TELECOM Digest OnLine - Sorted: Cellular-News for Wednesday 12th April 2006

Cellular-News for Wednesday 12th April 2006

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[[ 3G ]]

WCDMA and CDMA2000 1x Base Station Prospects Improving

Even though total base-station deployments have been declining for
some time, vendors of WCDMA and CDMA2000 1x base stations have reason
to smile. The latest forecast from ABI Research suggests that while
the overall long-term prognosis for the wirel...

[[ Financial ]]

Carphone Unveils Aggressive Broadband Plan

Carphone Warehouse, the UK mobile phone retailer and
telecommunications service provider, Tuesday unveiled an aggressive
plan to offer free broadband Internet to consumers who subscribe to
its fixed-line voice packages. ...

KPN CEO: German Mobile Unit E-Plus Undervalued By Market

Royal KPN, Tuesday said the company's German mobile operator is
undervalued by the market. ... To Buy Mobile-tech Firm Sendia For $15M

Business software provider Inc. on Tuesday said it
would acquire Sendia Corp., a small wireless technology firm, for $15
million in cash. ...

Portugal Telecom Bid For Brazil Telemar Unlikely, For Now

A bid by Portugal Telecom for Brazil's largest telecom operator Tele
Norte Leste Participacoes, or Telemar, is unlikely in the short-term,
as it would hit regulatory obstacles. ...

[[ Handsets ]]

Motorola to explain exploding batteries

Brazil's telecoms regulator Anatel has ordered US mobile phone
manufacturer Motorola to explain a recent explosion of two batteries
in a mobile phone, reported local newspaper Gazeta Mercantil. ...

Nokia, Sanyo plan to set up CDMA plant

Finnish mobile phone manufacturer Nokia and Japanese technology giant
Sanyo plan to set up a CDMA mobile handset plant in Brazil, a Nokia
spokesperson confirmed to BNamericas. ...

Vivo expects to order 4.1 million handsets

Brazil's largest mobile operator Vivo expects to order 4.1 million
handsets this year, local newspaper Gazeta Mercantil reported. ...

Nokia Update Average Handset Price

Nokia says that it has updated its previously disclosed outlook for
the Q1 handset average selling prices and preannounces that its device
average selling price (ASP) in the first quarter of 2006 was EUR
103. This reflects the lower than expected pro...

Consumers Still Not Enthused About Multimedia Handsets

The number of cellular phones with multimedia capability will double
in the next two years, but this capability is still not generating
much consumer enthusiasm, especially in the United States, reports
In-Stat. In spite of the phenomenal growth of d...

[[ Messaging ]]

Efforts to Clamp Down on Spam SMS

The Australian telco, Telstra says that it is introducing simple, new
measures to help customers who are targeted by unwanted premium text
messages. From mid-May, Telstra's telephone consultants will contact
Service Providers on behalf of customers t...

[[ Mobile Content ]]

Mobile Advertising Represents a New Source of Revenue for Operators

Advertising is making its way into the mobile industry, following in
the footsteps of mobile marketing, according to a recent IDC
study. Mobile operators will have to embrace mobile advertising, which
is key in their strategies for the coming years. ...

Rise of the camera phone: World Cup to be the Most Photographed Event
in History

The proliferation of camera phones means that this year's World Cup in
Germany is set to be the most photographed sporting event in history
says mobile device management company SmartTrust. Based on existing
rates of camera phone usage, the company e...

[[ Network Contracts ]]

Ericsson To Supply Equipment To Ukraine's Kyivstar

Ericsson and Ukraine's largest mobile phone operator Kyivstar Tuesday
said they have signed a three-year agreement to expand services
networks in Ukraine. ...

Data Compression on CDMA Network

SlipStream Data has announced that the Ecuador based mobile operator,
Alegro PCS has deployed SlipStream's newest mobile acceleration
product, SlipStream MSP, in its 1X/EVDO network. Alegro PCS, a Mobile
Service Provider (MSP) in Ecuador, formally la...

[[ Network Operators ]]

VimpelCom URS Unit Launches Beeline Brand In Ukraine

Russia's second-largest mobile phone operator Vimpel Communications
(VIP) said Tuesday that its URS unit has launched its Beeline brand in
Ukraine. ...

VimpelCom CEO says to invest $500 mln in Ukraine

Ukrainian Radiosystems (URS) mobile operator, a subsidiary of Russia?s
second largest mobile operator VimpelCom, plans to invest U.S. $500
million in its Ukrainian operations in 2-2.5 years, VimpelCom's CEO
Alexander Izosimov told a news conference T...

Vodafone Welcomes Latvia to its Global Community

Vodafone has signed an extension to its Partner Network Agreement with
BITE Group, enabling its Latvian subsidiary "BITE Latvija" to become
the latest member of Vodafone's global community. With the addition of
this extended agreement, Vodafone custo...

[[ Personnel ]]

FOCUS: MTS may fire Sidorov amid poor stock performance

Russia's largest mobile operator Mobile TeleSystems (MTS) is rumored
to be seeking to replace its president, a move that has been widely
expected by the market for many months. MTS' President Vasily Sidorov
did much to develop the company, but the mo...

[[ Reports ]]

Majority of Households Have Multiple Cell Phones - report

Nearly two-thirds (62%) of USA households with cellular phones had
more than one cell phone in the house in the 4th quarter of 2005,
according to a study released by ICR. The trend is up from 53% of
households in the 2nd quarter of 2002. The ICR CENT...

Incentivising Profitable Revenue Generation in the Telecoms Industry

The Telco market is fast moving and dynamic. Today, a typical mobile
phone is obsolete within six to nine months of its launch and an
increasing number of users avoid purchasing a service contract in
favour of "pay as you go" plans. Phones are consta...

The Mobile Operators Business: Turning Inside Out and Upside Down

Traditionally the mobile operators that have had the all-important
role in the mobile value chain -- and they never really had any other
intention than playing first violin. This is why the mobile operators
have constantly try to maximise their contro...

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