Mobile operators strategies - 29/09/07

Publié le par Jean Arnal

TeliaSonera and Telenor are in talks with Apple over the sale of iPhone in Scandinavia.

DoCoMo opens its fourth foreign office in Vietnam, after China (Beijing and Shanghai) and Singapore.

Thailand: CAT Telecom has refused to sell its 42% stake in Thai Mobile to TOT. Thai Mobile, a JV between CAT and TOT, has been awarded the only 3G license in the country.

Russian VimpelCom, MTS, MegaFon are targeting to offer services in China.

Blyk, a new UK-based ad-supported MVNO, has finally launched in the U.K. It offers users free mobile services in exchange for viewing targeted advertising.

Philippine' s President has suspended the $329m contract with ZTE amidst allegations of overpricing and anomalies.

Subtel (Chile telecom regulator)has awarded a MVNO license to local investment group Toro Bayo.

OFCOM (UK telecom regulator) has proposed to allow UMTS services in the 900 MHz band, and removing technology restrictions.

Seven operators have submitted bids for the auction of GSM frequencies in Brazil.

The Japanese government ordered DoCoMo to open its network to Japan Communications.

Vimpelcom (Russia) is in talks to buy a 49% stake in Belarus' MDC.

T-Mobile USA is now offering a WiFi BlackBerry Curve.

Tele2 will build a mobile network in Norway.

Virgin Mobile USA has formally filed for an IPO and expects to raise $375m.

Oi (Brazil) has won a mobile spectrum license in Sao Paulo state.

Disney shuts its remaining mobile virtual network operator, Disney Mobile.

ROK Entertainment is eying to buy Xero Mobile, a MVNO in the UK.

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