Cellular-News: Friday 26th May 2006


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[[ Financial ]]

PRESS: MTS says mobile sector may lose $7 bln in mkt cap on CPP

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Following the introduction of the Calling Party Pays Principle scheduled for July 1, the Russian mobile services sector may lose U.S. $6 billion to $7 billion of its capitalization, Mikhail Shamolin, MTS' vice president for sales and customer service...

Ukraine's Kyivstar revenue up 60.7% on year in Jan-Apr

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The revenue of Ukraine's largest mobile operator Kyivstar rose 60.7% on the year to 2.725 billion hryvnas in January-April, the company said in a report filed with regulators Thursday. ...

[[ Handsets ]]

M'shita Elec To Supply Cellphone Handsets To KDDI

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Japan's Matsushita Electric Industrial said Thursday it plans to supply mobile-phone handsets for KDDI's "au" phone service, as part of efforts to broaden its range of clients. ...

Venko, Teikon prepare to launch first handset

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Brazilian handset manufacturers Venko and Teikon expect to launch their first mobile phone next week, reported local news service Folha Online. ...

US Consumers Increasingly Happy with Cellphones

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Overall satisfaction among wireless mobile phone owners has increased

4% when compared to 2005, marking the second time customer satisfaction has increased significantly in the past three times the study has been conducted, according to a? J.D. Power... [[ Legal ]]

Court adjourns Telenor claim against VimpelCom's URS buy

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The Moscow Arbitration Court adjourned indefinitely on Wednesday the main hearings of a lawsuit filed by Norwegian telecommunication company Telenor seeking to void VimpelCom's purchase of mobile operator Ukrainian Radiosystems (URS). ...

[[ Mobile Content ]]

Vodafone In Talks With S Korean Mobile Application Cos

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Vodafone Group is holding talks with some South Korean developers of mobile-phone application technology to use their products for wireless services in Europe, Graeme Ferguson, director of global content development at Vodafone Group Services, told D...

[[ Network Contracts ]]

Lucent Wins Brazilian CDMA Contract

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Lucent Technologies has announced a new agreement with Brazil's Vivo to expand and enhance Vivo's 3G CDMA2000 1X and 1xEV-DO digital network in Brazil. These enhancements will expand the coverage of Vivo's network and enable subscribers to access mob...

[[ Network Operators ]]

TIM kicks off international prepaid roaming

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Brazil's second largest mobile operator TIM has launched the first of nine expected international roaming agreements for its prepaid users, a TIM spokesperson confirmed. ...

[[ Regulatory ]]

Ola seeks arbitration over spectrum allocation

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Colombian mobile operator Ola has asked the Bogota chamber of commerce to act as arbiter in a dispute with the communications ministry over spectrum allocation, local press reported. ...

Treasury Disconnects Tax On Long-distance Calls

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The brief Spanish-American War ended more than a century ago, but not the federal tax assessed to fund the victory. ...

[[ Reports ]]

No Radiation Problems at Australian University

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Following a health scare, the Australian RMIT University has conducted radio emission tests on the roof and several floors of a building where a cluster of cancers had occured. However, the tests on floors

16 and 17 and the roof of RMIT University ha... [[ Statistics ]]

Russia's VimpelCom user base in Krasnodar Reg at 1.4 mln Apr 1

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The subscriber base of Russia?s second largest mobile operator VimpelCom in the Krasnodar Region amounted to about 1.4 million users as of April 1, VimpelCom's branch in the region said in a press release Thursday without providing a comparison. ...

Study: GSM set to grow 52% in LatAm in 2006

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The GSM mobile market in Latin America grew by 21% in 2005 compared to

2004, and is set to expand 52% this year, according to international consultancy RNCOS. ... [[ Technology ]]

Conformance Testing for Mobile WiMAX

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Centro de Tecnologia de las Comunicaciones (Cetecom), in Spain, has just been selected by the WiMAX Forum to develop the Radio Conformance Test Tester (RCTT) for Mobile WiMAX. Cetecom has participated, together with other test equipment manufacturers...

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