Cellular-News: Tuesday 30th May 2006

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[[ 3G ]]

India Forces delay on 3G Services

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India's Department of Telecommunications (DoT) has ordered Tata Teleservices to delay its launch of CDMA EVDO based services until the government makes formal policy on 3G services. The government has planned to offer spectrum to the GSM operators so...

[[ Financial ]]

Hong Kong Hutchison Telecom, NTT DoCoMo In Strategic Partnership

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Hutchison Telecommunications (Hong Kong), a unit of Hutchison Telecommunications International, said Monday it has formed a strategic partnership with NTT DoCoMo of Japan. ...

Russia's Alfa Group unit says won't change stake in MegaFon

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Russia's CT Mobile, indirectly controlled by Alfa Group, does not plan to sell its stake or purchase additional stakes in Russia?s third largest mobile operator MegaFon, CT Mobile's General Director Dmitry Vozianov told a news conference Monday. ...

Mobilkom Completes Slovenian Investment

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Mobilkom Austria says that it has acquired remaining 7.812% share in the Slovenian mobile operator Si.mobil from Medaljon and Iskratel. With the closure of this transaction mobilkom austria becomes 100% owner of Si.mobil. Since majority takeover, Si....

[[ Handsets ]]

Two New Handsets from BenQ Mobile

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BenQ Mobile's has added two more handsets to its economy class. Both the design-oriented BenQ-Siemens A38 and the business-oriented BenQ-Siemens A58 with integrated Bluetooth technology offer top-class quality and optimal reliability at affordable pr...

[[ Legal ]]

Ukrainian court declares Kyivstar's voting agreement void

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Ukraine's Kiev Arbitration Court of Appeals has declared the shareholder and voting agreements of Ukraine's largest mobile operator Kyivstar void, as the general director of Storm, Kyivstar's shareholder, had no rights to sign them, Storm's parent co...

[[ MVNO ]]

FOCUS: MVNOs fail to advance in market dominated by major operators

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Mobile virtual network operators (MVNOs), which have become widespread in Europe, are unlikely to make inroads on the Russian market in the near future due to the lack of the necessary regulations for virtual operators, the absence of operational nic...

[[ Network Contracts ]]

Huawei Wins Tajik GSM Contract

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China's Huawei has announced that VimpelCom had recently awarded a commercial contract to Huawei to build the UMTS/GSM network for Tajikistan. According to the contract, Huawei will provide a unified

2G/3G Softswitch Core Network, New Generation Node... [[ Network Operators ]]

BrT, Intelbras launch wireless fixed line phone

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Brazil's third largest telco Brasil Telecom and local telecoms manufacturer Intelbras have launched a wireless fixed line telephone, BrT said in a press release. ...

Alegro PCS needs US$300mn to migrate to GSM

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Ecuadorian mobile operator Alegro PCS plans to migrate to GSM technology from the CDMA 1x platform currently in use, and is expected to invest US$30mn in the project, local newspaper El Comercio reported. ...

Oi to end handset subsidies for prepaid clients

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Brazilian mobile operator Oi plans to stop applying subsidies to handsets sold for prepaid users, a spokesperson for Oi confirmed for BNamericas. ...

Uzbekistan-US' Coscom to invest $100 mln in 2006-2007

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Uzbek-U.S. telecommunications joint venture Coscom plans to invest up to U.S. $100 million in the development of its network in 2006-2007, Coscom's General Director Alexei Stepanov told reporters Monday. ...

[[ Personnel ]]

Nokia Board Member Dies

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It has been announced that the Nokia board member, Edouard Michelin died last week in a fishing accident of Sein, off the coast of Finistare in northwest France. Edouard Michelin was managing partner and co-chief executive of the Michelin Group. He w...

[[ Regulatory ]]

OAS delegate to supervise mobile concession talks

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The Organization of American States (OAS) has agreed to nominate one of its delegates as a supervisor to monitor concession negotiations between Ecuador's government and mobile operators Movistar and Porta, local press reported. ...

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