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Russian Telecom Roundup: Mobile WiMAX, MTS Comstar-UTS, Google Phone

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Posted by: Quintura @ 14:15 [10. 08. 09]

- The first Russian Mobile WiMAX operator Yota (Scartel) has won a Mobile WiMAX license in Peru, South America for a fee of $3.9 million plus one dollar. Skartel launched mobile WiMAX telecom services in Moscow, St. Petersburg and Ufa of Russia under the Yota brand in June 2009. According to Scartel CEO Dmitry Sokolov, the company plans to invest $100 million into building a network in Peru in the next five years.

- The largest mobile phone operator in Russia and the CIS, Mobile TeleSystems (MTS) is going to acquire a 50.9 percent stake in COMSTAR – United TeleSystems (COMSTAR-UTS), a leading supplier of integrated telecommunication solutions in Russia and the CIS, for $1,272 million. Both, MTS and COMSTAR-UTS are majority owned by Sistema.

- The mobile phone distributor Vobis Computers has started selling the first Google Android phone in Russia, Highscreen PP5420. Produced by iPhone-maker FOXCONN, the first Russian Google phone, which is built on Qualcomm MSM7201 platform, has an OLED sensor screen and supports Bluetooth 2.0+EDR, Wi-Fi, UMTS/HSDPA, and GPS. Highscreen PP5420 is being priced at about $500.

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