Cellular-News for Tuesday 22nd November 2005

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[[3G News]]

O2 Optimizes its Irish 3G Network

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Actix has announced that O2 Ireland has selected it's 3G performance engineering solutions, backed by Actix training and engineering services, to optimize its 3G network. O2 Ireland cited the maturity of Actix' solution including its ability to handl...

[[Financial News]]

Sprint Nextel To Buy Alamosa Holdings For $4.3 Billion

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Sprint Nextel Corp. agreed to buy Alamosa Holdings Inc. for about $4.3 billion, including the assumption of about $900 million of debt. ...

EU Antitrust Chief: Unsure She Will Review Telefonica-O2

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European Union antitrust Commissioner Neelie Kroes Monday said she hadn't decided whether she or one of her peers would review Spanish firm Telefonica SA's $31.4 billion takeover bid for O2 PLC. ...

[[Handsets News]]

LG Heads Up Mobile Device User Satisfaction Index

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Strategy Analytics has published a report which analyzes mobile device buyer satisfaction across 20 critical product attributes in the US and W. Europe. LG owners reported the highest satisfaction ratings in 17 out of 19 categories in Western Europe ...

Motion Sensitive Phone for Vodafone

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Vodafone Japan says that it has completed development of the Vodafone

804SH, a new 3G model by Sharp, which will be marketed in Japan from mid-January 2006. The 804SH is a Mobile Wallet ("Osaifu-Keitai") compatible handset with an embedded Mobile Fel... [[Interviews News]]

FOCUS:France Telecom CFO To Pitch Change In Cash Policy

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France Telecom is looking to give more money to shareholders to address a credibility gap that's caused the company's stock to lag the sector. ...

[[Legal News]]

Ukraine's court rejects tax service's claims against Ukrtelecom

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Ukraine's Kiev Arbitration Court has rejected the State Tax Service of Ukraine's back tax claims worth over 800 million hryvnas against national telecommunications company Ukrtelecom, Ukrtelecom's press office said Monday. ...

[[Mobile Content News]]

Crazy Frog Cleans Up its Subscription Services

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Jamster, the company responsible for "that annoying thing" -- namely the Crazy Frog ringtone franchise has announced the roll out of a new global brand campaign, simplified subscription plans and a parental control service. The brand campaign launched...

[[Network Contracts News]]

Virgin Mobile Secures Distribution Deal

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Virgin Mobile USA has signed an agreement to expand its handset distribution from 700 7-Eleven stores to 5,300 locations nationwide. Virgin Mobile is a joint venture between Sir Richard Branson's Virgin Group and Sprint, and has more than three milli...

[[Offbeat News]]

People Hoard Skinny Jeans and Cellphones

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A new report has found that nearly half of those surveyed (45%) said they were hoarding old cell phones in their homes. But when asked if they knew they could recycle their used rechargeable batteries and old cell phones, almost three-quarters (71%) ...

[[Regulatory News]]

Russia's Reiman sees caller-pays principle regulations soon

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All necessary regulations for the introduction of the Calling Party Pays (CPP) principle in Russia are expected to be approved in early

2006, Russian IT and Telecommunications Minister Leonid Reiman said, ITAR-TASS reported Monday. ... [[Statistics News]]

China Unicom Adds 1.22 Million Subscribers In October

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Mobile-phone operator China Unicom Ltd. said Monday it added 1.22 million subscribers in October, bringing its total customers to 125.37 million. ...

Retailer Euroset sees 87% mobile penetration in Russia by year-end

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The penetration of mobile services in Russia is expected to reach 87% by the end of the year, Russia's largest mobile handset retailer Euroset said in a report released Monday. ...

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