Austria

mobilkom launches HSPA+

Austrian carrier mobilkom laid claim to being the first operator in Europe to launch the HSPA+ flavour of 3G technology on a commercial basis on Monday.

Telekom Austria jumps on femto bandwagon

The mobile division of Austrian carrier Telecom Austria said Friday it has started the first femtocell pilot in Central Europe. Mobilkom has rolled out the technology with 35 selected residential and business customers throughout Austria, using kit from Chinese vendor Huawei. As the carrier explains, a femtocell effectively creates an individual indoor 3G network connected […]

Telekom Austria to axe 1,500 workers

Austrian carrier Telekom Austria won market approval this week, for its decision to shed 1,250 jobs over the course of 2009. On Wednesday, the operator reported a 6.2 per cent year on year decline to Eur163m during the third quarter, while revenues for the period were up 4 per cent year on year to Eur1.33bn. […]

Austrian carriers blast roaming rate caps

The mobile operators in Austria’s highly competitive market took a break from bitter rivalry on Friday to jointly release research demonstrating the damage done by the EU’s caps on roaming voice prices. The study, commissioned by mobilkom austria, T-Mobile Austria and Orange Austria, claims that the three carriers have experienced a total EBITDA decline of […]

Fring brings true VoIP over 3G to Austria

Mobile VoIP player Fring made wave on Wednesday, announcing a partnership with leading Austrian mobile operator, mobilkom. Under the agreement, mobilkom austria, which offers products under the popular A1 brand, will give customers access to a dedicated version of the Fring mobile client. The fact that this service will use proper VoIP over 3G, rather […]

Orange brand launches in Austria

Austrian mobile operator One, which is joint owned by France Telecom and a private equity firm, changed its brand name to Orange on Monday. The Austrian operator has become the second company in as many weeks to join the Orange brand, following the recent launch of operations in Kenya. One is 65 per cent owned […]

Telekom Austria profits slide 26% on fixed line losses

Austrian carrier Telekom Austria reported Wednesday that second quarter profits slipped 26 per cent to Eur96.3m, compared to Eur130.6m in the same period last year. The firm said it was hit by higher interest expenses following the acquisition of Belarusian mobile operation Velcom in October of last year, as well as the effects of mobile […]

mobilkom squeezes 10Mbps out of HSPA

Austrian mobile carrier mobilkom claims to have carried out the world’s fastest HSPA data call, using Nokia Siemens Networks commercial I-HSPA platform. During the trial, the data transmission downlink speed reached up to 10.1Mbps. NSN claims its I-HSPA platform is designed for heavy data and rich multimedia usage over the wireless network. Based on a […]

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