Telecoms news from Belarus
Europe's Telekom Austria Group has reported that its full year revenues declined by 4.2% to EUR4.46 billion (US$5.6 billion). ...more.
The Belarusian government has announced that it will sell its 51% stake in MTS Belarus through an open tender of the 1st December 2011. ...more.
While the emergence of camera phones has changed how disasters and incidents are shown to a wider world, the ringing of unanswered mobile phones is increasingly the dominant sound that follows devastating terrorist attacks, ...more.
Russia's MTS has said that it might sell its 49% stake in its Belarus subsidiary if the government goes ahead with plans to sell its 51% controlling stake in an open tender. ...more.
Russia's MTS has confirmed that it is in talks with the Belarussian government regarding the purchase of the 51% stake in MTS Belarus currently owned by the government. ...more.
The Telekom Austria Group says that it is buying the remaining 30% of SB Telecom, the sole owner of the Belarus based mobile network, for EUR 335 million. ...more.
Nokia Siemens Networks says that it has won a five-year contract from The Telekom Austria Group to replace and modernize its radio networks in Austria, Liechtenstein and Slovenia, and to further deploy 3G services in Serbia and Belarus. ...more.
MTS says that it has launched its 3G network in Belarus, offering peak download speeds of up to 21Mbps ...more.
Belarus' authoritarian leader is promising to toughen regulation of the Internet and its users in an apparent effort to exert control over the last fully free medium in the former Soviet state. ...more.
Two of Belarus' network operators are to be granted 3G radio spectrum, the local official news agency reported. ...more.
A clothing company in the East-European country of Belarus is reported to have developed a range of school uniforms that come with a radiation shielded pocket for children to carry their mobile phone in. ...more.
China's ZTE has won a contract to build a 3G network in Belarus for the Byelorussian Telecommunication Network (BeST). The UMTS network will serve mobile service operator life:), the trading name for BeST. ...more.
Telekom Austria Group has seen a five percent drop in first-quarter revenues to US$1.6 billion primarily due to lower revenues in the landline division. Net profits dropped by 34% to US$116.2 million. ...more.
The Telekom Austria Group has announced that Velcom, its Belarusian mobile subsidiary, will offer mobile broadband to its customers in cooperation with Belcel, a mobile communication service provider. The service will be based on CDMA 450/EV-DO Rev, a technology with data rates of up to 3.1 Mbit/s. ...more.
Mobile network operator, MTS Belarus is to launch a SIM upgrade which will continuously display a PrePay customer's balance on their mobile phone display. ...more.
Telekom Austria has reported that its mobile Communication customer base grew by 15.2% in 2008 from 15.4 million customers at the end of 2007 to 17.8 million customers at the end of 2008, with all mobile operations contributing to this subscriber growth. ...more.
Telekom Austria Group has reported that during the first half 2008, revenues grew by 7.7% to EUR 2,54 billion (US$3.7 billion) primarily due to the consolidation of Velcom in Belarus and to higher contributions from the other international operations. ...more.
Turkey's Turkcell has announced that it is buying an 80% stake in Belarusian Telecommunications Network (BeST) for US$500 million with a potential US$100 million when the company breaks into profit. ...more.
It has been reported that Belarus is planning to award 3G licenses in the near future. The BBC Monitoring service, citing a report by the Belapan news agency said that new entrants to the market would be allowed to bid for the licenses. ...more.
Turkey's largest mobile phone operator Turkcell is continuing with talks to acquire a controlling stake in Belorussian Telecommunication Network (Best) and aims to buy an 80% stake ...more.