Issue #2003 - 23
INFRASTRUCTURE, PRODUCTS & SERVICES
3G News This Week
1. Siemens Supplies 3G
Infrastructure in Greece
Siemens has now signed an agreement with Panafon Greek Telecommunications Company S.A. (Vodafone Greece) for Vodafone's Greece UMTS deployment. The Siemens Information and Communication Mobile Group (Siemens mobile) will equip the Greek subsidiary of the Vodafone Group with UMTS radio access technology. Siemens will begin setting up the network in Greece already in the third quarter of 2003. Siemens has thus succeeded in winning Vodafone Greece as a new customer for mobile radio infrastructure.
2. Lucent Demonstrates 3G for Public Safety
Technologies announced it is demonstrating live third-generation (3G) mobile applications with several of the industry's leading companies at the Association of Public Safety Communications Officials' (APCO) 2003 Conference & Symposium taking place this week at the Indianapolis Convention Center and RCA Dome. Lucent is collaborating with companies such as Padcom® and Sierra Wireless to highlight how 3G mobile high-speed data networks can be utilized by public safety personnel.
3. The CDMA Development Group (CDG) congratulates KDDI on the commercial success of their 3G services.
Since the deployment of CDMA2000(r) 1X in April 2002, KDDI has added more than nine million subscribers and introduced a broad range of advanced multimedia services that has significantly increased the use of the wireless Internet. Driven by a strong demand for its "au" 3G services, the operator captured the lead in subscriber growth in Japan for the three consecutive months, April through June.
Source: 3G.co.uk site and press releases
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