TELECOM Digest OnLine - Sorted: Cellular-News for Tuesday 1st November 2005

Cellular-News for Tuesday 1st November 2005

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Telenor Buys Vodafone Sweden

Vodafone has agreed to sell its 100% interest in Vodafone Sweden to
Telenor, the pan-Nordic telecommunications operator. Vodafone Sweden
is being sold for an Enterprise Value of US$1.25 billion, implying an
Enterprise Value to EBITDA multiple of 11x ...

Vodafone Launches 3G in Australia

Vodafone Australia switched on its 3G network yesterday. Vodafone's 3G
services are available in Sydney, Melbourne and Canberra metropolitan
areas and at airports in Sydney, Melbourne, Canberra, Brisbane,
Adelaide and Perth. The network will continue...

Second GSM Operator for Palestine

The Palestinian Authority is understood to have asked for additional
frequencies to be released so that a second GSM network operator can
be established in the West Bank and Gaza. Palestinian Authority
Minister of Communications Sabri Saidm has asked...

Expanding Egyptian Operator Capacity

Tekelec has announced a multi-million dollar deal with the Egypt's
Mobinil to deploy significant capacity extensions to the Tekelec EAGLE
5 Signalling Application System (SAS) and Integrated Application
Solution (IAS) monitoring platform. The extensi...

RIM Takes New European HQ

Slough Estates has let a flagship office development on the Slough
Trading Estate in the south-east UK, to Research in Motion (RIM), the
company behind the BlackBerry mobile communication device. In a
transaction that represents one of the largest Th...

Two New 3G Handsets for Vodafone Germany

Samsung has launched two new 3G phones with Vodafone Germany. The two
clamshell phones are lightweight at only 110 and 105 grams
respectively, and they incorporate a comprehensive range of first-rate
features at attractive prices....

Selling Ringtones in Retail Stores

Nokia has introduced the Nokia Local Content Channel Solution,
CoolZone, that is a Bluetooth based end-to-end solution for
distributing digital content to consumers' phones in retail
locations. With CoolZone, retailers like music stores, phone shops ...

World's First 3G Single Core Modem for Mobile Phones

Freescale Semiconductor has unveiled its 3G single core modem
processor, at the heart of the MXC300-30 platform, based on the Mobile
eXtreme Convergence architecture. Freescale says that it is the first
to provide a single core modem for third genera...

Virgin Taps Emblaze for Xmas Handset

Emblaze Mobile has announced an agreement which will see its handsets
available to the UK arm of Virgin Mobile. The advanced Sting 6 device
is especially customised for the 16-24 group age with top features and
attractive pricing at below 80....

3G Body Approves TD-SCDMA Standard

China's ZTE Corp. says that a TD-SCDMA standard, TR 34.943, has been
approved by the 3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP) as one of
the 3G mobile communications standards. The standard was promoted and
drafted by ZTE together with Datang Mobile ...

Kyrgyz court cancels decision upholding Alfa's right on Bitel

Kyrgyzstan's Bishkek City Court has cancelled an earlier issued court
ruling upholding Russia's Alfa Group ownership right to Kyrgyzstan's
Bitel mobile operator, Bitel's press office said Monday. ...

Sprint Enters Turf Of ITunes, Napster With Song Downloads

Sprint Nextel Corp.'s new direct music download service for mobile
phones treads on turf previously dominated by online music stores. ...

KPN: Counter Bid For O2 "Is Out Of The Question"

A counter bid by Dutch incumbent telecommunications operator Royal KPN
NV (KPN) for U.K. mobile operator O2 PLC, is "out of the question,"
KPN spokesman Marinus Potman said Monday. ...

Phone Industry Fails To Stop Lawsuits Over Radiation

The cellular-phone industry Monday failed to stop proceedings in
several state class-action lawsuits over whether radiation emitted by
cellphones is harmful to consumers who use them. ...

Russia's MegaFon to give free phones in M.Video's Moscow stores

Russia's third largest mobile operator MegaFon plans to give free
mobile handsets to subscribers in M.Video stores in Moscow, MegaFon
said in a statement Monday. ...

FOCUS: Deutsche Telekom Loses In Telefonica Play For O2

[Premium] Deutsche Telekom AG Chief Executive Kai-Uwe Ricke may have
had better starts to his week. ...

LONDON MARKETS: O2, Virgin Mobile Surge In London

ondon shares were boosted by gains from mobile phone operators on
Monday, with O2 leading the sector after it received a 17.7 billion
pound bid from Spain's Telefonica. ...

Israeli Min In Political Appointments At Telecom Probe

JERUSALEM (AP)--Israel's Attorney General Meni Mazuz has opened an
investigation into allegations Vice Premier Ehud Olmert -- to be
appointed Finance Minister later Monday -- made political appointments
in Israel's main telephone company when he was co...

UPDATE: Telefonica To Buy O2 For $31.5 Billion

Spain's Telefonica SA on Monday agreed to buy British mobile phone
operator O2 for $31.5 billion, continuing a wave of consolidation in
the European telecommunications industry. ...

Ericsson Gets Order To Supply GSM Network In Uruguay

Sweden's Ericsson Monday said it received an order from Telefonica
Moviles S.A.'s operator in Uruguay, Movistar Uruguay, to supply a GSM
transmission network. ...

Samsung Elec Supplies 3G Mobile Handsets To Sprint Nextel

Samsung Electronics Co. said Monday it began supplying
third-generation mobile handsets based on the EV-DO network to
U.S-based Sprint Nextel. ...

BSkyB Launches Sky Mobile TV With Vodafone UK

Vodafone U.K. and British Sky Broadcasting (Sky) announced Monday an
agreement to launch a mobile TV service in the U.K. ...

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. ...

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