TELECOM Digest OnLine - Sorted: Cellular-News for Monday 14th November 2005

Cellular-News for Monday 14th November 2005

Cellular-News (
Mon, 14 Nov 2005 07:36:20 -0600

Cellular-News -

Changes to cellular-news.

Based on some of the feedback from our recent reader survey, we are
introducing "news categorization".

Henceforth, all news articles (and eventually, the archive) will be
listed under upto 5 categories. The newsletter and main web site will
use the primary category for display, and you will be able to see news
articles from each category by using the "News menu" on the main web

If you have not completed the survey, then you can guide cellular-news
by completing it here --

[[3G News]]

Russia's Reiman says may hold tenders for 3G licenses 2006

Russia may hold tenders for third generation (3G) telecommunication
licenses in 2006, IT and Telecommunications Minister Leonid Reiman
told reporters Friday. ...

EDGE Launched in Azerbaijan

Azerbaijan's Azercell Telecom says that it has launched EDGE services
in the country. The service has been under test for the past few
months and has now been launched commercially. According to results of
the tests, data transfer speed reached 200 k...

Three Bid for Malaysian 3G Licences

Malaysia's telecoms regulator, the Malaysian Communications and
Multimedia Commission (MCMC) says that three companies have submitted
tenders for its 3G licences. The tender invitation commenced on 22
August 2005 and closed at 12 noon, 11 November, 2...

EDGE Coverage Increases in Moldova

Moldova's Moldcell says that it has extended its EDGE coverage to just
over 30% of the population. The company has also put 8 new GSM
stations into operation in the last two months, which extended the
coverage in the capital and 2 other cities of the...

Tajikistan Gets a 3G Network

ZTE Corporation has clinched a WCDMA contract with Indigo Tajikistan,
a joint venture belonging to the American multinational carrier
MCT. The project is also ZTE?s first WCDMA contract in Central
Asia. Under the contract, ZTE will deliver a complete...

[[Financial News]]

VimpelCom Buys Ukrainian RadioSystems For $231.3M

OAO Vimpel Communications, operator of Russia's second-largest mobile
phone network, Friday said it will buy Ukrainian RadioSystems for
$231.3 million. ...

KPMG says Russia's Euroset minimized taxes in 2004

U.K.-based accounting company KPMG has announced that Russia's largest
mobile handset retailer Euroset used non-affiliated companies in order
to minimize tax payments in 2004, Russian business daily Vedomosti
said Friday citing Euroset's an...

Russia's VimpelCom CEO eyes 15% of Ukraine's mobile market

Russia's second-largest mobile operator VimpelCom plans to get a 15%
share of Ukraine's mobile telecommunication services market,
VimpelCom's CEO Alexander Izosimov told a news conference Friday. ...

Norway's Telenor says still opposes VimpelCom' buy of URS

Norway's telecommunications company Telenor still opposes
Russia's second-largest mobile operator VimpelCom's
purchase of Ukrainian Radiosystems mobile operator (URS), Telenor said
in a press release Friday. ...

Regulatory Hurdles Might Delay 3 Italy IPO - Sources

Regulatory hurdles might delay to 2006 the initial public offering of
Hutchison Whampoa Ltd.'s Italian unit 3, people close to the situation
told Dow Jones Newswires Saturday. ...

South African Operator Invests in Botswana

South Africa's MTN has acquired an effective indirect interest of 44%
in Botswana's Mascom Wireless. Mascom is the leading mobile operator
in Botswana with a market share of over 70% and a subscriber base in
excess of 440,000....

How Much was BenQ Paid to Take Siemens Handsets Division ?

An analyst at Merrill Lynch, Bram Cornelisse, has questioned the price
that Siemens paid to dispose of its ailing handset division to
BenQ. When the sale was originally announced back in June, the
estimated loss to Siemens was put at around the US$41...

[[Legal News]]

Telephone & Data, US Cellular Subjects Of SEC Probe

Telephone & Data Systems Inc. and United State Cellular Corp. are the
subjects of a Securities and Exchange Commission investigation
regarding their recent restatement decisions. ...

FOCUS: Court ruling hurts Sistema, control of MTS under threat

Major Russian holding AFK Sistema was dealt a disappointing blow on
Monday after the Moscow Arbitration Court upheld the Federal Tax
Service's claim and ruled to liquidate TOO VAST company, which holds
3% in the country's largest mobile operator Mobi...

KPN Fails to Secure Deal with Trades Unions

KPN and the trades unions have failed to reach agreement on a new
collective labour agreement. Trades union negotiators refused to
accept the pension proposals. KPN's final offer comprised a structural
salary increase totalling 3% over 27 months, cha...

Registration Required for New PrePay Customers

South Africa is about to impose regulations that will require all
purchasers of cell phones to provide proof of identity when buying a
new phone. The government says the move is to ensure that new phone
tapping legislation will be correctly implement...

[[Mobile Content News]]

Developing Mobile Commerce in Canada

Canada's national wireless service providers, Bell Mobility, Rogers
Wireless and Telus Mobility, have announced the launch of Wireless
Payment Services. The jointly owned venture will act as a mobile
commerce, or m-commerce, gateway, facilitating sec...

[[Network Contracts News]]

Two Phone Numbers - One SIM Card

Singapore's SingTel says that it is offering its customers the ability
to use two mobile phone lines with only one SIM card and mobile phone
with a new 2-in-1 SIM value added service. The new 2-in-1 SIM card
stores two mobile numbers and will enable ...

Rural Operators Order Fault Manager

Telsasoft has announced that two more regional wireless service
providers have chosen it's alarm fault and performance metrics
analytics tools solution to enhance their GSM network management

[[Technology News]]

AirNet Reports on Two New Field Trials

AirNet Communications says that it has been showcasing the
capabilities of the RapidCell base station at various locations in the
U.S. for a Government Communications end user. An undisclosed OEM
aerospace and defense contractor who has purchased Rap...

Post Followup Article Use your browser's quoting feature to quote article into reply
Go to Next message: USTelecom dailyLead: "Startup Exits Stealth Mode to Announce Fixed-Mobile Solution"
Go to Previous message: Phil Earnhardt: "Should the U.S. or the U.N. Control the Internet? Here's a Third Way"
TELECOM Digest: Home Page