TELECOM Digest OnLine - Sorted: Cellular-News for Friday 7th October 2005

Cellular-News for Friday 7th October 2005

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Camera Phones to Represent 90% of Western European Mobile Phone Shipments

According to a recent forecast published by IDC, camera phone
shipments in Western Europe are set to reach 179 million units in
2009, to constitute just over 90% of total mobile phone shipments. IDC
predicts a compound a...

New Bang & Olufen Phone Launched

Bang & Olufen has shown off its latest handset, developed in
co-operation with Samsung. Since early 2004, the two companies have
cooperated to realise this idea and the result is a truly unique
product. The name of the p...

East European Wireless Profitability Continues Rapid Slide

Strategy Analytics has reported that average margins per user (AMPUs)
in Central and Eastern Europe fell almost 30% to just US$6 per month
in 2Q 2005. Operators in the region are losing ground with AMPU levels
50% below ...

FOCUS: Russia mulls fighting mobile handset thieves

Russia is facing a rising problem of mobile handsets theft. In 2004,
the Moscow police officially registered over 7,000 mobile handset
thefts. However, analysts consider that the real number of stolen
mobile handsets is ...

Belarus MDC mobile subscriber base up 4.1% in September

The subscriber base of Belarus mobile phone operator Mobile Digital
Connection (MDC) increased 4.1% on the month in September to 1.645
million users, the company said Tuesday. ...

Ukraine's Jeans mobile subscriber base up to 5 mln users Sep 30

The subscriber base of Ukraine's Jeans rose 74% since the beginning of
the year to 5 million users as of September 30, Ukrainian Mobile
Communications (UMC) said in a press release. ...

Russia's Euroset to cooperate in MVNO project with MTT

Russia's largest mobile handset retailer Euroset has concluded an
agreement with Multiregional Transit Telecom (MTT) on cooperation in
the development of Euroset's mobile virtual network operator (MVNO)
project, an MTT...

TeliaSonera says holders to invest $60 mln in Moldova's Moldcell in 5 yrs

Shareholders of Moldova's mobile service operator Moldcell plan to
invest U.S. $60 million in the company within five years, Anders Igel,
CEO of TeliaSonera, Moldcell's key shareholder, said Wednesday. ...

Motorola Cutting 1,900 Jobs In More Than 20 Countries

(AP)--Motorola Inc. (MOT) is cutting 1,900 jobs at 29 different
U.S. and international locations in an effort to improve operating
efficiency, the company said Wednesday. ...

Venezuela Fines and Shuts Nokia, Siemens and Ericsson Offices

nes)- Venezuela's tax agency Seniat said Wednesday it imposed fines
and ordered the temporary closing of various foreign companies due to
tax irregularities. ...

Belarus' BeST to buy $234 mln equipment from Alcatel Shanghai

Belarus state-controlled mobile operator Belarus Telecommunications
Network, or BeST, has signed an agreement with China's Alcatel
Shanghai Bell to purchase the Chinese company's telecommunications
equipment for U...

Telecom Merger Talk Sweeps Europe; Eircom The Latest

s) -- Eircom Group PLC soared as much as 10% Thursday on a report that
Swisscom AG has approached the Irish fixed-line telecom with a view to
a making a 3 billion-euro bid. ...

Magyar Telekom Board OKs Mobile Arm Merger With Fixed Line

ones)- Hungary's leading telecommunications company, Magyar Telekom
Rt. (MTELEKOM.BU), said Thursday that its board approved the merger of
the company's mobile arm, T-Mobile Hungary Rt., into the fixed line
segment, T-Co...

Russia's VimpelCom to launch tariff with free cell phone in Dec

Russia's second-largest mobile operator VimpelCom plans to launch a
tariff with a free mobile handset included in the price of the
subscription fee, the company said in a press release Thursday. ...

Investcom Shares Higher In Conditional Trading In London

were sharply higher in conditional trading in London after the
Beirut-based cellphone operator earlier Thursday priced its initial
public offering at the top of the range used to survey investor
interest. ...

News Leaks Put Pressure On TDC To Make Statement

Jones)- Danish telecommunications company TDC A/S (TLD) could be
compelled by regulators to make a statement on efforts to take over
the company, following news reports that it is cooperating with
bidders. Danish Bourse...

Russia's VimpelCom user base in Far East hits 1 million people

The subscriber base of Russia's second-largest mobile operator
VimpelCom in the country's Far East Federal District has exceeded 1
million people, the company said on Thursday. ...

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