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3G Industry news from the UMTS Forum
27 July 2007

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Government Drives 3G Wireless Transition in China, Says iSuppli
The Chinese government is offering 3G licenses to the four state-owned telcos – China Mobile, China Unicom, China Telecom and China Netcom – as incentives, if they are willing to accept reforms, according to iSuppli.
NEC Launches World's Slimmest W-CDMA Clamshell Handset Featuring 3G International Roaming in Japan NTT DoCoMo to introduce the new phones to market on July 20
NNEC Corporation announced the launch of the world's slimmest 1 W-CDMA clamshell handset featuring 3G international roaming, on the Japanese market. NTT DoCoMo, Inc introduced the new N704iμ, successor of N703iμ *2, to the market on July 20, 2007.
Ericsson and Texas Instruments to co-develop innovative 3G solutions for handset manufacturers
Ericsson, the world's leading telecom supplier, and  Texas Instruments Incorporated, the global leader in silicon solutions for wireless communications, today announce that the companies will form a strategic technology engagement to develop custom solutions for new Open OS enabled 3G devices. .
Alcatel-Lucent W-CDMA portfolio achieves TL 9000 certification from the Quality Management Institute
Alcatel-Lucent today announced that its W-CDMA portfolio has received the TL 9000 Certification from the Quality Management Institue (QMI), an accredited QuEST Forum TL 9000 registrar. TL 9000 standards establish a common set of quality management requirements and measurements for telecommunications hardware, software and services. .
Sony Ericsson and Orange reveal next phase of their music partnership
Sony Ericsson and Orange today announce the extension of their hugely successful music partnership, which has seen Orange sell over two million Sony Ericsson Walkman® handsets which  feature the Orange full track music download service, Orange Music Store, in just over 12 months.
Ubiquisys Secures B Round Funding for Breakthrough Femtocell Technology
Ubiquisys Ltd, pioneer of intelligent 3G femtocell access points for the residential market, today announced it has secured B-round funding totaling $25m. The company’s A-round backers– leading technology investors Accel Partners, Atlas Venture and Advent Venture Partners – have been joined by search engine Google in the investment.
3 Launches New Entry-Level X-Series
3 has extended the X-Series with the launch of a new entry level plan - X-Series Bronze. X-Series which launched in March, brings the best of the internet to the mobile, allowing customers to use services previously reserved for their PC on their mobile.
Mobitel to lower EU rates as early as this summer
This summer, Mobitel will offer lower rates for mobile services in countries of the European Union, opting for the user-friendly approach. The first Euro tariffs will apply as early as 1 August 2007.
 
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