Telecoms news from Estonia
EMT launched its LTE network in in 2010, and it currently covers 75 percent of the country's population. The network will be available throughout the whole country by the end of 2014. ...more.
Estonian mobile network, EMT says that its sales of mobile internet tablets jumped four-fold during 2012 compared to 2011. ...more.
Estonian mobile network, EMT says that so far this month, over half of its new mobile data subscriptions have been sold to customers use LTE devices. ...more.
Estonia's EMT says that its sales of smartphones were up by 66 percent over the past year. This compared to a global average increase in sales of 47 percent. ...more.
Elektrilevi, an Estonian electricity distribution network operator, has signed an eight-year contract with Ericsson to supply, deploy, systems integrate and run a smart-metering network. ...more.
TeliaSonera has announced that it is creating a new IT development center in Tallinn, Estonia. ...more.
The European Commission put a hold on a proposal by the Estonian Competition Authority (ECA) to impose some of the highest mobile termination rates (MTRs) in the European Union from mid-2012 until mid-2015. ...more.
Estonian mobile network, EMT says that it is to start blocking inbound text messages which originate from servers of foreign operators with whom EMT has no messaging agreement. ...more.
TeliaSonera's subsidiary, the mobile operator EMT in Estonia, has created a world's first mobile identification service which makes it possible to vote via a mobile phone. ...more.
TeliaSonera has launched the first commercial LTE services in Estonia to customers in the city centres of Tallinn, Tartu, Kohila, and at IT College of Tallinn University of Technology. ...more.
UK based handset antenna manufacturer, Sarantel Group has signed an agreement to outsource its assembly test and supply chain processes to Elcoteq, based in Tallinn, Estonia. ...more.
BlueSky Positioning says that it has carried out trials of its SIM card based A-GPS system on the Estonian mobile network, EMT. The tests were conducted using both GPRS and USSD (Unstructured Supplementary Services Data) for retrieving assistance data in a live 3G network. ...more.
TeliaSonera has announced offers to buy out the shareholders in two regional telecoms operators - Lithuania based TEO LT and Estonia based Eesti Telekom. ...more.
Eesti Telekom of Estonia has reported its Q2 results. These show the impact of both the economic downturn and also regulatory interference. ...more.
Ericsson has signed an agreement with Elcoteq, a supplier to Ericsson, for part of its manufacturing operations in Estonia. ...more.
Half of 10 year-old, 87% of 13 year-old and 95% of 16 year-old children in the EU have a mobile phone, but half of European parents worry mobile phone use might expose their children to sexually and violently explicit images (51%) or bullying by other children (49%), according to a survey. ...more.
Elisa's home operation in Finland finished 2008 with 2.54m customers, up 8.9% year on year. Although this was up 2.5pp compared to the 2007 rate, and was in fact the highest rate in six quarters, Elisa's growth may well lag behind that of the other two Finnish operators, ...more.
Parliament has approved a law making Estonia the first country to allow voting by mobile phone. Lawmakers approved a measure Thursday allowing citizens to vote by mobile phone in the next parliamentary elections in 2011. ...more.
TeliaSonera has launched an "all you can eat" mobile music download service which will be offered to more than 13.3 million mobile customers in six countries. Telia in Sweden will be the first to release the service. ...more.
Elisa continued its steady if unspectacular progress in Q3 08, adding 57.4k customers to bring its combined customer base to 2.83m. Given that Elisaâ€™s markets of operation (Finland and Estonia) both have penetration rates in excess of 125%, such a growth rate is commendable, ...more.