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3G Operator Selects QoS Platform
CommProve has won a contract to monitor the 3G network deployed by
Italy's WIND. The operator will integrate CommProve's GSP (General
Statistical Package) into its network to deliver continuous
performance measurements, information that will enable t...
3G Coverage for Salzburg
mobilkom austria has announced the launch of a full-coverage
high-speed mobile network in Salzburg. Coverage for 98.22% of
Salzburg's population will be achieved with the help of an intelligent
combination of 3G transmission technologies UMTS and EDG...
Ericsson Acquires Australian Systems Integration Co TUSC
Sweden's Telefon AB LM Ericsson Thursday said it has bought TUSC, an
Australian company with around 80 employees, specialized in systems
integration for telecommunications, utilities and enterprises. ...
Swiss Cabinet Aims To Clear Path For Swisscom Sale
The Swiss cabinet aims to clear the path for a sale of its majority
stake in telecommunication company Swisscom. ...
ABN, Goldman Sachs, UBS Win Telstra Sale Mandate
Unveiling one of the world's most prestigious investment banking
mandates, the Australian government said Thursday ABN AMRO, UBS, and
Goldman Sachs will coordinate next year's A$34 billion (US$25 billion)
privatization of Telstra Corp.
TELUS To Merge Wireless, Wireline Segments
TELUS Corp. plans to merge its wireless and wireline segments into a
single operating structure that incorporates the company's
customer-facing business units, technology infrastructure and
operations and shared services. ...
PRESS: Russia's MTS may get control of Kyrgyzstan's Bitel soon
Russia's largest mobile operator Mobile TeleSystems (MTS) may get
control over Kyrgyzstan's Bitel mobile operator by the end of this
year, three sources close to the deal said, quoted by Vedomosti
business daily Thursday. ...
FOCUS:France Telecom's 06 Guidance In Question
France Telecom may have to cut its medium-term revenue guidance, not
because its growth strategy is flawed, but because its guidance is out
of line with expectations. ...
Russian mobile stocks weak this year but still attractive
The stocks of Russia's leading mobile operators MTS and
VimpelCom have underperformed the broader market so far this year and
are unlikely to provide investors extraordinary returns anytime soon,
analysts said. ...
China's Huawei sees Russian sales up, at $310 mln this year
China's telecommunications equipment producer Huawei expects its sales
in Russia to rise to U.S. $310 million this year, compared with $262
million in 2004, the director of the company's Moscow
office said Thursday at a meeting of the antimonopoly ...
DoCoMo Develops Child-Friendly Handset
Japan's DoCoMo says that it has developed a child-friendly 3G mobile
phone, the FOMA SA800i. In addition, DoCoMo has established the Kids'
Advisory Board of people with expertise in children's issues, who will
advise the company on the development of...
[[Network Contracts News]]
Nokia Gets $141 Million Contract From Bharat Sanchar Nigam
Finnish telecommunications equipment maker Nokia Corp. Thursday said
it has received a contract worth around $141 million from Indian
telecommunications company Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd. for a GSM/EDGE
and GPRS network expansion project in North Indi...
Alcatel Wins Russian GSM Contract
Alcatel has signed a contract with the Russian regional operator,
SMARTS to extend SMARTS GSM/GPRS network in the Povolzhie
region. Thanks to the implementation of this project, SMARTS will be
able to optimize its existing mobile infrastructure, to d...
Operators Must Build Trust With MNCs to Secure Future Revenues
Mobile operators are failing to address the pain points for
multinational companies (MNCs), according to a recent survey by Ovum
and the Enterprise VPN User Association (EVUA). As a result, they risk
losing out to System Integrators (SI) and fixed op...
MTN Reports 20 Million Subscribers
South Africa's MTN Group has reported that it now has over 20 million
subscribers. The company also reported that its revenue increased by
25.2% toUS$2.6 billion, excluding the revenue contributed by the new
acquisitions, revenue increased by 22.3%. ...
Successful pilot test of integrating mobile and IP telephony in Denmark
The first phase of TeliaSonera's pilot test of the UMA concept in
Denmark, which combines mobile and IP calls in one and the same
solution, have been executed with excellent results, and will now
proceed to the next phase ....