TELECOM Digest OnLine - Sorted: Cellular-News for Thursday 10th November 2005

Cellular-News for Thursday 10th November 2005

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US Messaging Market Set for Rapid Growth - report

Wireless messaging revenue in the USA increased by 106% in 2004 and is
expected to continue to grow strongly over the next five years from
its current low base, according to a new report published by
Analysys. In 2004, wireless data accounted for jus...

Verizon Wireless Stops Information Theft - Again

Verizon Wireless has filed suit and obtained an immediate injunction
against a Florida-based private investigative agency and its
affiliates to stop their attempts to fraudulently obtain confidential
information about Verizon Wireless customers. The ...

USA Networks Set Adult Content Control Rules

The USA's Wireless Association, in partnership with leading carriers,
has unveiled a set of voluntary guidelines to proactively provide
tools and controls to manage wireless content offered by the carriers
or available via Internet-enabled wireless d...

Five New Phones from Samsung

Samsung is launching five new mobile phones for the European
market. The average thickness of the newly unveiled phones are under
15mm and offer the latest multimedia features, such as music playback
capability, megapixel camera and Bluetooth connect...

Wireless Operators Not Doing Enough to Sell Mobile Data

Pyramid Research says that it estimates that 42% of the roughly 1.05bn
new mobile subscribers over the next five years will come from the
BRIC countries - Brazil, Russia, India and China. According to a
recent study, 20% to 50% of mobile subscribers ...

Econet Granted Leave to Seek Arbitration in Legal Battle

Nigeria's Econet Wireless has been granted court permission to launch
two additional arbitration applications against two other shareholders
in Vee Mobile Networks of Nigeria for their failure to buy and sell
shares in the company without following l...

Record GSM Subscriber Additions in India

India's COAI has again reported a record subscriber growth of more
than 2 million subscribers during the month of October'05 ? the
highest subscriber additions (2.11 million) since inception of
service. The cumulative GSM subscriber base grew to 52....

New Billing Contract in the Cayman Islands

Cerillion Technologies has announced a new contract to supply
caymanone with a complete CRM and billing solution for their telecom
network in the Cayman Islands. Cerillion will deliver a complete
turnkey solution, implementing the Revenue Manager, CR...

FOCUS: Russian police raids fail to cut illegal handset imports

[Premium] The raids against illegal imports of mobile handsets
undertaken by the Russian police and the Federal Customs Service in
August have failed to make the market transparent and cut illegal
handset imports, industry representatives said adding that the ...

Ukraine's UMC mobile subscriber base up to 11.49 mln Oct 30

The total subscriber base of Ukraine's Mobile Communications, or UMC,
Ukraine'slargest mobile phone operator, rose 5.3% on the month to
11.490 million subscribers as of October 31, UMC said. ...

Caudwell Group Invites Offers For Caudwell Holdings

Caudwell Group said Wednesday that it decided to invite offers for
100% of Caudwell Holdings Limited and has decided to delay any final
decision in respect of the proposed sale of Caudwell Communications,
the fixed line telephony business of the Caud...

INTERVIEW:Qualcomm President -Royalty Model Aids Competition

[Premium] The licensing model at the heart of a European Union
investigation into Qualcomm Inc.'s royalty payments stimulates rather
than stifles competition in the mobile handset market, according to
Steve Altman, the company's president. ...

Judge To Review RIM-NTP Settlement

he ongoing patent dispute between Research In Motion Ltd. and NTP
Inc. took another turn Wednesday, when a federal judge said he would
review the disputed $450 million settlement between the companies. ...

China's Huawei also gets VimpelCom's offer on URS deal

China's telecommunications equipment producer Huawei has received an
offer from Russia's second-largest mobile operator
VimpelCom, which would help the Russian mobile operator enter the
Ukrainian market by purchasing Ukrainian Radiosystems mobile o...

Number of Mobile Users Almost Doubles in Uzbekistan This Year

The number of mobile telecommunication subscribers almost doubled in
Uzbekistan since January 1 to over 1 million users as of now,
Uzbektelecom, Uzbekistan's national telecommunications company, said
Wednesday. ...

Deutsche Telekom Swings To Profit, But Outlook Weighs

Deutsche Telecom AG, Europe's largest phone company, said Wednesday it
swung to a profit after adding large numbers of wireless customers in
the U.S. ...

TeliaSonera Continues Integrating Mobile, IP Telephony

Swedish telecommunications company TeliaSonera AB Wednesday said it
continues with the initiatives in integrating fixed and mobile
telephony and will now conduct a technical trial of the Unlicensed
Mobile Access technology which permits the use of on...

Taiwan Chunghwa Telecom Lowers Call Costs

Chunghwa Telecom Co. said Wednesday it will cut the fees it charges
for mobile-to-fixed line services by an average of 7% effective
Dec. 1, a move it doesn't expect to affect revenue much. ...

Ericsson, TeliaSonera In Joint Trial Of UMA

Swedish telecommunications equipment maker Telefon AB LM Ericsson
Wednesday said that together with Nordic operator TeliaSonera AB it
will conduct a joint trial of Mobile@Home, Ericsson's solution for
Unlicensed Mobile Access, or UMA, which permits t...

SK Telecom To Invest In Vietnam Wireless Joint Venture

SK Telecom Co. said Wednesday it plans to invest up to $280 million in
a wireless joint venture that offers mobile services in Vietnam. ...

Swisscom Confirms Talks With Eircom

Swiss telecommunications company Swisscom AG Wednesday confirmed it
was in talks with Eircom Group PLC about a potential takeover. ...

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