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@ MWC: Hands on with the LG Optimus 3-D phone

BARCELONA, Spain— LG Electronics Co. Ltd.’s Optimus 3-D mobile phone takes a little getting used to, reports RCR Unplugged Editor Sylvie Barak from the show floor during Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain, last month. Depending on the angle the user is holding the phone...

DOCOMO unveils three new smart mobile devices for Japanese market

Docomo | February 24, 2011 | Press Release TOKYO, JAPAN, February 24, 2011 --- NTT DOCOMO, INC. today unveiled the MEDIAS N-04C and Xperia™ arc SO-01C smartphones and Optimus Pad L-06C tablet computer, each of which will go on sale in Japan in March or thereafter. The MEDIAS N-04C is...

Infrastructure Awards: Alcatel-Lucent, NSN, ZTE

Following are infrastructure contracts announced during the past week:Alcatel-Lucent Hungary: With Pannon to provide an all-IP solution to unify the carrier’s mobile core network and its existing IP/MPLS-based mobile backhaul infrastructure.Value: UndisclosedNokia Siemens Networks Poland: With Polkomtel SA to extend and modernize the carrier’s...

Acquisition game: Player X picks up Gaelco Moviles

Mobile media company Player X said it pocketed Spain's Gaelco Moviles, a mobile games publisher, for an undisclosed amount of cash.The move marks the first acquisition for Player X, a London-based outfit that specializes in mobile games and video, and signals the company's expansion...

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More than meets the eyeGlu Mobile Inc. launched a mobile game and content associated with the upcoming Transformers movie due out July 4. The launch is the first release from a licensing agreement between Glu and Hasbro Inc. The Transformers mobile game casts players...

Weekly infrastructure awards wrap-up

The following list details this week’s infrastructure awards for the cellular, Wi-Fi and WiMAX industries. The contracts are broken down by transmission technology, country and vendor. The value of the contract is included when available.Click here for additional infrastructure awards from RCR Wireless News.Cellular Germany...

Ericsson outlines 3G vision, $1B Chinese investment

L.M. Ericsson outlined its vision for third-generation evolution, saying that the growing demand for mobile content and the handset's role as a media channel will pave the way for faster deployment of 3G and High-Speed Downlink Packet Access technology. As part of that vision,...

Ericsson outlines 3G vision, plans $1B Chinese investment

L.M. Ericsson outlined its vision for third-generation evolution, saying that the growing demand for mobile content and the handset's role as a media channel will pave the way for faster deployment of 3G and High-Speed Downlink Packet Access technology. As part of that vision,...

France Telecom sells interest in Portuguese wireless carrier

PARIS-France Telecom signed a three-year strategic partnership agreement with Portuguese telecom company Sonaecom that will see FT sell its stake in Portuguese wireless operator Optimus.France Telecom is selling its 43.33-percent minority interest in Novis, which provides fixed telephony services; Clix, which provides Internet services;...

IPWireless, Flarion move into Wi-Fi space

When wireless experts raved about the next big technologies a few years ago, they had Flash-OFDM and UMTS TDD in mind. Both protocols are not only making strides in wide area networks, but are beginning to interface with Wi-Fi service, creating a potential competitive...

Optimus begins music-recognition service via Musiwave

PARIS-Portuguese mobile carrier Optimus has launched a music-recognition service from Musiwave. The service allows users to identify music via mobile phones.Users are charged about 60 cents per song successfully recognized. The Music Wizard service relies on Philips fingerprinting technology and on CDDB, a music...

Music, wireless intersect to tune in on revenues

"You just heard `Turn off the lights' by Frank de Jojo."For $1 per message, wireless users in the United States can identify virtually any song they hear, whether it's on the radio, in a supermarket or at a club. Currently available through AT&T Wireless...

Motorola to supply UMTS gear in Portugal

PORTO, Portugal-Motorola Inc. said it has won a three-year contract to supply Portuguese mobile operator Optimus with third-generation UMTS infrastructure equipment for the northern part of the country.Motorola said it won the contract after a four-month trial."Motorola has been selected as our 3G supplier...

Opera browser simplifies wireless Internet

Jon Tetzchner wants to kill WAP. And he's not alone."It makes no sense to have two systems," said Tetzchner, chief executive officer of Internet browsing company Opera Software ASA.Tetzchner is hoping to kill WAP by making it obsolete. He's got company-Nokia Corp., Sony Ericsson...

Optimus to launch WAP 2.0 with LogicaCMG technology

LONDON-LogicaCMG said Portuguese mobile operator Optimus has deployed its Wireless Service Broker product, which will enable Optimus to deliver mobile Internet services based on WAP 2.0 and multimedia messaging services.The LogicaCMG technology will replace existing infrastructure and enables the carrier to improve its content,...

Optimus to launch WAP 2.0 with LogicaCMG technology

LONDON-LogicaCMG said Portuguese mobile operator Optimus has deployed its Wireless Service Broker product, which will enable Optimus to deliver mobile Internet services based on WAP 2.0 and multimedia messaging services.The LogicaCMG technology will replace existing infrastructure and enables the carrier to improve its content,...

Portuguese operator to include Opera browser

LISBON, Portugal-Portuguese mobile operator Optimus said it will include Opera Software's mobile Web browser on Optimus Zone, its new multimedia service supported by the Nokia 3650 and 7650 smart phones.Optimus is the first mobile operator to include the Opera browser by default for its...

OniWay looks to retreat from Portuguese UMTS market

DUBLIN, Ireland-The majority backers of Portuguese Universal Mobile Telecommunications System (UMTS) hopeful OniWay have decided to pull the plug on the venture. However, two other shareholders-Telenor, which controls 20 percent, and Spanish utility Iberdrola with 8 percent-have refused to support the decision. A Telenor...

Sonae.com offer for Oni could spur Portuguese consolidation

Portugal-Portuguese company Sonae.com has approached EDP regarding an acquisition of its telecom subsidiary Oni Group, which owns a third-generation license in Portugal. Sonae owns 45 percent of Portuguese mobile operator Optimus, and Oni operates a fixed-line network in Portugal as well.Utility EDP held a...

CMG wins MMS contract in Portugal

NIEUWEGEIN, The Netherlands—CMG Wireless Data Solutions announced a major sale to Portugal wireless carrier Optimus for its full multimedia messaging product line.Optimus will use CMG's Multimedia Messaging Service Centre, Wireless Service Broker, Prepaid mCharger and Business Tools products.Optimus has been working with CMG since...

Portuguese operators maneuver over 3G partnerships

OXFORD, United Kingdom—In an effort to reduce third-generation (3G) deployment costs, Vodafone's Portuguese business, Telecel, formed a joint venture with Optimus, the cell-phone division of Sonae, called Situs. Both companies hold 3G licenses and said that Situs would be charged with deploying and managing...

Portuguese operator completes UMTS call

LISBON, Portugal—Portuguese mobile carrier Optimus and equipment vendor Nortel Networks have completed live calls using Universal Mobile Telecommunications System (UMTS) technology, according to a statement.Nortel Networks said both companies made the calls with a form factor terminal in Porto, northern Portugal, using Nortel's equipment...

Portuguese operator completes UMTS call

LISBON, Portugal—Portuguese mobile carrier Optimus and equipment vendor Nortel Networks have completed live calls using UMTS Third Generation Partnership Project technology, according to a statement.Nortel Networks said both companies made the calls with a form factor terminal in Porto, northern Portugal, using Nortel's equipment...

Infrastructure Awards

AlcatelParis. With Orascom Telecom for the supply and installation of GSM solutions in the Middle East and Africa.Value: Undisclosed. Brazil. With Telemar for a GSM 1800/GPRS network in Brazil.Value: US$275 millionMoscow. With ZAO SMARTS for GSM 900 MHz solutions to extend networks in the...

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