TELECOM Digest OnLine - Sorted: Cellular-News for Wednesday 11th January 2006

Cellular-News for Wednesday 11th January 2006

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[[ Financial ]]

Sprint: Integration Six To Nine Months Ahead Of Schedule

The post-merger integration of Sprint PCS and Nextel Communications
Inc. is running six to nine months ahead of schedule, said Gary
Forsee, president and chief executive officer of Sprint Nextel Corp.,
the name of the merged company. ...

PKN Orlen CEO: To Sell Polkomtel If Needed For Invest

Poland's PKN Orlen would sell its 19.6% stake in mobile operator
Polkomtel if required to fund new acquisitions or investments in
upstream oil production projects, Orlen Chief Executive Igor Chalupec
said Tuesday. ...

Telefonica Plans To Restore Strong Financial Position

Telefonica, the largest telecommunications company in Spain and Latin
America, Tuesday said it's looking to re-establish a strong financial
position, following a slew of acquisitions last year. ...

Russian telecom companies' revenue up 15% on year in Jan-Sep

The revenue of Russian telecommunication companies rose 15% on the
year to 428.4 billion rubles in January-September 2005, the Federal
State Statistics Agency said Tuesday. ...

ANALYSIS: Uncertain future for Hondutel

Honduras' state telecom company Hondutel is going to have to seek a
strategic partner and compete in the internet and mobile telephony
segments if it is to survive competition after losing its monopoly on
the international long distance market on Dec...

Motorola sees Brazil as key export platform

US manufacturer Motorola sees Brazil as a key export platform for
mobile phones, local newspaper Estado de S.Paulo quoted Motorola
country manager Enrique Ussher as saying . ...

Telefonica Says It Will Exit FreeMove Alliance

Telefonica, the largest telecommunications company in Spain and Latin
America, said Tuesday it will leave the FreeMove Alliance in
accordance with conditions set by the European Union Commission's
authorizing its acquisition of U.K. mobile operator O...

Ceragon Networks and Nokia Sign OEM Agreement

Israel's Ceragon Networks has signed an original equipment
manufacturer (OEM) agreement with Nokia. Under the agreement, Nokia
will include Ceragon's high-capacity FibeAir family with its microwave
radio product portfolio as Nokia PowerHopper Vario t...

[[ Handsets ]]

Russia's Euroset enters Kyrgyzstan, opens 5 outlets

Russia's largest mobile handset retailer Euroset has opened its first
five outlets in Kyrgyzstan's capital, Bishkek, Euroset said in a press
release Tuesday. ...

Brazilian mobile phone exports double in 2005

Brazilian mobile phone exports almost doubled in 2005, according to
data from the ministry of development, industry and foreign trade. ...

[[ Legal ]]

Nokia, Kyocera End Patent Dispute

Finnish telecommunications equipment maker Nokia Oyj Tuesday said it
has resolved its patent dispute with Kyocera Corp. by entering into a
patent license agreement. ...

[[ Mobile Content ]]

ABC To Distribute BBC News Reports For Broadband, Wireless

NEW YORK (AP)--The British Broadcasting Corp. will make about 40 video
news clips available daily in the United States and Canada for
Internet and cellphone subscribers through a deal with ABC News. ...

Verizon Wireless Answers Critics Of New Music Service

NEW YORK (AP)--The first edition of a new music service from Verizon
Wireless hampers a cell phone's ability to play MP3 songs acquired
elsewhere, a handicap the company says is purely temporary and
unrelated to larger battles over digital copyright ...

[[ Network Operators ]]

Outage Hits Sprint Nextel Network, Co. Says

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP)--Sprint Nextel Corp.'s wireless, long-distance
and Internet customers along the West Coast USA were without service
for several hours Monday after a fiber-optic cable was cut west of
Phoenix. ...

Outage Hits Sprint Nextel Network, Co. Says

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP)--Sprint Nextel Corp.'s wireless, long-distance
and Internet customers along the West Coast USA were without service
for several hours Monday after a fiber-optic cable was cut west of
Phoenix. ...

[[ Offbeat ]]

Lost a Cellphone - or the keys to a Ferrari ?

Where would you find Ferrari car keys, a laptop, a false leg and a
pairof edible knickers? Where else but the Travelodge lost property
office. Following a 'lost and found' inventory check of its 290 hotels,
Travelodge,a UK based hotel chain has announ...

[[ Personnel ]]

Vodafone Taps British Ambassador for New Job

Vodafone Group has announced that Matthew Kirk has been appointed as
the companys Director of External Relationships. In this new role he
will lead Vodafone Group's public policy activities and represent the
Company with Governments and key political...

[[ Regulatory ]]

EU OKs Telefonica To Buy UK's O2, With Conditions

The European Commission Tuesday cleared Spanish telecommunications
company Telefonica SA's plan to buy U.K. mobile operator O2 PLC, on
condition Telefonica leave the FreeMove international roaming
alliance. ...

Mobile liberalization most likely behind schedule in 2007

Bureaucracy could hold up the proposed liberalization of Costa Rica's
mobile phone market in 2007, according to a member of the team drawing
up the liberalization bill, local daily Capital Financiero
reported. ...

[[ Reports ]]

FMC Will Become the Star of Fixed-line Communication Market

Analysys International has issued a report which concludes that FMC
(Fixed- Mobile Convergence) will become the new star of the fixed-line
communication industry, replacing Qbox. According to the research, FMC
has obvious phase features. In the initi...

BlackBerry Loyalty Study Shows Opportunities for Competitors

iGillottResearch has carried out a study detailing the loyalty of RIM
BlackBerry users in North America. Fielded in November 2005, the basis
for the study was a survey of 803 BlackBerry users in the US and
Canada. The survey identified the type of Bl...

[[ Statistics ]]

MTS Belarus' subscriber base up to 2.11 mln people as of Jan 1

The subscriber base of Belarusian-Russian joint venture Mobile
TeleSystems, or MTS Belarus, increased 5.5% in December 2005 to 2.11
million subscribers as of January 1, a spokesperson with the company
told Prime-Tass Tuesday. ...

Russia's MTS user base in Chuvash Republic up to 250,000

The subscriber base of Russia's largest mobile operator Mobile
TeleSystems (MTS) in the Chuvash Republic increased to 250,000 people
as of January 1 from 16,000 people as of January 1, 2006, MTS' branch
in the republic said in a press release Tuesd...

[[ Technology ]]

DMB Offers Promise for Telecom and Broadcasting Operators

As the border between broadcasting and telecommunications blurs, DMB
will become a key part of global broadcasters' strategies for future
business diversification, and will provide tactical momentum driven by
bundling of services....

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