TELECOM Digest OnLine - Sorted: Cellular-News for Tuesday 29th November 2005

Cellular-News for Tuesday 29th November 2005

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Tue, 29 Nov 2005 07:37:53 -0600

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[[ 3G ]]

Nokia Trialling 3G Push-to-Talk

Nokia and 3 Scandinavia are trialling Nokia Push to talk over Cellular
(PoC) service in the Swedish market. The trial is initially targeted
to business users. Nokia will provide selected push to talk handsets,
including Nokia 6280, for potential use ...

[[ Financial ]]

India Government Official: Taiwan Company Plans $1 Billion Investment

A Taiwan-based telecommunications equipment maker is planning to set
up a manufacturing facility in India, possibly involving an investment
of over $1 billion, a senior government official said Monday. ...

Russia's MTS to invest at least $500 mln in UMC in 2006

Investments of Russia's largest mobile operator Mobile TeleSystems
(MTS) in the development of its wholly owned subsidiary
Ukraine's Mobile Communications, or UMC, are expected to
amount to at least U.S. $500 million in 2006, MTS President Vas...

Russia's Alfa Group gets 13.22% in Turkey's Turkcell

Russia's Alfa Group has completed the purchase of a 49% stake in
Turkey's Cukurova Group, getting indirect control of 13.2%
in Turkey's leading mobile operator Turkcell Iletsim Hizmetleri, Alfa
Telecom said in a statement Monday. ...

WSJ: TDC Close To Deal To Be Bought By Private Equity Group

Danish telecommunications operator TDC is close to an agreement to be
bought by a group of five private equity funds for roughly $12
billion, people familiar with the matter told The Wall Street Journal,
in what would be the largest takeover of its k...

Telecom Egypt Shares To Sell At EGP14.80 In IPO -Ministry

The Egyptian Telecommunications Ministry said Monday that shares of
state-owned telecommunications company, Telecom Egypt, would be sold
for the price of 14.80 Egyptian pounds ($1=5.77EGP) a share in an
initial public offering. ...

[[ Handsets ]]

Pantech Launches 5-Megapixel Camera Phone

South Korea's Pantech has announced two new handsets, the IM-8600 5
mega-pixel camera phone and the IM-8700 F2F ('face-to-face') telephony
handset. The IM-8600 is a rotating clamshell 5 mega-pixel camera phone
with Meca Shutter camera technology from...

[[ Interviews ]]

African operators need to know their subscribers to keep churn down

African operators that want to keep churn rates within their
subscriber bases at a low level need to focus their energies on
building closer relationships with their subscribers, customer
segmentation strategies and the development of premium service...

[[ Legal ]]

TeliaSonera decides to take legal actions against Russia's Alfa

Swedish telecommunications operator TeliaSonera AB is initiating legal
actions against Russia's Alfa Group as well as in Turkey claiming
Cukurova Holding has made an unauthorized transfer of around U.S. $135
million from bank accounts of Turkcell Ile...

[[ Messaging ]]

Telecom Argentina, Research In Motion Open BlackBerry Service

Research In Motion and Telecom Personal, the mobile subsidiary of
Telecom Argentina, are launching the wireless BlackBerry platform in
Argentina, the two companies announced in a joint statement
Friday. ...

E-mail and SMS simplify contacts with nursing homes

Family members want to use SMS and e-mail messages to reach and
maintain contact with personnel working with home-help services and
the care of the elderly. These are some of the findings of a survey
that TeliaSonera has conducted to poll 6,000 priva...

[[ Network Contracts ]]

Nokia: ICD Launched In India With IDEA Cellular

Finland's Nokia said Monday it and IDEA Cellular, a leading mobile
operator in India, have launched Nokia's Intelligent Content Delivery
System solution on all IDEA's mobile networks across India. ...

MTS Signs 3 African Contracts

MTS - Mer Telemanagement Solutions has signed an agreement with an
unnamed provider of converged networking solutions to provide turn-key
solutions for 3G Mobile, fixed and interconnect billing to carriers in
three African countries. The networking s...

Syniverse to Provide Wireless Clearinghouse Services for Vodafone

Syniverse Technologies says that it has secured a worldwide contract
to provide GSM data clearinghouse services to Vodafone Group. Under
the terms of the multi-year agreement, Vodafone has designated
Syniverse as its data clearinghouse and the author...

[[ Regulatory ]]

Switzerland Offering 3 BWA Licenses

Switzerland's telecoms regulator, Ofcom has announced plans for an
auction of three BWA licences. The Federal Office of Communications
(Ofcom) will be holding the auction on behalf of ComCom. In principle,
any company can apply for the licences which...

[[ Reports ]]

Mobile CRM to Account for 20% of Total CRM Revenues by 2010

According to a new report from visiongain, the market for mobile CRM
finally started to gain traction in 2004 and this has continued
through 2005. Although still a nascent market, mobile CRM should be
reasonably robust on a global scale by 2007. The ...

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