TELECOM Digest OnLine - Sorted: Cellular-Nnews for Tuesday 31st January 2006

Cellular-Nnews for Tuesday 31st January 2006

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Tue, 31 Jan 2006 09:47:57 -0600

Cellular-News -

[[ 3G ]]

Siemens To Build 3G Wireless Network In Malta

German technology company Siemens, Monday said it has received an
order from Malta's wireless operator Vodafone Malta to build a third
generation wireless, or 3G/W-CDMA, network. ...

Italy Consumer Groups Complain About 3 Italia IPO

Italian consumer advocacy group Adusbef said Monday it had filed a
complaint about the planned initial public offering of 3 Italia to
stock market regulator Consob and the Milan public prosecutors'
office. ...

More 3G/WCDMA Operators Combine with EDGE

A survey by GSA (Global mobile Suppliers Association) of EDGE operator
deployments confirms that a growing number of 3G/WCDMA operators are
delivering services in combination with GSM/EDGE networks. The survey
confirms 61 network operators are deploy...

[[ Financial ]]

FOCUS: Investors Look For European Telecom Reckoning

Investors in European telecom stocks are demanding payback for the
sector's recent poor performance, and Hutchison Whampoa's 3 Italia may
foot the bill. After a year of expensive telecom mergers and
acquisitions and ambitious growth targets ended wit...

Vivendi Universal's Mobile Unit Beats Forecasts

Vivendi Universal's SFR mobile-phone network outpaced analyst
expectations Monday, though weaker earnings from its music and games
division disappointed. ...

MegaFon's US GAAP net profit soars 65% on yr in Jan-Sep

The net profit of Russia's third largest mobile operator
MegaFon soared 65% on the year to U.S. $281 million in
January-September, as calculated under U.S. GAAP, the company said
Monday. ...

NTL Inc: Virgin Group Could Hold Over 10% Of Combined Co

NTL Incorporated said Monday that the acquisition of Virgin Mobile may
involve the issuance of a substantial equity interest in ntl or in the
combination of ntl and Telewest as well as substantial cash payments
to Virgin Mobile's shareholders. ...

[[ Legal ]]

RIM Gets Favorable Ruling In InPro Patent Litigation

Research In Motion Ltd. received a positive ruling in a patent dispute
with InPro, a patent-holding firm in Luxembourg. ...

Telenor: Tax Authorities Appeal Sonofon Ruling

Norwegian telecommunications operator Telenor, Monday said tax
authorities have appealed an earlier court decision from December
relating to tax which occurred from the intracompany sale of shares in
Sonofon AS. ...

[[ Mobile Content ]]

Yahoo! Has Early Lead in Mobile Domain Market

M:Metrics has found that Yahoo! is the most popular mobile content
brand. During the quarter ended December 2005, 12.8 million
U.S. mobile subscribers accessed Yahoo's services in an average month
-- 4 million more than second-place AOL. MSN and Goog...

[[ MVNO ]]

Carriers Beware! About 80% of Respondents Would Consider an MVNO

While resellers of cellular service have long been part of cellular
channels to market, the recent growth of strongly branded Mobile
Virtual Network Operators (MVNOs) is creating a new way to compete for
current subscribers and offering opportunities...

[[ Network Contracts ]]

Russia's Enforta to invest $50 mln in WiMAX networks

Russia's Prestige-Internet, operating under the Enforta brand, plans
to invest over U.S. $50 million in the construction of WiMAX networks
in 28 cities in Russia, the company's Product and Marketing Director
Oleg Tainov told Prime-Tass Monday. ...

[[ Network Operators ]]

TDC Offers New Mobile Phone Price Plan In Denmark

Danish telecommunications operator TDC, Monday said it will launch a
new flat-rate mobile phone subscription plan in Denmark. ...

[[ Personnel ]]

France Telecom Revamps Senior Management

France Telecom Chairman and Chief Executive Didier Lombard has
appointed a streamlined management team with a new finance chief, the
company said Monday in a release. ...

Filtronic Loses CEO - Posts Operating Loss

The CEO of the wireless equipment manufacturer, Filtronic resigned
yesterday following an unexpectedly large loss for the first half of
the financial year. Professor John Roulston, Chief Executive Officer,
has resigned from the company by mutual agre...

[[ Regulatory ]]

Russian regulator delays consideration of VimpelCom's complaint

A commission of Russia's Federal Antimonopoly Service, or FAS,
postponed until February 15 consideration of a complaint filed by
Russia's second-largest mobile operator VimpelCom against the State
Radio Frequency Commission, an FAS representative t...

[[ Reports ]]

Threat To The Mobility Premium - Clear and Present Danger

The Shosteck Group's latest study warns that the threat to the
mobility premium is a "clear and present danger." The rapid adoption
of Internet pricing and a slowdown in subscriber growth in some
markets could potentially drive the mobile industry do...

[[ Statistics ]]

Hungary's Mobile Phone Penetration Rate 92.4% By End-'05

Mobile telephone use continued to expand in Hungary last year amid
fierce competition among the service providers, the Hungarian
telecommunications authority, NHH, said Monday. ...

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