TELECOM Digest OnLine - Sorted: Cellular-News for Wednesday 19th April 2006

Cellular-News for Wednesday 19th April 2006

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[[ Financial ]]

Ireland's Eircom Receives $2.9 Billion Buyout Offer

Eircom on Tuesday confirmed Tuesday it has received a US$2.9 billion
buyout offer for the Irish telecommunications services provider,
adding to the growing trend of European telecom mergers. ...

VimpelCom US GAAP net profit up 75% in 2005

The net profit of Russia's second largest mobile operator VimpelCom
increased 75.6% on the year to US$615.131 million in 2005 as
calculated under U.S. GAAP, the company said in a press release
Tuesday. ...

Amdocs Buys Qpass

Amdocs has finally confirmed that it is acquire Qpass, a provider of
digital commerce software and solutions, for approximately US$275
million in cash. Through this acquisition, Amdocs can enable its
customers to create additional sources of revenue ...

[[ Handsets ]]

Samsung to give Russia's Euroset distributor status

South Korean electronics equipment producer Samsung is likely to grant
Russian mobile handset retailer Euroset status as an official
distributor of Samsung products, a source in Samsung said, Vedomosti
business daily reported Tuesday. ...

Report: Mobile market to import 10 million handsets

The Argentine mobile market is expected to import 10 million mobile
handsets this year, down from the 12 million imported in 2005, local
newspaper Infobae reported. ...

[[ Legal ]]

Sprint Nextel Settles With NY Consumer Affairs Dept On Adverts

Sprint Nextel Corp. on Tuesday said it has settled its dispute with
New York City's Department of Consumer Affairs. ...

[[ Messaging ]]

Research In Motion, T-Mobile USA Introduce New BlackBerry

Research In Motion Ltd. (RIMM) and T-Mobile USA Inc. introduced the
Blackberry 8700g which can be used as a phone, as well as to access
the Internet and email. ...

[[ Mobile Content ]]

The Growing Market for Mobile DRM

They reside at the convergence point where content providers, service
carriers and platform makers are aligning to develop digital
entertainment. They play a key role in the development and growth of
digital content for both home-entertainment and mo...

[[ Network Operators ]]

MegaFon ups number of base stations in Moscow

The number of base stations of Russia's MegaFon subsidiary Sonic Duo
in the Moscow License Area (MLA) rose to 1,600 as of now from 1,500 as
of November 30, 2005, the company said in a press release Monday. ...

Comarcoop to invest upwards of US$120mn to launch services

Argentine mobile telephony firm Comarcoop, created by a group of local
cooperatives, plans to invest US$100mn-120mn to launch services, local
press quoted Comarcoop executives as saying. ...

[[ Offbeat ]]

Cellphone Forensics at Crime Scenes

Logicube has developed a portable kit which can extract data from over
160 handset when needed by the police and forensic staff. The CellDEK
has been developed in cooperation with the UK's Forensic Science
Service (FSS). Built to perform in the field...

[[ Regulatory ]]

Cofetel applies CPP to domestic LD calls to mobiles

Mexico's telecoms regulator Cofetel has passed a resolution mandating
that domestic long-distance calls to mobile phones be subject to
calling party pays rules, newspaper El Financiero reported. ...

Russia's Sibirtelecom unit gets GSM 1800 license for Kemerovo Region

Mobile operator Stek GSM, a subsidiary of Russian regional
telecommunications operator Sibirtelecom, has received a license to
provide mobile services in the GSM 1800 standard in the Kemerovo
Region, Stek GSM said in a press release Tuesday. ...

Egyptian 3rd Mobile License Deadline Delayed

The National Telecommunication Regulatory Authority of Egypt says that
the deadline for submission of proposals for third mobile operator
network has been extended to the 4th of May 2006. The bid was due to
last until April 17th, and the winner will ...

[[ Reports ]]

Informa Sees Global Fixed-Mobile Revenue At $28 Billion By 2011

Informa, the research company, Tuesday forecast that fixed-mobile
convergence services will generate $28 billion in revenue globally by
2011. ...

Market Segmentation Driving Future Handset Sales - report

The mobile handset market looks set to take a curious path over the
next year as it is fuelled by two distinctly different forces. On one
hand, the growing segmentation of saturated markets has prompted a
rise in replacement rates. On the other hand,...

Mobile Phones To Rival the PC As Dominant Internet Platform

Today, the personal computer remains the dominant platform to access
the Internet globally. However, Internet access via the mobile phone
actually outpaces wireless access from a notebook PC in many of areas
of the world - a statistic driven largely ...

Apple's Deeper Mobile Play is Inevitable - report

Visiongain says in a new report that it believes that the years 2006
and 2007 will see Apple's product offerings accelerate as it focuses
on convergence technologies. Apple shipped over 14 million iPods
during fiscal Q1 2006 ended December 2005, repr...

[[ Statistics ]]

Fitec expects 106 million mobile users by year-end

Brazil could boast 106 million mobile users by year-end and 170
million by 2010, according to local technology research company Fitec
president Jose Luis de Souza. ...

Colombia's Mobile Phone Lines Rose To 25 Million In 1Q

The number of mobile telephone lines in Colombia in the first quarter
rose to 25 million, 14% more than in December, President Alvaro
Uribe's press office said late Monday in a statement. ...

[[ Technology ]]

Nokia Expands Chinese R&D Center

Nokia says that it will further strengthen its R&D operations in China
and expand its Chengdu R&D Center to carry part of Nokia mobile
network infrastructure products development for global and local
markets. Nokia Chengdu R&D Center, established in ...

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