Cellular-News for Tuesday 29th November 2005

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[[ 3G ]]

Nokia Trialling 3G Push-to-Talk

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Nokia and 3 Scandinavia are trialling Nokia Push to talk over Cellular (PoC) service in the Swedish market. The trial is initially targeted to business users. Nokia will provide selected push to talk handsets, including Nokia 6280, for potential use ...

[[ Financial ]]

India Government Official: Taiwan Company Plans $1 Billion Investment

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A Taiwan-based telecommunications equipment maker is planning to set up a manufacturing facility in India, possibly involving an investment of over $1 billion, a senior government official said Monday. ...

Russia's MTS to invest at least $500 mln in UMC in 2006

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Investments of Russia's largest mobile operator Mobile TeleSystems (MTS) in the development of its wholly owned subsidiary Ukraine's Mobile Communications, or UMC, are expected to amount to at least U.S. $500 million in 2006, MTS President Vas...

Russia's Alfa Group gets 13.22% in Turkey's Turkcell

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Russia's Alfa Group has completed the purchase of a 49% stake in Turkey's Cukurova Group, getting indirect control of 13.2% in Turkey's leading mobile operator Turkcell Iletsim Hizmetleri, Alfa Telecom said in a statement Monday. ...

WSJ: TDC Close To Deal To Be Bought By Private Equity Group

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Danish telecommunications operator TDC is close to an agreement to be bought by a group of five private equity funds for roughly $12 billion, people familiar with the matter told The Wall Street Journal, in what would be the largest takeover of its k...

Telecom Egypt Shares To Sell At EGP14.80 In IPO -Ministry

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The Egyptian Telecommunications Ministry said Monday that shares of state-owned telecommunications company, Telecom Egypt, would be sold for the price of 14.80 Egyptian pounds ($1=5.77EGP) a share in an initial public offering. ...

[[ Handsets ]]

Pantech Launches 5-Megapixel Camera Phone

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South Korea's Pantech has announced two new handsets, the IM-8600 5 mega-pixel camera phone and the IM-8700 F2F ('face-to-face') telephony handset. The IM-8600 is a rotating clamshell 5 mega-pixel camera phone with Meca Shutter camera technology from...

[[ Interviews ]]

African operators need to know their subscribers to keep churn down

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African operators that want to keep churn rates within their subscriber bases at a low level need to focus their energies on building closer relationships with their subscribers, customer segmentation strategies and the development of premium service...

[[ Legal ]]

TeliaSonera decides to take legal actions against Russia's Alfa

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Swedish telecommunications operator TeliaSonera AB is initiating legal actions against Russia's Alfa Group as well as in Turkey claiming Cukurova Holding has made an unauthorized transfer of around U.S. $135 million from bank accounts of Turkcell Ile...

[[ Messaging ]]

Telecom Argentina, Research In Motion Open BlackBerry Service

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Research In Motion and Telecom Personal, the mobile subsidiary of Telecom Argentina, are launching the wireless BlackBerry platform in Argentina, the two companies announced in a joint statement Friday. ...

E-mail and SMS simplify contacts with nursing homes

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Family members want to use SMS and e-mail messages to reach and maintain contact with personnel working with home-help services and the care of the elderly. These are some of the findings of a survey that TeliaSonera has conducted to poll 6,000 priva...

[[ Network Contracts ]]

Nokia: ICD Launched In India With IDEA Cellular

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Finland's Nokia said Monday it and IDEA Cellular, a leading mobile operator in India, have launched Nokia's Intelligent Content Delivery System solution on all IDEA's mobile networks across India. ...

MTS Signs 3 African Contracts

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MTS - Mer Telemanagement Solutions has signed an agreement with an unnamed provider of converged networking solutions to provide turn-key solutions for 3G Mobile, fixed and interconnect billing to carriers in three African countries. The networking s...

Syniverse to Provide Wireless Clearinghouse Services for Vodafone

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Syniverse Technologies says that it has secured a worldwide contract to provide GSM data clearinghouse services to Vodafone Group. Under the terms of the multi-year agreement, Vodafone has designated Syniverse as its data clearinghouse and the author...

[[ Regulatory ]]

Switzerland Offering 3 BWA Licenses

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Switzerland's telecoms regulator, Ofcom has announced plans for an auction of three BWA licences. The Federal Office of Communications (Ofcom) will be holding the auction on behalf of ComCom. In principle, any company can apply for the licences which...

[[ Reports ]]

Mobile CRM to Account for 20% of Total CRM Revenues by 2010

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According to a new report from visiongain, the market for mobile CRM finally started to gain traction in 2004 and this has continued through 2005. Although still a nascent market, mobile CRM should be reasonably robust on a global scale by 2007. The ...

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