TELECOM Digest OnLine - Sorted: Cellular-News for Thursday 16th March 2006

Cellular-News for Thursday 16th March 2006

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[[ Financial ]]

Telenor Hopeful Of Soon Solving Conflict With Alfa

Norway telecommunications operator Telenor said it's more hopeful of
settling its conflict with financial-industrial group Alfa Group in
Russia after state officials of the two countries met. ...

Mobile operators reimbursing up to US$325mn

Argentine mobile operators have started to reimburse clients to the
tune of nearly 1bn pesos (US$325mn) following an order from the
communications ministry SeCom, local press reported. ...

Russia's MTS reiterates want of control over MTS Belarus

Russia's largest mobile operator Mobile TeleSystems (MTS) is ready to
resume talks on buying a controlling stake in its affiliate MTS
Belarus, Pavel Pavlovsky, MTS' foreign subsidiaries development
department director, told a news conference Wednesda...

Russia's VolgaTelecom says to merge its mobile assets

The board of directors of Russia's regional fixed-line operator
VolgaTelecom has decided to merge its mobile assets into its
Nizhegorodskaya Sotovaya Svyaz, or NSS, mobile operator, VolgaTelecom
said in a statement Wednesday. ...

[[ Handsets ]]

Australia's Telstra Signs Agreement With Brightstar

Australia's Telstra said Wednesday it has signed a three year
agreement with Miami-based wireless distributor and supply chain
solutions provider Brightstar Logistics Pty Ltd. to improve the
performance of its supply chain. ...

Motorola Executive:Co Gaining Market Share In All Region

Motorola added to its share of the global cell-phone market in the
first quarter, according to a Motorola executive. ...

Infosonics enters agreement to distribute Alcatel, TCL brand phones

Wireless handsets and accessories distributor InfoSonics has entered a
distribution agreement with T&A Mobile Phones for the Caribbean
region, InfoSonics said in a statement. ...

BenQ earmarks US$35mn for local R&D

Taiwanese handset manufacturer BenQ Mobile plans to invest 75mn reais
(US$35.1mn) in research and development of new products at its Manaus
plant in northern Brazil this year, reported local financial newspaper
Valor Econmico. ...

[[ Network Contracts ]]

Nokia: Vodafone Japan To Use Intellisync Sync Server

Nokia, Wednesday said Vodafone Group's unit in Japan is using its
Intellisync Sync Server to launch a new service. ...

[[ Network Operators ]]

Vimpelcom To Invest $150 Million In Moscow Network In 2006

Russia's second largest mobile phone operator, Vimpel Communications,
or VimpelCom, plans to invest $150 million in improving the quality of
its network in key Moscow regions in 2006, the company's general
manager for the Moscow region, Dmitry Plesko...

[[ Offbeat ]]

Vodafone, Ericsson At Odds Over Greek Wiretap Scandal

ATHENS (AP)--The head of Ericsson's operations in Greece on Wednesday
disputed an account given by telecom giant Vodafone about a major
wiretapping scandal that included illegal surveillance of the
country's prime minister. ...

[[ Regulatory ]]

Cofetel: Telecoms sector grows 21.5% in 2005

Mexico's telecommunications sector grew 21.5% in 2005 compared to
2004, according to telecoms regulator Cofetel's production sector
index ITEL. ...

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