DoCoMo will sign a MVNO agreement with Japan Comms following a directive from the Japanese Ministry of Comms.
Vodafone, Verizon Wireless and China Mobile will jointly trial LTE FDD as well as TD-LTE. All the three are today engaged in non-compatible 3G networks (respectively UMTS, CDMA and TD-SCDMA), but their co-operation would highlight a possible trend towards a single worldwide standard.
Vodafone is trying HSPA with Huawei, Ericsson and Qualcomm; it will reduce the price of its monthly data roaming tariff for European business travelers.
SFR (France) has signed a deal with walkman maker Archos to integrate a 3G connection into next generation walkmans.
LMT (Latvia) has selected Irdeto to provide content security services for IPTV, digital TV and mobile TV services in the country.
T-Mobile is now partnering with Yahoo, replacing Google, to provide web services in Northern and Central Europe.
MTS (Russia) and Microsoft will collaborate to propose innovative cellular services in Russia and CIS.
SK Telecom and SanDisk jointly launched an innovative solution for mobile personal video recording (PVR) and mobile television services.
South Africa's MTN is upgrading its 3G network to HSUPA.
China' s mobile operators will cut roaming fees from March 1.