TELECOM Digest OnLine - Sorted: Cellular-News for Thursday 24th November 2005

Cellular-News for Thursday 24th November 2005

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Thu, 24 Nov 2005 07:22:05 -0600

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[[3G News]]

Russian government to award 3G license through tender

The Russian government plans to award licenses for third generation
(3G) mobile services through tenders, Kommersant business daily
reported Wednesday, citing draft rules for holding auctions and
tenders of frequencies for mobile services. ...

[[Financial News]]

Telephone & Data, US Cellular To Delay 3Q Results Release

Telephone & Data Systems Inc. and U.S. Cellular Corp. will further
delay reporting third-quarter results so they can complete previously
disclosed restatements. ...

Samsung Elec To Provide Foundry Service To US Qualcomm

Qualcomm Inc. and Samsung Electronics Co. have agreed to form a
partnership whereby the South Korean company will provide
made-to-order chips to the U.S. wireless chipset maker, the companies
said in a joint press release Wednesday. ...

Research In Motion Cuts 3Q, 4Q Subscriber Additions View

Research In Motion Ltd. lowered its outlook for third and fourth
quarter subscriber additions but backed its revenue guidance for the
two quarters. ...

Russian mobile operator MTS sees revenue up 25% on year in 2005

Russia's largest mobile operator Mobile TeleSystems (MTS) expects its
revenue to increase 25% on the year to U.S. $4.86 billion this year,
MTS President Vasily Sidorov told reporters Wednesday. ...

Russia's MTS to replace Sistema in bidding for Turkey's Telsim

Russia's largest mobile operator Mobile TeleSystems (MTS) will take
the place of AFK Sistema and bid for Turkey's second-largest mobile
operator Telsim, MTS' President Vasily Sidorov told reporters
Wednesday. ...

[[Handsets News]]

Russia's Svyaznoi handset retailer shuts bulk department

Russian mobile handset and services retailer Svyaznoi has closed down
its wholesale department, the company's Press Secretary Yelena
Nogotkova said, Biznes daily reported Wednesday. ...

[[Interviews News]]

Informa: 2006 A "Watershed" Year For Mobile Phone Industry

Research company Informa Telecoms & Media, part of Informa PLC,
Wednesday said 2006 will be a "watershed" year as mobile phone
operators change their strategies in response to a number of major
threats. These include high subscriber acquisition costs...

[[Legal News]]

Russian court unfreezes 100% of SMARTS' shares

Russia's regional court in St. Petersburg ruled to unfreeze 100% of
SMARTS' shares, SMARTS' public relations department said
Wednesday. ...

[[Mobile Content News]]

ITV Signs Content Deal With 3 UK For Mobile Portal

ITV PLC, the U.K.'s largest commercial broadcaster, Wednesday said it
has signed a deal with 3 UK, a mobile telecommunications subsidiary of
Hutchison Whampoa Ltd., to offer its most popular shows to mobile
phone users via an online portal. ...

[[Network Contracts News]]

Nokia Gets GSM Network Expansion Order In Thailand

Finland's Nokia Oyj said Wednesday it has signed a deal with Advanced
Info Service Plc, one of Thailand's leading mobile phone service
operators. ...

Ericsson Signs 2 Contracts With Digicel In Caribbean

Sweden's Telefon AB LM Ericsson Wednesday said it has received two new
GSM/EDGE contracts from Digicel Group, a telecommunications company in
the Caribbean. ...

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