Cellular-News: Monday 29th May 2006

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[[3G News]]

NTT DoCoMo Mulls Ending "mova" Phone Sales To Focus On 3G

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NTT DoCoMo said Friday it is considering ending sales of its second-generation "mova" cellphones to focus on its 3G "FOMA" phones. ...

France Telecom May Consider Using Chinese 3G System

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France Telecom's research unit in Beijing said Friday it is assessing China's locally developed 3G standard, which its parent company may consider using in Europe at a later date. ...

[[Financial News]]

Telecom Italia Sells Digitel Venezuela For About $425 Million

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Telecom Italia said late Thursday it has sold its Venezuelan mobile-phone unit Digitel CA for about US$425 million to Telvenco SA. ...

PRESS: GlobeTel responsible for WiMAX failure

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The shareholders of Russia's Internafta said that U.S. telecommunications equipment producer GlobeTel was responsible for the failure to implement a U.S $600 million project to build a WiMAX network in Russia, Vedomosti business daily reported. ...

Nokia Gets $341 Million Payment From Turkish Government

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Finland's Nokia, Friday said it has received a settlement payment of $341.25 million following the completion of the sale of the assets of Telsim Mobil Telekomunikasyon's, in accordance with an arrangement with Telsim and the Turkish Savings and Depo...

Iusacell announces US$416mn exchange offer

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Mexican mobile operator Grupo Iusacell has launched a solicitation of consents to restructure debts totaling US$416mn, the company said in a statement. ...

International operators offer up to US$685mn for Millicom's Telemóvil

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European mobile holding company Millicom International Cellular has received offers of up to 6bn colones (US$685mn) for Telemóvil, its subsidiary in El Salvador, El Salvador newspaper La Prensa Gráfica reported. ...

TEM aims to grow 7-10%, mostly boosted by LatAm

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Spain's Telefonica Moviles plans to grow its revenues by 7-10% in the next four years, particularly boosted by the positive market performance in Latin America, international press quoted board member Antonio Viana-Baptista as saying. ...

Motorola Gets $410 Million Related To Sale Of Turkey's Telsim

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Motorola on Friday said it received a $410 million cash payment following Vodafone Group's acquisition of Telsim Mobil Telekomunikasyon as part of a settlement of Motorola's long-running legal spat with the Turkish mobile phone operator. ...

UK PRESS: Deutsche Telekom Studying Bid For BT

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Deutsche Telekom, the German telecommunications group, is studying a possible bid for the UK based BT Group that could see the former monopoly valued at more than GBP25 billion, The Times reported Saturday. ...

Vodafone Expecting to Report Record Loss

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Vodafone is expected to announce a record annual loss of US$37 billion this week as the company writes down the value of its investments in Germany. The figure exceeds the US$25 billion loss that Vodafone reported back in 2002. It should be noted tha...

[[Legal News]]

Sprint Sues IBM Over Failed Outsourcing Deal

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OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (AP)--Sprint is suing IBM, saying Big Blue did not live up to its claims three years ago that it would save the telecommunications company money by taking over some of its computer programming. ...

[[Mobile Content News]]

Mobile Music Will Grow to US$8 billion by 2010 - report

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Music available for downloading onto mobile phones is a lifeline for the shrinking global music industry and critical to wireless providers with an urgent need to recoup investment in their networks. Worldwide revenue from sales of mobile music is pr...

Qualcomm Introduces World's First Universal Mobile TV Chip

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Qualcomm has announced a single-chip Universal Broadcast Modem (UBM) solution supporting three of the world's leading mobile broadcast standards. The UBM solution unifies the world's leading mobile TV standards into a single, cost-effective chip with...

[[Offbeat News]]

Cambodia Banning 3G Phones

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Cambodia's Prime Minister, Hun Sen is proposing a law which will ban the use of video calls on 3G handsets in the country. The move was prompted by an online petition which had also been signed by the Prime Minister's wife who feared that the video p...

[[Personnel News]]

Telefonica: Management Remuneration Not Tied To Share Price

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The current remuneration plans for Telefonica's top managers aren't tied to the telecommunications company's share price, a top Telefonica official said Friday. ...

[[Regulatory News]]

Namibia Awards Second Mobile License

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Namibia's cabinet has announced that the country's second GSM operating license has been awarded to Powercom, which is partly owned by the state controlled power utility, NamPower. Local reports suggested that the other investor in the company is Nor...

Regulator Reminds Operators of Obligations

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The Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) has reminded all cellular mobile operators to maintain proper record of mobile phone users and follow all formal requirements when connecting new customers to their networks. The PTA says that it has iss...

[[Reports News]]

Fixed WiMAX Growth to be Restricted by the Adoption of Mobile WiMAX

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A new report from Juniper Research predicts that the number of Fixed WiMAX subscribers will grow from 1.3 million in 2006 to 8.5 million in

2011. However, the advent of certified Mobile WiMAX equipment in 2007 will lead to many subscribers adopting M... [[Statistics News]]

Russia's MegaFon user base in Penza Region rises to 300,000

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The subscriber base of Russia's third largest mobile phone operator MegaFon in the Penza Region rose to 300,000 users as of Friday from

260,000 people as of October 31, 2005, MegaFon's subsidiary in the Volga Federal District MSS-Povolzhye said in a ...
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