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cellular-news for Friday 7th April 2006

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Fri, 7 Apr 2006 07:51:53 -0500

Cellular-News -

[[ 3G ]]

Vodafone's Portugal Unit Launches 3.5G Services

Vodafone's Portuguese unit Thursday began the commercial rollout of
its High Speed Packet Data Access service for portable computers. ...

Ericsson to demonstrate up to 28Mbit/s HSPA

Ericsson is performing the world's first (High Speed Packet Access)
HSPA demonstration with Multiple Input Multiple Output (MIMO)
technology during the CTIA Wireless 2006 show this week. The demo is
based on Ericsson's commercial Radio Base Station. ...

NEC Wins 3G Contract

NEC has announced that its HSDPA upgrade is to be deployed in the 3G
network of 3 Hong Kong. This contract has been awarded to NEC and its
3G partner Siemens following a successful field trial on 3 Hong Kong's
UMTS network. During the field trial, NE...

[[ Financial ]]

Vodafone Operations To Be Managed Through Three New Units

Vodafone Group, Thursday announced changes to its organisational
structure whereby the operations will be managed through three new
business units. ...

Norway's Telenor in talks on Kyivstar proposal with Russia's Altimo

An executive with Norwegian telecommunication company Telenor has met
with the CEO of Russia's Altimo to discuss Telenor?s proposal that
Russia's second largest mobile operator VimpelCom acquire Ukraine's
largest mobile operator Kyivstar, Telenor sai...

Millicom signs for 100% control of Telecel

European mobile holding company Millicom International Cellular has
reached an agreement to acquire a 4% share in its Paraguayan mobile
unit Telecel, Millicom said in a statement. ...

[[ Handsets ]]

Euroset buys 19 outlets in St Petersburg

Russia's largest mobile handset retailer Euroset has bought 19 outlets
from St. Petersburg-based retailer Telecom Point, Euroset said in a
corrected press release Thursday. ...

[[ Legal ]]

Movistar incurs order to pay US$1.3mn damages

An arbitration tribunal in Colombia has ordered mobile operator
Movistar to pay service reseller Powercell damages of 3.09bn pesos
(US$1.3mn) for breach of contract, according to Colombian press
reports. ...

[[ Messaging ]]

Mobile E-Mail "Liberates" Professionals - Surprise Report

New research conducted by RONIN Corporation has shown that more than
70% of mobile professionals expect mobile email to 'liberate'
them. Amid today's concerns of the continuing erosion of personal
time, this research suggests that mobile email can ac...

[[ Mobile Content ]]

Ad-funded Mobile Entertainment

According to a survey of members conducted by the Mobile Entertainment
Forum (MEF), the mobile entertainment industry is overwhelmingly
enthusiastic about introducing advertising as another revenue stream
for mobile content, with mobile TV/video deem...

Opera Claims 2 Million Browser Users

Opera Software says that its new mobile Web browser, Opera Mini, has
attracted two million users around the world since its launch just a
few months ago. While every user does not browse every day, the daily
number of Web pages surfed with Opera Mini...

[[ Network Contracts ]]

Nokia Wins Bangladeshi GSM Contract

Nokia has won a radio network contract from the Bangladesh GSM
network, Warid Telecom. Deliveries have begun, and the network will be
launched later this year. As part of the contract, which covers the
key Dhaka administrative district, Nokia will su...

[[ Network Operators ]]

Disney Focuses On Parental Control In New Disney Mobile

Disney Mobile, a new service from Walt Disney Co. (DIS) that was
unveiled Wednesday at the CTIA Wireless trade show, will focus on
parental control and integrated entertainment, the company said. ...

Personal doubles investments in 2006

Argentine mobile operator Telecom Personal, owned by Telecom
Argentina, plans to invest up to 500mn pesos (US$162mn) this year,
nearly doubling that made in 2005, local press quoted the company's
general director Guglielmo Noya as saying. ...

Ukraine's URS launched 40 base stations, has 635 as of April 1

Ukrainian mobile operator Ukrainian Radiosystems, or URS, has launched
40 base stations in January-March increasing the total number of its
operating stations to 635 as of April 1, the company's General
Director Sergei Mironov told reporters Thursday...

[[ Offbeat ]]

Greek Lawmaker Panel Questions PM Aide, Executives On Wiretaps

ATHENS (AP) -- A Greek parliament committee questioned a top
government aide and executives from telecom giants Vodafone and
Ericsson, Thursday about a major wiretapping scandal that targeted
Prime Minister Costas Caramanlis. ...

[[ Personnel ]]

PRESS: Source says Russia's MTS President Sidorov to leave soon

Russia's largest mobile operator Mobile TeleSystems (MTS) may announce
the resignation of its President Vasily Sidorov "very soon," a source
in the company said, Biznes business daily reported Thursday. ...

[[ Regulatory ]]

Chile Antitrust Court Suspends Telefonica Moviles Auction

Chile's antitrust court temporarily suspended an auction of mobile
spectrum by the Chilean unit of mobile telephony company Telefonica
Moviles, the court said on its Web site Thursday. ...

[[ Reports ]]

American Mobile Data Usage Surges

Telephia reports that mobile data usage in the USA, such as text and
multimedia messaging, mobile Web, and downloads, has reached the 50%
adoption mark in Q4 2005, rising seven percentage points since the
beginning of the year. The latest data from T...

[[ Statistics ]]

TIM: Mobile market to hit 100 million users this year

Brazil's second largest mobile operator TIM expects the country's
mobile market to surge to 100 million users this year, up from the
86.2 million users reported by industry regulator Anatel at end-2005,
local news service Agencia Estado reporte...

Uzbekistan's telecom revenue up 36.4% on year in Jan-Mar

Revenue from telecommunications services in Uzbekistan rose 36.4% on
the year to 110.2 billion som in January-March, Uzbekistan's State IT
and Telecommunications Agency said Thursday. ...

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