TELECOM Digest OnLine - Sorted: Cellular-News: Thursday 4th May 2006

Cellular-News: Thursday 4th May 2006

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Thu, 4 May 2006 07:33:42 -0500

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[[ 3G ]]

Comverse Wins 3G Services Contract

Comverse has been selected to supply a broad array of solutions and
services from its Total Communication portfolio to P4, Poland's new 3G
mobile operator. These solutions include Comverse's
Converged Billing solution, InSight next generation platfor ...

[[ Financial ]]

New Zealand Telecom 3Q Net Likely Down

Telecom Corp. of New Zealand is likely to report a drop in fiscal
third-quarter net profit Friday, analysts say, with its struggling
Australian operations continuing to be a drag on earnings. ...

Alltel CFO Backs Prior Full-Year Estimate

Alltel Corp.'s results for the first and second half should fall
within the company's prior expectations, according to Chief Financial
Officer Sharilyn Gasaway. ...

US Spectrum Auction Halts M&A Talk

Merger-and-acquisition activity in the wireless phone industry has
halted ahead of the Federal Communications Commission's wireless
spectrum auction, said Alltel Corp. Chief Executive Scott Ford. ...

Three operators make non-binding offers for Ola

After a 30-day postponement of the deadline for making non-binding
offers to become Colombia Movil's (Ola) partner, three operators
have made "non-binding proposals," Ola parent companies ETB and EPM
said in a joint statement. ...

Iusacell Q1 net loss up 30%

Mexican mobile operator Iusacell saw its first quarter net loss expand
to 491mn pesos (US$44.5mn), up 30% compared to the net loss of 377mn
pesos post in first quarter of 2005. ...

Telus 1Q Net Ex-Items Up On Subscriber Growth

Canada's Telus Corp. posted higher first-quarter earnings excluding
items due to continued strong wireless performance and high speed
Internet and wireless subscriber growth. ...

Mexico's America Movil Upgrades '06 Subscriber Outlook By 2 Million

Mexican wireless phone company America Movil on Wednesday raised its
2006 new subscriber target by 2 million customers and affirmed its
capital expenditure plan. ...

TTPCom Signs GSM Modem License Agreement

TTP Communications and Analog Devices have announced that TTPCom's
subsidiary TTPCom has reached an agreement with ADI - its long time
collaborator in the development of silicon and software for cellular
phones - under which TTPCom will transfer to A...

[[ Handsets ]]

Motorola Buys BenQ Research Center

Motorola has purchased a research office based in Denmark from BenQ
Mobile. The Aalborg facility and team will be integrated into
Motorola's Mobile Devices business and become a products
development center for Motorola. Terms of the transaction were ...

Samsung and Motorola Shine in Q1 Mobile-Phone Rankings

Samsung Electronics and Motorola defied the normal seasonal slowdown
in mobile-phone unit production in the first quarter, allowing them to
significantly boost their market share, according to iSuppli
Corp. Worldwide mobile-phone production in the fi...

[[ Network Contracts ]]

C&W outsources contact center to Accent

US CRM provider Accent has signed a multi-year contract to provide
contact center services on behalf of Caribbean telco Cable and
Wireless Jamaica, Accent said in a statement. ...

Nokia Wins Defense Contract

The military equipment company, BAE Systems has selected Nokia to
build its GSM/EDGE network to support operations at its Merrimack,
USA, facilities. Under the contract, Nokia will supply a GSM/GPRS/EDGE
network of equipment and services, including a...

[[ Personnel ]]

Russia's Sky Link to mull CEO resignation on May 23

The extraordinary general meeting of shareholders (EGM) of Russian
CDMA mobile operator Sky Link is scheduled to consider the resignation
of the company's General Director Raisa Rozinova on May 23, the
company said in a press release late Tuesday. ...

[[ Regulatory ]]

Ofcom Details Spectrum Winners

The UK Office of Communications, or Ofcom, said Wednesday that it has
awarded 12 Wireless Telegraphy Act licences for the frequencies
1781.7-1785MHz paired with 1876.7-1880MHz as a result of its first
spectrum auction. ...

Cable&Wireless: To Offer Converged Service With New GSM License

Cable & Wireless PLC, Wednesday said it intends to use its new
spectrum license to offer services, aimed at corporate customers, that
allow one handset to work as a fixed or mobile phone. ...

Russian service to set fixed-to-mobile tariffs by June 20

Tariffs for calls from fixed-line to mobile phones will be set no
later than June 20, Uralsvyazinform fixed-line operator said
Wednesday, citing Galina Zhigulskaya, a department director at the
Federal Tariff Service. ...

Quad-play law gets warm reception from congress

Peru's congress cast an initial vote in favor of a law that would
permit quadruple play in a single terminal, provided by single or
multiple providers, the country's transport and communications
ministry (MTC) said in a statement. ...

US Spectrum Winners Could End Up With Negative Value Licenses

Declines in technology value were major reasons for the post-auction
fall in the market value of 1900 MHz PCS spectrum in the U.S. (1994 to
1997) and 1900/2100 W-CDMA spectrum in Europe (during 2000) concludes
a new report from The Shosteck Group. ...

Serbia Planning Privatisation of GSM Network

The Serbian Privatisation Agency and telecoms regulator, the Republic
Agency for Telecommunications have announced plans for a GSM/3G
License tender and the linked privatisation of the GSM network
operator, Mobi 63. The Privatization Agency says that...

[[ Statistics ]]

SingTel Says Mobile Subscribers Total 85 Million At End Of March

Singapore Telecommunications said it had 85 million mobile telephone
customers at the end of the March, a gain of 7.21 million from the end
of 2005. ...

Belarus' MDC subscriber base up to 2.14 million users May 1

The subscriber base of Belarusian mobile phone operator Mobile Digital
Communications (MDC) rose to 2.14 million users as of May 1 from 1.885
million users as of January 1, the company's press office said
Wednesday. ...

[[ Technology ]]

EV-DO Rev. A Optimization

Actix has unveiled its optimization solution for EV-DO Rev. A, the
latest high-speed 3G CDMA-based standard. Actix says that it is the
first to market with a solution that addresses the needs of the
growing number of operators that are already triali...

New WiFi Standard - Buyer Beware

The 802.11n Wi-Fi standard holds the promise of enabling a new
generation of networking applications including multimedia
distribution within the home and very high-speed data
connectivity. With a new draft 11n Draft Specification approved in
March 2...

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