TELECOM Digest OnLine - Sorted: Cellular-News for Friday 27th January 2006

Cellular-News for Friday 27th January 2006

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Fri, 27 Jan 2006 08:00:54 -0600

Cellular-News -

[[ 3G ]]

HSBC: 3 Italia May Have Enterprise Value Of Up To EUR10 Billion

Hutchison Whampoa Ltd.'s Italian third-generation mobile unit could
have an enterprise value of up to EUR10 billion, according to an HSBC
research report seen by Dow Jones Newswires Thursday. ...

KPN's BASE Unit Fails To Meet 3G License Requirement

Royal KPN's Belgian mobile phone company BASE failed to meet the
required 30% coverage for its third-generation wireless technology
services UMTS network, KPN spokesman Stephen Hufton said Thursday. ...

Casio Extends 3G License Agreements

Casio has extended its existing CDMA licenses with Qualcomm to include
all 3G CDMA standards (i.e., CDMA2000, WCDMA/UMTS, TD-SCDMA). Under
the terms of the royalty-bearing expansion, Qualcomm has granted Casio
a worldwide license under Qualcomm's CDM...

[[ Financial ]]

Qualcomm's CEO Says Company Is 'Executing Well'

Qualcomm Inc.'s chief executive, Paul Jacobs, said the company is
"executing well," even as it reiterated guidance for 2006 which
disappointed Wall Street. ...

Maroc Telecom 4Q Revenue Up 17.5% On Mobile Division Growth

Maroc Telecom, a unit of Vivendi Universal said Thursday its
fourth-quarter revenue rose 17.5% on the growth of its mobile phone
division. ...

NEWS SNAP: Deutsche Telekom Mobile Users Buoyed By USA

Germany's largest telecommunications operator Deutsche Telekom said
Thursday its U.S. wireless arm added a record number of new customers
in the fourth quarter, fueling overall growth at its mobile unit. ...

Nokia Profit Slips As Phone Prices Decline

okia Corp. on Thursday said fourth-quarter profit slipped 1% due to
the increasing popularity of low-end phones and as take-up of telecom
infrastructure equipment slowed. ...

Siemens Gains As Sales, Orders Offset Profit Slide

Shares of German industrial conglomerate Siemens gained ground on
Thursday as orders climbed 31%, offsetting potential disappointment
from a 19% income slide. ...

Verizon CFO: Co Entering '06 With 'Excellent Momentum'

Verizon Communications entered the new year with "excellent momentum"
after investing in several growth areas in 2005, according to Chief
Financial Officer Doreen Toben. ...

CTC posts net profit of US$47.9mn in 2005

Chile's largest telco Telefonica CTC Chile recorded a net
profit of 25.2bn pesos (US$47.9mn) in 2005, the company said in a
statement. ...

Vivo shareholders to vote Feb 8 on merging units

Brazil's largest mobile operator Vivo will hold a general
shareholders' meeting to approve the transfer of its five units into a
single operation on February 8, the company said in a statement. ...

Airwide Raises Investment Funds

Airwide Solutions says that it has secured US$25 million in Series D
funding. The financing was led by a new investor, Advent
International, with participation from existing investors Artiman
Ventures, Axiom Venture Partners, Key Venture Partners, an...

[[ Handsets ]]

Global Mobile Phone Shipments Hit 810 Million In 05-Research

Global mobile phone shipments continued to grow at a rapid rate during
2005, according to research compiled by Strategy Analytics, a research
company. ...

PRESS: Source says police seize handset retailer stocks

Russian police have seized mobile handsets and accessories worth
several millions of dollars from storehouses of Russian mobile handset
retailer, a source close to the situation said, Biznes
daily reported Thursday. ...

Nokia Claims 20% US Market Share, Aims For Top Position

Nokia Corp. achieved a market share of more than 20% in the
U.S. during the fourth quarter after introducing an improved product
portfolio, Chief Executive Jorma Ollila told analysts on a conference
call. ...

[[ Legal ]]

Norway's Telenor files three lawsuits against Russia's VimpelCom

Norway's telecommunication company Telenor has filed three lawsuits
against Russia's second-largest mobile operator VimpelCom, with the
Moscow Arbitration Court, Telenor said in a press release
Thursday. ...

Telenor says doesn't insist on sacking Russia's VimpelCom CEO

Norwegian telecommunication company Telenor does not plan to insist on
sacking the CEO of Russia's second-largest mobile operator VimpelCom
Alexander Izosimov, Jan Edvard Thygesen, executive vice president and
head of Telenor in Eastern/Central Eur...

[[ Messaging ]]

Comverse Wins Australian IM Contract

Comverse has commenced work with Australia's Optus to deliver its
Mobile Instant Messaging service based on it's Mobile IM
solution. Optus has also chosen Comverse's Presence Platform to supply
its subscribers with presence-based value added services...

[[ Network Contracts ]]

Osiptel, Valtron sign wireless deal for Huarochir province

Peru's telecoms regulator Osiptel and Lima-based telecoms equipment
company Valtron were set to sign a contract on January 25 to implement
a wireless network covering the province of Huarochir, Osiptel
said in a statement. ...

[[ Reports ]]

FOCUS: Russian mobile companies still have room to expand

If one is to believe the latest data from analysts, almost everybody
in Russia including babies and very old people carry a mobile or
two. ...

Market for Base Station Silicon Tapering Off

During the next five years, suppliers that sell semiconductor
components to the cellular base station market are likely to see their
revenues slightly shrink, after modest growth from 2005 to 2007,
reports In-Stat. As a whole, demand for cellular voi...

[[ Technology ]]

Microsoft: LatAm to see IPTV services offered in 2006

Latin America will start to see commercial success with internet TV
(IPTV) services in 2006, Renato Cotrim, regional business manager for
Microsoft's TV products unit in the southern cone told BNamericas. ...

Analog Launches New EDGE Processor

Analog Devices has announced the availability of a new high-end
multimedia baseband processor enabling advanced audio and video
functions in EDGE and GSM/GPRS cellular phones. The new SoftFone
chipset consists of the AD6900 digital baseband processor...

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