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L.M. Ericsson has received orders from Telecom Australia totaling $85 million for analog and digital cellular telephone systems. Telecom Australia’s Advanced Mobile Phone System is growing at an average of 50,000 new subscribers each month this year, Ericsson said. The majority of the Global System for Mobile communications equipment well be installed in Melbourne and Sydney.

Computer Sciences Corp. has signed a five-year contract with Mexican cellular company Grupo Iusacell S.A. de C.V. to provide wireless billing and administration services. The contract is valued at $50 million. Grupo Iusacell is also outsourcing management of its day-to-day billing operations in Mexico City to CSC. Iusacell reports 172,000 subscribers in Mexico.

Glenayre Technologies Inc. has supplied the infrastructure equipment for the first paging system using the high-speed European Radio Message System recently inaugurated in Paris under the name Infomobile. Glenayre said it contributed switching, network control and alphanumeric entry equipment to serve a 60-kilometer area around the French city. Glenayre’s technology will support alphanumeric paging in areas with or without touch-tone phones.

Cable & Wireless plc has received a permit from the Vietnamese Ministry of Trade to open an office in Hanoi. The company named Roger Barlow to be its representative director and be responsible for pursuing business opportunities in Vietnam on behalf of the Cable & Wireless Federation of companies. Cable & Wireless subsidiary Hongkong Telecom is already participating in an optic fiber undersea cable linking Vietnam with Thailand and Hong Kong.

Mtel International has signed an agreement with Shanghai Guo Mai Communications Co. Ltd. to lease technology and provide access to its Global Messaging Network in major cities throughout the People’s Republic of China. Mtel is a subsidiary of Mobile Telecommunications Technologies Corp. Initial service in the PRC will begin in Shanghai. Chinese subscribers will receive access to nationwide, regional and city-to-city service, as well as access to other countries within the network.

Hughes Network Systems Inc. has signed a contract to supply a high-capacity, fixed wireless digital phone system to the Czech Republic’s publicly owned telecommunications carrier, SPT Telecom. It will be implemented in 1995, initially serving the city of Prague, with service expanding throughout the republic by the end of the year.

InterDigital Communications Corp. has completed installing a $1.1 million order for an UltraPhone Time Division Multiple Access digital radiotelephone system in the Russian Republic. The system for a commercial enterprise has been accepted and is currently operational, the company said. InterDigital said it also has received a second order from another commercial enterprise in Russia for UltraPhone equipment valued at $3.3 million. That system is expected to be installed in the first half of 1995.

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