TELECOM Digest OnLine - Sorted: Cellular-News: Tuesday 23rd May 2006

Cellular-News: Tuesday 23rd May 2006

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Tue, 23 May 2006 07:18:40 -0500

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[[ 3G ]]

Mobilkom Optimizing its 3G Network

Mobilkom Austria sasy that it is now using the optimization tool,
Capesso from Symena. The ability to optimize mobile technologies UMTS,
EDGE and GSM through this software is beneficial to mobilkom austria
in fulfilling its pact with Carinthia, Burge...

[[ Financial ]]

Authorities approve Cisneros Digitel acquisition

Venezuela's telecoms regulator Conatel and antimonopoly watchdog
Procompetencia have approved the sale of GSM operator Digitel to the
Cisneros media group, Conatel said in a statement. ...

AMX aims for 150 million clients by end-2008

Mexico's America Movil expects to grow its client base in Latin
America by 50% over the next 30 months to reach 150 million users at
end-2008, Reuters quoted AMX finance director Carlos Garcia as
saying. ...

Altimo says talks with Telenor over VimpelCom in deadlock

The negotiations between Russia's Altimo and Norwegian
telecommunication company Telenor over the merger of Russia's second
largest mobile operator VimpelCom and Ukraine's largest mobile
operator Kyivstar have reached a deadlock, Altimo said in a pre...

[[ Handsets ]]

KDDI, Sony To Sell Walkman-Brand Mobile Phone

KDDI Corp. said Monday it will start selling mobile telephone handsets
with built-in "Walkman" music players made by Sony Corp. in late
June. ...

Euroset says has 200 phone shops in Kazakhstan

Russia's largest mobile handset retailer Euroset has opened 200 outlets in Kazakhstan since the start of its operations in the country in 2004, Euroset said in a press release Monday. ...

Motorola Q Handset Launch Confirmed

The USA based, Verizon Wireless has finally confirmed that the highly
anticipated Motorola Q will be available starting on May 31. The Moto
Q -- which runs Microsoft Windows Mobile 5.0 software -- delivers a
mobile experience in an all-in-one handhel...

[[ Legal ]]

PRESS: Russian company claims US' Motorola violates patent rights

A Russian company, RussGPS, has filed a complaint with Russian law
enforcement bodies accusing U.S. mobile handset producer Motorola of
violating patent rights, RussGPS' spokesperson Pavel Panov said,
Kommersant business daily reported Monday. ...

[[ Network Contracts ]]

Siemens In CNY1.4 Billion China Pact For Mobile Network Gear

Siemens's communications unit said Monday it will supply CNY1.4
billion ($174.42 million) worth of second-generation mobile network
equipment and maintenance services to China's two mobile-phone
operators this year. ...

Turnkey Infrastructure Contract Extended

LCC International has announced the 12 month extension of its turnkey
services agreement with Algerie Telecom Mobiles, a fully owned
subsidiary of Algerie Telecom. This US$19 million contract extension
aims at providing full turnkey services to suppo...

[[ Network Operators ]]

Entel PCS plans US$150mn investment in 2006

Chilean mobile operator Entel PCS plans to invest US$150mn this year,
a similar amount to previous years, local newspaper Diario Financiero
quoted the company's general manager Hernon Mariel as saying. ...

Cellphone Coverage On Disputed Spratly Islands

By end of June or early July, the Vietnam Telecom Services Company
(GPC) says that it will complete installation of BTS in the contested
Truong Sa Archipelago (also known as Spratly Islands) to bring mobile
service to this island town. Presently, GPC...

Huge Telecoms Investment for Sri Lanka

Dialog Telekom - Sri Lanka's largest mobile communications operator
announced last week, the signing of a hall mark investment agreement
with the Board of Investment of Sri Lanka (BoI) to invest a further
US$150 million in the country's telecommunica...

Manx Accredited for Mobile and Landline Billing Services

Manx Telecom, which operates on the Isle of Man next to the UK, says
that it has become the first telecommunications company in the world
to gain BABT accreditation for both its fixed and mobile billing. BABT
-- British Approvals Board of Telecommunic...

[[ Personnel ]]

PRESS: 2 Vodafone Directors To Stand Down Shortly

Two of Vodafone Group's longest-serving directors, Paul Hazen and
Penny Hughes, are expected to stand down shortly, The Sunday Times
reported, without citing sources. ...

[[ Statistics ]]

Moldovan mobile operators' combined user base up 4% in Jan-Mar

The combined user base of Moldovan mobile operators rose 4.1% in
January-March to 1.134 million subscribers as of April 1, Moldova?s
National Agency for Telecommunications and Information Regulation said
Monday. ...

Osiptel: Mobile penetration reaches 22.3% at end 1Q06

Mobile penetration in Peru reached 22.3% at the end of the first
quarter of 2006, with 6.09 million lines in service, compared to 21%
at end 1Q05, a source at the telecoms regulator Osiptel told
BNamericas. ...

Foreign investment in Russian telecoms at $339 mln in Jan-Mar

Foreign investment in the Russian telecommunications sector amounted
to $339 million in January-March, the Federal State Statistics Service
said Monday without providing comparisons. ...

Verizon Gains While Rivals Churn

A new analyst report from Merrill Lynch has reported that Verizon
Wireless remains the USA market leader and exceeded estimates across
the board in 1Q06. At an industry level, subscriber growth and
revenues were in line to better than expected, but m...

CDMA2000 Achieves Subscriber Milestone

The CDMA Development Group has announced that the number of CDMA2000
3G subscribers worldwide surpassed 250 million in the 1Q 2006. The CDG
says that CDMA2000 operators added more than 25 million new users in
the first three months of the year, drive...

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