TELECOM Digest OnLine - Sorted: Cellular-News for Thursday 20th October 2005

Cellular-News for Thursday 20th October 2005

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Using SMS to end Relationships

You see them on the buses, in the street, in pubs and clubs, even at
the traffic lights -- young people focused on their mobile phones while
their fingers do the talking. Doctorate of Clinical Psychology
graduate Natalie Robinson also saw them as a fa...

Canada's Number Portability Will Have Limited Impact on the Wireless
Market - report

Yankee Group has stated that the proposed September 12, 2007 deadline
for wireless number portability (WNP) in Canada is a realistic and
rational timeframe. Recently, the Canadian Wireless Telecom
Association (CWTA) has encountered criticism in the m...

Panasonic Orders HSDPA Kit

TelASIC Communications has announced that Panasonic Mobile
Communications has selected it's solution for its HSDPA network base
transceiver station (BTS). TelASIC offers transmit/transceiver radio
subsystems and remote/integrated radio heads with ind...

Three New Phones from Nokia

Nokia has introduced a collection of three trend-inspired mobile
phones under the L'Amour Collection brand, the Nokia 7360,Nokia 7370
and Nokia 7380. In the design and development of the L'Amour
Collection, Nokia's Design team looked to materials suc...

Push to Talk For Japan

Japan's DoCoMo has announced the development of the new 902i series of
3G FOMA handsets. The 902i series is equipped for several new DoCoMo
services, including the PushTalk walkie-talkie-style communication
service (a DoCoMo first), the ToruCa inform...

Expanding MTN Nigeria's Network Backbone

Harris Corporation has been selected by MTN Nigeria to provide
microwave radios that will increase the capacity of the existing
network -- Y'hello Bahn -- by 75%. Orders of US$4.1 million have been
received for MegaStar 155 PX microwave radios that w...

Quarterly Wireless ARPU Down Worldwide

Although global wireless subscribers and revenues continue to grow,
mobile operators are seeing less and less revenue per
user. TeleGeography's latest GlobalComms update shows wireless average
revenue per user (ARPU) is declining worldwide, with only...

Ukrainian court rejects Storm's claim to amend Kyivstar charter

Ukraine's Kiev Arbitration Court has rejected on October 12 the claim
of Storm, which holds 43.5% in Ukraine's major mobile operator
Kyivstar, that the regulation of Kyivstar's charter
contradicts Ukrainian legislation, a source familiar with the c...

Handset Retailer to Start Franchise Plan

Russia's largest mobile handset retailer Euroset plans to start
offering franchises under the Tekhmarket brand in January 2006, the
company said in a press release Wednesday. ...

FOCUS: Russian mobile operators prepare for growth slowdown

[Premium] The Russian mobile operators seem to be preparing for a
slowdown in growth as the real penetration rate is now over 50%,
non-voice services remain unpopular and monthly average revenue per
user (ARPU) continues to slide. ...

Nextel Partners Files Counterclaim To Sprint Nextel Suit

Nextel Partners Inc. (NXTP) filed a counterclaim Wednesday seeking the
dismissal of the latest lawsuit filed by Sprint Nextel Corp. (S)
against the company. ...

Portugal Radiomovel Launches Retail CDMA Access Product

Specialized telecommunications provider Radiomovel said Wednesday it
is launching a mobile network access product based on its CDMA
technology. ...

Cingular CFO Sees Improving Trends In ARPU Declines

Cingular Wireless (CIW.XX) Chief Financial Officer Pete Ritcher
believes the trend of declining average revenue per user is
improving. ...

Nokia Expected To Report 32% Profit Rise

Nokia Corp. is expected to post a 32% rise in profit to 18 euro cents
a share, due to higher unit sales, when it reports earnings on
Thursday. ...

INTERVIEW: VimpelCom to keep eye on margins, ARPU

[Premium] Russian wireless operator OAO Vimpel Communications (VIP)
plans to focus efforts more on retaining customers as the market
matures, but doesn't see prices falling any lower, according to a
senior manager. The company -- Russia's second-largest mobile ...

Telus Mobility President, CEO Cope Leaving For Bell Canada

Telus Mobility's President and Chief Executive, George Cope, has
resigned from his post effective immediately in order to take on the
position of president and chief operating officer at Bell Canada. ...

Cingular 3Q Net Rises On Subscriber Gains

ATLANTA (AP)--Cingular Wireless LLC, the nation's largest cell phone
provider, reported a 56% jump in third-quarter profit on solid growth
in subscribers and revenue. ...

Virgin Islands' court freezes Russia's Alfa stake in MegaFon

An appellate court in the British Virgin Islands upheld the lawsuit of
Bermuda Islands-based IPOC International Growth Fund against Russia's
Alfa Group and ruled to freeze Alfa's 25.1% stake in
Russia's third largest mobile operator MegaFon until N...

Research In Motion Seeks 10 New Asian BlackBerry Partners

Ontario-based Research In Motion, the maker of BlackBerry wireless
solutions and devices, expects to reach partnership deals with up to
10 new cellphone service providers in Asia to provide BlackBerry
services in the next three to six months. ...

EARNINGS PREVIEW: Ericsson Seen Reporting Strong 3Q

Swedish telecommunications equipment vendor Telefon AB LM Ericsson
(ERICY) is expected Friday to report solid third quarter revenue and
earnings growth as telecom operators around the world continue to
upgrade and expand their networks. ...

China Mobile Extends Peoples Telephone Talks To Thursday

The negotiations for China Mobile (Hong Kong) Ltd. (0941.HK) to
acquire a controlling stake in China Resources Peoples Telephone
Co. (0331.HK) have been extended until Thursday, China Resources
Peoples Telephone said in a disclosure Wednesday. ...

Australian Min Supports Any Telstra 3G Plan For Bush

The Australian government said Wednesday it would welcome any
commitment by Telstra Corp. (TLS) to rollout next generation mobile
phone networks in rural and regional centers, provided customers
weren't left "dangling on the line." ...

Motorola Profit Surges On Handset Gains

Motorola Inc. on Tuesday said third-quarter net profit more than
tripled, as the technology bellwether benefited from higher
wireless-phone sales, a onetime tax benefit and the sale of an
investment. ...

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