T-Mobile, Orange to Merge

U.K. mobile network operators T-Mobile and Orange are in negotiations to merge their U.K. operations into a 50/50 joint venture. Between them they would claim 28 million subscribers and a 37 percent market share, creating a new market leader. The deal, if signed by the two and approved by regulators, would go into effect in […]

Case Study: TTI Telecom OSS Helps Orange Get to 3G

Partner Communications Israel (Orange IL) (PTNR) planned to enter the 3G market in December 2004. Already a leading 2G provider, Partner needed a seamless transition to incorporate 3G services without noticeable effect on current subscribers’ user experience. TTI Telecom (TTIL) designed an OSS solution in line with TMF NGOSS and MTNM concepts, maintaining software and application […]

Apple Ready to Enter Europe with iPhone

Apple Inc. will announce signed deals with three carriers to bring the iPhone to Europe, according to the Financial Times. Germany’s T-Mobile, Britain’s O2 and France’s Orange SA have signed exclusive deals with Apple, but the official announcement will come next week. The move is considered critical to reaching Apples stated goal of selling 10 […]

LG Handset Chosen in GSM Campaign

Twelve mobile operators have selected a multimedia phone developed by LG Electronics as the winning handset to spearhead the GSM Association’s 3G for All campaign. The LG-KU250, which is only 15mm thick, was selected from 19 handsets submitted by eight vendors. Containing a chipset supplied by Qualcomm, the handset supports video calls, high-speed Internet access, […]

New MVNO Offers Push-to-Talk

Soon-to-be-launched mobile virtual operator (MVNO) Amp’d Mobile will use Kodiak Networks Real-Time Exchange (RTX) System to deliver push-to-talk (PTT) services with quality of service. Targeting the youth market ages 18 to 25 with an array of entertainment services, Amp’d Mobile has chosen an EV-DO 3G network to deliver exclusive content and a proprietary user interface. […]

WTI Takes VoIP Solution Nationwide; Offers Stock Plan

Orange County based-WTI Communica-tions Inc. (Booth 414) announces the nationwide launch of its hosted IP 3 VoIP Business Solution. As a Certified Level (3)-enabled partner, WTI is offering protected territories to new master agents who sell all of WTIs voice and data products. The company also is providing a stock option plan to the first […]


Posted: 3/2004 CONTRACTS & DEALS Boston Communications Group Inc. (bcgi), a provider of transaction processing solutions, has announced partnerships with ACI Worldwide Inc. and Nigerian Mobile Telecommunications Ltd. (MTel), part of Nigerian Telecommunications Limited. ACI, an international provider of enterprise e-payment solutions, has signed a multiyear agreement to integrate bcgis ATM Recharge with ACIs BASE24 […]

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