Loyalty

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A measure of the amount of time a subscriber is hook to a particular operator.

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CHURN Rate

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Churn rate is also sometimes called attrition rate. It is one of two primary factors that determine the steady-state level of customers a business will support. In its broadest sense, churn rate is a measure of the number of individuals or items moving into or out of a collection over a specific period of time. The term is used in …

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Reliance Mobile Movie and Video Services

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When Rajesh Sawhney, President Reliance Entertainment presented Zapak gaming plans to the chief of RCom, Anil Ambani, Anil is understood to have said Rajesh, Get Gaming Buddy. This has equally motivated the chief of wireless division, Shukla to drive the falling ARPUs higher by offering value added services and content on Mobile. RCom today became the first company in India …

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Qualcomm lowers profit estimate due to legal expenses

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Qualcomm Inc. on Thursday lowered its profit estimate for its fiscal first quarter, citing higher-than-expected legal costs and customer’s deferred payment. The wireless technology company is embroiled in legal and trade disputes with companies including Nokia Corp. and Broadcom Corp., who challenge its licensing practices and fees. Qualcomm, which makes money from royalties and from selling chipsets that run mobile …

EditorQualcomm lowers profit estimate due to legal expenses

Epson’s Ultra-Compact GPS Module

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Seiko Epson Corp. has developed an ultra-sensitive, ultra-compact GPS module to meet high demand from manufacturers of mobile phones and other handsets with GPS functionality. Volume shipment of the S4E19863 series has already begun, the product has been loaded in all GPS-capable models of the FOMA903i series phones recently released by DoCoMo. According to the companies press release this chip …

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Tech Mahindra bags $1 bn British Telecom deal

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Pune based telecom software servics company Tech Mahindra has signed a five-year outsourcing deal with British Telecom (BT) that is expected to generate revenues of over $1 billion. This is the largest contract bagged by any software services firm in India. The company will support BT’s planned growth of managed services to business customers around the globe and continue to …

EditorTech Mahindra bags $1 bn British Telecom deal

MTC Atheer passes three million mark

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MTC Atheer, one of the three nationwide cellcos operators in Iraq, has announced that it has signed up over three million subscribers since first launching commercial operations in March 2004. In a statement Ali Dahwi, the firm’s chief executive, said that USD430 million had been invested in the Iraqi market in that time, and further money would be injected in …

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Vimpelcom bids for Moldovan GSM licence

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Russia’s second largest cellco Vimpelcom, which had close to 47 million subscribers at the end of September 2006, has put in a bid for the third GSM licence in Moldova. The cost of the licence had been set at USD8 million, and two Moldovan companies, Union-Prim and Eventis Mobile, have also submitted bids. Moldova had just over a million mobile …

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EU approves Oskar’s Czech 3G licence award; rules it did not constitute illegal state aid

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The European Commission (EC) has ruled that the Czech Republic’s procedure for awarding 3G mobile network operator licences did not constitute ‘illegal state aid’, writes AFX news. In 2005 the Czech government issued the third 3G concession to Oskar, now a wholly owned unit of the UK’s Vodafone Group, at a significantly lower price than the two previous licences. However, …

EditorEU approves Oskar’s Czech 3G licence award; rules it did not constitute illegal state aid

Ericsson inks W-CDMA/HSPA network expansion deal with Softbank Mobile

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Ericsson of Sweden and Japanese mobile operator Softbank Mobile have signed a contract for the expanded deployment of High Speed Packet Access (HSPA) equipment in Japan. Under the contract Ericsson will upgrade Softbank’s existing network with the advanced technology for its mobile broadband network needs. Source-  telegeography  Wireless Mobile Telecom  

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MT continues inquiry into subsidiary’s contracts, improves control procedures

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Hungary’s dominant telecoms operator Magyar Telekom (MT) is continuing to probe several ‘suspect’ contracts worth an estimated HUF2 billion (USD10.5 million), signed by its 76.53%-owned fixed line unit in Montenegro, Telekom Montenegro (Telekom Crne Gore, TCG), and has put in place remedial measures to improve its control procedures. The investigation was launched in February this year after MT’s auditor indicated …

EditorMT continues inquiry into subsidiary’s contracts, improves control procedures

ICE plans GSM tender

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Costa Rica’s telecoms incumbent ICE plans to start negotiations this week for the supply of additional GSM infrastructure, writes BNamericas citing local daily Capital Financiero. The new lines are needed to answer increased consumer demand and should be ready for the market by April 2007. Also under discussion is a plan to launch a 3G network. The operator has various …

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