TELECOM Digest OnLine - Sorted: Cellular-News: Friday 26th May 2006

Cellular-News: Friday 26th May 2006

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Fri, 26 May 2006 07:20:05 -0500



[[ Financial ]]

PRESS: MTS says mobile sector may lose $7 bln in mkt cap on CPP

Following the introduction of the Calling Party Pays Principle
scheduled for July 1, the Russian mobile services sector may lose
U.S. $6 billion to $7 billion of its capitalization, Mikhail Shamolin,
MTS' vice president for sales and customer service...

Ukraine's Kyivstar revenue up 60.7% on year in Jan-Apr

The revenue of Ukraine's largest mobile operator Kyivstar rose 60.7%
on the year to 2.725 billion hryvnas in January-April, the company
said in a report filed with regulators Thursday. ...

[[ Handsets ]]

M'shita Elec To Supply Cellphone Handsets To KDDI

Japan's Matsushita Electric Industrial said Thursday it plans to
supply mobile-phone handsets for KDDI's "au" phone service, as part of
efforts to broaden its range of clients. ...

Venko, Teikon prepare to launch first handset

Brazilian handset manufacturers Venko and Teikon expect to launch
their first mobile phone next week, reported local news service Folha
Online. ...

US Consumers Increasingly Happy with Cellphones

Overall satisfaction among wireless mobile phone owners has increased
4% when compared to 2005, marking the second time customer
satisfaction has increased significantly in the past three times the
study has been conducted, according to a J.D. Power...

[[ Legal ]]

Court adjourns Telenor claim against VimpelCom's URS buy

The Moscow Arbitration Court adjourned indefinitely on Wednesday the
main hearings of a lawsuit filed by Norwegian telecommunication
company Telenor seeking to void VimpelCom's purchase of mobile
operator Ukrainian Radiosystems (URS). ...

[[ Mobile Content ]]

Vodafone In Talks With S Korean Mobile Application Cos

Vodafone Group is holding talks with some South Korean developers of
mobile-phone application technology to use their products for wireless
services in Europe, Graeme Ferguson, director of global content
development at Vodafone Group Services, told D...

[[ Network Contracts ]]

Lucent Wins Brazilian CDMA Contract

Lucent Technologies has announced a new agreement with Brazil's Vivo
to expand and enhance Vivo's 3G CDMA2000 1X and 1xEV-DO digital
network in Brazil. These enhancements will expand the coverage of
Vivo's network and enable subscribers to access mob...

[[ Network Operators ]]

TIM kicks off international prepaid roaming

Brazil's second largest mobile operator TIM has launched the first of
nine expected international roaming agreements for its prepaid users,
a TIM spokesperson confirmed. ...

[[ Regulatory ]]

Ola seeks arbitration over spectrum allocation

Colombian mobile operator Ola has asked the Bogota chamber of commerce
to act as arbiter in a dispute with the communications ministry over
spectrum allocation, local press reported. ...

Treasury Disconnects Tax On Long-distance Calls

The brief Spanish-American War ended more than a century ago, but not
the federal tax assessed to fund the victory. ...

[[ Reports ]]

No Radiation Problems at Australian University

Following a health scare, the Australian RMIT University has conducted
radio emission tests on the roof and several floors of a building
where a cluster of cancers had occured. However, the tests on floors
16 and 17 and the roof of RMIT University ha...

[[ Statistics ]]

Russia's VimpelCom user base in Krasnodar Reg at 1.4 mln Apr 1

The subscriber base of Russia?s second largest mobile operator
VimpelCom in the Krasnodar Region amounted to about 1.4 million users
as of April 1, VimpelCom's branch in the region said in a press
release Thursday without providing a comparison. ...

Study: GSM set to grow 52% in LatAm in 2006

The GSM mobile market in Latin America grew by 21% in 2005 compared to
2004, and is set to expand 52% this year, according to international
consultancy RNCOS. ...

[[ Technology ]]

Conformance Testing for Mobile WiMAX

Centro de Tecnologia de las Comunicaciones (Cetecom), in Spain, has
just been selected by the WiMAX Forum to develop the Radio Conformance
Test Tester (RCTT) for Mobile WiMAX. Cetecom has participated,
together with other test equipment manufacturers...

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