TELECOM Digest OnLine - Sorted: Cellular-News: Monday 29th May 2006

Cellular-News: Monday 29th May 2006

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[[3G News]]

NTT DoCoMo Mulls Ending "mova" Phone Sales To Focus On 3G

NTT DoCoMo said Friday it is considering ending sales of its
second-generation "mova" cellphones to focus on its 3G "FOMA"
phones. ...

France Telecom May Consider Using Chinese 3G System

France Telecom's research unit in Beijing said Friday it is assessing
China's locally developed 3G standard, which its parent company may
consider using in Europe at a later date. ...

[[Financial News]]

Telecom Italia Sells Digitel Venezuela For About $425 Million

Telecom Italia said late Thursday it has sold its Venezuelan
mobile-phone unit Digitel CA for about US$425 million to Telvenco
SA. ...

PRESS: GlobeTel responsible for WiMAX failure

The shareholders of Russia's Internafta said that
U.S. telecommunications equipment producer GlobeTel was responsible
for the failure to implement a U.S $600 million project to build a
WiMAX network in Russia, Vedomosti business daily reported. ...

Nokia Gets $341 Million Payment From Turkish Government

Finland's Nokia, Friday said it has received a settlement payment of
$341.25 million following the completion of the sale of the assets of
Telsim Mobil Telekomunikasyon's, in accordance with an arrangement
with Telsim and the Turkish Savings and Depo...

Iusacell announces US$416mn exchange offer

Mexican mobile operator Grupo Iusacell has launched a solicitation of
consents to restructure debts totaling US$416mn, the company said in a
statement. ...

International operators offer up to US$685mn for Millicom's Telemóvil

European mobile holding company Millicom International Cellular has
received offers of up to 6bn colones (US$685mn) for Telemóvil, its
subsidiary in El Salvador, El Salvador newspaper La Prensa Gráfica
reported. ...

TEM aims to grow 7-10%, mostly boosted by LatAm

Spain's Telefonica Moviles plans to grow its revenues by 7-10% in the
next four years, particularly boosted by the positive market
performance in Latin America, international press quoted board member
Antonio Viana-Baptista as saying. ...

Motorola Gets $410 Million Related To Sale Of Turkey's Telsim

Motorola on Friday said it received a $410 million cash payment
following Vodafone Group's acquisition of Telsim Mobil
Telekomunikasyon as part of a settlement of Motorola's long-running
legal spat with the Turkish mobile phone operator. ...

UK PRESS: Deutsche Telekom Studying Bid For BT

Deutsche Telekom, the German telecommunications group, is studying a
possible bid for the UK based BT Group that could see the former
monopoly valued at more than GBP25 billion, The Times reported
Saturday. ...

Vodafone Expecting to Report Record Loss

Vodafone is expected to announce a record annual loss of US$37 billion
this week as the company writes down the value of its investments in
Germany. The figure exceeds the US$25 billion loss that Vodafone
reported back in 2002. It should be noted tha...

[[Legal News]]

Sprint Sues IBM Over Failed Outsourcing Deal

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (AP)--Sprint is suing IBM, saying Big Blue did not
live up to its claims three years ago that it would save the
telecommunications company money by taking over some of its computer
programming. ...

[[Mobile Content News]]

Mobile Music Will Grow to US$8 billion by 2010 - report

Music available for downloading onto mobile phones is a lifeline for
the shrinking global music industry and critical to wireless providers
with an urgent need to recoup investment in their networks. Worldwide
revenue from sales of mobile music is pr...

Qualcomm Introduces World's First Universal Mobile TV Chip

Qualcomm has announced a single-chip Universal Broadcast Modem (UBM)
solution supporting three of the world's leading mobile broadcast
standards. The UBM solution unifies the world's leading mobile TV
standards into a single, cost-effective chip with...

[[Offbeat News]]

Cambodia Banning 3G Phones

Cambodia's Prime Minister, Hun Sen is proposing a law which will ban
the use of video calls on 3G handsets in the country. The move was
prompted by an online petition which had also been signed by the Prime
Minister's wife who feared that the video p...

[[Personnel News]]

Telefonica: Management Remuneration Not Tied To Share Price

The current remuneration plans for Telefonica's top managers aren't
tied to the telecommunications company's share price, a top Telefonica
official said Friday. ...

[[Regulatory News]]

Namibia Awards Second Mobile License

Namibia's cabinet has announced that the country's second GSM
operating license has been awarded to Powercom, which is partly owned
by the state controlled power utility, NamPower. Local reports
suggested that the other investor in the company is Nor...

Regulator Reminds Operators of Obligations

The Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) has reminded all
cellular mobile operators to maintain proper record of mobile phone
users and follow all formal requirements when connecting new customers
to their networks. The PTA says that it has iss...

[[Reports News]]

Fixed WiMAX Growth to be Restricted by the Adoption of Mobile WiMAX

A new report from Juniper Research predicts that the number of Fixed
WiMAX subscribers will grow from 1.3 million in 2006 to 8.5 million in
2011. However, the advent of certified Mobile WiMAX equipment in 2007
will lead to many subscribers adopting M...

[[Statistics News]]

Russia's MegaFon user base in Penza Region rises to 300,000

The subscriber base of Russia's third largest mobile phone operator
MegaFon in the Penza Region rose to 300,000 users as of Friday from
260,000 people as of October 31, 2005, MegaFon's subsidiary in the
Volga Federal District MSS-Povolzhye said in a ...

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