA homes and offices, is about to be replaced by new smart phone technology capable of working as reliably as a fixed line phone in the home or office a...

Motorola Finally Shows Off iPod Mobile Phone

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and Apple have finally announced the availability of the world's first mobile phone with iTunes, enabling music lovers to transfer up to 100 of their favorite songs from the iTunes jukebox on...

Ericsson: Plans US$1 Billion Invest In China Next Five Years

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Swedish telecommunications equipment maker Telefon AB LM Ericsson (ERICY) plans to invest US$1 billion in China over the next five years, Mats H. Olsson, president of Ericsson Greater China, said Wedn...

Ericsson To Supply HSDPA To Cellcom In Israel

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telecommunications equipment maker Telefon AB LM Ericsson (ERICY) Wednesday said it has recieved an order from Israel mobile operator Cellcom, to supply a third generation/HSDPA radio network....

China Expected To Issue 3G Licenses Early 2006

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AB LM Ericsson (ERICY) expects China to issue third-generation telecommunications licenses early next year, a senior executive at the Swedish telecom equipment maker said Wednesday.

Ericsson Signs Managed Services Contract With Sonaecom

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AB LM Ericsson (ERICY) said Wednesday it has signed a five-year managed services contract with Portuguese telecom group Sonaecom S/A (SNC.LB).

The company didn't give financial detai...

New Orleans Police Seek Snipers Firing At Phone Workers

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ORLEANS (AP)--There are reports from New Orleans of shots being fired at cellphone workers on towers trying to restore service. Authorities have been going door to door at nearby apartme...

FCC Official: 1 Million Phone Lines Out In Katrina Area

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than 1 million customer phone lines and over 20 switching centers remain out of service in areas affected by Hurricane Katrina, a Federal Communications Commission official said Wednesday. ...

FCC Asks Wireless Cos. To Pledge No Cutoff Post Katrina

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Federal Communications Commission on Wednesday told wireless carriers to continue providing cellphone service to customers affected by Hurricane Katrina even if their bills are unpaid.

Ericsson CFO: Not A Great Believer In Mega Mergers

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Ericsson Telephone Co.'s (ERICY) chief financial officer said he wasn't a "great believer in mega-mergers." "I believe you create your own value," said Karl-Henrik Sundstrom. He added t...

Vodafone Japan Gains Net 3,600 Mobile Phone Users In Aug

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The Japanese unit of Vodafone Group Plc. (VOD) said Wednesday it gained a net 3,600 subscribers to its mobile phone services in August. Vodafone K.K. had 14,988,200 customers as of the end o...

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