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

Cellular-News for Wednesday 22nd March 2006

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[[ Financial ]]

Vodafone Has "No Intention" To Bid For Cable & Wireless

Vodafone Group, Tuesday said it isn't bidding for UK fixed-line
company Cable & Wireless Group. ...

Brazil's Banco Opportunity Ousted From Telco Boards

A court decision Monday expelled representatives of Banco Opportunity
from the management and boards of local wireless companies Telemig
Celular Participacoes and Tele Norte Celular Particpacoes. ...

Telemig posts record profits in 2005

Minas Gerais state's largest mobile phone company Telemig Celular
posted record profits of 174mn reais (US$81mn) in 2005, up from 159mn
reais in 2004, Telemig reported in its earnings statement. ...

Oi boosts sponsorship 20% to US$14mn

Brazilian mobile operator Oi has boosted its sponsorship drive for
2006 by 20% to around 30mn reais (US$14mn), reported local financial
newspaper Gazeta Mercantil. ...

[[ Handsets ]]

Blue Star Mobile Group In Pact With Motorola On Sales Tool

Blue Star Mobile Group plc said Tuesday that it has entered into a
partnership with Motorola Asia Pacific to develop and manage a Mobile
Sales Tool application. ...

Nokia Doesn't See Russian Operators Sponsoring Handsets

Finnish telecommunications equipment producer Nokia doesn't expect
Russian cellular operators to sponsor handsets in the foreseeable
future, a company spokesman said Tuesday. ...

Motorola aims to lead market in the mid-term

US equipment manufacturer Motorola aims to lead the Chilean mobile
market in the mid-term, basing its strategy on a new and more robust
portfolio of handsets, Motorola communications director for Latin
America Gustavo Wrobel told press. ...

Huawei Launches New CDMA Handset in India

China's Huawei has introduced the latest range of CDMA mobile phone
handsets in India. Catering for entry to mid-high level, each of
Huawei's CDMA handsets comes with a slim and stylish look and feel,
featuring a user-friendly interface for everyday ...

CEC Telecom Claims Top5 Position in Chinese Market

China's Qiao Xing Universal Telephone says that according to a survey
conducted by Sino Market Research, in February 2006, the brand of its
major subsidiary CEC Telecom had further moved up one place in the
market share league chart for local and for...

LG Launches GSM Flavoured Chocolate Phone

LG Electronics has announced that the LG Chocolate phone (LG-KG800)
will be available in Europe from the beginning of May, 2006. Boasting
a 'hidden' LCD screen and touch-keypad controls that glow red when in
use, the feature-rich, slim LG Chocolate p...

[[ Legal ]]

Qualcomm Lawsuit Dismissed

Qualcomm has announced that the Supreme Court for the State of New
York has dismissed all claims brought against Qualcomm by Whale
Telecom. Whale's lawsuit, filed in November 2004, sought over US$400
million in damages relating to purported agreement...

[[ Mobile Content ]]

Broadcast TV to Mobile - A solution looking for a problem?

The latest frontier of convergence is the broadcasting of TV content
to mobile phones. The media industry is becoming excited about the
possibility of offering broadcast TV content to mobile handsets - but
is there a robust business case for operator...

[[ Network Operators ]]

Reiman says Russian mobile cos may soon enter Chinese market

Russian mobile operators may expand their activities to China soon,
Russia's IT and Telecommunications Minister Leonid Reiman said in an
interview with ITAR-TASS Tuesday. ...

[[ Regulatory ]]

India Government Appoints Misra As Chairman Of Telecom Regulator

The Indian government Tuesday appointed Nripendra Misra chairman of
the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India. ...

Analyst: New telecoms law set for rapid approval

Argentina's congress is likely to approve without much deliberation a
draft bill that brings the country's telecoms law up to date, local
analyst Enrique Carrier, of Carrier & Asociados, told BNamericas. ...

[[ Reports ]]

Researchers Investigate Mobile Branding

Researchers at Northeastern University are releasing the initial
results of a quantitative survey of two regions, an established market
(the United States) and an emerging market (Pakistan), designed to
provide insight into consumer attitudes and res...

[[ Technology ]]

Russia's defense minister sees GLONASS launched in Russia in 2007

Russia is expected to launch its Global Navigation Satellite System,
or GLONASS, for domestic use in 2007 and worldwide in 2009, Deputy
Prime Minister and Defense Minister Sergei Ivanov said Tuesday. ...

Next Phase of M2M Market Requires Fusion of Cellular & Short Range RF

The potentially boundless benefits of machine-to-machine
communications (M2M) are still at odds with both expensive network
transport and the exorbitant process of integrating M2M modules into
the machines they will monitor, according to a new Wirele...

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