Oman Mobile contracts NSN for upgrades

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Nokia Siemens Networks (NSN) has inked a deal with Oman Mobile to upgrade 90% of the cellco’s network. The contract, worth between USD80 million and USD100 million, will see 90% of the company’s base stations and core connectivity replaced, and take 18 months to complete.Oman Mobile had 1.48 million subscribers at the end of 2007, equivalent to a 59.7% market …

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GSM-K ups network investment

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Kazakhstan’s largest cellular operator by subscribers says it plans to invest USD264 million this year, up from USD223 million in 2007, as it pushes ahead with the expansion of its network. GSM Kazakhstan (GSM-K), which offers services under the K-Cell brand, is set to install 310 new base stations by the end of the year, Interfax reports. GSM-K is 49%-owned …

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Safaricom launches mobile TV (Kenya)

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Kenya’s largest cellular operator by subscribers, Safaricom, has launched the country’s first mobile TV service. Under a partnership with pay-TV operator DSTV and Kenya Broadcasting Corporation, customers can access ten local channels plus content from international broadcasters such as CNN and the BBC. At launch services are available only to customers in the capital, Nairobi. With a DVB-H handset priced …

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Prepaid Mobile Broadband from M-Tel Bulgaria

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M-Tel* has launched ‘M-Tel Free Surf’ a prepaid 3G tariff available to ‘Prima’ customers (prepaid). The tariffs which can be ordered via SMS text to read 250 MB” or 25 MB  – are as follows:            Tariff                           Cost per             Included               Cost per           Validity                                              month                                        extra Mbyte    M-Tel Free Surf 25                9.90                  25 MB                  2.56               30 …

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China Telecom sees capacity challenge as broadband demand grows

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Chinese operator is first customer for Huawei’s core router cluster system, which claims to lower TCO by up to 60%. The cost and complexity of increasing network capacity to cope with the growth in broadband customers and changing usage patterns presents a significant challenge to telecoms carriers, according to China Telecom. “[There has been a] rapid and huge increase in …

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