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Samsung Wins Ukrainian Mobile WiMAX Contract

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Ukraine based mobile WiMAX network, Intellecom has signed a contract for Samsung to supply Mobile WiMAX solutions for the expansion of its network. Following the successful initial deployment of Mobile WiMAX in Kyiv and Kharkiv, Intellecom plans to expand its Mobile WiMAX service coverage to the four largest cities in Ukraine by June 2011 and then gradually extend nationwide by 2013.

The two largest cities, Kyiv and Kharkiv, which currently have access to Mobile WiMAX services, will be also covered with Samsung's Mobile WiMAX solution.

Samsung will provide its latest Mobile WiMAX equipment to Intellecom. Samsung's U-RAS Smart CP base station is the most suitable equipment for maximizing network performance and saving on costs with its separated design of radio and digital units. It also supports a smooth migration from today's Mobile WiMAX to WiMAX 2, the next generation of Mobile WiMAX, or TD-LTE.

Mr. Vladimir Vizersky, General Director of Intellecom, noted, "We're very excited to introduce Samsung's field-proven Mobile WiMAX solution to Ukraine. By providing 4G Mobile WiMAX service, Intellecom expects to meet the explosive mobile data service needs in Ukraine and become a model to other countries which are preparing to launch mobile internet services."

Additionally, Mr. Abdulmajeed El Shawa, Executive Vice Chairman of VTEL Holdings, a major shareholder in Intellecom and a Dubai-based telecommunications company, and Samsung disclosed that they will cooperate to further expand Mobile WiMAX in Europe, CIS and Africa. Ukraine is the first nation that the two companies work together as partners.

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