Cellular-News: Monday 1st May 2006

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[[3G News]]

Smart Expands 3G Services

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The Philippines based, Smart Communications has unveiled new and expanded 3G service offerings and announced the commercial rates for its 3G cellular service which is now supported by an extensive nationwide network ready for HSDPA technology. Starti...

[[Financial News]]

Cantv Q1 net income down 37%

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Venezuelan telco Cantv saw its first quarter profit fall 37% to 184bn bolvares (US$73.6mn) compared to 1Q05 due to higher taxes and operating costs related to cellular phone sales, the company said in a statement. ...

Ubiquitel Holder Deephaven Will Vote Against Sprint Deal

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UbiquiTel Inc. responded Friday to a letter from one of its largest shareholders, Deephaven Capital Management LLC, that asserted that Sprint Nextel Corp.'s US$974 million buyout offer was too low. ...

[[Legal News]]

Russian company may sue Motorola for patent violation

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Russian company Rimko-XXI may file a lawsuit against US mobile handset producer Motorola for violating patent rights, Rimko-XXI?s General Director Sergei Mosiyenko said, Vedomosti business daily reported Friday. ...

Russia's lower house committee rejects bills curbing cell phone thefts

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The energy, transportation and communications committee of the State Duma has rejected two bills aimed at fighting mobile handset thefts, the committee's Deputy Chairman Vladimir Gorbachyov said, Biznes daily reported Friday. ...

Cellphone Bugging Rises

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Germany's Federal Network Agency has published the number of authorised phone bugging requests carried out under the Code of Criminal Procedure. According to these statistics German courts last year ordered 35,015 intercepts of telecommunications as ...

Nokia Settles Patent Dispute

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Nokia and InterDigital have resolved their contract dispute over the patent license agreement originally signed in 1999. The parties had a dispute regarding the impact to Nokia of InterDigital's licenses with Ericsson and Sony-Ericsson. The settlemen...

[[Mobile Content News]]

Watch Mount Everest Climb on Mobile Phones

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The British Army is going to use mobile phones in part of its current recruitment drive. The army is conducting a PR based expedition to the summit of Mount Everest via The West Ridge. FORscene is being employed to publish the latest videos of the ex...

[[Network Contracts News]]

Ericsson Wins Caribbean GSM Contract

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The pan-Caribbean operator, Digicel says that it has chosen Ericsson as its exclusive infrastructure provider for establishing a GSM mobile network in Turks & Caicos. Digicel was awarded a license to operate in Turks & Caicos on April 3. Since Digice...

[[Network Operators News]]

Vodafone Germany Might Decide On Fixed Line Operations Late May

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Vodafone Germany might decide on the future of its fixed line unit Arcor as soon as late May, Chief Executive Friedrich Joussen told Dow Jones Newswires Thursday. ...

India Bharti Chairman: This Fiscal Year Capex Likely $1.8 Billion-$2 Billion

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India's Bharti Tele-Ventures is likely to spend US$1.8 billion to US$2 billion in the fiscal year ending March 31, 2007 to expand its networks in the country, its chairman and managing director said. ...

Oi to launch aggressive campaigns ahead of Mother's Day

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Brazilian mobile operator Oi plans to launch aggressive promotional campaigns ahead of Mother's Day (May 14), Oi said in a statement. ...

Indoor Cellular Coverage for New Airport

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Ericsson says that it has completed the turnkey project of designing and integrating a multi-operator In-Building Solution (IBS) at the Suvarnabhumi Airport, Thailand's new international airport. The IBS system incorporates six different technologies...

Vodafone Romania Rebrands

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Romania's Connex Vodafone has rebranded as Vodafone Romania, finally dropping the Connex brandname. The Vodafone brand will be introduced in Romania through the "Make the most of now"/"Traieste fiecare clipa" campaign, a communication platform based ...

Green Electricity for Sprint Nextel

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Sprint Nextel is switching to Green Electricity following an agreement to be a significant customer for Kansas City Power & Light's Spearville Wind Energy Facility. Sprint Nextel will purchase renewable, emission-free wind-generated electricity, repr...

[[Personnel News]]

Siemens Cuts 1,000 More Jobs At Com Unit

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Siemens, Friday said it will cut 1,000 more jobs at its struggling telecommunications equipment unit Com, as it scrambles to meet an ambitious profit target for the business in 2007. ...

[[Regulatory News]]

Digicel Expands Netherlands Antilles License

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Digicel Group has confirmed it has acquired a GSM license in Bonaire in its continued expansion of a pan Caribbean GSM network. Digicel acquired a majority shareholding in Antilliano Por N.V., the entity which holds a business license to operate tele...

[[Statistics News]]

Russia's VimpelCom reports 1.4 mln users in Rostov Region Apr 1

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The subscriber base of Russia's second largest mobile operator VimpelCom in the Rostov Region amounted to 1.432 million people as of April 1, Irina Anisimova, commercial director of VimpelCom's regional branch, told reporters Friday. ...

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