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Cellular-News: Monday 1st May 2006

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Mon, 1 May 2006 09:31:48 -0500

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[[3G News]]

Smart Expands 3G Services

The Philippines based, Smart Communications has unveiled new and
expanded 3G service offerings and announced the commercial rates for
its 3G cellular service which is now supported by an extensive
nationwide network ready for HSDPA technology. Starti...

[[Financial News]]

Cantv Q1 net income down 37%

Venezuelan telco Cantv saw its first quarter profit fall 37% to 184bn
bolvares (US$73.6mn) compared to 1Q05 due to higher taxes and
operating costs related to cellular phone sales, the company said in a
statement. ...

Ubiquitel Holder Deephaven Will Vote Against Sprint Deal

UbiquiTel Inc. responded Friday to a letter from one of its largest
shareholders, Deephaven Capital Management LLC, that asserted that
Sprint Nextel Corp.'s US$974 million buyout offer was too low. ...

[[Legal News]]

Russian company may sue Motorola for patent violation

Russian company Rimko-XXI may file a lawsuit against US mobile handset
producer Motorola for violating patent rights, Rimko-XXI?s General
Director Sergei Mosiyenko said, Vedomosti business daily reported
Friday. ...

Russia's lower house committee rejects bills curbing cell phone thefts

The energy, transportation and communications committee of the State
Duma has rejected two bills aimed at fighting mobile handset thefts,
the committee's Deputy Chairman Vladimir Gorbachyov said, Biznes daily
reported Friday. ...

Cellphone Bugging Rises

Germany's Federal Network Agency has published the number of
authorised phone bugging requests carried out under the Code of
Criminal Procedure. According to these statistics German courts last
year ordered 35,015 intercepts of telecommunications as ...

Nokia Settles Patent Dispute

Nokia and InterDigital have resolved their contract dispute over the
patent license agreement originally signed in 1999. The parties had a
dispute regarding the impact to Nokia of InterDigital's licenses with
Ericsson and Sony-Ericsson. The settlemen...

[[Mobile Content News]]

Watch Mount Everest Climb on Mobile Phones

The British Army is going to use mobile phones in part of its current
recruitment drive. The army is conducting a PR based expedition to the
summit of Mount Everest via The West Ridge. FORscene is being employed
to publish the latest videos of the ex...

[[Network Contracts News]]

Ericsson Wins Caribbean GSM Contract

The pan-Caribbean operator, Digicel says that it has chosen Ericsson
as its exclusive infrastructure provider for establishing a GSM mobile
network in Turks & Caicos. Digicel was awarded a license to operate in
Turks & Caicos on April 3. Since Digice...

[[Network Operators News]]

Vodafone Germany Might Decide On Fixed Line Operations Late May

Vodafone Germany might decide on the future of its fixed line unit
Arcor as soon as late May, Chief Executive Friedrich Joussen told Dow
Jones Newswires Thursday. ...

India Bharti Chairman: This Fiscal Year Capex Likely $1.8 Billion-$2 Billion

India's Bharti Tele-Ventures is likely to spend US$1.8 billion to US$2
billion in the fiscal year ending March 31, 2007 to expand its
networks in the country, its chairman and managing director said. ...

Oi to launch aggressive campaigns ahead of Mother's Day

Brazilian mobile operator Oi plans to launch aggressive promotional
campaigns ahead of Mother's Day (May 14), Oi said in a statement. ...

Indoor Cellular Coverage for New Airport

Ericsson says that it has completed the turnkey project of designing
and integrating a multi-operator In-Building Solution (IBS) at the
Suvarnabhumi Airport, Thailand's new international airport. The IBS
system incorporates six different technologies...

Vodafone Romania Rebrands

Romania's Connex Vodafone has rebranded as Vodafone Romania, finally
dropping the Connex brandname. The Vodafone brand will be introduced
in Romania through the "Make the most of now"/"Traieste fiecare clipa"
campaign, a communication platform based ...

Green Electricity for Sprint Nextel

Sprint Nextel is switching to Green Electricity following an agreement
to be a significant customer for Kansas City Power & Light's
Spearville Wind Energy Facility. Sprint Nextel will purchase
renewable, emission-free wind-generated electricity, repr...

[[Personnel News]]

Siemens Cuts 1,000 More Jobs At Com Unit

Siemens, Friday said it will cut 1,000 more jobs at its struggling
telecommunications equipment unit Com, as it scrambles to meet an
ambitious profit target for the business in 2007. ...

[[Regulatory News]]

Digicel Expands Netherlands Antilles License

Digicel Group has confirmed it has acquired a GSM license in Bonaire
in its continued expansion of a pan Caribbean GSM network. Digicel
acquired a majority shareholding in Antilliano Por N.V., the entity
which holds a business license to operate tele...

[[Statistics News]]

Russia's VimpelCom reports 1.4 mln users in Rostov Region Apr 1

The subscriber base of Russia's second largest mobile operator
VimpelCom in the Rostov Region amounted to 1.432 million people as of
April 1, Irina Anisimova, commercial director of VimpelCom's regional
branch, told reporters Friday. ...

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