Cellular-News for Tuesday 21st February 2006

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[[ 3G ]]

3 Italia Sees 500,000 New Clients In 06 For Mobile TV
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Italian 3G phone service provider 3 Italia hopes to add as many as 500,000 new clients in 2006 with the launch of its phone-delivered television service La3, 3 Italia Chief Executive Vincenzo Novari said Monday. ...

Reiman sees 3G licenses in Russia awarded this year

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Russia's IT and Telecommunications Ministry plans to auction licenses for third generation (3G) mobile services this year, Russian IT and Telecommunications Minister Leonid Reiman told a news conference Monday. ...

[[ Financial ]]

Sibirtelecom sells 10% in regional mobile operator

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Russian regional fixed-line operator Sibirtelecom has sold 10% in Siberian Cellular Communications mobile operator in the Omsk Region, Sibirtelecom said in a statement Monday. ...

Sonaecom Formally Notifies Competition Authority Of PT Bid

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Sonaecom has formally notified Portugal's competition authority, or AdC, of its EUR10.7 billion bid for Portugal Telecom, the AdC said Monday. ...

[[ Messaging ]]

Cingular Expands MMS Delivery

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Aicent say that it has signed a Multimedia Messaging Service (MMS) Interworking Service agreement with the USA based, Cingular Wireless whereby Aicent will offer its global MMS footprint to Cingular in establishing MMS interconnections with global mo...

[[ Mobile Content ]]

Commodore Games For Mobile Phones

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Commodore Gaming, the company which is resurrecting the 1980's Commodore C64 home computer brand says that it is preparing to roll-out a line of digital content touch screen MediaTowers in mobile phone and game retailers across Europe during 2006. Th...

Brazilian Operator Orders DRM Platform

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The Brazilian CDMA network operator, Vivo has ordered a digital rights (DRM) platform from CoreMedia, for their comprehensive digital content services together with the MMBox/DiNO Platforms, from Portugal Telecom (PT) Inovacao....

[[ Network Operators ]]

Russian mobile operator NSS plans to invest over $23 mln this yr

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Russian regional mobile operator Nizhegorodskaya Sotovaya Svyaz, or NSS, plans to invest over U.S. $23 million this year, NSS said on Monday. ...

[[ Personnel ]]

Russia's MegaFon says deputy CEO plans to leave in March

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Russia's third largest mobile operator MegaFon's Deputy CEO and Chief Financial Officer William Norris plans to leave the company in March, MegaFon said in a statement Monday. ...

[[ Regulatory ]]

Telstra To Meet Government Over Pay Phone Service Reduction

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Australian Communications Minister Helen Coonan said department officials will meet Telstra Corp. at 0030 GMT Monday to discuss the company's plan to reduce pay phone services around the nation. ...

Regulator Overturns Moviles EUR40 Million Payment - Sources

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A Spanish regulator has overturned a decision that forced Telefonica Moviles to pay EUR40 million to rival mobile operator Amena, people close to the situation said Monday. ...

EU Telecom Report Says Deregulation Is Working

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Eight years after deregulating Europe's telecom markets, a European Commission report published Monday offered a mixed message on competition. ...

Reiman says Russian operators to pay for frequency usage

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Russia's IT and Telecommunications Ministry wants the government to approve a ruling, under which telecom operators would have to pay for radio frequency usage, sometime in March-May, IT and Telecommunications Minister Leonid Reiman told a news con...

Second GSM License for the United Arab Emirates

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A second GSM license has been formally granted to Emirates Integrated Telecommunication Company, which says it plans to launch services later this year under the "Du" brand name. EITC Chairman Ahmad Bin Byat said the signing of the full services tele...

Complaints About Wireless Service Drop

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The USA telecoms regulator, the FCC has reported that consumer complaints about wireless service had tumbled by 28%. The FCC report revealed that wireless complaints fell from 6,873 in third quarter

2005, to 4,956 in the fourth quarter.... [[ Reports ]]

Unpaid Phone Bills Result In $26 Billion Written Off Every Year

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Unpaid bills and defaulting customers are costing mobile operators around US$26 billion every year with around 5% of total billings being written off annually, a survey of operators around the world has revealed. This is one of the main findings of r...

[[ Statistics ]]

Hong Kong China Mobile Adds 4.07 Million Subscribers

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China Mobile (Hong Kong), the listed arm of China's largest mobile operator by subscribers, said it added 4.07 million new customers in January, the highest monthly rise since the beginning of 2005. ...

[[ Technology ]]

IBM:Tiny Circuitry Possible Without Big Technology Changes

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International Business Machines (IBM) said Monday its researchers have found a new way to keep shrinking the circuitry on computer chips without radical changes to the optical technology long used by semiconductor makers. ...

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