TELECOM Digest OnLine - Sorted: Cellular-News for Tuesday 27th September 2005

Cellular-News for Tuesday 27th September 2005

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3 UK Bottoms On Customer Satisfaction Survey

39 million UK adults now own a mobile phone, spending on average
US$36.40 per month on their bills. Now that mobile penetration is so
high, the future market will be overwhelmingly that of churners rather
than subscriber...

Could Telefonica Launch a Bid for KPN and O2 ?

A new research note from Merrill Lynch's European telecom analyst
Jesus Romero, has postulated the idea that Spain's Telefonica could
launch a takeover bid for KPN, should the company emerge as a part
owner of a split O2...

ISP Market Represents Huge Opportunity for African Operators

GSM operators in Africa have an opportunity to drive massive growth in
average revenue per user (ARPU) and traffic on their networks by
offering ISP services such as Internet and e-mail access to their
customers. That's ...

High Taxes Slowing Phone Sales in Developing Nations

High taxes in many developing countries have made mobile
communications unaffordable for hundreds of millions of people,
holding back social and economic development, according to a study by
the GSM Association (GSMA)....

Ringtones are Fashion, Mobile Music is Another Gadget

M:Metrics has published some new insights on ringtones and mobile
music. The measurement firm reports that although ringtones are
universally popular among both males and females, there are
significant differences betwee...

Nokia Twists Again with New Music Phone

Nokia has launched a new handset that has an unusual keypad twisting
design. This unique design twists to transform a traditional phone
keypad into dedicated music keys. The Nokia 3250 stores up to 1
Gigabyte (750 songs)...

More Than a Third of Mobile Game Downloads Are Free

Telephia has reported that 64% of all games downloaded in Q2 2005 are
revenue-generating purchases while the remaining 36% are free. Accord-
ing to Telephia's Mobile Game Report, Puzzle/Strategy mobile games
have the highe...


Sri Lanka communication companies Lanka Internet and Tritel have
obtained licenses to sell fixed-line telephones using CDMA technology,
a Telecommunications Ministry official said. The ministry had earlier
given licenses...

Nokia In Push To Talk Deal With Etisalat

Finnish mobile communications company Nokia Oyj (NOK) said Monday it
has signed a contract with Emirates Telecommunications
Corp. (ETISALAT.AD), or Etisalat. ...

Nokia Introduces XpressMusic Mobile Music Feature Brand

Finland's Nokia Oyj (NOK) said Monday it is introducing Nokia
XpressMusic, a feature brand that makes it easy for consumers to
identify Nokia's growing portfolio of music-optimized mobile
devices. ...

Australia's Telstra Plans To Revamp New Zealand Operations, Cut Jobs

Australia's Telstra Corp. (TLS) unveiled Monday plans to revamp the
structure of its telecommunications business in New Zealand to bolster
profits from the operation, but remains noncommittal on building its
own mobile p...

Nokia To Supply WCDMA Radio Acces Network To TDC Mobile

Finnish telecommunications equipment maker Nokia Oyj (NOK) Monday said
it has signed a framework agreement to supply a WCDMA 3G radio access
network to Danish operator TDC Mobile, part of TDC A/S (TLD). ...

KPN To Bring Mobile Brand Simyo To Dutch Market

Dutch telecommunications company Royal KPN NV (KPN) Monday said it
will launch mobile-phone brand Simyo in the Dutch market. ...

O2 Launches i-mode In UK From Oct 1

O2 PLC Monday announced the U.K. launch of i-mode(R), a mobile
Internet service with more than 50 million users in 22 countries. ...

Deutsche Telekom: Not In Talks With Anyone On O2

Germany's Deutsche Telekom (DT) Monday denied it is in talks to buy
U.K. mobile phone operator O2 PLC (OOM.LN). ...

Portugal Telecom Enters Bid For Tunisie Telecom

Portugal Telecom SA (PT) has presented a proposal to participate in
Tunisia's privatization of Tunisie Telecom, a PT spokesman said
Monday. ...

Microsoft And Palm Launch New Treo Mobile Phone

SAN FRANCISCO (Dow Jones) -- Microsoft Corp. and Palm Inc. took the
wraps off of a long-expected partnership Monday to develop a new
so-called smart phone aimed at challenging the dominance of Research
In Motio...

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