Cellular-News for Tuesday 13th December 2005

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[[ Financial ]]

NTT DoCoMo To Invest $6 Million In Chinese Mobile Payment Co

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NTT DoCoMo Inc. said Monday it will invest $6 million in January in the holding company of Chinese mobile payment service provider Just In Mobile Information Technology Shanghai. ...

Russia's MTS purchases 51% of Kyrgyzstan's Bitel for $150 mln

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Russia's largest mobile operator Mobile TeleSystems (MTS) has purchased a 51% stake in Kyrgyzstan's largest mobile operator Bitel for U.S. $150 million, MTS President Vasily Sidorov told reporters Monday. ...

Orascom Sells Congo GSM Network

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Egypt's Orascom Telecom Holding (OTH) has signed an agreement to sell its controlling 65% equity stake in its GSM operation in Congo Brazzaville, Libertis Telecom. Total consideration to OTH is US$66.6 million in cash. As of September 30th 2005, Libe...

[[ Legal ]]

EU Ends Antitrust Probe After ETSI Changes Patent Rules

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The European Commission Monday closed an antirust investigation into the European Telecommunications Standards Institute, a group that sets the industry's technology standards. ...

[[ Mobile Content ]]

Mobile Content A Key Factor When Buying a Handset

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According to research on digital services for mobile phones commissioned by Buongiorno Vitaminic, downloading ringtones, wallpapers and multimedia games comes third place among the favourite activities of mobile holders, preceded only by calls and te...

Mobile TV Launched in South Africa

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South Africa's Vodacom has launched the first mobile television entertainment service on cellphones, to customers in South Africa using 3G handsets. New forms of content are increasingly making their way onto cellphones -- music, in particular, is alr...

[[ Network Contracts ]]

Ericsson In Deal With BITE For Mobile Infrastructure

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Swedish telecommunications equipment company Telefon AB LM Ericsson Monday said it has signed a contract with Baltic mobile operator BITE Group to supply second-generation and third-generation mobile systems infrastructure in Lithuania and Latvia unt...

Improved Billing Platform in Qatar

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Comptel says that it has delivered a data charging solution to Qtel in Qatar, which includes online mediation, rating product components. This will enable Qtel to offer unified and wider service offerings for both postpaid and prepaid mobile users. Q...

[[ Statistics ]]

3G Spending is Higher for Operator Portals Compared to Off-Portal

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3G raises adoption of applications and increases overall data services spending, according to a new report from Telephia, which showed that 3G users were much more active than non-3G users, especially for new and advanced mobile activities developed ...

Chinese ICT Exports Overtake USA

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China overtook the United States in 2004 to become the world's leading exporter of information and communications technology (ICT) goods such as mobile phones, laptop computers and digital cameras, according to OECD data....

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