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1.5 Billion GSM Customers
3G Americas reports that as of August 2005, there are 1.5 billion GSM
customers according to the latest subscriber data from Informa
Telecoms & Media. Remarkably, it was just in Q1 2004 that the GSM t...
Pre-WiMAX Trial in Manhattan Next Year
Adaptix, a provider of software defined, all-IP Orthogonal Frequency
Division Multiple Access (OFDMA) wireless mobile broadband access
technologies, and the NY3G Partnership, a Broadband Radio Service...
Nokia Moving to Minimise Semiconductor Dependency
Merrill Lynch has issued a report commenting on moves by Nokia to
lower its handset component costs as well as diverging its supply
lines to protect it from a potential ly damaging WinTel style
Mobiles Work On English Channel Ferries
Passengers and staff are now able to make wireless phone calls while
at sea aboard the Stena Line's Stena Europe, a SuperFerry that sails
the English Channel. Maritime Communications Partner (MCP) is ...
Large Enterprises Plan New Investments in WiFi, GPS, Push-to-Talk and RFID
While RFID (Radio Frequency ID) and GPS (Global Positioning System)
applications remain relatively rare among large enterprises, these two
application areas will likely become much more common after t...
Motorola CEO: Co Needs To Increase Market Share In India
There are phenomenal growth opportunities in emerging markets for
Motorola Inc. (MOT), but one country the telecom-equipment maker needs
to work on is India, Chief Executive Ed Zander said Wednesday. ...
Ericsson To License 3G Platform To NEC
Telefon AB LM Ericsson (ERICY) Thursday said it has signed a license
agreement with NEC Corp. (NIPNY) for U250, the latest Wideband Code
Division Multiple Access/General Packet Radio Systems platform ...
EU Court Rules Most Mobile Phone "Mast Taxes" Are Legal
The European Court of Justice ruled Thursday that most taxes imposed
on mobile phone masts are legal. The case involves the Belgian
communes of Fleron and Schaerbeek, who imposed taxes on ma...
EU Divided Over Data-retention Bill For Security Package
NEWCASTLE, England (AP)--European Union nations debated a contentious
plan Thursday that would force telecommunications companies to keep
records of cell-phone and e-mail traffic for up to three years...
Nokia Supplies WCDMA Network To Eurotel
Finland's Nokia Oyj (NOK) said Thursday it has signed a contract with
Czech mobile operator Eurotel Praha (ERP.YY) for the supply of
wideband code division multiple access, WCDMA, third generation net...
EU OK's Taiwan Co BenQ To Buy Siemens Mobile
The European Commission Thursday cleared Taiwanese electronics
manufacturer BenQ Corp. (2352.TW) to buy the mobile phone unit of
German electronics and engineering group Siemens AG (SI).
Sony Ericsson Can't Meet Demand For Walkman Phone
Sony Ericsson can't meet demand for its new music phone W800, a
company spokesman told Dow Jones Newswires Thursday.
Sony Ericsson, a joint venture of Sony Corp. (SNE) and Telefon AB LM Eric...
Telecom Italia 1st Half Net Profit Up 81% On Accounting,Capital Gain
Telecom Italia SpA (TIT.MI) said Thursday its first half consolidated
net profit increased by 81% thanks to accounting changes and capital
gains from asset disposals.
Italy's leading telecom...
Telekom Austria To Pursue Legal Action Over Mast Tax
Telekom Austria AG (TKA) said Thursday it will continue pursuing legal
action to stop a tax being levied on wireless masts in Lower Austria
after a European Union court ruled that such taxes are legal...
Nokia's Gross Margin On Network Services Around 25% - Executive
Nokia Corp.'s (NOK) network services unit is seeing gross margins of
around 25% to 26%, Executive Vice President Simon Beresford-Wylie told
investors in a Web cast conference Thursday.
Solar Flare Hampers Communications
SAN FRANCISCO (Dow Jones) - Nature has thrown another curveball at
communications systems and power grids already pounded by Hurricane
Katrina: Solar flares.
The National Oceanic and At...