TELECOM Digest OnLine - Sorted: Cellular-News for Thursday 13th April 2006

Cellular-News for Thursday 13th April 2006

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[[ Financial ]]

Belgacom CEO Says Eager To Buy Out Vodafone Stake

Belgacom CEO Didier Bellens said Wednesday that his company is eager
to buy out Vodafone Group's stake in its mobile phone subsidiary
Proximus. ...

Analyst: Telecom will help TEF meet missed mobile goals

Tlefonica's recent acquisition of operator Colombia Telecomunicaciones
(Telecom) does more than expand the Spaniards' footprint into the
fixed line sector, Signals Consulting president Jose Otero told
BNamericas. ...

Telefonica rules out further acquisitions after Telecom

Spain's Telefonica has ruled out further acquisitions in Colombia
after its purchase of 50% plus one share of Colombia
Telecomunicaciones (Telecom), Spanish daily Cinco Días reported. ...

JOHN SHINAL'S TECH INVESTOR: RIM's Challenge Is New Twist On Old Tale

For 12 months, the wild swings in Research in Motion's stock price had
very little to do with the BlackBerry maker's fundamental business
prospects. ...

Russia's VolgaTelecom to mull mobile cos merger plan soon

The management board of Russia's regional fixed-line operator
VolgaTelecom is expected consider by the end of April a plan to merge
the company's mobile communications subsidiaries, VolgaTelecom's PR
department Director Tatyana Zotova said in an inte...

Analyst says Russian mobile operators' 2005 revenue up 35% on yr

The revenue of Russian mobile operators rose 35% on the year to about
U.S. $10.4 billion in 2005, according to figures provided and implied
ina report J'son&Partners released Wednesday. ...

[[ Messaging ]]

Huge Fine For Spam SMS

The Singapore based mobile content provider, mTouche, has been fined
US$93,000 by the telecoms regulator - the IDA, for allowing its
corporate customer, MyGlobalfun, to access its customer database to
send out almost 300,000 unsolicited and chargeab...

[[ Mobile Content ]]

Wireless Location Services for Businesses Could Top 1 Million Subscribers

Depending largely on the cellular operators' actions, the USA
Location-Based Services (LBS) business market is forecast to grow to
from 582,000 to 1.1 million subscribed devices by the end of 2010,
reports In-Stat. Location-enabled enterprise applica...

Mobile TV Escapes Regulatory Red-Tape

In a public notice, Canada's Radio-Television and Telecommunications
Commission (CRTC ) ruled that mobile television services which offer
television programming accessible through a wireless handset, such as
a cell phone, are exempt from regulation. ...

Wireless Developers Dish out Poor Grades on Quality of Development Tools

The glaring difference between importance and quality of development
tools became even more apparent in Evans Data's Spring 2006 Wireless
Development Survey. The most important tools category, testing and
debugging, were rated as "Extremely" and/or "...

[[ Network Operators ]]

Bouygues Affirms Future In Mobile Market

France's Bouygues Telecom said Wednesday that it still believes in the
future of its mobile phone business despite a letter to the European
Commission citing problems at its mobile unit and pleading its case
for a favorable regulation. ...

[[ Personnel ]]

Russia's MTS board may mull future of current president on Thu

The board of directors of Russia's largest mobile operator Mobile
TeleSystems (MTS) plans to consider an issue related to the company's
president position on Thursday, a source close to the company told
Prime-Tass Wednesday. ...

[[ Regulatory ]]

TMX, AMX file Cantv papers with regulator

Mexican telecoms groups Telmex and America Mvil have filed the
documents required by Venezuela's securities regulator CNV to proceed
with their purchase of a 28.5% stake in Venezuelan telco Cantv,
Venezuelan daily El Universo reported. ...

Telecom revenue in Kazakhstan up 30% on year in January-March

Kazakh telecommunication companies provided services worth 61.3
billion tenge in January-March, or 30% up on the year, the national
statistics agency said Wednesday. ...

[[ Reports ]]

Quadruple Play Services on the Horizon

Triple play services - bundled offerings of TV, phone and Internet --
have proven effective for operators and service providers in reducing
customer churn and delivering operational economies. According to a
new study from ABI Research, some operators...

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