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Cellular-News: Thursday 25th May 2006

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[[ 3G ]]

NEWS SNAP:Telenor To Boost 3G Phone Sales In Scandinavia

Norwegian telecommunications operator Telenor, Wednesday said it will
step up efforts to sell 3G mobile phones and services to its customers
in Scandinavia in a bid to offset falling voice revenues. ...

[[ Financial ]]

Telenor: Sees 06 Revenue Growth Around 30%

Norwegian telecommunications company Telenor, Wednesday said at its
capital markets day it expects to have revenue growth of around 30% in
2006. ...

Telenor: Turnaround Of Swedish Mobile Ahead Of Schedule

Norwegian telecom operator Telenor is proceeding well with the
turnaround of its recently acquired Swedish mobile operation from
Vodafone Group, a senior executive said Wednesday. ...

PRESS: Azeri minister says govt plans to sell stake in Azercell

The Azeri government plans to sell its 35.7% stake in the country's
largest mobile operator Azercell by year-end, the country's IT and
Communications Minister Ali Abbasov said, Vedomosti business daily
reported Wednesday. ...

China Mobile Near $5.3 Billion Deal To Buy Millicom

China Mobile Communications Corp. is reportedly on the verge of
acquiring Millicom International Cellular in a US$5.3 billion deal
that would expand the Chinese company's footprint into a slew of
emerging markets around the world. ...

Vodafone Signs Concession Deal With Turkey Telecom Board

U.K. wireless operator Vodafone Group, Wednesday said it signed a
concession contract with the Turkish telecommunications board,
overcoming one of the last hurdles to finalize the buy of Telsim Mobil
Telekomunikasyon. ...

Official says Russian mobile operators put pressure on smaller cos, regulators

The recent announcement by Russia?s two largest mobile operators that
they plan to increase interconnection tariffs for other operators puts
"pressure on other market participants and regulatory bodies," Vitaly
Slizen, a department director with the ...

[[ Handsets ]]

Motorola challenges Russian handling of handsets seizure

Senior representatives of Motorola, Tuesday criticized the way Russian
authorities handled the seizure and subsequent destruction of its
handsets on the grounds they were unsafe. ...

Ancel signs agreement with IXI Mobile to launch new devices

Uruguayan state-run mobile operator Ancel has become the first Latin
American telco to use the Ogo range of devices made by US telecoms
manufacturer IXI Mobile, IXI said in a statement. ...

2GB Memory Cards for Mobile Phones

Toshiba has announced an expanded line-up of large capacity miniSD
memory cards with the introduction of a 2GB capacity card which can be
used in mobile phones. The new Toshiba-branded miniSD card will be
available from mid-June 2006. At just 20.0mm ...

[[ Legal ]]

PRESS: Russia's Reiman denies affiliation with IPOC fund

Russian IT and Telecommunications Minister Leonid Reiman "has never
been the beneficiary of IPOC International Growth Fund or of companies
affiliated with the fund," the minister said in a statement, Vedomosti
business daily reported Wednesday. ...

Qualcomm Sues Nokia - Again

Qualcomm says that it has commenced patent infringement litigation in
the UK against Nokia. The proceedings, issued in the Patents Court of
the High Court of England and Wales, allege infringement of two
patents by Nokia in the United Kingdom in rela...

[[ Mobile Content ]]

Mobile TV Subscribers Grow to More Than 2 Million in the USA

Telephia has announced the launch of a mobile television user panel in
the USA. This longitudinal research panel will provide the mobile
industry with detailed measurement of the attitudes and behaviors
among the rapidly growing mobile TV audience. T...

[[ Network Contracts ]]

Entel to deploy WiMax national network with Alvarion

Chilean telco Entel has awarded Israeli wireless systems provider
Alvarion a contract to deploy the country's first WiMax network for
voice and data services, Alvarion said in a statement. ...

US Military Orders Cingular Kit

The United States Joint Forces Command (USJFCOM) has ordered wireless
voice and data communications services from Cingular Wireless through
the federal FISC contracting vehicle. Norfolk, VA-based USJFCOM
already has ordered nearly 700 mobile phones, ...

[[ Network Operators ]]

Claro to offer push-to-talk to consumer market

Brazilian mobile phone company Claro, part of Mexico's América
Móvil, is to offer a push-to-talk mobile service (PoC) to the
consumer market, reported local newspaper Gazeta Mercantil. ...

[[ Reports ]]

Cell Phones Take 30% Slice of Navigation Market by 2010

A new Strategy Analytics report has concluded that at the right price
points, cellular phone companies and traditional automotive system
suppliers are now well-positioned to present a serious competitive
response to the low cost, well branded navigat...

Why Japan and South Korea Lead the World in Contactless Payments

Japan and South Korea lead the world in adopting contactless payment
solutions says a new report from ABI Research. Both countries have
implemented nationwide services on a commercial scale. Mobile
operators and issuers address a varied range of mark...

Korea Faces Eroding High-Tech Competitiveness

Once a rising power in the high-tech business, South Korea now is
facing mounting competitive pressure that is slowing or even reversing
its advances in key product areas, according to Derek Lidow, president
and chief executive officer of the market-...

[[ Statistics ]]

85 million Arab Cellular Subscribers in 2005

A new report from Arab Advisors Group says that with the advent of new
operators and increased competition in 2005, subscribers for 39
examined cellular operators in 18 Arab countries reached 84.844
million. Al Jawal and Maroc Telecom sustained their...

[[ Technology ]]

Nokia Releases Open Source Mobile Browser

Nokia has decided to release the source code for its Series 60 web
browser to the open source software community. The web browser source
code released by Nokia comes under the terms of the open source BSD
License, a highly permissive software license...

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