CDMA 450Mhz Network Opened in Russia
Published on: 16th Dec 2002
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Russia's Delta Telecom has launched its CDMA2000 1X network in the 450MHz frequency band using equipment software and services from Lucent Technologies. This new network named SKYLINK will be the first one in Russia capable of providing subscribers high speed mobile data services at speeds of up to 153 kilobits per second along with high quality voice services.
Subscribers in St. Petersburg and its nearest suburbs will be the first to gain access to the SKYLINK services. In the future, Delta Telecom plans to expand the SKYLINK network to provide coverage in all of its licensed territories.
"Today, with the launch of the new CDMA2000 1X SKYLINK network, we start a new era of mobile communications in Russia and create a new way of life. The high-speed data services made possible by this new network give enterprise subscribers a powerful tool for improving business processes and customer service," said Victor Ustyuzhanin, general director of Delta Telecom.
"Lucent Technologies was first to develop a CDMA2000 1X solution for 450 MHz and make it available to the telecommunications market," said Dmitry Kamensky, managing director of Lucent Technologies Russia and Commonwealth of Independent States. "Today we are happy to participate in the commercial launch of SKYLINK, the first Russian network based on CDMA2000 1X in the 450 MHz band, which enables Delta Telecom to offer 3G mobile communication services to enterprise subscribers and consumers."