TELECOM Digest OnLine - Sorted: Cellular-News for Friday 17th February 2006

Cellular-News for Friday 17th February 2006

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[[ 3G ]]

Eircom Continues To Eye Irish 3G Mobile License

Irish telecommunications company Eircom Group said Thursday it is
still eyeing Ireland's last third-generation mobile license should
Smart Telecom PLC lose the license. ...

Nokia Signs Global 3G Agreement

Nokia and Cable & Wireless have signed an International Frame
Agreement for the supply of GSM and WCDMA 3G radio and core
networks. Cable & Wireless is a new mobile network customer for
Nokia. Cable and Wireless operates in 34 countries across the gl...

[[ Financial ]]

UPDATE: Eircom 3Q Net Profit Falls, Meteor Lifts Revenue

Irish telecommunications company Eircom Group PLC Thursday posted a
44% fall in third-quarter net profit, but said the purchase of mobile
group Meteor Communications and broadband rollout helped boost
revenues. ...

Infineon Has Improved Outlook For Communications Unit

Germany-based Infineon Technologies, Thursday said it has improved the
outlook for its communications unit. ...

FOCUS: VimpelCom's merger with Kyivstar unlikely to be approved

PREMIUM - Russia's second largest mobile operator VimpelCom made an
attempt this month to resolve the conflict between its key
shareholders by offering to buy Ukraine's largest mobile operator
Kyivstar from them for U.S. $5 billion in stock. ...

Millicom 2005 LatAm revs reach US$593mn

European mobile holding company Millicom International Cellular
(Nasdaq: MICC) posted revenues of US$593mn in Central and South
America in 2005, the company said in a statement. ...

[[ Handsets ]]

Emerging Markets' Growing Mobile Phone Leverage

The phenomenal growth of mobile phone subscriptions in countries like
India and Sudan is putting pressure on infrastructure and handset
providers to start tailoring some of their products to these emerging
markets. ...

IN BRIEF: Mobile handsets are number one import

Mobile handsets were Venezuela's number one import in 2005, racking up
sales of 1.3bn bolvares (US$632mn), reported local tech magazine La
Red. ...

[[ Messaging ]]

Russia's MGTS launches fixed-to-mobile SMS service

Russia's main fixed-line operator Moscow City Telephone Network, or
MGTS, has launched fixed-to-fixed and fixed-to-mobile SMS services for
its clients, MGTS' Deputy General Director for Commerce Alexei
Goncharuk told a news conference Thursday. ...

[[ Mobile Content ]]

North America and Europe Playing "Catch-up" in Mobile Gaming

Consumers in Asia-Pacific (APAC) countries lead European and North
American consumers more than two to one in the adoption of both
single-player and multiplayer mobile gaming, according to a report
from Parks Associates. In the APAC countries surveye...

Orange Trialling Mobile TV Over Unpaired 3G Spectrum

IPWireless says that Orange will be the first UMTS operator to test
IPWireless' recently announced TDtv technology, a mobile TV and
multimedia solution based on the 3GPP Multimedia Broadcast and
Multicast Services (MBMS) standard. Orange will launch ...

Video Game Business to Double by 2011, Driven by Online and Mobile Gaming

The video game market will expand from US$32.6 billion in 2005 to
US$65.9 billion in 2011 as a result of its fast-growing online and
mobile gaming segments, according to a new study from ABI
Research. The market's largest segments today - console, PC...

[[ Network Contracts ]]

Ericsson Signs UMTS Network Expansion Deal With Cingular

Ericsson said Thursday it has received an additional UMTS network
expansion contract from Cingular Wireless for delivery of mobile
broadband services. ...

Ericsson Gets HSDPA Order From Mobilkom Austria Members

Ericsson said Thursday it has received an order for supply of HSDPA to
members of the mobilkom austria group. ...

[[ Network Operators ]]

Iusacell plans capex of US$50mn in 2006

Mexican mobile operator Iusacell plans capital expenditure of US$50mn
in 2006 as the company intensifies its focus on boosting its postpaid
subscriber base and offering 3G services, Iusacell's CEO Gustavo
Guzmn told a conference. ...

[[ Personnel ]]

Nortel Networks CEO Gets $7 Million Restricted Stock Unit Award

Nortel Networks on Thursday said President and Chief Executive Mike
S. Zafirovski received a restricted stock unit award valued at about
$7 million for 2005. ...

Vodafone Denies CEO Arun Sarin To Resign

Vodafone Group, the world's largest mobile telecommunications operator
by sales, Thursday said Chief Executive Arun Sarin isn't planning to
resign. ...

[[ Regulatory ]]

Hungarian Regulator To Order More Telecom Fee Cuts In '06

Hungarian telecommunications authority NHH said Thursday it plans to
require telecom companies to further reduce call termination fees in
2006, particularly in the mobile sector. ...

PRESS: AFK Sistema plans to participate in GSM tender in Egypt

Major Russian holding AFK Sistema plans to participate in a tender for
a GSM license in Egypt, Sistema's President Vladimir Yevtushenkov
said, Kommersant business daily reported Thursday. ...

[[ Reports ]]

Free Report into Mid East and North African Mobile Markets

The mobile phone industry in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA)
region is creating hundreds of thousands of new jobs inside and
outside the industry, boosting economic growth and fostering social
harmony and security, according to a new report c...

[[ Statistics ]]

Consultant: Mobile telephony to grow 10-20% this year

The Argentine mobile market is expected to grow 10-20% this year, but
that will very much depend on the offerings mobile operators launch
for their customers, local news service CanalAr quoted Enrique Carrier
from local consultancy Carrier y Asociado...

[[ Technology ]]

The Advent Of The Wi-Fi Phone Draws Attention

A new brand of phones is emerging with the potential to disrupt the
business model of traditional mobile operators. ...

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