Telecoms news from Cyprus
The Republic of Cyprus (Southern Cyprus) has announced a tender for the country's third mobile network operator license. ...more.
South Africa's MTN Group has bought out its 50:50 partner in MTN Cyprus giving it sole ownership of the mobile network. Financial terms are not being disclosed. ...more.
The entire board of directors at the Cyprus based telecoms network operator, Cyprus Telecommunications Authority (CyTA) has resigned following a series of allegations of irregularities regarding the sale of phone cards and double dealings in the bidding for a digital platform. ...more.
MTN Cyprus has contracted with network optimiser, Optimi to provide network planning, optimization and management solutions for both its 2G and 3G networks. ...more.
Cyprus Airways flight crews will be the first to benefit from a new feature of SITA's Flight Ops portfolio which allows airline crew to use their own smartphones to access roster details and to improve crew morale through better communication of roster changes. ...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.
Ericsson has won a contract in Turkish Cyprus from Kuzey Kibris Turkcell - a subsidiary of Turkcell - as the sole supplier of a WCDMA/HSPA network. ...more.
Cyprus based, Cytamobile-Vodafone says that it has upgraded its 3G network to support HSDPA. The geographic coverage of the Cytamobile-Vodafone network exceeds 55%, whereas the population coverage exceeds 80%. ...more.
New legislation being planed by the Cypriot government would ban school pupils from taking their mobile phone into schools. ...more.
South Africa's MTN Group has agreed to sell half of its holding in its Cypriot mobile operator, Areeba - which trades as MTN Cyprus - to Amaracos Holding for an undisclosed amount. ...more.
The telecoms authority for the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC) has granted a 3G license to Turkish operator, Turkcell last Friday. Turkcell launched its network in Northern Cyprus in July 1999. ...more.
At present, the service is only available in the Southern Cypriot capital, Nicosia, where there is an increased demand for mobile data communication; however, all cities will be able to enjoy the service in due time. ...more.