TELECOM Digest OnLine - Sorted: Cellular-News for Thursday 15th December 2005

Cellular-News for Thursday 15th December 2005

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Thu, 15 Dec 2005 08:49:13 -0600

Cellular-News -

[[ 3G ]]

Ukraine's Ukrtelecom pays 151.39 mln hryvnas for 3G license

Ukraine's fixed-line telecommunication provider Ukrtelecom has paid a
total of 151.39 million hryvnas for a UMTS/WCDMA third generation (3G)
standard license, the company said in a press release Wednesday. ...

[[ Financial ]]

DoCoMo In Talks With KT Freetel On Business Tie-Up

NTT DoCoMo Inc. said Wednesday that it's in talks with KT Freetel
Ltd. on a possible business tie-up in mobile phone services. ...

[[ Handsets ]]

NEC To Cut Cellphone Range, Number Of Outlets In China

Japan's NEC Corp. said Wednesday it will cut the number of mobile
phone models it markets in China and reduce the number of its outlets
on the mainland in the face of stiff price competition. ...

[[ Interviews ]]

INTERVIEW: Telenor To Try To Reverse VimpelCom's URS Buy

Norway's Telenor said Wednesday that it will try to reverse the
purchase of Ukrainian RadioSystems by its Russian venture,
VimpelCom. ...

[[ Legal ]]

EU Starts Probe Over State Share In Portugal Telecom

The European Commission Wednesday began legal proceedings against
Portugal to end its special shareholding in Portugal Telecom. ...

Kyrgyz court upholds Russia's Rezervspetsmet right on Bitel

The economic division of Kyrgyzstan's Bishkek City Court has upheld
Bishkek Interdictrict Court's ruling, finding Russia's Rezervspetsmet
the rightful owner of Kyrgyzstan's largest mobile operator Bitel,
Rezervspetsmet said in a statement Wednesday. ...

[[ Messaging ]]

Mobile MSN Expands in India

MSN has extended its mobile service offering in India to five more
networks though a partnership with Mobile 365. These five mobile
operators include Reliance Infocomm entities - Reliance IndiaMobile
(RIM) and Reliance GSM, with a total of over 15 mi...

[[ Network Contracts ]]

Russia's MTS launches Wi-Fi Internet access network in Moscow

Russia's largest mobile operator Mobile TeleSystems (MTS) has launched
its Wi-Fi wireless Internet access network into commercial operation,
the company said Wednesday. ...

GPRS Billing Platform for Albanian Operator

Albania Mobile Communications (AMC) has installed the LHS supplied
BSCS 8 billing and customer care solution. The newly installed billing
system will allow AMC to effectively support recently launched GPRS
services. Atos Origin Hellas, a partner of L...

New Mediation Platform for Suriname Operator

Comptel says that it has agreed on the delivery of its mediation
solution, Comptel EventLink, to Telecommunicatie Bedrijf Suriname
(Telesur), a full service provider of fixed, mobile and data
communications in Suriname. According to the agreement, Co...

Cingular Extends Convergys Billing Contract

Convergys says that it has been granted an extension of a major
contract with Cingular Wireless. Under the terms of the contract
extension, Convergys will continue to manage and support billing for
Cingular Wireless' customers on the Customer Assista...

[[ Offbeat ]]

Vodafone Ditches Ferrari for McLaren

Vodafone and the McLaren Mercedes Formula One team have announced a
long-term sponsorship agreement, commencing January 2007 which will
last into the next decade. The sponsorship will commence after
Vodafone's current sponsorship of the Ferrari team ...

[[ Personnel ]]

Australia's Telstra Says Senior Executives Won't Face Jail

Australia's Telstra Corp. said Wednesday its senior executives won't
face jail as a result of an investigation by the Australian Securities
and Investments Commission. ...

[[ Regulatory ]]

EU Opens New Telecoms Probes In Five Countries

The European Union Wednesday opened five new probes against countries
it says are breaking telecom regulations, most either by failing to
allow customers to keep their mobile phone numbers or giving their
national regulators insufficient powers. ...

Irish Panel Upholds Vodafone, 02 Appeal Against Comreg

Ireland's Electronic Communications Appeals Panel Wednesday annulled
the communication regulator ComReg's ruling that Vodafone PLC and 02
PLC have joint dominance in Ireland's mobile market. ...

[[ Statistics ]]

China To Add 100 Million New Telephone Users In 2005 - Government

China expects to add about 100 million new telephone users this year
to reach a total of 750 million users, the country's top industrial
planner said. ...

Russia's MTS sees subscriber base up to 60 mln users this year

The consolidated subscriber base of Russia's largest mobile operator
Mobile TeleSystems (MTS) is expected to amount to 60 million users
this year, Mikhail Shamolin, MTS vice president for sales and
subscriber services said Wednesday at an offici...

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