TELECOM Digest OnLine - Sorted: Cellular-news for Tuesday 4th April 2006

Cellular-news for Tuesday 4th April 2006

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[[ 3G ]]

Huawei Wins Vodafone 3G Contract

Following on from yesterday's 3G contracts from Vodafone in Czech
Republic, Huawei Technologies says that it also has signed
a contract for the construction of a UMTS network for Vodafone Czech
Republic. According to the contract, Huawei will provid...

[[ Financial ]]

Alcatel To Acquire Lucent For $13.5 Billion In Stock

France's Alcatel has agreed to acquire Lucent Technologies for $13.45
billion in stock, expanding Alcatel's share of the U.S. market and
placing it among the world's top two makers of communications
equipment. ...

[[ Handsets ]]

Nokia Postpones Shipments Of E-Series,Multimedia Phones

Nokia said Monday that it has missed a self-imposed deadline for
starting shipments of a new range of mobile phones intended to compete
with Research In Motion's Blackberry devices and some additions to its
flagship multimedia phone range. ...

Doubling of Mobile Handset Shipments by 2012 - report

Mobile handset shipments will more than double over the next seven
years, says a new report published by Telecom Trends International.
The number of mobile handsets shipped will increase from 815.2 million
units in 2005 to just under 1.7 billion mill...

Top-10 selling phones in March - RAZR Finally Number 1

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

[[ Legal ]]

Court adjourns hearings of Norway's Telenor claim vs VimpelCom

The Moscow Arbitration Court adjourned until April 7 the hearings of a
lawsuit filed by Norway's telecommunication company Telenor, seeking
to find VimpelCom's extraordinary general meeting of shareholders
(EGM) held on September 14, 2005, void. ...

EU Likely To Charge Lisbon On Portugal Telecom Veto Power

The European Commission Tuesday is likely to take legal steps against
Lisbon for its "golden share" in Portugal Telecom, a commission
official said. ...

[[ Mobile Content ]]

Quarter of UK Regularly Download Mobile Content

A quarter of UK mobile phone owners have taken up downloading mobile
content such as ringtones, pictures and music according to a survey
released by Adamind. The survey, undertaken by Harris Interactive,
showed that mobile content is finally reaching...

Poker Dominates Top Selling Mobile Games

Securing a top deck placement on cell phones is critical to the
success of a mobile game. As the leading provider of performance
measurement information to the mobile industry, Telephia's new Deck
Monitoring Report shows that more than 20% of the top...

[[ MVNO ]]

Carphone Warehouse Signs Virgin Mobile France JV Pact

Carphone Warehouse said Monday that it has signed a joint venture
agreement with Virgin Group Investments Limited to operate a
nationwide MVNO in France. ...

[[ Network Contracts ]]

Ericsson Gets Network Order From Vodafone Czech Republic

Sweden's Ericsson, Monday said it has received an order from Vodafone
Czech Republic, part of Vodafone Group, to build a 3G transmission and
core network, including its mobile softswitch solution, in the Czech
Republic. ...

[[ Network Operators ]]

GSM Kazakhstan mobile operator sees 2006 investment flat on yr

Kazakhstan's leading mobile operator GSM Kazakhstan plans to invest at
least U.S. $140 million in 2006, flat on the year, the company's CEO
Serdar Canogullari told a news conference Monday. ...

Russia's Synterra launches first WiMAX network in Moscow

Russian alternative telecommunication operator Synterra has launched a
WiMAX network into commercial operations in Moscow, the company said
in a statement Monday. ...

Russia's Sibirtelecom launches CDMA mobile service in Tomsk

Russian regional telecommunications operator Sibirtelecom has launched
IMT-MC-450, or CDMA 2000, mobile services in the Tomsk Region, the
company said in a press release Monday. ...

Slight Change to China Unicom Branding

China's CDMA and GSM network operator, China Unicom has launched a
brand new corporate logo in tone of red. The company says that the new
logo symbolizes that China Unicom will enter a new era of
telecommunications with a brand new and more internati...

[[ none ]]

Siemens Communications Gets Order From Vodafone Czech Republic

Siemens Communications, Monday said it received a contract to build a
significant part of the 3G-radio access network for Vodafone Czech
Republic. ...

[[ Offbeat ]]

Gold Plated Nokia Phones

Well-heeled customers are making a beeline for the latest 'must have'
fashion accessory -- 24 carat gold-plated mobile phones. London-based
entrepreneur Laban Roomes who runs Midas Touch International, a
specialist gold-plating organisation, has been ...

[[ Personnel ]]

CEO of Vodafone operations in Turkey

Vodafone Group has announced that Attila Vitai will be appointed as
CEO of Vodafone's operations in Turkey, subject to the regulatory
approval and completion of the purchase of the Turkish mobile operator

[[ Reports ]]

How Americans Use Their Cell Phones - report

The cell phone has become an integral and, for some, essential
communications tool that has helped owners gain help in
emergencies. Fully 74% of the Americans who own mobile phones say they
have used their hand-held device in an emergency and gained ...

Mobile Phones Increase Work Productivity - report

The mobile phone sector was responsible for an increase of just under
1% of UK labour productivity, representing a financial boost of almost
billion in UK GDP in 2004, revealed a new report
commissioned by O2. It also estimates that UK workers can...

[[ Statistics ]]

MTS Belarus' subscriber base up to 2.335 mln people as of Apr 1

The subscriber base of Belarusian-Russian joint venture Mobile
TeleSystems, or MTS Belarus, increased 3.8% in March to 2.335 million
subscribers as of April 1, a spokesperson with the company told
Prime-Tass Monday. ...

[[ Technology ]]

Nokia Adds Hosting To Services Portfolio

Nokia, Monday launched its Nokia Mobility Hosting solution for mobile
service providers, offering them to quickly roll out new services for
subscribers while keeping investments in check and uncertainties to a
minimum. ...

Vietnam Testing WiMAX Service

After the Government allowed four companies to provide Wimax service
on a trial basis, Vietnam's Ministry of Posts and Telematics (MPT) has
granted licenses to those firms to test the service. The four
companies - the Vietnam Posts and Telecommunicat...

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