Mobile operator strategies - 18/02/07

Publié le par Jean Arnal

Bell Canada will provide full-length movies to mobile phones for about $5 per movie.

Hutchison 3G Ireland covers now 85% of the population.

China Netcom indicates that it will not build TD-SCDMA 3G network, but would prefer buy Unicom' s existing GSM assets.

Bharti Airtel (India) and GSMA will launch a pilot project on money transfer via mobile phones. The 25m Indians abroad could remit money to India through their mobile handsets.

Orascom Telecom is looking to increase mobile revenues with music downloads. It has signed a deal with Warner Music to distribute WM' s portfolio of mobile products.

Ten, a MVNO in France, announced free and unlimited internet browsing, as well as free emailing and messaging, included in its pre-paid offers.

Turkey will launch tenders for 3G licenses with a price settled between €140m and €252m.

TIM Brazil is no more for sale, TI has decided.

Teliasonera agrees to start talks on network spinoff.

Vodafone plans to invest €100m in enhancing HSDPA coverage to 90% of its German network.

Berlusconi' s Mediaset (Italy) may consider to enter MVNO fray in Italy.

China Mobile has purchased Pakistan' s Paktel for about $800m.

Following the Vodafone purchase of Hutchison Essar stake, the Ruias family (owner of the remaining 33% stake in HT Essar) has decided to continue partnership with Vodafone within HT Essar.

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