Hutchison Whampoa lining up in profits

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Hutchison Whampoa has revealed a higher-than-expected 12% rise in first-half net profit and are expecting 3G mobile-phone business to turn to the positive side. The 3G division has been focusing on investors, as its losses have long been a pull on the corporation’s earnings. The company assures that it will make profits with its 3G operations by 2011. The company’s …

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India lifts ban from Chinese equipment vendors

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www.WirelessFederation.com/news: The ban imposed on the Chinese vendors by the Indian government has been lifted but all their equipments will have to go through rigorous security checks before certification. The decision has been taken after two days of prime ministerial talks, which also involved India’s home and telecom ministries and the country’s Intelligence Bureau and National Informatics Center (NIC). Diplomatic …

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Partner Communications net profit rises 13.9% (Israel)

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www.WirelessFederation.com/news: 13.9% year-on-year increase in net profit at ILS337 million (USD91 million) has been reported by Israeli mobile network operator Partner Communications in the financial results for the three months ended March 31, 2010. Significant improvement in profitability parameters has been attributed as the reason behind the good performance. A turnover of ILS1.587 billion for the three-month period has been …

EditorPartner Communications net profit rises 13.9% (Israel)

Cellcom suffers loss of 9% in net profit (Israel)

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www.WirelessFederation.com/news: 9% year-on-year decline in net profit has been reported by Israeli mobile network operator Cellcom and the loss can be attributed to increased financial costs. A net profit of ILS314 million (USD85 million) has been posted by the telco for the three months ended March 31, 2010. It has gone down from ILS348 million in the same period a …

EditorCellcom suffers loss of 9% in net profit (Israel)

Todacell receives fund for expansion (Israel)

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www.WirelessFederation.com/news: An additional $1 million (£667,000) round of funding has been secured by mobile ad network Todacell from existing investor AfterDox. Sales and marketing has received a part of the allocation. Opening of five new sales offices in New York, Los Angeles, Toronto, London and Mumbai are also included. $2 million has already been secured by Todacell till date, from …

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Partner prepares for LTE deployment (Israel)

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www.WirelessFederation.com/news: The preparatory work for the deployment of Long Term Evolution (LTE) services has been started by Israeli mobile network operator Partner Communications. A tender is supposed to be held by Partner for proposals on an upgrade to its existing core network. Besides a tender would also be held for an additional network components that would enable it to launch …

EditorPartner prepares for LTE deployment (Israel)

Hutchison Telecom’s customer base reaches 12.8m

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www.WirelessFederation.com/news: With an annual growth of approximately 98% on a like-for-like basis, 6.3 million customers has been added by Hong Kong based Hutchison Telecom, taking its customer base to approximately 12.8 million. The relaunch of the operators business in Vietnam and ongoing expansion of the network coverage in Indonesia paved the way for this massive expansion in the subscribers’ numbers. …

EditorHutchison Telecom’s customer base reaches 12.8m

Cellcom asked to stop blocking VoIP by MoC (Israel)

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www.WirelessFederation.com/news: Cellcom has been asked by Israel’s Ministry of Communications (MoC) to halt blocking internet applications including VoIP. Internet access for all online services must be allowed by Cellcom as per the license. It was found out that the operator’s subscribers were prevented from using a number of applications, including internet telephony after the cellco’s contracts with customers that require …

EditorCellcom asked to stop blocking VoIP by MoC (Israel)

MWC2010: 2010 to witness smarter mobiles

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www.WirelessFederation.com/news: Software aiming to try and solve some of the bigger issues like handsets not playing Flash videos came to fore at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. Despite the majority of video, animation, and many games on the net being Flash based, the system is not yet fully supported on handsets. Android and Palm Pre handsets will offer mobile download …

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Partner Communications makes organizational changes (Israel)

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www.WirelessFederation.com/news: Organizational changes has been made by Israeli mobile operator Partner Communications designed to accomplish its strategy of transforming from a pure mobile player into a comprehensive communications service provider, as well as strengthening the firm’s customer-centric approach. The Private Customers division will be lead by Erez Paz, who presently serves as VP of marketing and content and Gil Rosenfeld, …

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TuneWiki financing led by Motorola Ventures

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www.WirelessFederation.com/news: A new strategic investment in social media music solutions provider TuneWiki has been led by Motorola Ventures arm of Motorola. Intellect Capital Ventures, HillsVen Capital LLC and Novel TMT along with TuneWiki’s previous venture capital investor, Benchmark Israel participated in the round. The TuneWiki social media music player promises mobile users subtitled song lyrics in tandem with music and …

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Bezeq’s payment for internet traffic halted by NetVision (Israel)

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www.WirelessFederation.com/news: A payment deal has been unilaterally cancelled by Israeli telco NetVision which it had in place with fixed line incumbent Bezeq. The company expressed its unwillingness to  pay Bezeq under the terms of the arrangement, in which fees owed to the latter are based on the volume of traffic over the network. Netvision’s move is attributed to a surge …

EditorBezeq’s payment for internet traffic halted by NetVision (Israel)