TELECOM Digest OnLine - Sorted: Cellular-News for Monday 20th February 2006

Cellular-News for Monday 20th February 2006

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Cellular-News -

[[3G News]]

Andrew eyes 3G opportunities in LatAm

US communications equipment manufacturer and supplier Andrew Corp sees
growth opportunities in the medium term in Latin America in 3G mobile
technology, Andrew's Americas sales vice president James McIlvain told
BNamericas. ...

South African Operator Preparing for HSDPA

South Africa's MTN says that it is on track to deliver commercial High
Speed Downlink Packet Access (HSDPA) or 3G Evolved services to
customers this year, says Ashraff Paruk, General Manager of Business
Strategy, MTN South Africa. MTN achieved its fi...

[[Financial News]]

Cingular Wireless CEO Says Consolidation Good For Industry

Consolidation in the wireless industry is a positive, allowing
companies to combine synergies and therefore put investments back into
the marketplace, Cingular Wireless President and Chief Executive
Stanley T. Sigman said. ...

Sweden's Tele2 revenue in Russia soars to $133.6 mln in 2005

The operating revenue of Swedish telecommunications company Tele2 AB
in Russia soared 96.6% on the year to U.S. $133.6 million in 2005, the
company said in a statement Friday. ...

ETB: Ola is not for sale

Colombian mobile operator Colombia Mvil (Ola) is not for sale, Rafael
Orduz, president of Ola co-owner Empresa de Telecomunicaciones de
Bogot (ETB), was quoted as saying by local newspaper La Republica. ...

Iusacell rules out merger with Unefon for the moment

Mexican mobile operator Iusacell does not rule out the possibility of
an eventual merger with its sister company Unefon, both owned by media
magnate Ricardo Salinas, but for the moment it is not part of the
company's plans, Iusacell's CEO Gustavo Guz...

ETB to give Ola capital injection in 2Q06

Colombian municipal telco Empresa de Telecomunicaciones de Bogota
(ETB) plans to provide mobile operator Colombia Mvil (Ola) with a
fresh injection of capital, ETB president Rafael Orduz was quoted as
saying by news agency Colprensa. ...

[[Handsets News]]

New Music Phone From BenQ-Siemens

BenQ-Siemens has launched a new music player handset. When closed, the
mobile looks just like a music player. Clearly arranged play, pause,
and fast forward and backward keys enable quick, convenient
operation. Hidden behind a flap below the 1.6 inch...

[[Legal News]]

Government raids bypass installations

Ecuadorian telecoms regulator Suptel, along with the national police,
the district attorney's office and an unnamed mobile operator, raided
a bypass facility in Guayaquil, Suptel reported in a statement. ...

Nokia Sued Over Patent Infringement

The German company, Teles says that it is sueing Nokia for patent
infringements over its latest VoIP mobile phone. The company says that
the Nokia 6136 infringes, by means of its "GSM fallback"
functionality, Teles' German und European VoIP patents....

[[Mobile Content News]]

DoCoMo Signs MOU With RealNetworks On Software Devt

NTT DoCoMo and RealNetworks announced Friday that they have signed a
memorandum of understanding as a first step toward jointly deploying
RealNetworks' Mobile Streaming Server software. ...

UK Mobile Phones Need TV Licenses

Owners of mobile phones which can show TV shows in the UK will still
be required to buy a TV License, or could face a US$1,700 fine. In the
UK, all people who own a television, or watch internet broadcasts of
television shows are required to purchase...

[[Network Operators News]]

Oi: 100 million mobile users expected in 2006

Brazil's mobile phone market is likely to reach 100 million users in
2006, local mobile operator Oi president Luiz Eduardo Falco was
reported as saying by Agncia Estado. ...

Nepal Telecom Expanding Into Rural Areas

Nepal Telecom says that it plans to expand its GSM network to 24
remote regions of the mountainous country, using satellite links for
the cellular backhaul. The company expects to spend some US$3 million
on the network expansion and is in the process...

Easier PrePay Top-Ups When Roaming

The European operators alliance, Starmap has announced a new service
whereby customers of one operator can use the PrePay top-up vouchers
from another other alliance operator to top-up their account. Using
this service, customers are able to buy vouc...

Vietnam Operator Outlines Expansion Plans

Vietnam's MobiFone says that it plans network upgrades over this year
to enable it to support a further 1.4 million subscribers. Thanks to
upgrades in early 2006, MobiFone's network now covers 100% of
territory in the provinces of Lang Son and Nghe A...

[[Offbeat News]]

Telenor Attacked In Islamic Cartoon Controversy

Norway's Telenor has become unexpectedly involved in the ongoing
controversy over the "Islamic Cartoons" after their Pakistan
subsidiary was attacked in protest over the publication of the
cartoons. The company has been forced to close down its offic...

[[Reports News]]

Composition of US Mobile Workforce To Remain Static - With One Exception

The composition of the U.S. mobile workforce is expected to remain
basically unchanged during the next three years, according to a new
study issued by InfoTech's InfoTrack for Enterprise Mobility (IEM) in
its Mobile Communications in the U.S. Workpla...

[[Statistics News]]

Vivo remains market leader; TIM, Oi catching up

Brazil's largest mobile phone operator Vivo remains the market leader,
but TIM and Oi are steadily catching up, according to data from
telecoms regulator Anatel. ...

Hong Kong China Mobile Adds 1.31 Million Subscribers in Jan

Mobile-phone services operator China Unicom Ltd. said Sunday it added
1.31 million subscribers in January, the largest monthly increase
since May 2005 - bringing its total mobile service customers to 129.10
million. ...

Two Million Customers in Delhi

India's Airtel says that it has crossed the 2-million customer mark in
Delhi. With this, Airtel becomes the first mobile operator to complete
this milestone in the Capital. The journey to the 2 million landmark
has been stupendous having achieved the...

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