TELECOM Digest OnLine - Sorted: Cellular-News for Wednesday 22nd February 2006

Cellular-News for Wednesday 22nd February 2006

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[[ Financial ]]

EU Delays Completion Of Telering Review

The European Commission Tuesday said it had delayed its review, by one
month, of T-Mobile International's planned acquisition of Austrian
mobile operator Tele.Ring Service, from U.S.-based Alltel Corp. ...

MTS may receive $1.1 bln syndicated loan soon

Russia's largest mobile operator Mobile TeleSystems (MTS) may soon
receive a U.S. $1.1 billion syndicated loan to refinance its debt, a
source close to AFK Sistema, MTS' parent company, said, Vedomosti
business daily reported Tuesday. ...

Alltel Buys Up Regional Operator

The USA based, Alltel has agreed to purchase First Cellular of
Southern Illinois, a locally owned wireless provider based in
Mt. Vernon, Ill. First Cellular covers a population of 485,000 in 24
Illinois counties and its network includes major transpo...

[[ Handsets ]]

Euroset outlets in Ukraine up to 145

The number of outlets of Russia's largest mobile handset retailer
Euroset in Ukraine rose to 145 as of Tuesday from 126 as of January 1,
Euroset's Ukrainian branch said Tuesday. ...

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[[ Legal ]]

Qualcomm Legal Dispute - Decision Due Shortly

Within the next couple of weeks, the European Commission is expected
to publish an initial decision on complaints against Qualcomm and its
alleged patent license policies. Typically, the EC takes about four
months from when a complaint is made to pub...

[[ Messaging ]]

Movistar introduces advanced mobile email service

Telefonica Mviles' Ecuadorian unit Movistar has introduced an advanced
mobile email system for its customers, local news radio service CRE
Satelital reported. ...

[[ Mobile Content ]]

Yahoo Available On Cingular Phones

AT&T, Cingular Wireless and Yahoo! have announced the availability of
AT&T Yahoo! Go Mobile, an integrated service that gives consumers
real-time access to their AT&T Yahoo! Internet customized online
content, services and community via a wireless ph...

Majority Of Brands Turning To Mobile Advertising - report

Major brands are shifting significant marketing resources to marketing
via mobile phones, according to an independent survey of 50 brand name
companies commissioned by Airwide Solutions, the mobile infrastructure
software provider. By 2008, 89% of br...

[[ Network Contracts ]]

SK Group Expands BackHaul Network

ECI Telecom has announced that South Korea's SK Group has again
selected it's optical solutions for a nationwide expansion of its
long-haul DWDM backbone network. The deal is part of an ongoing
relationship between SK Group and ECI Telecom. ECI's sol...

[[ Regulatory ]]

Analyst: Anatel will struggle to find buyers for GSM licenses

Brazil's telecoms regulator Anatel will struggle to find buyers for
its GSM mobile phone licenses in Sao Paulo and the northeast of
the country, Eduardo Roche, a telecoms analyst at gora Senior
CTVM told BNamericas. ...

German Econ Min Surprised At EU's Telecoms Bill Concern

German Economics Minister Michael Glos Tuesday expressed surprise at
the European Commission's criticism of the government's planned new
telecommunications law. ...

[[ Reports ]]

Mobile Phones Replace Cash In Developing Nations

The proliferation of mobile communications in developing countries has
the potential to bring a wide range of financial services to an
entirely new customer base, according to a new report commissioned by
the Information for Development Program (info...

[[ Statistics ]]

Porta holds 65% of mobile market

Ecuadorian mobile provider Porta had captured 65.4% of the country's
mobile telephony market by the end of 2005, reported local daily El
Universo. ...

[[ Technology ]]

Wi-Fi Mesh: Challenges and opportunities

Mobility and the increasing bandwidth offer are some of the many
reasons why more and more companies and individual users are now
preferring to use internet connections through wireless networks. ...

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