TELECOM Digest OnLine - Sorted: Cellular-News for Thursday 6th April 2006

Cellular-News for Thursday 6th April 2006

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[[ Financial ]]

RadioShack's Wireless Business Struggles, As Does Stock

RadioShack Corp.'s wireless business continues to struggle and its
stock continues to languish along with it as the retailer searches for
a new chief executive. ...

Deutsche Telekom Says Mobile Unit May Not Meet Targets

Deutsche Telekom's mobile unit may not be able to achieve its targets
in Europe due to increasing competition, the company said in its 2005
filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission, or SEC. ...

Ukraine's DAMPS operator DCC merges into Astelit

Ukraine's DAMPS mobile operator Digital Cellular Communications (DCC)
has been merged into GSM mobile operator Astelit, Astelit said in a
press release Wednesday. ...

Vodafone Dismisses Imminent Sale Of Verizon Wireless

Vodafone has no plans for the imminent sale of its stake in Verizon
Wireless, a Vodafone spokesman said Wednesday. ...

Centennial posts US$6mn net loss in Q3 FY06

US and Caribbean wireless and broadband provider Centennial posted a
net loss of US$6.1mn in the third quarter of fiscal year 2006 compared
to a profit of US$4.2mn in the same quarter of FY05, the company said
in a statement. ...

[[ Handsets ]]

Russia's MTS to buy 40,000 mobile handsets from Japan's NEC

Russia's largest mobile operator Mobile TeleSystems (MTS) has signed
an agreement to buy 40,000 mobile handsets from Russia's NEC
Infocommunications, a subsidiary of Japan's NEC, NEC
Infocommunications said in a press release Wednesday. ...

Teikon expects revs of US$47mn in 2006, opens new factory

Brazilian handset manufacturer Teikon expects to bill 100mn reais
(US$47mn) in 2006, doubling its 2005 revenues, with the help of a new
factory in southern Brazil, local tech news service Baguete
reported. ...

[[ Legal ]]

PRESS: Russian police retract statement on Euroset's illegal batch

The K department of Russia's police has retracted a statement it made
Tuesday, which said that a recently seized batch of mobile handsets
from Russia's largest mobile handset retailer Euroset was imported
illegally, Kommersant business daily reported...

Court to hear Telenor claim against VimpelCom's URS buy on May 25

The Moscow Arbitration Court adjourned on Wednesday until May 25 the
main hearings of a lawsuit filed by Norway's telecommunication company
Telenor, seeking to void VimpelCom's purchase of mobile operator
Ukrainian Radiosystems (URS). ...

[[ Mobile Content ]]

Yahoo, RIM Expand Pact To Offer Yahoo Services Worldwide

Yahoo! and Research In Motion said Blackberry users in more than 60
countries will have access to Yahoo services such as email and
messenger as the two companies expand their global alliance. ...

[[ Network Contracts ]]

Nokia In $19 Million Deal To Expand GSM Network In Thailand

Finland's Nokia, Wednesday said it has signed a US$19 million contract
with Thai mobile operator Advanced Info Service to expand its GSM
network in Northern, Central and Southern regions in Thailand. ...

Nokia Gets 3G Network Order From Sonofon In Denmark

Finland's Nokia, Wednesday said it has been selected as supplier of
WCDMA 3G network equipment for Sonofon in Denmark, owned by Norwegian
operator Telenor. ...

[[ Network Operators ]]

FOCUS: Kazakhtelecom may get GSM license, remain state-owned

Kazakhtelecom, the key fixed-line operator in Kazakhstan, is
increasingly looking to diversify its activities and get a GSM license
this year, but the government may not be interested in the
privatization of a major cash cow although a lot depends on...

[[ Regulatory ]]

Sprint Executive: US Telecom Ind Needs Supportive Regulation

The telecommunications industry in the U.S. needs a lighter, more
supportive, regulatory touch from the government, according to Sprint
Nextel Chief Operating Officer Len Lauer. ...

T-Mobile Prepared To Reduce Fees For Fixed-Line To Mobile

Deutsche Telekom's mobile arm, T-Mobile, said Wednesday it is
optimistic of reaching agreements with other companies to further
reduce charges for transferring phone calls from fixed lines into its
networks, thereby avoiding enforced regulation. ...

Digicel granted license for Turks & Caicos

Caribbean wireless operator Digicel has been granted a license to
establish a GSM network in the newly liberalized market of Turks &
Caicos, the company said in a statement. ...

[[ Statistics ]]

Colombia fastest growing LatAm GSM market in 2005

Colombia was the fastest growing Latin American market for GSM users
last year, rising to third place in terms of total users from its
sixth place ranking in 2004, local daily La Republica reported. ...

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