TELECOM Digest OnLine - Sorted: Cellular-News for Thursday 9th March 2006

Cellular-News for Thursday 9th March 2006

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Thu, 9 Mar 2006 08:02:17 -0600

Cellular-News -

[[ 3G ]]

70 Operators Commit To HSDPA Launches

A survey by the GSA has identified 70 network operators who have
confirmed interest in deploying HSDPA systems, reflecting an increase
of 40% over the past 4 months. The survey also confirms that the
majority of the 102 operators who have commerciall...

[[ Financial ]]

Telecom Italia Sets '06-'08 Revenue Target Growth At 3%-4%

Telecom Italia said Wednesday it has set its target for annual revenue
growth to 3%-4% for the period 2006-2008, slightly less than its
previous target of an annual 4%-6% from 2005-2007. ...

Telecom Italia Cuts Guidance For TIM Through '08

Telecom Italia Wednesday trimmed its mobile unit's financial guidance
for the three years through 2008, after cutting the group's revenue
targets for the same period. ...

Telecom Italia Chairman: No Merger Plans With Telefonica

Telecom Italia Chairman Marco Tronchetti Provera Wednesday denied
media reports that had said Telecom Italia and Spanish firm Telefonica
could be planning a merger. ...

[[ Legal ]]

Nextel may sue mobile operators for failure to interconnect SMS

Mexican trunking operator Nextel Mexico does not rule out the
possibility of suing local mobile operators for damages because of
their failure to interconnect short messaging services (SMS), the
company's VP of operations Gustavo Cantú told BN...

[[ Mobile Content ]]

EU Commission To Decide On Mobile TV Within 12 Months

The European Commission will decide within the next 12 months on
unifying the European Union's divergent rules for television
broadcasts to mobile phones, Information Society Commissioner Viviane
Reding said Wednesday. ...

Mobile TV set to be very popular

Results from pilots on broadcast (DVB-H) mobile TV services amongst
consumers in Finland, the UK, Spain and France have revealed clear
consumer demand for such services as well as important indications
over future business models for commercial mobil...

Vodafone Offers Japanese to Chinese Translation

Vodafone Japan has added a new function to its MMS service for 3G
handsets which displays mails written in foreign languages. At the
time of launch on 3 April 2006, customers will be able to send mails
in Japanese to China Mobile and China Unicom cus...

[[ Network Contracts ]]

Nokia To Expand Mobile Network In Thailand

Finnish telecommunications equipment firm Nokia Wednesday said it will
expand network coverage for Thailand's second largest mobile operator
Total Access Communication, as part of an existing exclusive frame
agreement. ...

Lucent Deploys Billing Solution for Russian Mobile Operator

Lucent Technologies says that it has completed the first stage of
deploying a real-time charging solution for Russian mobile service
provider MegaFon. Lucent's solution ensures internetworking between
MegaFon's network infrastructure and its billing ...

[[ Network Operators ]]

CDG: CDMA records 58.3 million users in LatAm

The number of mobile subscribers in Latin America and the Caribbean
using CDMA technology reached 58.3 million in 2005, Celedonio von
Wuthenau, regional director for Latin America CDMA Development Group
(CDG) told BNamericas. ...

Vodafone Abolishes Roaming Charges Between UK and Ireland

Following on from the decision last month by O2 in Ireland to abolish
roaming charges between Southern and Northern Ireland, Vodafone has
now joined in and also abolished its international roaming charges
between the UK and Ireland....

[[ Personnel ]]

Vodafone Board Ructions In Focus As Bamford Exits

Vodafone Group, Wednesday ousted chief marketing officer and board
member Peter Bamford, the latest high-profile departure amid ongoing
speculation of boardroom ructions. ...

[[ Regulatory ]]

Anatel voids GSM spectrum auction

Brazil's telecoms regulator Anatel has voided its auction of GSM
spectrum licenses for the states of Alagoas, Cear, Paraba, Pernambuco,
Piau, Rio Grande do Norte and Sao Paulo, the regulator said in a
statement. ...

Australia Considering Mandatory PrePay Registration

The Australian Communications and Media Authority has commenced a
review of the way in which telephone companies collect identity
information about their pre-paid mobile phone customers. As part of
the review, ACMA has released a discussion paper, Id...

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