TELECOM Digest OnLine - Sorted: Cellular-News for Thursday 13th October 2005

Cellular-News for Thursday 13th October 2005

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India Mobile Gaming Market Is On Track To Expand 700% by 2010

According to a recent Pyramid Research survey of mobile phone users
across the BRIC (Brazil, Russia, India and China) countries and the
U.K., India ranked as the top mobile game market. Of the 355
respondents in India th...

Three New Phones from Nokia

Nokia has announced the addition of three new models to its portfolio
of business-optimized devices. The three new handsets support today's
most popular and newly announced corporate mobile email solutions like

Atari Games for the N-Gage Handset

Nokia says that it has shipped Atari Masterpieces Volume 1 for the
N-Gage platform. This bumper pack includes not just one but eight
classic games such as Asteroids, Battlezone, Black Widow, Millipede,
Missile Command, R...

Realtones Generate Bulk of Ringtone Revenues

Telephia has reported that 60% of mobile ringtone revenues are
generated by realtones. Traditional mono and polyphonic ringtones
comprised nearly 33% of the revenue share, while callback tones
accounted for 7% of the tot...

Research Proves Mobile Phones and Sleep Do Go Together

The quality of sleep for Australia's 12 million mobile phone users is
not affected by calls on mobiles before bedtime, according to the
world's largest independent study into mobile phones and sleep

Lucent Wins CDMA Contracts

The USA based operator, Leap Wireless and Alaska Native Broadband 1
License, a Leap joint venture, has signed three-year agreements with
Lucent Technologies collectively valued at approximately US$125
million, providing ...

Mobile Workers to Increase by More Than 200 Million Users

Today's businesses are recognizing the growing importance of the
mobile worker, who is perhaps one of the more strategic employees of
an organization, and that job functionality can be enhanced by
mobility for a signific...

3G for Trinidad

Trinidad and Tobago's telecoms operator, TSTT has announced plans to
launch a broadband wireless network in Trinidad and Tobago using
solutions from Nortel. TSTT plans to offer 3G mobile broadband
services to both reside...

Vodafone Hit By Advertising Complaints

Vodafone has been slapped twice over its advertising campaigns. In the
UK, the Advertising Standards Authority upheld two complaints from
rival operator, O2 about a poster campaign run by the company
commenting on its ne...

The Pros and Cons of Smartphone Operating Systems

What is a smartphone? At ABI Research, the concept hinges around the
operating system, which defines much of what a smartphone is and

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 Moldovaâs 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...

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...

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...

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. ...

Ukraine's UMC mobile subscriber base up to 10.916 mln Sep 30

The total subscriber base of Ukraine's Mobile
Communications, or UMC, Ukraine's largest mobile phone
operator, rose 3.8% on the month to 10.916 million subscribers as of
September 30, UMC said in a press release on i...

Japan Mobile Phone Shipments Decline 2.3% In August-Kyodo

Shipments of mobile phones, including personal handy-phone system
devices, in Japan fell 2.3% in August from a year before to 3.19
million units, Kyodo News reported, citing the Japan Electronics and
Information Tech...

TDC: Easymobile CEO No Longer In Charge Of Country Operations

Danish telecom operator TDC AS (TLD) Wednesday said the chief
executive of its EasyMobile unit is no longer in charge of operations
in the three countries where the company is active. ...

Carphone Warehouse To Accelerate Store Rollout In 3Q

Carphone Warehouse Group PLC (CPW.LN), the U.K. mobile phone retailer
and telecommunications services company, Wednesday said it will
accelerate its store roll-out plan in the third quarter. ...

Vietnam Mulls Selling Shares In Mobile Phone Cos From 2006

Vietnam is considering to sell shares in two state-owned mobile phone
firms in stages from 2006 to improve competitiveness of domestic firms
in the coming years, a government official said Wednesday. ...

Bouygues Telecom Names Philippe Montagner Chairman, CEO

Bouygues Telecom, a division of telecom and construction company
Bouygues SA (12050.FR), Wednesday appointed Philippe Montagner as its
new chairman and chief executive. ...

Safran Ignores Weak Mobile Phone Sales

Mobile phone and aerospace equipment maker Safran SA (7327.FR) said
Wednesday it is pressing on in the mobile phone business regardless of
weak sales and plunging profitability at the unit in the first half of
this y...

EU Govts To Make Telcos Keep Data Up To 1 Year

Telecommunications companies will be ordered to keep records of their
customers' phone call traffic for a year as part of the European
Union's efforts to fight militant attacks. ...

Belgian Mobile Co BASE Says Mast Permits Delay 3G Rollout

Belgian mobile phone company BASE Wednesday said administrative delays
in obtaining building permits for radio masts in Brussels was holding
up the roll-out of its third-generation wireless technology
services. ...

Russia's active GSM user base seen up to 111-113 mln this year

Russia's GSM Standard Operators Association expects the country's
total active GSM mobile subscriber base to rise to between 111 million
and 113 million users by the end of this year from the current 104.5
million, V...

EU Warns Nine Member States Over Breaking Telecom Laws

The European Commission has sent written warnings to nine European
member states for breaking European telecom rules, the Commission said
in a statement Wednesday. ...

Official sees Wi-Fi hotspots in Russia up to 680 by year-end

The number of Russia's Wi-Fi Internet access points, or
hotspots, are expected to increase to 680 by the end of this year from
435 as of now, Executive Director of Russia's Association
of GSM Operators Vyacheslav Afa...

Russia's Megafon auctions "beautiful" phone number for $3,000

Moscow-based mobile provider Sonic Duo, which operates Megafon's
network in Moscow and the Moscow Region, has sold a "beautiful"
telephone number for U.S. $3,000 at an auction held on October 10, the
company's press se...

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