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Cellular-News for Friday 3rd March 2006

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Fri, 3 Mar 2006 07:43:00 -0600

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[[ Financial ]]

Telefonica Mviles 2005 investments up 41.3%

Spanish mobile phone group Telefonica Mviles increased
investments 41.3% in 2005 to 2.3bn euros (US$2.7bn) compared to 2004
with the lion's share going to operations in Brazil and Spain, Spanish
news wire EFE reported. ...

Deutsche Telekom Sets Record Dividend As Profit Falls

Deutsche Telekom AG, Europe's largest telephone company, said Thursday
it would make its biggest-ever dividend payment, while also detailing
a 43% decline in quarterly profit due to asset sales a year ago. ...

[[ Handsets ]]

The Top 10-Selling Phones in February 2006.

The Swedish manufacturer of carrying cases for portable electronics,
Krusell, has released their "Top 10"-list for February 2006. The list
is based upon the number of pieces of model specific mobile phone
cases that have been ordered from Krusell dur...

Phone Retailer Doubles In Size

The USA based phone retail franchise Wireless Toyz, says that it
doubled its footprint to 124 stores in 2005 and expects to repeat the
achievement in 2006, with a total of 250 stores anticipated by the end
of the year. Michigan-based Wireless Toyz op...

[[ Legal ]]

Russian antitrust says frequency commission breaks law in VimpelCom case

Russia's Federal Antimonopoly Service (FAS) ruled that the State Radio
Frequency Commission violated the law by refusing to provide licenses
for Russia's Far East Federal District to Russia?s second largest
mobile operator VimpelCom, a spokesperson w...

[[ Mobile Content ]]

Google Talks Up Mobile-search Push

Ahead of Google's annual analyst day, which kicks off later Thursday,
a company product executive underscored the search engine's desire to
penetrate the non-PC market by being on the homepage of mobile
devices. ...

Protecting Kids From Adult Content On Phones

Singapore's three mobile operators - M1, SingTel and StarHub have
announced the launch of a voluntary code to self-regulate mobile
content in Singapore. The initiative is in response to concerns about
minors having easy access to undesirable conten...

[[ MVNO ]]

Nokia and Aina Group Collaborate in Developing a New MVNO Concept

Nokia and Aina Group, a regional Finnish content and service provider,
have announced a frame agreement to develop Aina Group's unique
media-based mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) concept. In
addition, Nokia will supply Aina with a circuit swit...

[[ Network Contracts ]]

Ukraine Operator Orders Roaming Package

BSG Clearing Solutions has selected by the Ukraine based operator,
Astelit to provide GSM wireless data clearing capabilities for
Astelit's mobile operator life:). Astelit LLC launched life:) in
January 2005 and is the third of five Ukrainian telecom...

Ericsson Awarded Afghan GSM Contract

Investcom says that it has selected Ericsson as its supplier for the
infrastructure and telecommunication services to support the
development of its GSM 900 and 1800 network in Afghanistan. Investcom
announced in September 2005 that it had been award...

[[ Network Operators ]]

easyMobile Services To Be Sold In UK Via The Link Outlets

easyMobile, the mobile telecommunications service offered by Danish
TDC using the brand of Stelios Haji-Ioannou's EasyGroup, will be sold
on the U.K. high street for the first time after the company said
Thursday it will sell handsets via The Link's ...

Publicis, Havas Get Orange Advertising Accounts

France Telecom said Thursday it has picked the Fallon/Marcel agency of
Publicis Groupe and Havas's Euro RSCG C&O to handle advertising
contracts for its Orange mobile phone division. ...

EV-DO Offered in Quebec City

Canada's Bell Mobility has expanded its EV-DO (Evolution Data
Optimized) network into Quebec City's downtown core. A further
expansion of the Quebec City EV-DO rollout is expected this
Autumn. Bell has multiple EV-DO devices available including the K...

[[ Regulatory ]]

Exec: Govt keen for Vivo to have national coverage

Brazil's communications ministry and telecoms regulator Anatel are
keen to see mobile operator Vivo achieve national coverage, local
daily Panorama Brasil quoted Vivo president Roberto Lima as
saying. ...

[[ Statistics ]]

Mobile base grows with 1.5 million new clients

Chilean mobile operators sold 1.5 million new mobile lines during 2005
to reach a total client base of 11.3 million users, up nearly 14%
compared to end-2004, local newspaper El Mercurio reported, citing
statistics provided by operators. ...

[[ Technology ]]

Nokia And Telenor To Test Converged Services

Finnish telecommunications company Nokia, Thursday said it will trial
services for fixed and mobile environments using Fixed-Mobile
Convergence technologies together with Telenor. ...

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