Cellular-News: Thursday 25th May 2006

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[[ 3G ]]

NEWS SNAP:Telenor To Boost 3G Phone Sales In Scandinavia

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Norwegian telecommunications operator Telenor, Wednesday said it will step up efforts to sell 3G mobile phones and services to its customers in Scandinavia in a bid to offset falling voice revenues. ...

[[ Financial ]]

Telenor: Sees 06 Revenue Growth Around 30%

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Norwegian telecommunications company Telenor, Wednesday said at its capital markets day it expects to have revenue growth of around 30% in

2006. ...

Telenor: Turnaround Of Swedish Mobile Ahead Of Schedule

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Norwegian telecom operator Telenor is proceeding well with the turnaround of its recently acquired Swedish mobile operation from Vodafone Group, a senior executive said Wednesday. ...

PRESS: Azeri minister says govt plans to sell stake in Azercell

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The Azeri government plans to sell its 35.7% stake in the country's largest mobile operator Azercell by year-end, the country's IT and Communications Minister Ali Abbasov said, Vedomosti business daily reported Wednesday. ...

China Mobile Near $5.3 Billion Deal To Buy Millicom

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China Mobile Communications Corp. is reportedly on the verge of acquiring Millicom International Cellular in a US$5.3 billion deal that would expand the Chinese company's footprint into a slew of emerging markets around the world. ...

Vodafone Signs Concession Deal With Turkey Telecom Board

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U.K. wireless operator Vodafone Group, Wednesday said it signed a concession contract with the Turkish telecommunications board, overcoming one of the last hurdles to finalize the buy of Telsim Mobil Telekomunikasyon. ...

Official says Russian mobile operators put pressure on smaller cos, regulators

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The recent announcement by Russia?s two largest mobile operators that they plan to increase interconnection tariffs for other operators puts "pressure on other market participants and regulatory bodies," Vitaly Slizen, a department director with the ...

[[ Handsets ]]

Motorola challenges Russian handling of handsets seizure

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Senior representatives of Motorola, Tuesday criticized the way Russian authorities handled the seizure and subsequent destruction of its handsets on the grounds they were unsafe. ...

Ancel signs agreement with IXI Mobile to launch new devices

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Uruguayan state-run mobile operator Ancel has become the first Latin American telco to use the Ogo range of devices made by US telecoms manufacturer IXI Mobile, IXI said in a statement. ...

2GB Memory Cards for Mobile Phones
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Toshiba has announced an expanded line-up of large capacity miniSD memory cards with the introduction of a 2GB capacity card which can be used in mobile phones. The new Toshiba-branded miniSD card will be available from mid-June 2006. At just 20.0mm ... [[ Legal ]]

PRESS: Russia's Reiman denies affiliation with IPOC fund

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Russian IT and Telecommunications Minister Leonid Reiman "has never been the beneficiary of IPOC International Growth Fund or of companies affiliated with the fund," the minister said in a statement, Vedomosti business daily reported Wednesday. ...

Qualcomm Sues Nokia - Again

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Qualcomm says that it has commenced patent infringement litigation in the UK against Nokia. The proceedings, issued in the Patents Court of the High Court of England and Wales, allege infringement of two patents by Nokia in the United Kingdom in rela...

[[ Mobile Content ]]

Mobile TV Subscribers Grow to More Than 2 Million in the USA

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Telephia has announced the launch of a mobile television user panel in the USA. This longitudinal research panel will provide the mobile industry with detailed measurement of the attitudes and behaviors among the rapidly growing mobile TV audience. T...

[[ Network Contracts ]]

Entel to deploy WiMax national network with Alvarion

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Chilean telco Entel has awarded Israeli wireless systems provider Alvarion a contract to deploy the country's first WiMax network for voice and data services, Alvarion said in a statement. ...

US Military Orders Cingular Kit

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The United States Joint Forces Command (USJFCOM) has ordered wireless voice and data communications services from Cingular Wireless through the federal FISC contracting vehicle. Norfolk, VA-based USJFCOM already has ordered nearly 700 mobile phones, ...

[[ Network Operators ]]

Claro to offer push-to-talk to consumer market

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Brazilian mobile phone company Claro, part of Mexico's América Móvil, is to offer a push-to-talk mobile service (PoC) to the consumer market, reported local newspaper Gazeta Mercantil. ...

[[ Reports ]]

Cell Phones Take 30% Slice of Navigation Market by 2010

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A new Strategy Analytics report has concluded that at the right price points, cellular phone companies and traditional automotive system suppliers are now well-positioned to present a serious competitive response to the low cost, well branded navigat...

Why Japan and South Korea Lead the World in Contactless Payments

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Japan and South Korea lead the world in adopting contactless payment solutions says a new report from ABI Research. Both countries have implemented nationwide services on a commercial scale. Mobile operators and issuers address a varied range of mark...

Korea Faces Eroding High-Tech Competitiveness

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Once a rising power in the high-tech business, South Korea now is facing mounting competitive pressure that is slowing or even reversing its advances in key product areas, according to Derek Lidow, president and chief executive officer of the market-...

[[ Statistics ]]

85 million Arab Cellular Subscribers in 2005

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A new report from Arab Advisors Group says that with the advent of new operators and increased competition in 2005, subscribers for 39 examined cellular operators in 18 Arab countries reached 84.844 million. Al Jawal and Maroc Telecom sustained their...

[[ Technology ]]

Nokia Releases Open Source Mobile Browser

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Nokia has decided to release the source code for its Series 60 web browser to the open source software community. The web browser source code released by Nokia comes under the terms of the open source BSD License, a highly permissive software license...

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