TELECOM Digest OnLine - Sorted: Cellular-News: Thursday 18th May 2006

Cellular-News: Thursday 18th May 2006

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Thu, 18 May 2006 07:13:29 -0500

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[[ 3G ]]

Business Users Dominate 3G Card Sales - report

2006 has seen an explosion of sales of equipment allowing Nomadic
wireless data usage by consumers, according to figures released today
by leading market research firm GfK. Sales of equipment for nomadic
usage within the UK, allowing Internet access ...

[[ Financial ]]

Portugal Competition Authority Sends PT Bid To Phase II

SonaeCom's EUR11.1 billion bid for its much-larger rival Portugal
Telecom requires further study by the domestic competition authority,
an AdC spokeswoman said Tuesday. ...

Vivendi Rejects Group Breakup, Hikes Outlook

Vivendi, Wednesday said it has rejected a shareholder's proposal to
break up the company, adding that its conglomerate strategy should
generate higher earnings this year than previously forecast. ...

Sale Or IPO Of Permira's Debitel May Be Delayed -Sources

The planned sale or flotation of Permira's majority stake in German
mobile phone company Debitel may be delayed, two people familiar with
the matter told Dow Jones Newswires Tuesday. ...

RadioShack Has Opportunity For CEO Update At Meeting

RadioShack Corp.'s shareholders will gather for the consumer
electronics retailer's annual meeting Thursday amid questions of who
will lead the troubled company as it carries out a turnaround
plan. ...

Russia's SMARTS aggregate RAS revenue up 9.4% on yr in Jan-Mar

The aggregate revenue of Russia?s SMARTS group of companies rose 9.4%
on the year to U.S. $46.1 million in January-March, as calculated
under Russian Accounting Standards (RAS), the company said in a press
release Wednesday. ...

[[ Legal ]]

Court rejects ruling that gave Telenor, Storm equal votes on Kyivstar brd

Ukraine's Kiev Court of Appeals has overturned a previous court ruling
that gave Norwegian telecommunication company Telenor and Russia's
Storm company equal votes on the board of directors of Ukraine's
largest mobile operator Kyivstar, a source clos...

[[ Messaging ]]

TIM offers Blackberry 8700g to individuals, SMEs

Brazilian mobile operator TIM has started to offer the Blackberry
8700g handset to individual customers, TIM said in a statement. ...

Blackberry to Tie in with Lotus Notes

International Business Machines (IBM) and Research In Motion plan to
undertake new initiatives to drive growth in the mobile industry by
providing greater integration between IBM Lotus Domino and the
BlackBerry Enterprise Solution. ...

[[ Network Contracts ]]

Vodafone Improves GPRS Monitoring

Vodafone Germany has switched on GeoProbe and Advanced Performance
Monitoring (APM) from the Tektronix Unified Assurance (UA) suite for
its network-wide, real-time GPRS and UMTS monitoring system.
Furthermore, the Tektronix solution, which is now ful...

[[ Network Operators ]]

Movistar to expand coverage with 1,000 base stations

Mobile operator Movistar Argentina plans to increase GSM coverage and
network capacity by deploying 1,000 new radio base stations
nationwide, the company said in a statement. ...

Commercial HSDPA Network Live

South Korea's SK Telecom has launched a fully commercial HSDPA (High
Speed Data Packet Access) service. SK Telecom has introduced the
first-ever HSDPA handset and announced the launching of the world's
first handset-based commercial HSDPA network. Th...

[[ Offbeat ]]

A Phone Stolen Every 12 Seconds

Mobile phone thieves in the UK are costing the UK some US$734 million
each year according to new figures issued by Halifax Home
Insurance. Incidents of the crime are happening so frequently that one
mobile phone is stolen every twelve seconds in the ...

[[ Regulatory ]]

Ministry restricts public VoIP to PC-PC calls

Colombia's communications ministry has officially clarified that
operators without a long distance license may only offer Voice over IP
services for PC to PC calls, local daily La República reported. ...

Additional GSM Spectrum for Poland

Poland's telecoms regulator has awarded some additional GSM 1800
spectrum to operators in the country. Three frequency reservations
were subject to tender, each including 33 channels. Each of the
tenderers could submit one, two or three offers. The f...

[[ Reports ]]

Customer Care Vital To Keep Business Customers Happy - report

American business wireless users who have an assigned dedicated
channel to contact for service issues record significantly higher
satisfaction ratings than customers at companies that do not,
according to the J.D. Power and Associates 2006 Business W...

[[ Statistics ]]

Report: Mobile client base up 22% at end 1Q05

The number of mobile users in Chile increased 22% at the end of the
first quarter of 2006 compared to end-1Q05, reaching 11.6 million
subscribers for the three local operators, according to local
newspaper La Tercera. ...

Canadian Wireless Penetration Reaches Two-Thirds

A new Decima Research study commissioned by the Canadian Wireless
Telecommunications Association (CWTA) reveals that two-thirds (64%) of
Canadian households report owning or having access to a wireless
phone. This result represents a significant incr...

Cost Cutting Helps CDMA Handset Sales in China

China's Analysys International says total sales volume of mobile
phones reached 22.38 million units in China in the first quarter of
2006, increasing 7.32% over the previous quarter. According to the
research report, China's GSM handset market contin...

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