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Capital Markets: Dell expands enterprise with Force10; Acacia acquires 3G/4G patents; and more

Birch Communications, IP-based telecommunications and managed services provider, announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire the U.S. CLEC assets of Cordia Communications Corp., My Tel Co Inc., and Northstar Telecom Inc. Read more.Dell announced it has signed a definitive agreement to...

Wireless data companies receive financing

SEATTLE-Although the economy continues to struggle along, funding seems to be persisting as two wireless data companies announced new financing.First, NetMotion Wireless Inc. said it closed its Series B funding with a total round of $10.8 million. The round included Dolphin Equity Partners, Mitsui...

Idea to launch service in Delhi next month

NEW DELHI, India-Idea Cellular said it will launch its services in the Indian capital next month, taking the total number of GSM players to four.The company has already invested about 5 billion rupees (US$102.9 million) in the Delhi telecom circle and will invest another...

A locked door

Qualcomm Inc. has been looking for a European opening for its CDMA technology for some time. But so far, the technology has been effectively shut out in the region, other than a few CDMA fixed-wireless networks, mainly in Russia and other parts of Eastern...

U.K. radio agency slams cdma2000 option

OXFORD, United Kingdom—The likelihood of Qualcomm's cdma2000 technology being deployed in Europe has encountered a fresh hurdle after the U.K. Radiocommunications Agency (RA) claimed that a consultation paper concerning any change of spectrum use would need to be circulated to interested government ministers.These moves...

MTNL launches WLL service in Delhi

NEW DELHI, India—Government-owned fixed-line and GSM operator in New Delhi and Mumbai, MTNL, has launched its wireless local loop (WLL) "limited mobility" service in Delhi. The service has been named Garuda.MTNL, which offers its GSM service under the brand name Dolphin, has a WLL...

A locked door

Qualcomm has been looking for a European opening for its CDMA technology for some time. But so far, the technology has been effectively shut out in the region, other than a few CDMA fixed-wireless networks, mainly in Russia and other parts of Eastern Europe.The...

Qualcomm faces uphill struggle with European venture

OXFORD, United Kingdom—The bankrupt Dolphin Telecom is being positioned as a vehicle for Qualcomm to enter the European market. The U.S.-based equipment developer is the major backer of U.K.-based Inquam that is bidding to acquire the Terrestrial Trunked Radio (TETRA) radio spectrum owned by...

TIW strongly downgraded by S&P

NEW YORK-Calling completion of an exchange offer launched by Montreal-based Telesystem International Wireless Inc. July 6 "tantamount to default," Standard & Poor's Corp. said July 9 it had downgraded the company's debt two notches to C, one step above default.The ratings of TIW's subsidiary,...

India reduces mobile-phone charges

NEW DELHI, India-State-owned Mahanagar Telephone Nigam (MTNL) announced it has reduced the tariffs for its cellular service, known as Dolphin, and come up with a special package for corporate mobile clients. The move comes as part of MTNL's efforts to beat off competition from...

MTNL’s Mumbai launch leads to tariff war

NEW DELHI, India-The state-owned fixed-line provider MTNL has launched its GSM cellular phone service in Mumbai, India's commercial capital, leading to a tariff war. The two incumbent private providers-BPL Mobile and Orange-have slashed their airtime tariff drastically.MTNL last month launched its service under the...

TIW customer base increases 97 percent

MONTREAL-TIW added 878,300 net subscriber during the fourth quarter to reach a total of more than 4.4 million cellular subscribers, an increase of 97 percent from 1999.ClearWave N.V., a central and eastern European subsidiary of TIW added 314,400 subscribers in the fourth quarter, ending...

Crown works with Dolphin on U.K. TETRA deployment

HOUSTON-Crown Castle International Corp. announced its subsidiary Crown Castle UK Ltd. will open its TETRA mobile communications network in the United Kingdom.The plan calls for Crown Castle to identify and secure sites for Dolphin Telecommunications, which operates the network, and install Dolphin's equipment on...

Digital data travels underwater through acoustic modems

Underwater wireless communication is not a new concept, but until recently, it was nothing more than pings, dots and dashes, that only a trained ear could decipher.Acoustic modems now are making it possible to transfer real-time data and e-mail from submarines, oil pipelines, research...

TETRA’s presence increases in European arena

DUBLIN, Ireland-Trunked radio may be dismissed by some as the poor relation of GSM and an irrelevance in the world of multibillion pound Universal Mobile Telecommunications System (UMTS) license bids, but it has carved a niche in the communications world, and at least one...

Dolphin debt downgraded

NEW YORK-Moody's Investors Service Ltd., London, has downgraded the speculative grade ratings of $775 million in debt owed by Dolphin Telecom plc, the largest European provider of specialized mobile radio services.The rating agency said it began its review in March and that further downgrades...

Dolphin launches emergency service product

BASINGSTOKE, United Kingdom-Dolphin Telecommunications Ltd. launched ResponseNet, the first of its Industry Net products, and confirmed that beta trials of the service have been successfully concluded.The new service allows critical services, including police, fire departments and local governments, to coordinate activities during major incidents...

TIW closes $300M private placement

MONTREAL-Telesystem International Wireless Inc. announced it closed a private placement of $300 million in 7.75-percent equity subordinated debentures convertible into TIW subordinate voting shares.Hutchison Whampoa Ltd. and Chase Capital Partners each have invested $150 million, and Hutchison has an option to purchase an additional...

Orange leads in week one of U.K. 3G auction

After one week and 16 rounds of bidding, incumbent operator Orange plc led all third-generation license bids in the United Kingdom with a $632.9 million bid for License B. The auction for five licenses, which is expected to last another one to five weeks,...

Dolphin reports financial results

BASINGSTOKE, United Kingdom-Dolphin Telecom plc, a subsidiary of Telesystem International Wireless Inc., reported its financial results for the fourth quarter and year ended Dec. 31, 1999.Company revenue increased for the fourth quarter from $21.3 million in 1998 to $26 million in 1999. Dolphin attributed...

Dolphin operates outside the SMR box

OXFORD, United Kingdom-The guys at the European Commission must be delighted. They battled for more than a decade to liberalize the telecommunications sector and create a single European market.Benefits from a common European identity remain elusive. That might be about to change. Ironically, it...

MOTOROLA COMMITS $342M TO DOLPHIN ESMR BUILDOUT

BASINGSTOKE, U.K.-Telesystem International Wireless, through its subsidiary Dolphin Telecom plc, announced Motorola Inc. has arranged financing commitments for credit facilities totaling $342 million for Dolphin's German subsidiary.Motorola arranged a financing commitment for a credit facility, which will allow for drawdowns in euros up to...

DOLPHIN LAUNCHES ESMR SERVICE IN U.K.

BASINGTOKES, England-Dolphin Telecom, Basingstokes, England, has launched commercially its enhanced specialized mobile radio service in the United Kingdom.A subsidiary of Montreal-based Telesystem International Wireless Inc., Dolphin said it started taking deliveries of handsets early this month from its two suppliers, Motorola Inc. and Nokia...

BOND BUYERS MAY LOOK FOR AREAS READY FOR CONSOLIDATION

NEW YORK-Heading into a scorcher of an Independence Day holiday, American stock markets closed in record-setting territory, thereby heating up the prospects for wireless sector companies seeking financing during the second half of 1999.By now it is a cliche to say that Alan Greenspan,...

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