TELECOM Digest OnLine - Sorted: Cellular-News for Thursday 27th April 2006

Cellular-News for Thursday 27th April 2006

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Thu, 27 Apr 2006 07:56:30 -0500

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[[ 3G ]]

Ukrtelecom suspends tender for 3G equipment supplies

Ukraine's state-owned fixed-line monopoly Ukrtelecom has suspended a
tender to supply equipment for third generation (3G) mobile services
due to amendments to legislation on government purchases, the
company's Chairman Georgy Dzekon told the sharehol...

Bell Expands EV-DO Coverage in Canada

Bell Canada says that it has launched new EV-DO networks in Ottawa,
Hamilton, Burlington and Oakville, along with a new roaming agreement
with Aliant for EV-DO service in Halifax. Bell Mobility currently also
offers its customers high-speed wireless ...

Ericsson Powers EMT's Launch of HSDPA in Estonia

Estonian mobile operator EMT has launched commercial mobile broadband
services based on HSDPA in Tallinn. This launch follows the successful
upgrade by Ericsson of EMT's 3G/WCDMA networks with HSDPA. Under the
agreement, Ericsson has delivered commer...

[[ Financial ]]

EU Oks T-Mobile Austria Buy Of Tele.Ring With Conditions

The European Commission Wednesday cleared Deutsche Telecom's Austrian
mobile network provider to buy rival Austrian mobile operator
Tele.Ring Service, but imposed some conditions on the purchase. ...

Poland's TPSA 1Q Net Profit +9.2%

Telekomunikacja Polska, Poland's largest telecommunications operator,
Wednesday said its first-quarter net profit rose 9.2% on slightly
improved revenues. ...

Sprint Nextel 1Q Down; Merger Costs Outweigh Sales

RESTON, Va. (AP)--Sprint Nextel Corp. on Wednesday said first-quarter
profits declined as merger costs outweighed higher sales for the
cellphone carrier. ...

Sprint Executive: Marketing Costs Weighed On Wireless Margins

Sprint Nextel Corp. spent more on advertising and retaining customers
in the first quarter, which weighed on the carrier's wireless margins,
Chief Operating Officer Len Lauer said. ...

Sonae Could Keep Portugal Telecom Interest In Brazil Vivo

Portuguese conglomerate Sonae will not necessarily sell Portugal
Telecom's stake in Brazil's largest mobile telephone operator Vivo
Participacoes, if its hostile bid for the Portuguese telco is
successful, Sonae Group President Belmiro de Azevedo sai...

US Cellular 3Q Profit Up On Higher Revenue, More Customers

United States Cellular Corp., Chicago, saw its net income rise to
$34.6 million or 39 cents a share (40 cents basic) in the third
quarter from $27.6 million or 32 cents a share basic and diluted a
year earlier. ...

Entel denies acquisition rumors

Chilean holding company Almendral denies being in talks to sell its
telecoms unit Entel to Mexico's America Mvil or any other company,
Entel president Juan Hurtado told BNamericas. ...

ANALYSIS: Ola's partner search winding up

The deadline for committing to participate in the bidding process to
become Colombia Mvil's (Ola) partner expires this Friday, but
the number of companies that will actually come through and make a
commitment is far from certain. ...

Telenor discusses sale of Kyivstar to Russia's VimpelCom

Representatives of Norwegian telecommunication company Telenor and
Russia's second largest mobile operator VimpelCom have held
negotiations on the possible sale of Kyivstar to VimpelCom, Telenor's
press office said Wednesday. ...

[[ Handsets ]]

Camera Function Tops List of Frequently Used Features on Cellphones

According to recent research by InfoTrends, the camera is the most
popular mobile application. Although consumers may not be purchasing
phones initially for their imaging components, it seems that once they
try the camera feature, they are pleasantly...

[[ Network Contracts ]]

Huawei Wins Russian CDMA Contract

Huawei has won a contract to construct a CDMA2000 network for Skylink,
the largest CDMA operator in Russia. According to the contract, Huawei
will now provide CDMA20001X/1x EV-DO network in 25 regions and cities
in the CIS, making it responsible for ...

TDMA & GSM SMS Supported by a Single Server

Jinny Software says it has secured a contract to provide an SMSC,
coupled with a range of VAS applications and a Real-time Charging
Gateway to a key operator in the Caribbean region. The Caribbean
operator has an existing TDMA network and is currentl...

[[ Network Operators ]]

Alegro PCS ditches administrator Swedtel

Ecuadorian mobile operator Alegro PCS has put an end to its management
contract with Swedish telecoms services firm Swedtel, Ecuadorian daily
El Comercio reported. ...

Sprint CFO Says Co Winning Share Of Customers

Sprint Nextel Corp. is gaining market share in winning over customers,
according to Chief Financial Officer Paul Saleh. ...

[[ Regulatory ]]

Georgias Argotex gets mobile license

Georgia?s Argotex has paid 19.9 million lari for a mobile
telecommunication services license, the National Communications
Commission said Tuesday. ...

Subtel stresses importance of regulatory reform

Telecoms regulations in Chile are significantly out of date and the
authorities are keen to implement modifications as soon as conditions
allow, according to Pablo Bello, new head of telecoms watchdog
Subtel. ...

Ukraine's regulator won't issue 3 GSM licenses to Golden Telecom

Ukraine's National Commission for Communications Regulation (NKRS)
will not provide licenses for GSM 900 frequencies in three regions to
Golden Telecom, the commission said Wednesday. ...

[[ Reports ]]

Landline Operators Driving Fixed-Mobile Convergence

Fixed telecoms operators will be the driving force behind fixed mobile
convergence over the next five years, according to a report from
Informa Telecoms & Media. The study predicts 92 million subscribers by
2011 generating US$28 billion in revenues a...

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