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Fibre adoption in CEE leads the way in Europe

Central and Eastern European (CEE) countries lead the European ranks in terms of fibre to the home/building (FTTH/B) subscriber growth. The fastest adoption of these technologies can be observed in countries where local loop unbundling (LLU) has either not been implemented or not gained much


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


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...

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