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Weeks after suspending deliveries, Nokia exits Russian market

Nokia said it's leaving the Russian market altogether over the country's invasion of Ukraine, weeks after suspending equipment deliveries.

Changing the game: Beeline launches 5G pilot network that highlights the future of gaming

Those testing out the 5G pilot network will do so by playing a virtual reality or online game Russian mobile operator Beeline has launched what it believes will be its first long-running 5G pilot network in St. Petersburg, Russia with general availability for consumers. Located...

Russia’s MTS pleads with users to stop overloading network with memes, videos

MTS president says the carrier is seeing 'serious changes in the structure of consumption of mobile Internet traffic' COVID-19 continues to spread globally, and networks around the world are working double-time trying to keep up with the unprecedented influx of traffic as work and school...

Russian telecoms invest in cloud gaming, cite ‘great potential for growth’

Russia’s 65.2 million gamers spent a total of $1.7 billion in 2018 Telecoms around the world are becoming increasingly more interested in investing in cloud gaming, because their technological strengths are well-suited to the new gaming format. Getting into the game early, so to speak,...

US and UK warn of Russian hackers targeting network devices

U.S. and U.K. issue alert about Russian state-sponsored hackers The U.S. and U.K. recently published an alert that Russian state-sponsored hackers are targeting network infrastructure devices, such routers, switches, firewalls and network-based intrusion detection systems, as part of a cyber espionage campaign. The joint-alert was issued...

#TBT: Politicians worry about 3G and the CDMA/GSM split, pagers wreak havoc in China … this year in 1998

Editor’s Note: RCR Wireless News goes all in for “Throwback Thursdays,” tapping into our archives to resuscitate the top headlines from the past. Fire up the time machine, put on the sepia-tinted shades, set the date for #TBT and enjoy the memories! Oh, the days...

Russia mobile market pinched by sanctions, censorship

WASHINGTON – MegaFon, the second-largest mobile carrier in Russia, is forecasting a decline in sales and revenue for 2015, according to a report from Bloomberg Business. The report follows a 5.9% increase in revenue in 2014 with a profit margin forecasted at 40% for 2015,...

EMEA: Russia’s attempt to close off Internet, part of a trend?

Vladimir Putin wants to take Russia off the global Internet in case of an emergency, like war or anti-government protests, according to recent reports — reports which, of course, the Kremlin denies. It's easy to dismiss this move as the madness of Vlad (as German Chancellor Angela...

Telecom Software: Carrier focus on software; Redknee’s $10M contract

Welcome to our weekly wrap-up of everything in the world of telecom software. There's no real common thread in the week's news, but there's definitely a sense of gearing up for 2014 with new acquisitions, new software deployments and new partnerships. Redknee landed an impressive $10...

Russia doles out LTE spectrum licenses

Russian telecommunications giant Mobile TeleSystems said it was one of four companies to have been allocated spectrum licenses designed for the rollout of LTE services across the country. MTS noted that The Federal Service for Supervision in the Sphere of Communications, Information Technologies and Mass...

New telecommunications route between Western Europe and Russia

The highway is deemed to serve the increasing Internet-traffic demands between Western Europe and Russia via the Baltic States.

Report: Emerging countries to play a big role in worldwide e-commerce

Emerging countries are expected to play a bigger role in the e-commerce market by 2015, according to a new study by Forrester Research. During last week's NRF 101st Annual Convention & Expo, Forrester Research presented a study that showed the compound annual growth...

Indian lawyer points to Russian link in 2G spectrum scandal

Indian attorney Prashant Bhushan told the country's Supreme Court that India's investigating agencies have overlooked the role of Shyam Telelink in the 2G spectrum scam because it has links to Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin.

VimpelCom uses Alcatel-Lucent solution to launch femtocell-based services in the North-Western region of Russia Bookmark and Share

Alcatel-Lucent | August 26, 2011 | Press Release St. Petersburg, August 26, 2011 - OJSC VimpelCom announced the choice of Alcatel-Lucent's (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU) technical solution to support the launch of new services for Beeline subscribers in the North-Western region of Russia based...

SECOND QUARTER 2011 FINANCIAL RESULTS ANNOUNCEMENT AND CONFERENCE CALL

Mobile TeleSystems | August 29, 2011 | Press Release The management of Mobile TeleSystems (MTS) will be holding a conference call to discuss the Company’s Second Quarter 2011 Financial and Operating Results on September 06, 2011. Please note that the conference call will start at: 18:00 hrs...

Merger of MTS’ Additional and Main Share Issues

Mobile TeleSystems | August 10, 2011 | Press Release Moscow, Russian Federation – Mobile TeleSystems OJSC (“MTS” or the “Company” – NYSE: MBT), the leading telecommunications provider in Russia and the CIS, announces that the Company’s ordinary shares are expected to commence trading on the...

NAVTEQ Traffic™ Launches RDS Real-Time Traffic Services Across Russia via Autoradio

NAVTEQ | July 25, 2011 | Press Release Moscow – XX July 2011 – NAVTEQ, the leading global provider of maps, traffic and location data enabling navigation, location-based services and mobile advertising around the world, has signed an agreement with the Russian network radio station...

Expiration of the Three Months Period From the Registration of Share Issuance Report

Mobile TeleSystems | July 22, 2011 | Press Release Moscow, Russian Federation – Mobile TeleSystems OJSC (“MTS” or the “Company” – NYSE: MBT), the leading telecommunications provider in Russia and the CIS, announces that the 3-months period from the registration of the Company’s share issuance...

MTS Amends Organizational Structure

Mobile TeleSystems | July 11, 2011 | Press Release Moscow, Russian Federation – Mobile TeleSystems OJSC (“MTS” or the “Company” – NYSE: MBT), the leading telecommunications provider in Russia and the CIS, announces changes to the organizational structure of the Company as part of its...

Tele2 Russia added 216,000 new customers in May

Market Watch | June 16, 2011 Stockholm, Sweden, Jun 16, 2011 (Thomson Reuters ONE via COMTEX) -- Stockholm - Tele2 AB (Tele2), (nasdaq omx stockholm:TEL2 A and TEL2 B) today announced that its Russian operations added 216,000 new customers in May 2011. Tele2 Russia has...

UPDATE 1-Sistema unit in high-tech JV with China’s ZTE

Reuters | June 16, 2011 | Alexei Anishchuk and Maria Kiselyova MOSCOW, June 16 (Reuters) - Russian holding company Sistema's (SSAq.L) high-tech unit and Chinese telecoms equipment producer ZTE will set up a joint venture to make innovative products, Sistema said on Thursday. ...... Read full article here...

UPDATE 1-Sistema unit in high-tech JV with China's ZTE

Reuters | June 16, 2011 | Alexei Anishchuk and Maria Kiselyova MOSCOW, June 16 (Reuters) - Russian holding company Sistema's (SSAq.L) high-tech unit and Chinese telecoms equipment producer ZTE will set up a joint venture to make innovative products, Sistema said on Thursday. ...... Read full article here...

LEADING RUSSIAN TELECOMMUNICATION OPERATOR MTS BUILDS MOBILE TRANSPORT INFRASTRUCTURE TOGETHER WITH ALCATEL-LUCENT

Alcatel-Lucent | June 9, 2011  | Press Release Moscow, June 9, 2011 -OJSC Mobile TeleSystems (“MTS” – NYSE: MBT), the leading telecommunications operator in Russia and the CIS, and Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU) today announced the modernization of MTS transport infrastructure by deploying...

Reuters: KT CEO says in talks to sell Russian unit

Reuters | April 22, 2011 | Hyunjoo Jin (Reuters) - KT Corp , South Korea's top fixed-line and No.2 mobile company, is in talks to sell its Russian unit New Telephone Company (NTC), its chief executive said on Friday. "We are in talks to sell the business,"...

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