TELECOM Digest OnLine - Sorted: Cellular-News for Monday 31st October 2005

Cellular-News for Monday 31st October 2005

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Telefonica Buys O2 For GBP17.7 Billion In Cash Deal

Telefonica, the Spanish incumbent telecommunications operator, Monday
said it has agreed to buy O2 PLC, the U.K. mobile telecoms company,
for GBP17.7 billion in cash. ...

Vodafone Using Vending Machines to Sell Phone

The vending machine has come a long way since the Ancient Greeks
invented an urn dispensing holy water. Vodafone has installed the
first vending machine in the UK to dispense mobile phones. Initially
being piloted in Vodafone stores in Manchester, th...

Qualcomm Tests Revision A Platform

Qualcomm has announced that successful end-to-end test calls have been
conducted utilizing prototype CDMA2000 1xEV-DO Revision A networks and
handsets. This marks a major milestone in the development of CDMA and
the Rev. A standard, accelerating the ...

3G Network Launched in Estonia

Estonian mobile operator EMT has launched their commercial 3G network
based on Ericsson 3G core and radio technology. As the sole supplier,
Ericsson has delivered a complete WCDMA network and related
services. Under the agreement, Ericsson will also ...

3G Network Launched in Lithuania

A 3G TDD network has been launched in Lithuania, under the brand name,
"Neltes tinklas". The first network in the Baltic States based on the
3G UMTS TDD standard, it supports full mobility and data transfer
speeds of up to 3 Mbps. The company plans t...

New BlackBerry Model Expected To Be Unveiled Next Week

Research In Motion could be set to unveil the latest version of its
BlackBerry device as early as next Tuesday, sources told Dow
Jones. ...

Sprint To Launch High-Speed Cell Network With Music Store

NEW YORK (AP)--Sprint Nextel Corp. is poised for a full-scale launch
of its high-speed wireless network, a service that will include the
first over-the-air music download store in the United States. ...

Russia's Sigma says bailiff bans SMARTS re-registration

A bailiff has prohibited SMARTS annual general meeting of shareholders
(AGM) to re-register the company into open joint stock company, Sigma,
SMARTS' minority shareholder, said in a statement Friday. ...

Ukraine's antitrust body eyes abolishing mobile connection fee

Ukraine's Antimonopoly Committee is proposing that the country's major
mobile operators UMC and Kyivstar consider abolishing connection fee
within 30 days, Alexei Kostusev, the committee's chairman, told
reporters Friday following a meeting of the co...

Chile CTC 3Q Net Profit $700,000 Vs $612 Million

Compania de Telecomunicaciones de Chile SA (CTC) Friday reported a
plunge in net profit for the third quarter after a major one-off
propped up earnings last year. ...

PRESS: Ukraine's URS may be sold to Russia's VimpelCom soon

Ukraine's minor mobile operator Ukrainian Radiosystems (URS) may be
sold to Russia's second-largest mobile operator VimpelCom
soon, Kommersant business daily reported Friday, citing Timur Novikov,
first deputy CEO of Privatbank. ...

Six Telecom Cos Complain To EU Over Qualcomm Patents

Six major telecom companies Friday filed complaints to European
regulators against Qualcomm, accusing the U.S. company of breaking
antitrust law in its licensing of mobile phone patents. ...

Telsim Reaches Agreement On Debts It Owes Motorola- IHA

Turkish mobile phone operator Telsim said Friday Motorola Inc. has
agreed to collect only part of its approximately $2.5 billion in debt
claims against the Turkish company, the Ihlas News Agency, or IHA
reported Friday. ...

Vodafone Expects Bharti Dividend Within Next Couple Of Yrs

Vodafone Group PLC Friday said it expects to reap dividends from its
10% stake in Bharti Tele-Ventures Ltd. once the company hits cashflow
breakeven. ...

SingTel Says It Wants To Increase Stake In India Bharti

Singapore Telecommunications Ltd. (T48.SG) Friday said it wants to
raise its 30.8% stake in Bharti Televentures Ltd., India's largest
mobile operator. ...

Vodafone's Bharti Buy Gives A Passage To India

U.K. mobile telecommunications company Vodafone Group PLC Friday said
it has bought a 10% stake in India's largest wireless operator Bharti
Tele-Ventures Ltd. (532454.BY) for GBP820 million in cash. ...

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