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[[ Financial ]]
Swiss Government Sets New Swisscom Ground Rules
The Swiss government Wednesday said incumbent telecommunications
operator Swisscom will be allowed to take on a maximum of CHF5 billion
in debt for acquisitions and investments as long as it doesn't buy
foreign companies with a universal service obli...
KDDI: Eyes Digital Service Ties With Broadcasters -Nikkei
Japan's KDDI Corp. hopes to form a business tie-up with broadcasting
stations when starting a new digital service rather than a capital
alliance with them, KDDI President Tadashi Onodera said Wednesday. ...
Japan's NTT DoCoMo To Buy 2.6% Stake In Fuji TV
NTT DoCoMo Inc. said Wednesday it will take a 2.6% stake in Fuji
Television Network Inc., as part of its preparations for a new digital
broadcasting service for cellphone users. ...
Russia's MTS brings its stake in Sibintertelecom to 100%
Russia's largest mobile operator Mobile TeleSystems, or MTS, has
increased its stake in Russia's regional mobile operator
Sibintertelecom to 100% by purchasing a 6.3% stake from regional
telecommunications company Sibirtelecom and a 0.17% stake f...
Yevtushenkov criticizes Russia's MTS management
During a conference call late Tuesday AFK Sistema's CEO Vladimir
Yevtushenkov criticized the management of Russia's largest mobile
operator MTS for the company's flat share price performance this year,
Aton Capital said in its daily report for inve...
Alcatel's Chinese unit to open representative office in Belarus
China's Alcatel Shanghai Bell, a subsidiary of French telecom
equipment producer Alcatel, plans to set up a representative office in
Belarus, Alexander Popov, director of Alcatel's
representative office in Belarus, told reporters Wednesday. ...
Telefonica Moviles Buys Remaining 8% Stake Of Mexico Unit
Spanish mobile phone operator Telefonica Moviles, Wednesday said it
has agreed to acquire the 8% stake in its Mexican unit that it didn't
already own, for EUR177 million. ...
[[ Interviews ]]
INTERVIEW: Ericsson Sees Quick Integration Of Marconi
Telefon AB LM Ericsson expects to integrate Marconi PLC into the
company quickly and aims to complete most of the process in the first
half of next year, a senior executive told Dow Jones Newswires
Altimo's CEO says won't sell Russian, CIS telecom assets
Russia's Altimo, or Alfa Telecom International Mobile, which manages
the telecommunications assets of its parent company Alfa Group, does
not plan to sell any of its Russian, CIS or other assets, Altimo's CEO
Alexei Reznikovich said in an interview, ...
[[ Legal ]]
German Banker Awaits Word On Possible Mannesmann Retrial
BERLIN (AP)--Germany's most prominent banker awaited a decision
Wednesday on whether he and five others would face retrial over large
payments to executives during the 2000 takeover of Mannesmann AG by
Vodafone Group PLC. ...
German Court Overturns Verdict In Mannesmann Case
A German federal court Wednesday overturned the verdict in the
so-called Mannesmann trial, meaning the defendants likely face
[[ MVNO ]]
SingTel Declines Comment On Virgin Mobile Australia Talks
Singapore Telecommunications Ltd. declined to comment Wednesday on a
report that said it is close to announcing a deal to buy the 75% of
Virgin Mobile Australia it does not already own. ...
[[ Personnel ]]
Polish Polkomtel CEO Jaroslaw Pachowski Resigns
Chief executive officer at Poland's third-largest mobile telephone
operator Polkomtel, Jaroslaw Pachowski, resigned Wednesday, the
company's supervisory board chairman Andrzej Szczepek told Dow Jones
[[ Statistics ]]
M6 Beats 200,000 Subscriber Target For Mobile Services
M6 mobile, the mobile phone service of French private television
M6-Metropole Television and France Telecom's mobile operator Orange
said Wednesday that it beat its own target of 200,000 subscribers. ...
Russia's MegaFon Northwest user base up 35% on year
The subscriber base of Russia's third largest national GSM mobile
operator MegaFon in the Northwest Federal District increased 35% on
the year to 5.4 million users this year, the commercial director of
the company's Northwest branch Nikolai Demen...