Alcatel has signed a contract with the mobile operator, Mobile TeleSystems, for the deployment of an MTS EDGE (Enhanced Data rate for GSM Evolution) network over the city of Samara, in Russia.
Under the term of this contract, Alcatel will enable the EDGE capability of the GSM/GPRS radio and mobile core network it has already supplied to MTS in Samara, using the multi-standard capability of its industry Evolium solution. The EDGE technology, natively embedded in Alcatel Evolium radio access solution already installed at the MTS network, will be activated thanks to a simple software activation. According to Alcatel, the delivery of the solution is scheduled for completion by the third quarter of 2004.
On a release note, Alcatel says its solution will enable MTS , which operates both in Russia and Ukraine, to provide its customers with new broadband mobile applications and services such as MMS, high-speed access to the Internet and electronic messaging service, or fast downloading of large volume of data. The commercial launch of the EDGE network is scheduled for fourth quarter of 2004.
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