Japan’s NTT DoCoMo and South Korea’s KT Freetel announced that they’re going to be working together to produce a 3G cellphone model via LG Electronics. The handset will be a part of LG’s WINE model. The phone will be sold as FOMA L706ie in Japan (August) and as a yet-to-be-announced-name in South Korea (September).
India announces 3G and WiMAX guidelines to be ready by June
Andimuthu Raja, Telecom Minister in India, announced today that the guidelines for 3G and WiMAX will be ready by June.
The actual service, however, will be ready in January 2009.
a. Foreign players will be permitted (Hello Apple iPhone 2.0!)
b. No new infrastructure will be needed, and all existing operators are ready for the 3G rollout.
(Convenient timing for this announcement…right before the WWDC..hmmm)
Good stuff India – glad to see your on board.
The price of 3G in Russia? $1.6 Billion
Russia’s largest cellphone service provider – Mobile TeleSystems (MBT.N) – has announced their plan to spend $1.6 billion on a 3G network from now until 2012.
Woah there – another 3G announcement oh so close to the WWDC – where the 3G iPhone will be probably announced.
They plan to extend the 3G network to Uzbekistan, Armenia, and Belarus.
The race for 3G has taken 6 lives – literally.
While working on 3G cell towers 6 workers have fallen to their death – in just the past 5 weeks.
Between December 5th and April 11th – not a single cell tower death had occurred. But just in the past five weeks the rate has sky rocketed.