TELECOM Digest OnLine - Sorted: Cellular-News for Tuesday 21st February 2006

Cellular-News for Tuesday 21st February 2006

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Tue, 21 Feb 2006 08:31:33 -0600

Cellular-News -

[[ 3G ]]

3 Italia Sees 500,000 New Clients In 06 For Mobile TV

Italian 3G phone service provider 3 Italia hopes to add as many as
500,000 new clients in 2006 with the launch of its phone-delivered
television service La3, 3 Italia Chief Executive Vincenzo Novari said
Monday. ...

Reiman sees 3G licenses in Russia awarded this year

Russia's IT and Telecommunications Ministry plans to auction licenses
for third generation (3G) mobile services this year, Russian IT and
Telecommunications Minister Leonid Reiman told a news conference
Monday. ...

[[ Financial ]]

Sibirtelecom sells 10% in regional mobile operator

Russian regional fixed-line operator Sibirtelecom has sold 10% in
Siberian Cellular Communications mobile operator in the Omsk Region,
Sibirtelecom said in a statement Monday. ...

Sonaecom Formally Notifies Competition Authority Of PT Bid

Sonaecom has formally notified Portugal's competition authority, or
AdC, of its EUR10.7 billion bid for Portugal Telecom, the AdC said
Monday. ...

[[ Messaging ]]

Cingular Expands MMS Delivery

Aicent say that it has signed a Multimedia Messaging Service (MMS)
Interworking Service agreement with the USA based, Cingular Wireless
whereby Aicent will offer its global MMS footprint to Cingular in
establishing MMS interconnections with global mo...

[[ Mobile Content ]]

Commodore Games For Mobile Phones

Commodore Gaming, the company which is resurrecting the 1980's
Commodore C64 home computer brand says that it is preparing to
roll-out a line of digital content touch screen MediaTowers in mobile
phone and game retailers across Europe during 2006. Th...

Brazilian Operator Orders DRM Platform

The Brazilian CDMA network operator, Vivo has ordered a digital rights
(DRM) platform from CoreMedia, for their comprehensive digital content
services together with the MMBox/DiNO Platforms, from Portugal Telecom
(PT) Inovacao....

[[ Network Operators ]]

Russian mobile operator NSS plans to invest over $23 mln this yr

Russian regional mobile operator Nizhegorodskaya Sotovaya Svyaz, or
NSS, plans to invest over U.S. $23 million this year, NSS said on
Monday. ...

[[ Personnel ]]

Russia's MegaFon says deputy CEO plans to leave in March

Russia's third largest mobile operator MegaFon's Deputy CEO and Chief
Financial Officer William Norris plans to leave the company in March,
MegaFon said in a statement Monday. ...

[[ Regulatory ]]

Telstra To Meet Government Over Pay Phone Service Reduction

Australian Communications Minister Helen Coonan said department
officials will meet Telstra Corp. at 0030 GMT Monday to discuss the
company's plan to reduce pay phone services around the nation. ...

Regulator Overturns Moviles EUR40 Million Payment - Sources

A Spanish regulator has overturned a decision that forced Telefonica
Moviles to pay EUR40 million to rival mobile operator Amena, people
close to the situation said Monday. ...

EU Telecom Report Says Deregulation Is Working

Eight years after deregulating Europe's telecom markets, a European
Commission report published Monday offered a mixed message on
competition. ...

Reiman says Russian operators to pay for frequency usage

Russia's IT and Telecommunications Ministry wants the government to
approve a ruling, under which telecom operators would have to pay for
radio frequency usage, sometime in March-May, IT and
Telecommunications Minister Leonid Reiman told a news con...

Second GSM License for the United Arab Emirates

A second GSM license has been formally granted to Emirates Integrated
Telecommunication Company, which says it plans to launch services
later this year under the "Du" brand name. EITC Chairman Ahmad Bin
Byat said the signing of the full services tele...

Complaints About Wireless Service Drop

The USA telecoms regulator, the FCC has reported that consumer
complaints about wireless service had tumbled by 28%. The FCC report
revealed that wireless complaints fell from 6,873 in third quarter
2005, to 4,956 in the fourth quarter....

[[ Reports ]]

Unpaid Phone Bills Result In $26 Billion Written Off Every Year

Unpaid bills and defaulting customers are costing mobile operators
around US$26 billion every year with around 5% of total billings being
written off annually, a survey of operators around the world has
revealed. This is one of the main findings of r...

[[ Statistics ]]

Hong Kong China Mobile Adds 4.07 Million Subscribers

China Mobile (Hong Kong), the listed arm of China's largest mobile
operator by subscribers, said it added 4.07 million new customers in
January, the highest monthly rise since the beginning of 2005. ...

[[ Technology ]]

IBM:Tiny Circuitry Possible Without Big Technology Changes

International Business Machines (IBM) said Monday its researchers have
found a new way to keep shrinking the circuitry on computer chips
without radical changes to the optical technology long used by
semiconductor makers. ...

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