Cellular-News: Wednesday 14th June 2006

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[[ 3G ]]

Anritsu Announces HSDPA capability on Test Tool

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Anritsu has announced further developments to its software tool, which will speed up the testing of W-CDMA terminals. With Release 2 of the RTD (Rapid Test Designer), Anritsu has taken a leap forward in technology by supporting HSDPA when used in con...

Huawei Wins Arab 3G Contract

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Huawei has been awarded a contract by Saudi Telecom Company (STC) to deploy its 3G network in Saudi Arabia. According to the contract, Huawei will supply a complete core network and new generation NodeBs to help STC launch 3G services countrywide and...

HSDPA Operators Must Give Better Thought to Applications - report

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With the arrival of the first live HSDPA networks and services, the operator community needs to understand exactly what it hopes to achieve with the technology and how to go about doing so. That is one of the findings of visiongain's latest report. H...

[[ Financial ]]

Qualcomm Lifts Its Financial Forecast

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Qualcomm, on Tuesday raised its earnings forecast for the third quarter amid strong demand and higher prices for mobile phones that use the company's semiconductors. ...

[[ Handsets ]]

2GB Memory Card for Mobile Phones

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Kingston Technology says that it is producing larger capacity miniSD and MMCmobile Flash memory cards to support the growing storage demands of feature-rich mobile phones. The new mobile memory cards are immediately available in 2-GB capacities....

Nokia Shows Off Concept Phones

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Nokia has shown off the result of its recent collaboration with the UK based, Central Saint Martins (CSM) College of Art and Design at the Future of Mobile Design exhibition. For six months 25 Industrial Design MA students from London's CSM College o...

[[ Legal ]]

KDDI: Finds Information Leakage On About 4 Million Customers

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KDDI Corp. said Tuesday it found that information on about 4 million customers for its Internet service has been leaked. ...

2 Arrested For Blackmail In KDDI Customer Info Leak-Kyodo
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Two men were arrested Tuesday on suspicion of attempting to extort money from Japanese telecommunications carrier KDDI Corp. in exchange for customer information they had obtained, police said, while KDDI confirmed that private data of some 4 million...

IPOC files $150 mln claim against Russia's Alfa Group in New York

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IPOC International Growth Fund has filed a lawsuit with the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York seeking to get compensation of U.S. $150 million from persons and companies affiliated with Russia' Alfa Group, the fund said in a s...

Ex-Verizon Employee Gets Nearly Six Years For Fraud

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SACRAMENTO (AP)--A former customer service representative for Verizon Wireless was sentenced to nearly six years in federal prison Tuesday for stealing and selling prepaid cellular personal identification numbers with a face value of about $21 millio...

[[ Marketing ]]

Motorola Signs David Beckham for Advertising

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Motorola has signed one of the hottest properties in professional football as a global brand ambassador. The three-year collaboration with the UK footballer, David Beckham will kick-off with major activities across Asia including advertising appearan...

[[ Mobile Content ]]

SMS Aggregator Orders WAP Billing Platform

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mBlox, the premium SMS service provider has orders an end-to-end transaction engine -- PaymentsPlus from Valista, to support its next generation mobile billing services, including WAP billing. The technology from Valista, whose clients include Vodafo...

Big Barriers to the Adoption of Mobile Value-Added Services

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Yankee Group has announced the results of its 2006 European Mobile Multimedia Survey, a comprehensive examination of European mobile multimedia trends providing valuable insight into current consumer behavior. Some of the major highlights include:...

[[ Network Contracts ]]

Ministry awards wireless contract

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Costa Rica's finance ministry has awarded local firm Difoto a contract to install a wireless network for voice, data and video traffic, local daily La Nación reported. ...

GSM Network Expansion for Pakistan

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Huawei says that it has signed a GSM network expansion contract with Pakistan's Mobilink. Under the terms of the contract, Huawei is to supply its GSM Mobile Softswitches to Mobilink to serve additional capacity of 3.2 million lines. With this contra...

[[ Network Operators ]]

Amazonia Celular opens 10 new outlets in Maranho, Par

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Brazilian mobile carrier Tele Norte Celular Participaes (Amazonia Celular) and US telecoms equipment manufacturer Motorola have jointly invested 1mn reais (US$442,000) to open 10 new customer service stores in northern Brazil ov...

Report: AMX selects Claro to operate in country

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Mexican mobile group America Movil plans to operate its Chilean subsidiary Smartcom, acquired in August 2005, under the Claro brand, the same brand used for its Brazilian unit, local newspaper El Mercurio quoted company sources as saying. ...

Uzbekistan's Uzdunrobita to launch services under MTS brand

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Uzbekistan's largest mobile phone operator Uzdunrobita, a subsidiary of Russia's largest mobile operator Mobile TeleSystems (MTS), plans to launch services under the MTS brand on Thursday, a spokesperson with Uzdunrobita told Prime-Tass Tuesday. ...

[[ Regulatory ]]

EU Modifies Roaming Proposal, Will Help North Europeans

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European regulators have modified their proposal to slash mobile phone roaming tariffs in a way that will hurt Southern European operators more than Northern Europeans, a European Commission spokesman says. ...

Govt: Mobile telephony contracts to be renewed with new conditions

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Ecuador's telecoms regulator Senatel is studying offers from four investment banks to assist in renegotiating existing mobile telephony contracts, local newspaper La Hora reported. ...

Ukraine's PM signs plan to allocate radio frequencies

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Ukraine's Prime Minister Yuri Yekhanurov has signed a plan to allocate radio frequencies in the country, Ukraine's Transport and Communications Ministry said in a press release Tuesday. ...

Verizon Wireless Parts With Political Lobby Firm

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Public Affairs Company (PAC) of Sioux Falls says that it has resigned with immediate effect from acting as the campaign management firm supporting Verizon Wireless in its initiative to repeal the gross receipts tax (GRT) on wireless services....

State Regulation Leading to Increased Costs for Wireless Users

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The USA trade body, the Wireless Association President and CEO Steve Largent appeared before the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee yesterday to reiterate the wireless industry's concern about increasing efforts by states to enact ...

[[ Reports ]]

Three Telecommunications Networks Now Thrive, But Only One to Survive

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The wireless, Internet and phone networks that presently comprise the global telecommunications infrastructure will generate nearly US$1.2 trillion in revenue this year, but according to a new market analysis report from Insight Research, there is a ...

[[ Statistics ]]

Survey shows Russia's mobile penetration up to 62% as of May

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Russia's mobile service penetration rate amounted to about 62% in May, up from about 60% in January, according to survey results that were released Tuesday by Russia's ROMIR Monitoring. ...

Nearing Two Billion GSM Customers

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The number of GSM subscriptions worldwide will pass 2 billion within the next couple of weeks, according to GSA - the Global mobile Suppliers Association. The first billion GSM subscriptions was announced in February 2004, 12 years after the launch o...

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