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Cellular-News for Friday 21st October 2005

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The Ultra Low Cost Cellular Market: Ignore it at Your Peril

While 80% of the world's population lives within range of a cellular
network, only 25% of it subscribes to a mobile phone service. This
means there are upwards of three billion potential customers for
cellular. That, says Alan Varghese, ABI Research'...

China Mobile Phone Market Expected to Exceed 400 Million Users by Year End 2005

T-Bay Holdings says that according to recent reports, the market for
mobile phone users in mainland China is expected to exceed 400 million
by the end of 2005. As announced on September 9, 2005, T-Bay Holdings,
Inc. acquired a 95% stake in Shanghai S...

Worldwide Mobile Phone Market Breaks 200 Million Unit Mark in 3Q05

New product introductions, portfolio refreshes, and exciting new form
factors helped spur growth in the worldwide mobile phone market during
the third quarter of 2005. According to IDC's Worldwide Quarterly
Mobile Phone Tracker, worldwide mobile phon...

Mobile Pictures Driving New Consumer Push for Convergence

Convergence is finding traction in mobile phones, with one-fourth of
all USA Internet households willing to use a high-resolution camera
phone as their primary camera, according to the forthcoming report
"Mobile Market Intelligence" from Parks Associ...

FOCUS: Russia's MTS offers new tariffs, to abandon Jeans soon

Russia's largest mobile operator Mobile TeleSystems, or MTS, announced
Wednesday that starting Friday it would offer a new line of
tariffs. MTS decided to abandon the prepaid tariffs under the Jeans
brand and focus on the development of the single ...

Tele.ring Confirms CEO Approached For E-Plus Job

Michael Krammer, the chief executive of Austrian telecommunications
company Tele.ring, has received job offers from several companies
including E-Plus, a Tele.ring spokesman said Thursday. ...

German Prosecutors Contest Acquittals In Mannesmann Case

KARLSRUHE, Germany (AP)--Prosecutors Thursday contested the acquittal
of Germany's most prominent banker and five others over large payments
to executives during the 2000 takeover of Mannesmann by Vodafone Group
PLC (VOD). ...

Motorola Sues New CEO At Nortel

Motorola Inc. has sued to block former Chief Financial Officer Mike
Zafirovski from taking the top job at rival Nortel Networks Corp. ...

Nokia Battles Branding Issues In Music-phone Revolution

[Premium] Nokia is determined to be part of the music-phone
revolution, though lack of brand appeal could hinder. ...

China Mobile, Telecom Post Strong Jan-Sep Results

China's top telecommunication companies Thursday reported earnings for
the first three quarters, with the leading mobile operator continuing
to post strong growth in a further sign that mobile services are
substituting for fixed-line services. ...

EU Court:EUR1.2 Million German Fee For O2 Phone Numbers Illegal

The European Court of Justice Thursday ruled that Germany wasn't
entitled to charge the German unit of phone company O2 PLC a EUR1.2
million fee for the allocation of phone numbers. ...

Nokia Raises Market Outlook After 3Q Profit Jump

Nokia Corp. (NOK) Thursday raised its forecast for the global handset
market after third-quarter earnings were boosted by rising demand for
phones with cameras and music players and growth in emerging
markets. ...

Willcom Ties With Sharp,Microsoft In Japan Smartphone Operations

Telecom service provider Willcom Inc. said Thursday it will team up
with Sharp Corp. (6753.TO) and Microsoft Corp. (MSFT) to launch the
first Japanese handheld communications device using the latest
"Windows Mobile" operating system. ...

Siemens Gets EUR70 Million Mobile Technology Order

The communications unit of German technology company Siemens AG (SI)
has received a EUR70 million order to expand the network capacity of
Indonesian mobile operator Telkomsel. ...

O2 To Launch HSDPA Next Month

O2 PLC (OOM.LN), the U.K. mobile telecommunications company, Thursday
said it will launch a faster third-generation, or 3G, network in the
Isle of Man on November 1. ...

France Telecom Buys Orange Slovakia Minority Holders

France Telecom (FTE) said Thursday it has reached an agreement with
minority shareholders in Orange Slovakia to buy shares it doesn't
already own, boosting its stake in the mobile phone operator to 100%
from 63.88%. ...

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