TELECOM Digest OnLine - Sorted: Cellular-News: Tuesday 30th May 2006

Cellular-News: Tuesday 30th May 2006

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Tue, 30 May 2006 07:09:06 -0500

Cellular-News -

[[ 3G ]]

India Forces delay on 3G Services

India's Department of Telecommunications (DoT) has ordered Tata
Teleservices to delay its launch of CDMA EVDO based services until the
government makes formal policy on 3G services. The government has
planned to offer spectrum to the GSM operators so...

[[ Financial ]]

Hong Kong Hutchison Telecom, NTT DoCoMo In Strategic Partnership

Hutchison Telecommunications (Hong Kong), a unit of Hutchison
Telecommunications International, said Monday it has formed a
strategic partnership with NTT DoCoMo of Japan. ...

Russia's Alfa Group unit says won't change stake in MegaFon

Russia's CT Mobile, indirectly controlled by Alfa Group, does not plan
to sell its stake or purchase additional stakes in Russia?s third
largest mobile operator MegaFon, CT Mobile's General Director Dmitry
Vozianov told a news conference Monday. ...

Mobilkom Completes Slovenian Investment

Mobilkom Austria says that it has acquired remaining 7.812% share in
the Slovenian mobile operator Si.mobil from Medaljon and
Iskratel. With the closure of this transaction mobilkom austria
becomes 100% owner of Si.mobil. Since majority takeover, Si....

[[ Handsets ]]

Two New Handsets from BenQ Mobile

BenQ Mobile's has added two more handsets to its economy class. Both
the design-oriented BenQ-Siemens A38 and the business-oriented
BenQ-Siemens A58 with integrated Bluetooth technology offer top-class
quality and optimal reliability at affordable pr...

[[ Legal ]]

Ukrainian court declares Kyivstar's voting agreement void

Ukraine's Kiev Arbitration Court of Appeals has declared the
shareholder and voting agreements of Ukraine's largest mobile operator
Kyivstar void, as the general director of Storm, Kyivstar's
shareholder, had no rights to sign them, Storm's parent co...

[[ MVNO ]]

FOCUS: MVNOs fail to advance in market dominated by major operators

Mobile virtual network operators (MVNOs), which have become widespread
in Europe, are unlikely to make inroads on the Russian market in the
near future due to the lack of the necessary regulations for virtual
operators, the absence of operational nic...

[[ Network Contracts ]]

Huawei Wins Tajik GSM Contract

China's Huawei has announced that VimpelCom had recently awarded a
commercial contract to Huawei to build the UMTS/GSM network for
Tajikistan. According to the contract, Huawei will provide a unified
2G/3G Softswitch Core Network, New Generation Node...

[[ Network Operators ]]

BrT, Intelbras launch wireless fixed line phone

Brazil's third largest telco Brasil Telecom and local telecoms
manufacturer Intelbras have launched a wireless fixed line telephone,
BrT said in a press release. ...

Alegro PCS needs US$300mn to migrate to GSM

Ecuadorian mobile operator Alegro PCS plans to migrate to GSM
technology from the CDMA 1x platform currently in use, and is expected
to invest US$30mn in the project, local newspaper El Comercio
reported. ...

Oi to end handset subsidies for prepaid clients

Brazilian mobile operator Oi plans to stop applying subsidies to
handsets sold for prepaid users, a spokesperson for Oi confirmed for
BNamericas. ...

Uzbekistan-US' Coscom to invest $100 mln in 2006-2007

Uzbek-U.S. telecommunications joint venture Coscom plans to invest up
to U.S. $100 million in the development of its network in 2006-2007,
Coscom's General Director Alexei Stepanov told reporters Monday. ...

[[ Personnel ]]

Nokia Board Member Dies

It has been announced that the Nokia board member, Edouard Michelin
died last week in a fishing accident of Sein, off the coast of
Finistare in northwest France. Edouard Michelin was managing
partner and co-chief executive of the Michelin Group. He w...

[[ Regulatory ]]

OAS delegate to supervise mobile concession talks

The Organization of American States (OAS) has agreed to nominate one
of its delegates as a supervisor to monitor concession negotiations
between Ecuador's government and mobile operators Movistar and Porta,
local press reported. ...

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