Articles Posted on July 1st, 2009

  • TerreStar launches mobile satellite network

    TerreStar launches mobile satellite network

    Mobile communications provider TerreStar Networks Inc. (TerreStar), a majority-owned subsidiary of TerreStar Corporation (NASDAQ: TSTR), announced today the successful launch of TerreStar-1, the world’s largest, advanced commercial communications satellite. Today’s launch is a major achievement in TerreStar’s strategic vision of delivering voice, data and video services on an all IP next-generation mobile broadband network that combines the power of TerreStar-1, an all-IP core network, and the latest in smartphone technology.

  • Local Internet peering to be established in Pakistan, PTA & TWA sign agreement

    Local Internet peering to be established in Pakistan, PTA & TWA sign agreement

    In a joint ceremony held at Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) Headquarters, PTCL and Trans World Associates (TWA) have signed an agreement on establishment of local Internet peering for routing of domestic email and Internet traffic. It was decided that initially the link between two parties will be of Fast Ethernet providing a peering capacity of around 80 to 90 Mbps.

  • Wi-Tribe launched in Pakistan

    Wi-Tribe launched in Pakistan

    Wi-Tribe today announced the official launch of its wireless broadband service in Pakistan, its largest market to date. The launch phase will include the cities of Karachi, Islamabad, Lahore, and Rawalpindi. “Today, a new milestone is achieved in the evolution of wi-tribe and the realization of our vision to become one of the top 20 telecom players by 2020,” said Sheikh Abdullah Bin Mohammed Bin Saud Al-Thani, Chairman of The Qtel Group.

  • World’s first rich communication suite-based service now live in South Korea

    World’s first rich communication suite-based service now live in South Korea

    The GSMA today announced that the world’s first interoperable enhanced communication service incorporating key elements of the GSMA’s Rich Communication Suite (RCS) specifications is now a live commercial service in South Korea. The GSMA’s RCS initiative is supported by some of the world’s leading handset vendors, core network vendors and mobile operators including KT, and SK Telecom, who joined the initiative to provide an interoperable service solution in South Korea.

  • Alcatel-Lucent, Reliance Communications Managed Network Services joint venture completes 1 year

    Alcatel-Lucent, Reliance Communications Managed Network Services joint venture completes 1 year

    Alcatel-Lucent Managed Solutions, the first of its kind Managed Network Services joint venture company of Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU) and Reliance Communications (BSE : RCOM), one of India’s largest integrated telecommunications service provider today completes one year. This legal entity was launched in July 2008, as an innovative business model between one of the worlds largest telecom equipment manufacturer and telecom service provider to establish a cost-effective delivery hub for global services business.

    “The unique combination of strengths of Alcatel Lucent and Reliance Communications has been among the key drivers for unprecedented growth and quick subscriber ramp up on the Reliance Mobile network”, said Mr. Sandip Biswas, Head of Managed Services, Reliance Communications. “With Reliance Communications holding a 33% equity stake in the Joint Venture, it also offers us significant opportunities to further create value for our many million stakeholders”, he added. Within the first year of operations the Joint Venture has demonstrated its capability to achieve operational cost savings of 20-25%.