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EMEA PCs grow 22% in 1Q10 - IDC

In its efforts to regain momentum the portable PC market in the Europe, the Middle East and Africa has witnessed strong growth of 22% in 1Q10. The finding comes in the latest issue of IDC 's EMEA Quarterly PC Tracker...

Russia’s MTS outsources to boost network efficiency

Mobile TeleSystems (MTS) has become the first Russian operator to outsource its network operations, in a deal with Nokia Siemens Networks (NSN). The company aims to reduce its overall costs while increasing organisational flexibility, transparency and the predictability of its operational


MTS uses iBasis Premium Voice for global calls

Russia’s Mobile TeleSystems (MTS) has enlisted the iBasis Premium Voice service for international calling. Core advantage of the contract is that MTS will gain worldwide voice termination via one single connection to the iBasis network...

Telesens billing is BeST for Belarus

Belarus mobile operator BeST, a closed joint-stock company which operates under the Life:) brand, has signed an agreement with Ukraine based billing systems developer Telesens LLC to deploy their interconnect billing and settlement system throughout Belarus...

Ukraine - a more upbeat assessment for the telecoms sector

Following the recent highly negative report from Companies and Markets, iKS-Consulting, a specialist Central and Eastern European ICT research organisation has provided a much more up-beat assessment of the market in Ukraine. Revenue in telecoms grew over three and a half times from 2003 to


NEC to help Pannon meet customer demand for mobile

NEC has announced that Pannon, the second largest mobile operator in Hungary and a subsidiary of Telenor, has chosen it to build a national optical transport network. The contract will see NEC providing Metro WDM equipment from Transmode to Pannon’s national


Synterra, ECI partner to meet traffic growth

Russian operator Synterra is to deploy ECI’s new XDM-3000 to accommodate growing customer demand for capacity-intensive carrier-class infrastructure solutions that can simultaneously handle both Ethernet and TDM-based services, fundamental to the ECI 1Net framework for optimal network


Delivering on a promise in spite of hard times

Mobile operators are under increasing pressure to deliver services with sufficient quality and capacity to meet customer expectations, while simultaneously reducing CAPEX and OPEX in order to stay competitive in the face of the difficult economic outlook.  Andrea Casini, VP Sales...

BH Telecom a step closer to NGN

BH Telecom end-users can enjoy new triple-play services enabled by NSN. Key to the project are NSN switching and broadband access solutions to optimise BH Telecom's legacy assets, as the company advances towards an all-IP network of the future...

Croatian IT services defy recessionary gloom

The IT services market in Croatia continued to grow in 2008 despite the slowing economy, according to a recent IDC study. The market totaled US$424.45 million in 2008, representing 16.3% year-on-year growth in US$. Measured in local currency, the market expanded 7.0% year-on-year...

MTS: we will double 3G cities by year-end

Russian 3G player MTS has announced an ambitious strategy for the Russian market. Aware that many international players do not have an advanced presence in Russia, MTS is confident that its current presence in more than 20 cities will double to 50 by the end of this year...

ILS Proton soars to its half-century of launches

International Launch Services (ILS), which provides mission and launch services to the commercial space industry, has successfully carried the W2A satellite to orbit on behalf of Eutelsat Communications of France via a ILS Proton. The Proton vehicle lifted off from the Baikonur Cosmodrome...

Scartel, Cisco bring 4G to Moscow, St Petersburg

Scartel, Russia's first provider of high-speed wireless Internet, is now offering access under the Yota brand, powered by Cisco's latest mobility technologies. Yota's network provides service within the Sadovoye Ring in Moscow and at the Vassilyevsky Island and Petrogradsky District in St...