Cellular-News for Wednesday 7th December 2005

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[[ 3G ]]

Cingular 3G Launch Presents Data Revenue Opportunity
http://www.cellular-news.com/story/15126.php


Cingular Wireless launched its third-generation wireless network in
select markets Tuesday, bringing with it the opportunity to derive
additional revenue from data services. ...

[[ Financial ]]

Russia's largest mobile operator MTS bids for Turkey's Telsim
http://www.cellular-news.com/story/15124.php

Russia's largest mobile operator Mobile TeleSystems (MTS) has filed a
bid for Turkey's second-largest mobile operator Telsim, a spokesperson
for MTS told Prime-Tass late Monday. ...

Orascom CEO Interested In TIM Hellas Via Weather Fund
http://www.cellular-news.com/story/15125.php

Orascom Telecom Holding Chief Executive Naguib Sawiris is exploring
the possibility of bidding for Greek wireless operator TIM Hellas, a
spokesman for Sawiris' telecommuncations unit said Tuesday. ...

Minister says Russia's MTS may get control over MTS Belarus
http://www.cellular-news.com/story/15127.php

Russia's largest mobile operator Mobile TeleSystems (MTS) may get a
controlling stake in its Belarus affiliate, MTS Belarus, in 2007,
Belarus' Communications Minister Vladimir Goncharenko told a news
conference Tuesday. ...

More Cash for MVNO Vendor
http://www.cellular-news.com/story/15139.php

Visage Mobile, which provides MVNO platforms, says that it has closed
US$30 million in series D funding led by Nomura International,
bringing its total capital raised to more than US$80 million. All of
its previous investors participated in the D rou...

[[ Messaging ]]

Celcom Boosts its Messaging and Prepaid Capacity
http://www.cellular-news.com/story/15136.php

LogicaCMG says that it has deployed a major mobile messaging and
mobile payments upgrade with Malaysia's Celcom, serving over 5 million
prepaid subscribers. The contract valued at approximately over US$16
million includes the deployment of LogicaCMG'...

[[ Network Contracts ]]

UPDATE: Ericsson Wins 'largest Ever' Network Deal From U.K.'s 3
http://www.cellular-news.com/story/15123.php

Ericsson AB said Tuesday it has won an exclusive contract to run the
network and IT infrastructure of Hutchison Whampoa's third-generation
U.K. operator, 3. ...

T-Mobile Signs Single Clearing House Contract
http://www.cellular-news.com/story/15132.php

BSG Clearing Solutions, a provider of clearing and settlement
solutions, has announced the signing of a framing agreement with
T-Mobile International for international roaming clearing
services. The agreement allows all European affiliates of T-Mobil...

[[ Network Operators ]]

Russia's VimpelCom to launch Beeline brand in Ukraine next year
http://www.cellular-news.com/story/15128.php

Russia's second-largest mobile operator VimpelCom plans to offer
mobile services under the Beeline brand in Ukraine hrough its local
subsidiary in five to six months, VimpelCom's CEO Alexander Izosimov
told Prime-Tass Tuesday. ...

CDMA Coverage in the Arctic Wilderness
http://www.cellular-news.com/story/15131.php

Alaska Communications Systems has extended its CDMA network to an area
of the North Slope oil fields in Alaska. Two new CDMA cell sites were
turned up late last month in Deadhorse and Kuparuk, on the North
Slope. The footprint covers Deadhorse, Prudh...

[[ Personnel ]]

Australia's Telstra Says Doug Campbell To Retire
http://www.cellular-news.com/story/15122.php

Telstra Corp. said Tuesday that Doug Campbell will retire as head of
its CountryWide rural services division later this month. ...

New Boss for Hutch 3G Ireland
http://www.cellular-news.com/story/15134.php

Hutchison 3G Ireland 3 has announced the appointment of Robert
Finnegan as managing director for 3 Ireland. Finnegan will report
directly to 3 UK and Ireland CEO, Bob Fuller. Most recently, Finnegan
was CEO of Sentrio Technologies, a hosted mobile re...

[[ Regulatory ]]

Russia's Reiman says VimpelCom "has best chance" for Far East license
http://www.cellular-news.com/story/15130.php

Russia's second-largest mobile operator VimpelCom "has the best
chance" to get GSM licenses for regions in Russia's Far East Federal
District, as it filed its application earlier than other companies,
Russian IT and Telecommunications Minister Leon...

[[ Reports ]]

O2 Tops Mobile Phone Retailer Survey
http://www.cellular-news.com/story/15137.php

O2 and Phones 4u rank highest in satisfying customers with their
mobile phone retail experience, according to the J.D. Power and
Associates 2005 UK Mobile Phone Retailer Study. The study measures
customer satisfaction with the seven leading mobile ph...

Young Consumers Are The First 'Technology Everywhere' Generation
http://www.cellular-news.com/story/15140.php

Young consumers are using more technology at a younger age to connect
with more people than ever before, according to a survey of more than
5,000 US and Canadian online youth between the ages of 12 and 21 by
Forrester Research. For example, 87% of 15...

[[ Statistics ]]

Russia's Sibirtelecom mobile user base up to 1.8 mln Dec 1
http://www.cellular-news.com/story/15129.php

The mobile subscriber base of Russian telecommunications company
Sibirtelecom and its subsidiaries rose 86% since the beginning of the
year to 1.834 million people as of December 1, the company said
Tuesday. ...

Two Million Customers for Jordanian Operator
http://www.cellular-news.com/story/15135.php

Jordan's Fastlink has announced that the number of its customers has
risen to 2 million with the advent of the year end, reaching the
targeted number for 2005, a year that has witnessed fierce competition
in the telecommunications market in Jordan. T...

[[ Technology ]]

Vodafone Group Launches Global Mobile TV From Dec
http://www.cellular-news.com/story/15121.php

Vodafone Group Plc Tuesday announced the launch of its global Mobile
TV channels featuring a mix of world TV brands, pan-European sports
coverage and entertainment and documentary programmes. ...

France Telecom Signs Chinese R&D Agreement
http://www.cellular-news.com/story/15133.php

China's ZTE and France Telecom has signed an agreement for joint
research and development, initially focusing on applying the Linux
operating system for 3G smartphone handsets, with the development of a
particularly innovative client interface. The a...

Vodafone Selects Integrated Location Solution
http://www.cellular-news.com/story/15138.php

Openwave Systems says that NEC is integrating the company's Location
Manager into NEC's Network Assisted Location Information
Solutions. Vodafone K.K. in Japan is the first customer to select the
combined solution. Openwave and NEC's location solutio...


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