Issue #2003 - 20 (June 2003)
INFRASTRUCTURE, PRODUCTS & SERVICES
3G News This Week
1. IPWireless has successfully completed the world's first interoperability (IOT) and co-existence testing between UMTS TDD (TD-CDMA) and UMTS FDD (WCDMA)
For more news http://www.3g.co.uk/PR/June2003/5545.htm
2. Hutchison and DoCoMo to Cooperate
Hutchison Whampoa Limited and NTT DoCoMo, Inc. today announced that the two companies have agreed on further details regarding the agreement they concluded on 23 April, 2003 to cooperate on the development and promotion of third-generation services, based on W-CDMA technology.
According to the terms of the agreement, Hutchison Whampoa and NTT DoCoMo will collaborate on the following areas:
Share information on handset development and determine common specifications for handsets.
Concentrate on development of global third-generation standards through 3GPP and the Open Mobile Alliance (OMA).
Align standards, to test and implement seamless international voice and data roaming.
Conduct joint studies of each party's approach to radio network development and deployment.
3.J -PHONE Reaches 2 Million Mark for Movie Sha-Mail Service
J-Phone announced that as of June 24, the number of subscribers to its video messaging service known as Movie Sha-mail passed the 2 million mark.
Source - Several but primarily http://www.3g.co.uk
4. Orange Says - 3G in 2004
Orange, the mobile phone group controlled by France Telecom, said Tuesday it was on track to launch high- speed, third-generation (3G) mobile phone services in Britain in mid-2004.
Chief Executive Solomon Trujillo told a London strategy presentation that Orange had acquired 4,500 3G sites in Britain and that its new high-speed network
5. HCL Announces MMS for 2.5G and 3G on TI's OMAP
HCL announced it will provide multimedia solutions and services for 2.5G and 3G wireless handheld manufacturers that use OMAP platform.
For more http://www.3g.co.uk/PR/June2003/5532.htm
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