Motorola Inc.’s Pan American Wireless Infrastructure Division will install an Advanced Mobile Phone Service cellular network in Brazil. Motorola values the agreement with Telecomunicacoes de Sao Paulo S.A. at $63 million. The network will cover about 50,000 subscribers in the city of Aracatuba, and Motorola expects commercial service to begin during the second quarter.
CamGSM Company Ltd., owned 62 percent by Millicom International Cellular S.A., launched Cambodia’s first Global System for Mobile communications network. The company began service in Phnom Penh operating under the MobiTel brand name. Millicom said Cambodia has a population of 10 million and one of the lowest telephone densities in the world at less than 1 telephones per 200 people.
Telecom Italia Mobile will use Octel Communications Corp.’s voice messaging technology in its Global System for Mobile communications network. Octel said it will supply its Sierra system to enable Telecom Italia to provide an additional 1.8 million wireless mailboxes to its installed base of more than 2 million mailboxes. In addition, using the Sierra system, customers can see how many messages are in their mailbox, receive and print fax documents and send messages to any designated phone number through their mailbox. Octel said the project is scheduled to be completed over the next 18 months.
Equipment supplied by Glenayre Technologies Inc. will be used in a nationwide high-speed paging network in Austria operated by Paging One Services GmbH, a division of Metromedia International Telecommunications Inc. Glenayre will provide its GL3000 redundant wireless messaging switch, GL-C2000 transmitter controllers and GL-5340 high-speed UHF transmitters. Paging One also will use the voice capabilities of the GL3000 to offer subscribers additional enhanced services, said Glenayre.
BellSouth Corp. said it will purchase a 49 percent interest in Telefonia Celular de Nicaragua, Nicaragua’s only wireless telephone company. BellSouth said it will assume operational management and will have an option to acquire an additional 40 percent of the company. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.
Orbcomm Global L.P. signed a service license agreement with Communications Technology Inc. of Seoul, Korea. CTI established Orbcomm Korea to manage the venture, through which it will provide Orbcomm communications services to the Republic of Korea. CTI also has entered a memorandum of understanding with Orbcomm to analyze the development and manufacture by CTI of Orbcomm subscriber communicators for distribution worldwide. The addition of Korea as an Orbcomm network partner brings the total number of countries to be serviced by the Orbcomm system to 70.