Nokia Telecommunications Inc. said it will supply a trunked mobile radio system to Broadcast Communications Ltd. of New Zealand. The contract, valued at $5 million, calls for Nokia to supply base station terminals, network operation and maintenance. The system, named Teamtalk, will provide voice and data communications. BCL hopes to provide nationwide coverage within three years. Deliveries will take place during the next two to three years, Nokia said, with rollout starting in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch, and continuing to Waikato and Canterbury by the end of the year. New Zealand’s total trunked mobile radio market is about 80,000 mobiles, said David Ware, Teamtalk’s general manager.
Telecommunications manufacturer L.M. Ericsson has received a $40 million contract from Tele Danmark to provide digital cellular equipment. The present order for base stations, switches and software nearly doubles the equipment Ericsson has supplied to Tele Danmark in the past. Deliveries will be made in the next two to three years, noted Ericsson. It will expand the company’s existing Global System for Mobile communications network. Ericsson is the sole supplier of radio base stations and switches to Tele Danmark Mobil, the largest Danish digital cellular operator.
Boston Technology Inc. announced it has signed a contract to supply enhanced services systems to Cia de Telefones do Brasil Central, Brazil’s sole, privately-owned telephone services provider. Boston Technology’s CO ACCESS system will provide call answering, voice mail, facsimile mail and virtual telephone service to about 10,000 subscribers. The order was placed through Boston Technology’s Brazilian partner, Computel. Boston Technology provides network-based enhanced services software and systems.
British telecommunications company Cable & Wireless plc announced it will bid for a second cellular and radio paging license to serve Singapore. Cable & Wireless, along with partner Hongkong Telecom, plan to bid for the license as part owner in MobileOne Asia Pte. Ltd. Other owners of MobileOne include The Keppel Group and Singapore Press Holdings, each with 35 percent. Cable & Wireless and Hongkong Telecom have their 30 percent interest in MobileOne through Great Eastern Telecommunications Ltd., a joint venture company set up to invest in Asian wireless networks. Singapore Telecom is currently the sole provider in Singapore, but the company’s monopoly license expires in 1997.
Hark Systems Inc. said it has installed its Velocity Messaging System for Russian Paging Inc. to be used in the paging provider’s Moscow system. The Velocity Messaging System is a wireless messaging platform that contains voice mail, Telocator Nationwide Paging Protocol routing, alpha transcription, alphanumeric input and delivery and page encoding. Hark said its system will allow Russian Paging to automate its paging in steps. Paging in Russia is still mostly done manually. Russian Paging also purchased a Hark-designed click detector module that gives the operator automated access to most of Moscow’s exchanges.