Cellular-News for Wednesday 7th December 2005

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[[ 3G ]]

Cingular 3G Launch Presents Data Revenue Opportunity

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Cingular Wireless launched its third-generation wireless network in select markets Tuesday, bringing with it the opportunity to derive additional revenue from data services. ...

[[ Financial ]]

Russia's largest mobile operator MTS bids for Turkey's Telsim

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Russia's largest mobile operator Mobile TeleSystems (MTS) has filed a bid for Turkey's second-largest mobile operator Telsim, a spokesperson for MTS told Prime-Tass late Monday. ...

Orascom CEO Interested In TIM Hellas Via Weather Fund

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Orascom Telecom Holding Chief Executive Naguib Sawiris is exploring the possibility of bidding for Greek wireless operator TIM Hellas, a spokesman for Sawiris' telecommuncations unit said Tuesday. ...

Minister says Russia's MTS may get control over MTS Belarus

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Russia's largest mobile operator Mobile TeleSystems (MTS) may get a controlling stake in its Belarus affiliate, MTS Belarus, in 2007, Belarus' Communications Minister Vladimir Goncharenko told a news conference Tuesday. ...

More Cash for MVNO Vendor

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Visage Mobile, which provides MVNO platforms, says that it has closed US$30 million in series D funding led by Nomura International, bringing its total capital raised to more than US$80 million. All of its previous investors participated in the D rou...

[[ Messaging ]]

Celcom Boosts its Messaging and Prepaid Capacity

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LogicaCMG says that it has deployed a major mobile messaging and mobile payments upgrade with Malaysia's Celcom, serving over 5 million prepaid subscribers. The contract valued at approximately over US$16 million includes the deployment of LogicaCMG'...

[[ Network Contracts ]]

UPDATE: Ericsson Wins 'largest Ever' Network Deal From U.K.'s 3

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Ericsson AB said Tuesday it has won an exclusive contract to run the network and IT infrastructure of Hutchison Whampoa's third-generation U.K. operator, 3. ...

T-Mobile Signs Single Clearing House Contract

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BSG Clearing Solutions, a provider of clearing and settlement solutions, has announced the signing of a framing agreement with T-Mobile International for international roaming clearing services. The agreement allows all European affiliates of T-Mobil...

[[ Network Operators ]]

Russia's VimpelCom to launch Beeline brand in Ukraine next year

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Russia's second-largest mobile operator VimpelCom plans to offer mobile services under the Beeline brand in Ukraine hrough its local subsidiary in five to six months, VimpelCom's CEO Alexander Izosimov told Prime-Tass Tuesday. ...

CDMA Coverage in the Arctic Wilderness

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Alaska Communications Systems has extended its CDMA network to an area of the North Slope oil fields in Alaska. Two new CDMA cell sites were turned up late last month in Deadhorse and Kuparuk, on the North Slope. The footprint covers Deadhorse, Prudh...

[[ Personnel ]]

Australia's Telstra Says Doug Campbell To Retire

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Telstra Corp. said Tuesday that Doug Campbell will retire as head of its CountryWide rural services division later this month. ...

New Boss for Hutch 3G Ireland

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Hutchison 3G Ireland 3 has announced the appointment of Robert Finnegan as managing director for 3 Ireland. Finnegan will report directly to 3 UK and Ireland CEO, Bob Fuller. Most recently, Finnegan was CEO of Sentrio Technologies, a hosted mobile re...

[[ Regulatory ]]

Russia's Reiman says VimpelCom "has best chance" for Far East license

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Russia's second-largest mobile operator VimpelCom "has the best chance" to get GSM licenses for regions in Russia's Far East Federal District, as it filed its application earlier than other companies, Russian IT and Telecommunications Minister Leon...

[[ Reports ]]

O2 Tops Mobile Phone Retailer Survey

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O2 and Phones 4u rank highest in satisfying customers with their mobile phone retail experience, according to the J.D. Power and Associates 2005 UK Mobile Phone Retailer Study. The study measures customer satisfaction with the seven leading mobile ph...

Young Consumers Are The First 'Technology Everywhere' Generation

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Young consumers are using more technology at a younger age to connect with more people than ever before, according to a survey of more than

5,000 US and Canadian online youth between the ages of 12 and 21 by Forrester Research. For example, 87% of 15... [[ Statistics ]]

Russia's Sibirtelecom mobile user base up to 1.8 mln Dec 1

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The mobile subscriber base of Russian telecommunications company Sibirtelecom and its subsidiaries rose 86% since the beginning of the year to 1.834 million people as of December 1, the company said Tuesday. ...

Two Million Customers for Jordanian Operator

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Jordan's Fastlink has announced that the number of its customers has risen to 2 million with the advent of the year end, reaching the targeted number for 2005, a year that has witnessed fierce competition in the telecommunications market in Jordan. T...

[[ Technology ]]

Vodafone Group Launches Global Mobile TV From Dec

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Vodafone Group Plc Tuesday announced the launch of its global Mobile TV channels featuring a mix of world TV brands, pan-European sports coverage and entertainment and documentary programmes. ...

France Telecom Signs Chinese R&D Agreement

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China's ZTE and France Telecom has signed an agreement for joint research and development, initially focusing on applying the Linux operating system for 3G smartphone handsets, with the development of a particularly innovative client interface. The a...

Vodafone Selects Integrated Location Solution

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Openwave Systems says that NEC is integrating the company's Location Manager into NEC's Network Assisted Location Information Solutions. Vodafone K.K. in Japan is the first customer to select the combined solution. Openwave and NEC's location solutio...

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