TELECOM Digest OnLine - Sorted: cellular-news for Thursday 12th January 2006

cellular-news for Thursday 12th January 2006

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Thu, 12 Jan 2006 07:35:37 -0600

Cellular-News -


[[ Financial ]]

SingTel Says Optus Buys Virgin Mobile Australia

Singapore Telecommunications Ltd. Wednesday said its Australian unit
Optus has acquired a 74.15% stake in Virgin Mobile Australia Ltd.,
raising its shareholding to 100%. ...

State fund to auction 4.64% in Russia's Uralsvyazinform

The Russian Federal Property Fund plans to auction its 4.64% stake in
Russian fixed-line and mobile operator Uralsvyazinform on April 28,
the fund said Wednesday. ...

Evolving Systems sees LatAm representing 5% of revs

US telecoms software solutions provider Evolving Systems (Nasdaq:
EVOL) expects to see 5% of its global revenue coming from Latin
America within the next year, Evolving Systems' CEO Stephen Gartside
told BNamericas. ...

Corporate Wireless Voice to Exceed Landline Expenditure

For the first time, in 2006 U.S. businesses of all sizes will spend
more on wireless voice services than on wireline, reports In-Stat. And
wireless data services will make significant gains as well over the
next several years, the high-tech market re...

[[ Handsets ]]

Mobile-Phone Revenue Set to Decline in 2006

Due to slowing growth and falling prices, worldwide mobile-phone
market revenue is expected to decline in 2006, and will not recover to
the peak level of 2005 until 2009, iSuppli Corp. predicts. Worldwide
factory revenue from production of mobile pho...

[[ Legal ]]

German Prosecutor Wants To Continue Mannesmann Trial

German prosecutors Wednesday said they will continue to pursue the
so-called Mannesmann trial. ...

[[ Mobile Content ]]

Universal Order Mobile Content Platform

Adamind has announced a three-year contract with Universal Music
Mobile US (UMM-US) to manage content conversion of media files to
formats compatible with mobile phones. Adamind's Spire Production
Suite will be deployed within Universal Music Mobile ...

Traffic Cameras On A Cellphone

The UK's Highways Agency is launching a service to broadcast CCTV
images to mobile phones Video footage from Highways Agency CCTV
cameras will be brought direct to mobile phones, in a trial agreed by
the Highways Agency. For the first time, images pr...

[[ Network Contracts ]]

Maxis Trialing New Wireless Backhaul Platform

Malaysian cellular operator Maxis is trialling Cambridge Broadband's
VectaStar fixed wireless transmission platform in its 2G and 3G
cellular networks. The VectaStar equipment is being used to backhaul
traffic from Maxis cellular base stations to its...

WiMAX provider moves into GSM Backhaul Market

The WiMAX kit provider, Aperto Networks has announced the availability
and deployment of a Time Domain Multiplexed (TDM) wireless backhaul
for cellular networks, offering enterprise access at distances up to
15 miles....

[[ Network Operators ]]

Belarus BeST attracts more users, targets low-end users

State-controlled Belarus Telecommunications Network, or BeST, which
started commercial operations in the capital city of Minsk on December
21, 2005, attracted its first 1,000 subscribers through its program
that envisages preferential tariffs for som...

Digicel prepares for WiMax deployments in 2006

Caribbean mobile operator Digicel plans to roll out WiMax in many of
the markets where it has operations, as part of its 2006 development
plan, the company said in a statement. ...

[[ Personnel ]]

Cingular Wireless CTO Re-Elected as 3G Americas' Chairperson

Kristin Rinne, Chief Technology Officer for Cingular Wireless, is
returning for a second term as 3G Americas' chairperson in 2006 after
re-election by the organization's Board of Governors. Alan Pritchard,
Nortel Vice President of GSM/UMTS Global Pro...

Communications Union Continue Inroads at Cingular

The Communications Workers of America (CWA) trade union has notched up
more sucesses in its campaign to get representation at former AT&T
Wireless facilities which have been purchased by Cingular Wireless. A
further 1,302 employees in New Mexico and ...

[[ Regulatory ]]

Comcel free to issue US$220mn in bonds

Colombia's financial regulator has authorized mobile operator Comcel
to issue 500bn pesos (US$220mn) in bonds, reported local daily
Portafolio Tuesday. ...

[[ Reports ]]

Poll: 46% Of Singapore Mobile Users Won't Switch Operator

Nearly half of Singapore mobile phone users won't switch service
providers even if they aren't tied to a contract with the mobile
operator, according to a survey by ACNielsen published on
Wednesday. ...

[[ Statistics ]]

Russian Megafon's user base in Samara region up 10% Sep-Dec 2005

The subscriber base of Russia's third-largest national GSM
cellular operator MegaFon in the Samara Region increased 10% to 1.1
million people in September-December 2005, MSS-Povolzhye said in a
press release Wednesday. ...

Russia's Motiv subscriber base up to 835,000 users in 2005

The subscriber base of Russia's regional mobile operator
Yekaterinburg-2000, which operates under the Motiv brand name, more
than doubled to 835,000 users in 2005, the company's press
service said Wednesday. ...

Continuing Decline in Base Station TAM and ASP

Wireless base station equipment prices continue to decline, according
to the latest information from ABI Research. Lance Wilson, the
company's director of wireless research, says that the downward
pressure on base station TAM and ASP is the result of...

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