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2008-09-22 09:00:26

Telecom operator Orange has become the commercial brand for Telkom Kenya, following France Telecom's acquisition of 51% of its capital in December 2007. The launch of the new GSM network, alongside new mobile and broadband internet offers under the Orange brand is considered to be a decisive step in Telkom Kenya's development. Initially, broadband internet and mobile offers will be available in Nairobi and Mombassa only, but this will be progressively extended and rolled out across the...

2008-09-18 09:00:13

Saudi Telecom is likely to reduce 14% of its workforce in its home market, to expand in the North African telecom market. The move may affect nearly 3,000 employees. According to news reports, Saudi Telecom has been recently rejected by French media group, Vivendi, to acquire its stake in Morocco's Moroc Telecom. Increased competition from rivals like Kuwait's Zain and Emirates Telecommunications in the domestic market is forcing the company to improve profitability. It has spent nearly...

2008-09-16 09:00:40

Text of report by James Ratemo entitled "Telkom Kenya to unveil mobile service this week" published by Kenyan privately-owned daily newspaper The Standard website on 16 September The stage set for stiff competition in the telecommunications sector this week as Telkom Kenya officially unveils its mobile telephone service. The company becomes the fourth entrant into the cellular sub-sector after the two well-established players, Safaricom, Zain and another newcomer, Econet Wireless. With a...

2008-09-16 06:00:11

Ericsson has won a five-year contract from UK-based communications provider Cable & Wireless EAUS (Europe, Asia, and US) to supply and operate a complete GSM mobile network. The value of the contract is thought to be approximately $100m. Ericsson will provide a radio-access network based on small and low-power GSM base stations. The network will provide indoor fixed and mobile coverage to enterprise users and allow roaming with C&W's national roaming partners. Ericsson will also...

2008-09-12 12:00:10

Blueslice Networks and Elephant Talk Communications, Inc. (OTCBB:ETAK), an international telecom and multimedia content distributor, announced today their long-term agreement for a global expansion. Already a Blueslice customer, Elephant Talk will be deploying additional next generation Home Location Registers from Blueslice, meeting their plans to expand their network globally. In order to become a true global player, Elephant Talk will interconnect with multiple carriers in multiple...

2008-09-11 06:00:17

Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC) has been selected as sole supplier to supply and operate a complete GSM mobile network for Cable&Wireless EAUS (Europe, Asia and US) as it launches its new Fixed Mobile Convergence (FMC) services in the UK. As Cable&Wireless' exclusive managed services partner, Ericsson will also be responsible for running the network for five years. Under the agreement, Ericsson will supply a complete core and radio-access network, based on small and low-power GSM base...

2008-09-04 15:00:13

Russian telecom company Vimpel-Communications has announced the commercial launch of a 3G network in four Russian cities of Saint Petersburg, Nizhny Novgorod, Samara and Chelyabinsk. The company plans to launch 3G networks in around 40 cities by the end of 2008. According to Vimpel-Communications (VimpelCom), the networks currently cover the central and some of the densely populated districts in these cities, and the company expects that during 2008 coverage will be extended to bedroom...

2008-08-22 12:00:26

Text of report in English by Thailand-based Burmese publication Irrawaddy website on 21 August [Report by Min Lwin: "International Text Messaging Approved in Burma"] Mobile phone users in Burma can now send and receive e-mail and short messaging system text (SMS) outside the country through the E- Trade Company Web site, according to an E-Trade Myanmar Company staff member. The Burmese government approved the international text messaging service several months ago, and about 1,000...

2008-08-07 09:00:16

In a newly released report by Dell'Oro Group, the trusted source for information about the telecommunications and networking industries, the recently announced restructuring of the telecom industry in China is expected to greatly benefit the mobile infrastructure market over the next five years. According to the report, growth in China will help WCDMA market revenues and base station shipments surpass those of the GSM market in 2011. "We believe the restructuring of the Chinese telecom...

2008-07-15 06:00:45

PARIS, July 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU) today announced that it has been awarded a 32 million Euro contract by Bulgarian Telecommunications Company (BTC), the main telecommunication services operator in Bulgaria - to provide GSM/EDGE solutions to Vivatel, BTC's GSM mobile subsidiary. Alcatel-Lucent will replace half of Vivatel's current GSM Base Station Subsystem network equipment and will also provide a full range of services in conjunction...


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