TELECOM Digest OnLine - Sorted: Cellular-News for Tuesday 11th October 2005

Cellular-News for Tuesday 11th October 2005

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Alcatel Wins Cambodian GSM Contract

Alcatel has signed a US$8.8 million contract to expand and upgrade the
GSM network of Cambodia's CamGSM. With this agreement Alcatel becomes
CamGSM's sole supplier of radio network solutions. Alcatel will also
extend the...

Cingular Wireless Corrects Subscriber Count Reports

Cingular Wireless says that it has corrected the number of customers
it reported at the end of the second quarter of 2005 from 51.596
million to 51.442 million. This change has no impact on the company's
previous financi...

Specialist Phone Insurance Overpriced - report

Just under 2,000 mobile phones are stolen in the UK every day making
it important for customers to consider insurance. But the British
Insurance Brokers' Association warns that mobile phone insurance
policies can prove e...

Italy Getting Digital TV on Mobiles

Mediaset and Italy's TIM have reached an agreement that will become
the basis for a commercial launch of digital terrestrial TV on mobile
phones using DVBH (Digital Video Broadcast Handheld) technology....

New Smartphone from SonyEricsson

Sony Ericsson is launching an upgraded smartphone, the P990 - which
will be the first commercially available smartphone to adopt the
enhanced Symbian OS version 9.1 and UIQ 3 software platform. This
flagship UMTS smartph...

Use SMS to Boil Water

The tea seller, PG Tips has teamed up with Orange UK to develop a PG
Tips branded kettle - that can be switched on by sending it an
SMS. Inspired by loveable inventors Wallace & Gromit, PG Tips, best
known for the innova...

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. ...

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...

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. ...

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. ...

Russian court freezes SMARTS' shares once again

Russia's regional court in St. Petersburg has frozen 100% of the
shares of Russian regional mobile operator SMARTS, Kommersant business
daily reported Friday, citing Gennady Kiryushin, the company's general
director. ...

Finland's Elcoteq opens telecom equip plant in Russia

Russia's ZAO Elcoteq, a subsidiary of Finland's electronics
manufacturing company Elcoteq Network Corporation, opened a
telecommunications equipment plant in St. Petersburg on Friday,
Elcoteq's CEO Antti Piippo said at...

Hong Kong Hutchison Whampoa Says 3G Subscribers Surpass 10 Million

Jones)- Ports-to-telecommunications conglomerate Hutchison Whampoa
Ltd. said Monday its third-generation mobile phone
subscribers surpassed 10 million worldwide. ...

Hong Kong Hutchison Telecom Plans US$1 Billion Loan - Sources

Jones)- Hong Kong-listed telecom operator Hutchison Telecommunications
International Ltd. (HTX) is planning to launch a US$1 billion
syndicated loan this week to finance expansion in India, Indonesia and
Vietnam, people ...

EUROPE MARKETS: Telecom Equipment Shares Climb In Europe

s) -- Telecom equipment shares gave European markets a lift Monday
amid reports that Ericsson is near a deal to buy smaller rival Marconi
and on optimism from the chief executive of Nokia, the world's leading

Dobson Communications Puts 3Q Net Subscriber Base Down 24,100

Dow Jones)- Dobson Communications Corp. (DCEL) expects to report a net
subscriber reduction of about 24,100 for the third quarter, compared
with a net addition of 1,200 in the year-earlier period, and the
company announc...

PRESS: Russia's VimpelCom may start ops in 9 Far East regions

Russia's second-largest mobile operator VimpelCom may get frequencies
for operation in GSM 900 frequencies in nine regions in the Far East
Federal District, Vedomosti business daily reported Monday, citing a
letter fro...

CWA Members On Strike At Sprint In Four States

Jones)- Nearly 1,000 Communications Workers of America members working
at Sprint Nextel Corp. (S) went on strike early Monday protesting the
company's calls for benefits cuts in contract negotiations for workers
at its ...

MegaFon says ups base stations in Moscow to 1,500 units

Russia's third largest mobile operator MegaFon has increased the
number of base stations in the Moscow License Area (MLA) to 1,500
units as of now from 1,000 units as of January 1, the company's
General Director Sergei...

Nextel Partners Responds To Sprint Nextel Lawsuit

ones)- The dispute between Sprint Nextel Corp. (S) and affiliate
Nextel Partners Inc. (NXTP) got uglier Monday as Nextel Partners fired
back a response to Sprint's legal action. ...

AC&M says Russia's mobile user base up to 111.74 mln on Sep 30

The number of mobile phone service subscribers in Russia increased to
111.74 million people as of September 30 from 107.33 million people as
of August 31, Advanced Communications & Media (AC&M) said in a report
released ...

Russia's SMARTS launches EDGE technology in test mode

Russian regional mobile operator SMARTS has launched Enhanced Data
rates for Global Evolution (EDGE) technology in test mode, the company
said Monday. ...

America Movil Launches New Claro Trademark In Peru

Mexican wireless communications provider America Movil SA (AMX)
launched its new Claro mobile-phone trademark in Peru on Monday. ...

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