TELECOM Digest OnLine - Sorted: Cellular-News for Tuesday 13th December 2005

Cellular-News for Tuesday 13th December 2005

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Tue, 13 Dec 2005 07:42:05 -0600

Cellular-News -

[[ Financial ]]

NTT DoCoMo To Invest $6 Million In Chinese Mobile Payment Co

NTT DoCoMo Inc. said Monday it will invest $6 million in January in
the holding company of Chinese mobile payment service provider Just In
Mobile Information Technology Shanghai. ...

Russia's MTS purchases 51% of Kyrgyzstan's Bitel for $150 mln

Russia's largest mobile operator Mobile TeleSystems (MTS) has
purchased a 51% stake in Kyrgyzstan's largest mobile operator Bitel
for U.S. $150 million, MTS President Vasily Sidorov told
reporters Monday. ...

Orascom Sells Congo GSM Network

Egypt's Orascom Telecom Holding (OTH) has signed an agreement to sell
its controlling 65% equity stake in its GSM operation in Congo
Brazzaville, Libertis Telecom. Total consideration to OTH is US$66.6
million in cash. As of September 30th 2005, Libe...

[[ Legal ]]

EU Ends Antitrust Probe After ETSI Changes Patent Rules

The European Commission Monday closed an antirust investigation into
the European Telecommunications Standards Institute, a group that sets
the industry's technology standards. ...

[[ Mobile Content ]]

Mobile Content A Key Factor When Buying a Handset

According to research on digital services for mobile phones
commissioned by Buongiorno Vitaminic, downloading ringtones,
wallpapers and multimedia games comes third place among the favourite
activities of mobile holders, preceded only by calls and te...

Mobile TV Launched in South Africa

South Africa's Vodacom has launched the first mobile television
entertainment service on cellphones, to customers in South Africa
using 3G handsets. New forms of content are increasingly making their
way onto cellphones -- music, in particular, is alr...

[[ Network Contracts ]]

Ericsson In Deal With BITE For Mobile Infrastructure

Swedish telecommunications equipment company Telefon AB LM Ericsson
Monday said it has signed a contract with Baltic mobile operator BITE
Group to supply second-generation and third-generation mobile systems
infrastructure in Lithuania and Latvia unt...

Improved Billing Platform in Qatar

Comptel says that it has delivered a data charging solution to Qtel in
Qatar, which includes online mediation, rating product
components. This will enable Qtel to offer unified and wider service
offerings for both postpaid and prepaid mobile users. Q...

[[ Statistics ]]

3G Spending is Higher for Operator Portals Compared to Off-Portal

3G raises adoption of applications and increases overall data services
spending, according to a new report from Telephia, which showed that
3G users were much more active than non-3G users, especially for new
and advanced mobile activities developed ...

Chinese ICT Exports Overtake USA

China overtook the United States in 2004 to become the world's leading
exporter of information and communications technology (ICT) goods such
as mobile phones, laptop computers and digital cameras, according to
OECD data....

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