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Regulation Corner - 08/06/08

The Romanian regulator ANRCTI has issued draft terms for awarding a broadband mobile license in the 410-415/420-425 MHz bands. As a consequence of last year roaming Eurotariff coming into force in EU, European operators have increased the price of roaming...

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People - 08/06/08

Arun Sarin , Vodafone CEO, will quit the company at the end of July, after 5 years in charge. Vittorio Colao, current head the carrier’s European business, will take his place. Hutchison Telecom said its CFO Tim Pennington has resigned. ALU has appointed...

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Dear Reader, I am sorry but I have to postpone posting info this week. I hope to be ready to post again news by the middle of next week. Telcoflash will be back asap for your service. Best regards Jean Arnal

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Market Corner - 25/05/08

A few set of market information released this week: According to M:Metrics, US mobile web users are spending an average of about 4.5 hours per month browsing the mobile Web, against 2.5hours in the UK. ABI Research estimates smartphones accounted for...

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Subscriber stats - 25/05/08

MTN (S. Africa) had over 68m (+58%) mobile subscribers at the end of March. China reports 582.5m mobile users at the end of April, up about 9m in the month, and 360m fixed line users, down 5.4m in the first four months. China Mobile added 7.4m new mobile...

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Vendor Corner - 25/05/08

Official: Videocon is in talks with Motorola about its mobile phone unit. Qualcomm has signed royalty bearing worldwide agreement with China Zhenhua, allowing Zhenhua to develop, manufacture and sell CDMA2000 subscriber units. Huawei is creating a new...

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Awards - 25/05/08

Nokia sold its 5310 XpressMusic phone to T-Mobile USA. It has won Orange as an OVI customer, and now provides all big European MNOs with entertainment services. NSN has been selected by Indosat (Indonesia) to provide a 3G service delivery platform (SDP)....

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Operator Corner (1) - 25/05/08

Sprint Nextel will start selling via its retail outlets its touchscreen Instinct phone from June 20. It is also rumored that Sprint Nextel will limit its “unlimited 3G plan” to 5Gbo, following rivals ' strategy. Sprint said it will launch its WiMAX network...

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Operator Corner (2) - 25/05/08

SK Telecom (S. Korea) plans to deploy a Wibro Wave 2 broadband network in Seoul (10Mbit/s upstream and 37Mbit/s downstream). Optus (Australia) will work with Huawei to develop a suite of new mobile broadband products. Smart Comms (Philippines) plans to...

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Operator Corner (3) - 25/05/08

Teliasonera will resell MTG/Viasat pay-TV packages to its own IPTV and broadband customers through six new channel packages. KPN and Reggefiber (NL) have formed a JV (49% KPN and 51% Reggefiber) to deploy a FTTH network in the city of Almere with 70k...

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