TELECOM Digest OnLine - Sorted: Cellular-News: Wednesday 24th May 2006

Cellular-News: Wednesday 24th May 2006

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[[ 3G ]]

Sri Lanka's TRC Offers 3G Licenses To Mobile Phone Cos

Sri Lanka's Telecommunications Regulatory Commission, or TRC, Tuesday
invited expressions of interest from mobile phone operators for 3G
network licenses. ...

Georgia's Telecom Invest Georgia gets licenses for 3G services

Georgian company Telecom Invest Georgia has won at an auction
frequencies for third generation (3G) mobile services, an official
with the National Communications Commission told Prime-Tass
Tuesday. ...

Anonymous 3G Video Calls

Mobestar says that it has launched the first inter-country anonymous
3G video call service. The first anonymous mobile video call supported
by Mobestar's Flexible Anonymous Communications Engine (FACE) took
place yesterday between Germany and the UK....

[[ Financial ]]

Reiman says CPP launch to cut mobile operators' revenue

The introduction of the Calling Party Pays (CPP) principle will
decrease the revenue of mobile operators, Russian IT and
Telecommunications Minister Leonid Reiman told a news conference
Tuesday during the meeting of telecommunications officials from ...

Verizon CFO Doesn't See Vodafone Deal In Near Term

It's unlikely that Verizon Communications will buy out Vodafone
Group's stake in its U.S. wireless business, Verizon Chief Financial
Officer Doreen Toben said Tuesday. ...

[[ Legal ]]

Russian Minister Laundered Money To Buy Mobile Operator

The Arbitration Tribunal in Zurich has ruled that Russian Information
Technology and Communications Minister Leonid Reiman used money
laundering schemes to attempt to buy a 25% stake in mobile phone
network operator Megafon, LV Finance Group said in ...

Motorola says accusations of patent right violation "groundless"

US mobile handset producer Motorola considers accusations that the
company is violating patent rights "groundless," Motorola said in a
press release Monday, citing Greg Estell, corporate vice president for
Motorola's Mobile Devices Europe. ...

[[ Network Contracts ]]

Italy VIA Advisors To Manage Ecuador Mobile Co Telecsa

Italian consulting firm VIA Advisors Corporate Finance on Wednesday
will start a two-year contract to manage Ecuador's state-owned mobile
telephone operator Telecsa, Julio Garcia, Telecsa's corporate
development vice president, told Dow Jones Newswir...

New Billing Platform for Trinidad and Tobago

Redknee has announced that Telecommunications Services of Trinidad and
Tobago (TSTT) has deployed it's Turnkey Converged Billing
Solution. Redknee's Converged Billing provides TSTT flexible rating
across voice, messaging, data and content services wh...

[[ Network Operators ]]

Anatel: Signal blocking to cost US$430k per prison

Brazilian cell phone companies will have to fork out 1mn reais
(US$430,000) to install signal blocking equipment in each of Sáo
Paulo's 144 prisons, local newspapers quoted staff at the telecoms
regulator Anatel as saying. ...

Network Failure in South Africa

A verbal battle has emerged in South Africa between the newest entrant
Cell C and incumbent Vodacom which provides a national roaming service
for the operator. Last Friday, Cell C customers roaming onto the
Vodacom network found that all voice calls ...

Preparing Networks for the Football World Cup

Andrew Corp has been deploying indoor coverage services and capacity
improvements at Germany's football (soccer) stadiums in preparation
for the upcoming World Cup tournaments. The 2006 World Cup matches in
Germany, one of the world's biggest multina...

Another Digicel Launch in Netherlands Antilles

Digicel, the pan-Caribean operator has re-launched its recent
acquisition in Curacao as Digicel Curacao. Since the company entered
the Curacao market through its acquisition of Curacao Telecom last
year, Digicel has committed an investment of in exce...

[[ Personnel ]]

Vodafone: Appoints John Buchanan As Deputy Chairman

Vodafone Group said Tuesday that John Buchanan will become Deputy
Chairman of the Board of Directors and the Company's Senior
Independent Director, in succession to Paul Hazen who has decided to
retire from the Board. ...

Two executives from Altimo elected to Turkey's Turkcell board

Two executives of Russia's Altimo, a part of Alfa Group, were elected
to the board of directors of Turkey's leading mobile operator,
Turkcell, Altimo said in a press release Tuesday. ...

[[ Regulatory ]]

Govt approves single concession law

The Peruvian government has approved a law that allows operators to
provide fixed, mobile, cable and internet services under a single
concession, the transport and communications ministry (MTC) said in a
statement. ...

Regulator begins publishing prepaid rates, updating monthly

El Salvador's telecom regulator Siget has begun publishing monthly
listings of mobile operators' on and off-net prepaid call rates, the
watchdog said in a news release. ...

New GSM Operator for Afghanistan

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) based, Etisalat says that it has
secured a GSM license in Afghanistan for a license fee of US$40
million. The agreement was signed by HE Amirzai Sangin, Minister of
Communication, Afghanistan, and Mohammad Hassan Omran,...

[[ Reports ]]

One Hundred Million Mobile VOIP Users in 2011

As more consumers carry their iPods with them everywhere, they are
hoping Apple will add WiFi and VOIP for the killer converged mobile
entertainment device, according to a new study from ON World....

Mobility Infrastructure Sales Drop to Lowest Level in Six Quarters

Dell'Oro Group has reported that the total mobility infrastructure
equipment market contracted 15% on a sequential basis in the first
quarter of 2006, due mostly to seasonal weakness plus sluggish CDMA
sales. The report indicates that CDMA users have...

Market in Central and Eastern Europe to reach EUR58.4 billion in 2011

The Central and Eastern European mobile market is forecast to grow by
more than 10% per year to reach EUR58.4 billion in 2011, according to
a new report published by Analysys. Rising mobile phone penetration
and the increasing adoption of mobile broa...

US Customer Complaints Falling

The USA industry trade body, TheWireless Association's President and
CEO Steve Largent has trumpeted the publication of yet another report
showing wireless consumers to be increasingly satisfied with their
innovative service. Late last week, the Fede...

[[ Statistics ]]

Agency says WAP, mobile Internet users in Moldova at 222,500

The number of subscribers to Wireless Access Protocol (WAP) and mobile
Internet services in Moldova amounted to 222,500 people in
January-March, Moldova's National Regulatory Agency in
Telecommunications and Informatics (ANRTI) said Tuesday. ...

Study: Southern Cone mobile penetration reaches 58.7%

The mobile market in Argentina, Chile, Paraguay and Uruguay has
reached 58.7% penetration, with Telefónica M&oacutge;viles leading the way
with a 38.3% share, according to a new study from Signals Telecom
Consulting. ...

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