Cellular-News for Thursday 13th April 2006

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[[ Financial ]]

Belgacom CEO Says Eager To Buy Out Vodafone Stake

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Belgacom CEO Didier Bellens said Wednesday that his company is eager to buy out Vodafone Group's stake in its mobile phone subsidiary Proximus. ...

Analyst: Telecom will help TEF meet missed mobile goals

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Tlefonica's recent acquisition of operator Colombia Telecomunicaciones (Telecom) does more than expand the Spaniards' footprint into the fixed line sector, Signals Consulting president Jose Otero told BNamericas. ...

Telefonica rules out further acquisitions after Telecom

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Spain's Telefonica has ruled out further acquisitions in Colombia after its purchase of 50% plus one share of Colombia Telecomunicaciones (Telecom), Spanish daily Cinco Días reported. ...

JOHN SHINAL'S TECH INVESTOR: RIM's Challenge Is New Twist On Old Tale

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For 12 months, the wild swings in Research in Motion's stock price had very little to do with the BlackBerry maker's fundamental business prospects. ...

Russia's VolgaTelecom to mull mobile cos merger plan soon

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The management board of Russia's regional fixed-line operator VolgaTelecom is expected consider by the end of April a plan to merge the company's mobile communications subsidiaries, VolgaTelecom's PR department Director Tatyana Zotova said in an inte...

Analyst says Russian mobile operators' 2005 revenue up 35% on yr

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The revenue of Russian mobile operators rose 35% on the year to about U.S. $10.4 billion in 2005, according to figures provided and implied ina report J'son&Partners released Wednesday. ...

[[ Messaging ]]

Huge Fine For Spam SMS

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The Singapore based mobile content provider, mTouche, has been fined US$93,000 by the telecoms regulator - the IDA, for allowing its corporate customer, MyGlobalfun, to access its customer database to send out almost 300,000 unsolicited and chargeab...

[[ Mobile Content ]]

Wireless Location Services for Businesses Could Top 1 Million Subscribers

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Depending largely on the cellular operators' actions, the USA Location-Based Services (LBS) business market is forecast to grow to from 582,000 to 1.1 million subscribed devices by the end of 2010, reports In-Stat. Location-enabled enterprise applica...

Mobile TV Escapes Regulatory Red-Tape

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In a public notice, Canada's Radio-Television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC ) ruled that mobile television services which offer television programming accessible through a wireless handset, such as a cell phone, are exempt from regulation. ...

Wireless Developers Dish out Poor Grades on Quality of Development Tools

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The glaring difference between importance and quality of development tools became even more apparent in Evans Data's Spring 2006 Wireless Development Survey. The most important tools category, testing and debugging, were rated as "Extremely" and/or "...

[[ Network Operators ]]

Bouygues Affirms Future In Mobile Market

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France's Bouygues Telecom said Wednesday that it still believes in the future of its mobile phone business despite a letter to the European Commission citing problems at its mobile unit and pleading its case for a favorable regulation. ...

[[ Personnel ]]

Russia's MTS board may mull future of current president on Thu

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The board of directors of Russia's largest mobile operator Mobile TeleSystems (MTS) plans to consider an issue related to the company's president position on Thursday, a source close to the company told Prime-Tass Wednesday. ...

[[ Regulatory ]]

TMX, AMX file Cantv papers with regulator

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Mexican telecoms groups Telmex and America Mvil have filed the documents required by Venezuela's securities regulator CNV to proceed with their purchase of a 28.5% stake in Venezuelan telco Cantv, Venezuelan daily El Universo reported. ...

Telecom revenue in Kazakhstan up 30% on year in January-March

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Kazakh telecommunication companies provided services worth 61.3 billion tenge in January-March, or 30% up on the year, the national statistics agency said Wednesday. ...

[[ Reports ]]

Quadruple Play Services on the Horizon

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Triple play services - bundled offerings of TV, phone and Internet -- have proven effective for operators and service providers in reducing customer churn and delivering operational economies. According to a new study from ABI Research, some operators...

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