TELECOM Digest OnLine - Sorted: Cellular-News: Wednesday 10th May 2006

Cellular-News: Wednesday 10th May 2006

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[[ 3G ]]

CDG Publishes EV-DO Market and Operators' Case Studies

The CDMA Development Group (CDG) has reported that operators in Asia
and the U.S. have seen a significant uptake of CDMA2000 1xEV-DO
broadband wireless services and, as result, higher revenues and
growth. In some markets, operators report that their ...

[[ Financial ]]

MobilCom 1Q Net Profit EUR18 Million V EUR28.3M

German telecommunications company MobilCom, Tuesday said first-quarter
net profit decreased to EUR18 million from the EUR28.3 million
reported for the same period last year. ...

KPN Profit Rises 41% On Mobile Operations

Dutch phone company Royal KPN on Tuesday said its quarterly profit
rose 41%, helped by a one-off gain from the sale of its mobile
satellite assets and a strong performance from its wireless
division. ...

Govt to open Hondutel to partner

The Honduran government plans to privatize state-run telco Hondutel by
means of an international partner, finance minister Hugo Noé was
quoted as saying by Reuters. ...

ETB, EPM reject first phase offers for Ola partnership

Colombian municipal telcos ETB and EPM have rejected the three
non-binding offers received from companies interested in becoming a
strategic partner for their mobile unit Colombia Movil (Ola), local
daily La Republica reported. ...

Verizon Reportedly Rebuffed With $38B Offer For Wireless Stake

Verizon Communications made an offer of $38 billion to buy the 45% it
doesn't already own of Verizon Wireless, only to see Vodafone Group
demand $12 billion more, according to a published report Tuesday. ...

Altimo Welcomes Telenor Position On Vimpelcom Deal

Altimo, a unit of Alfa Group Russia, Tuesday said it is pleased that
Telenor has accepted Altimo's proposal over the possible merger of
Vimpel Communications and Kievstar. ...

Qualcomm Provides an Analysts Market Update

Qualcomm recently held an Analysts Day for investors. Merrill Lynch
were there and report that the day, unsurprisingly was focused
predominantly on growth expectations of the WCDMA market. Growth of 3G
markets (both evolving from CDMA and GSM upgrade...

[[ Handsets ]]

USA Handset Sales Reached US$2.3 Billion in Q1 2006

According to The NPD Group, mobile phone sales to consumers in the
U.S. reached 34.8 million units in the first quarter of 2006. This
number represents an increase of more than 11% compared to sales
during the same period in 2005. NPD estimates total...

[[ Messaging ]]

Messaging Remains Important Source of Revenue for Mobile Operators in
Western Europe

At a time when operators are heavily focusing on rolling out data
applications and offering a wide range of content, their bread and
butter still lies with SMS. According to a recent IDC study, the
mobile messaging market in Western Europe, which inc...

[[ Mobile Content ]]

3G Budweiser

Hutchison 3G UK says that it has signed a deal with official FIFA
World Cup (football/soccer) sponsor Budweiser to extend Budweiser's
FIFA World Cup advertising campaign onto the 3 portal. Hutchison 3G UK
will form part of Budweiser's new media marke...

Sky Television Trialing MediaFLO Mobile TV Service

Qualcomm and the UK pay-TV provider, BSkyB have announced that they
are to conduct technical trials of Qualcomm's MediaFLO
technology. Expected to begin during the summer of 2006, the technical
trial will feature 10 channels of BSkyB content on a sma...

[[ Network Contracts ]]

Aircom Wins T-Mobile Network Rollout Contract

Mobile network engineering supplier, Aircom International have
announced that they have been awarded a multi-million pound managed
service contract by T-Mobile UK. Aircom was selected for this single
vendor contract to facilitate T-Mobile's aggressiv...

Motorola Wins Nigerian CDMA Contract

Nigeria's NITEL has signed a contract with Motorola for the deployment
of a CDMA network across the capital city, Lagos. The contract, which
follows the US$50 million GSM contract signed between Motorola and
NITEL in 2003 builds upon a successful CDM...

[[ Network Operators ]]

Sprint Expands Nationwide Roaming Pact With Alltel

Sprint said Tuesday it has signed a new 10-year agreement with Alltel,
renewing and expanding their reciprocal nationwide voice and data
roaming agreement. ...

GTD Manquehue markets mobile service, plans quad-play

Chilean telecoms operator GTD Manquehue has indirectly added mobile
telephony to its product range through a marketing deal with the
country's number three mobile operator Smartcom, company executives
told BNamericas. ...

Alltel, Cingular Wireless Extend Roaming Pact Until 2012

Alltel Corp. and Cingular Wireless extended an agreement that allows
customers of both companies to roam on each other's networks until
2012. ...

Australian CDMA Network Shutdown Date Announced

Hutchison Telecoms Australia has announced that over 200,000 customers
have upgraded from 2G CDMA services to W-CDMA following the rebranding
of Orange to 3 CDMA in February and the launch of upgrade offers to
those customers. With such a significant...

[[ Reports ]]

ANALYSIS: Sea change in mobile market imminent

Colombia's mobile market is about to undergo a sea change, with
operators nearing their saturation points and service capacity being
stretched so thin that it would perhaps be better called
non-service. ...

Increasing Consumer Adoption of M-Payment Schemes - report

Mobile payments are set to rise to US$10 billion in total revenue by
2010, thanks to the entrance of new players offering m-payment schemand subsequent consumer demand, according to Alan Goode, senior
analyst and author with Juniper Research. And ...

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