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Nokia takes control of Symbian

Nokia was one of the founder of Symbian, aimed at developing and marketing a mobile OS. It had already a 48% stake in the company, and other shareholders were Sony Ericsson, Ericsson, Panasonic, Siemens and Samsung. Symbian is the market leader with a...

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iPhone 2 is arrived !

Apple has unveiled its new iPhone2. It is more marvelous than its predecessor. First with more features: 3G UMTS obviously, EDGE and WiFi, compatible HSDPA, support of MobileMe application to push emails and contacts, support of Microsoft Exchange and...

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Verizon Wireless to buy Alltel

Verizon Wireless confirms it will buy Alltel for about $28bn, based on a net debt of $22bn and an equity purchase of $6bn. Alltel serves 13m mobile customers in 34 states, including 57 rural markets not served by VZ. The combined company will have some...

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China’s telecom restructuring

Is it the last mile? It is clear that China will not issue 3G licenses before the country' s telecom market is organized around three large telecom companies, each of them owning both fixed and mobile assets. That means merging the six state-owned carriers...

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FT-Teliasonera

FT has made a friendly approach with a €27bn indicative offer on Teliasonera, made of a mix of stock and cash. FT would made a formal offer in the following two weeks according to Swedish government and Teliasonera reactions. FT will not make an hostile...

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French broadband initiative

The French government has launched an initiative to make broadband internet available for all French people by 2012. The plan, established by Eric Besson, the minister for the digital economy, is not yet finalized and should be disclosed by July-end....

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3GPP works on Femtocell

3GPP has finally adopted an official architecture for the Home NodeB (HNB) femtocell-to-core network connectivity and started work on a new standard. The decision follows last week approval of a joint proposal made by ALU, Kineto, Motorola and NEC, for...

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ALU annual meeting news

During the annual meeting, ALU shareholders, upset by poor results and stock decline during their tenure, as well as high wages of the CEO and chairman, voted the change of the rules surrounding the dismissal of the CEO and chairman. Now, a simple majority...

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Alert

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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