Israeli court orders new auction of Modu patents

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An Israeli court has ordered Modu receiver Adv. Hanit Nov to hold a new auction for the company’s patents. According to reports, the court accepted the request by Google for a new auction. Kingston Technology won the original auction with a bid of US$5 million, while Google submitted a late bid of US$7 million. Judge Eitan Orenstin dismissed Kingston’s objections …

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Alvarion Loss expands on restructuring charges (Israel)

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Alvarion has stated that its first-quarter revenues dropped by 10.4% to US$46.5 million, and the net loss widened to US$14.5 million from US$4.9 million. The net loss included restructuring and other charges of approximately US$7.1 million related mainly to employee termination expenses and vacating office space. As of March 31, 2011, cash, cash equivalents and investments totaled $69.2 million. According to Eran Gorev, President and CEO …

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Orange and Partner to review royalties licence agreement (Israel)

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France Telecom and its Orange licensee in Israel, Partner Communications, have altered their royalties agreement to reflect more accurately France Telecom-Orange’s provision of marketing assistance and support with devices. The licence agreement, entered into on 14 September 1998, with the Orange Brand Services unit, provided for a royalty review period from 1 July 2012 to 30 September 2012 to be …

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Israel offers first Yiddish mobile phone

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An Israeli telecoms company is reportedly offering ultra-Orthodox Jewish clients a kosher smartphone with Hassidic folk music ringtones and a menu in Yiddish. While other firms have tapped into the religious market by offering phones free of internet access, with no email or access to Facebook which could lead users into temptation, none has so far offered its services in …

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Apple offers iPad 2 in Japan

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Apple is now offering the iPad 2 tablet PC in Japan. iPad 2 features a 9.7-inch LED-backlit LCD screen, dual-core A5 processor, two cameras, a front-facing VGA camera for FaceTime and Photo Booth, and a rear-facing camera that captures HD video, bringing the FaceTime feature to iPad users. iPad 2 delivers up to ten hours of battery life. iPad 2 …

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Israel approves one way roaming rules for new carriers

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Israel’s Communications Ministry has approved one-way roaming to help lower entry barriers for the new mobile carriers. The ministry published its decision on nationwide roaming, which regularizes the obligation of current mobile carriers to allow the two newly approved carriers to use their networks. The ministry reportedly decided that the roaming will be one-way. Current carrier Mirs Communications, which is …

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Mirs, 018 Xfone win mobile licence tender (Israel)

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Mirs Communications and 018 Xfone Telecom, have won the Ministry of Communications tender for two mobile operator licences and 3G spectrum. Mirs will reportedly pay US$206.27 million and 018 Xfone US$204.82 million, after beating Golan Telecom and Select Communications in the bidding. Golan Telecom is controlled by Xavier Niel, the founder of French operator Free, and Michael Boukozba, former CEO …

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Radwin rolls out high-capacity point-to-multipoint platform (Israel)

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Radwin has introduced the Radwin 5000 HPMP, a high-capacity OFDM/MIMO point-to-multipoint platform for last mile enterprise connectivity. According to the company, the Radwin 5000 HPMP offers a range of highlights including high base station capacity for the best user experience, greater spectrum efficiency for faster ROI (5bps/Hz), superb performance in harsh conditions in both licensed and unlicensed sub 6GHz bands …

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Peoplenet to launch new rates for international calls (Ukraine)

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Peoplenet will launch new rates for international calls from 10 April. Calls to fixed and mobile networks in Russia, Israel, Canada, China and the US will cost US$0.12 per minute. Calls to mobile networks in Azerbaijan, Armenia and Moldova will be billed at US$0.25 per minute and calls to fixed networks in these countries at US$0.37 per minute. Calls to …

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Pelephone selects MIND billing for MVNO platform (Israel)

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MIND CTI has announced it has been selected by Israeli operator Pelephone Communications to provide a billing platform for MVNOs. MIND provides Pelephone with an integrated billing and customer care system for full support of its MVNE (mobile virtual network enabler) operations. Since December 2010 Pelephone has been chosen as network supplier by a number of new carriers.

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