Ericsson Does Kazakh CDMA

Kazakhstani mobile operator Altel, which as an AMPS operator had been left behind by the emergence of two GSM operators, KCell and KMobile, has announced that it will be migrating to 1x CDMA2000 using Ericsson equipment, starting in the fourth quarter of 2003. The new technology will allow Altel to add SMS and MMS capabilities which the older AMPS technology did not support.

Earlier arguments over whether the equipment vendor for Altel would be Motorola or Samsung seem to have been resolved by choosing a third option: Ericsson.

Ericsson Does Kazakh CDMA - Aug 29 2003 0:17AM ET