In Mexico, Cofetel ordered the four operators to implement SMS exchange and interconnection. Nextel and Telcel have proceeded last week to their interconnect SMS services.
DoCoMo said it will cut capex on network upgrades next year to less than $7bn.
VimpelCom's purchase of a 90% stake in ArmenTel has been approved by the Armenian government.
TMN (Portugal) will team with Ericsson and Napster to provide Napster Mobile in Portugal.
3 Group, part of Hutchison Wampoa, announced the global launch of the X-Series, in team with Skype, Sling Media, Yahoo, Nokia, Google, eBay, Microsoft, Orb and Sony Ericsson. The X-Series marks the beginning of the internet via mobile broadband, and offers unlimited calls using Skype, watching home TV on mobile handset using Sling, access their home PC remotely using Orb, and internet and messaging services from Yahoo, Microsoft and Google.
Cingular Wireless is teaming with Firethorn Holdings and Visa USA to deliver online banking capabilities to the cell phone.
Orange and BBC World have expanded their mobile TV offerings to eight new countries in Euorpe and Middle East.