VIPnet to demonstrate LTE network this weekend

Croatian operator VIPnet has announced the completion of a successful LTE trial in the 800MHz “digital dividend” band freed up by the migration to digital television. The trial, which began in October last year, took place in Zagreb, and achieved data speeds of up to 150Mbps download and 50Mbps upload.

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’s Nemsic to leave for Vimpelcom

Vimpelcom is a far larger operation than TA, with 57.8 million mobile customers across Russia, Georgia, Armenia, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Kazahkstan and Ukraine as of Q308. The firm also won licences to operate in Vietnam and Cambodia in 2008. Mobilkom, TA’s mobile arm, which Nemsic ran as CEO prior to assuming control of the whole group, […]

mobilkom tests mobile ticketing platform

Austrian mobile operator, mobilkom, said Tuesday that it has developed a chip-based NFC (Near Field Communications) system for mobile ticketing in conjunction with OBB – the Austrian Federal Railways group. The chip-based NFC application is based on the international standard VDV-KA, allowing train passengers and ticket collectors to buy and mange tickets in a user […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Eastern Europeans roam with MACH

Mobilkom Austria has renewed its contract with clearing and settlement firm MACH. The deal includes Mobilkom Austria and its subsidiaries: Mobiltel in Bulgaria, Vipnet in Croatia, Si.mobil in Slovenia, Mobilkom Liechtenstein and mobile communication providers currently being established in Serbia and Macedonia. With travel and tourism on the rise across the region, Mobilkom said the […]

Rev. A comes to Europe

Czech Republic trunking operator MobilKom said Monday it has tapped Chinese vendor ZTE to deliver a cdma2000 1x EV-DO Revision A network. Deployed through 2007, the Rev. A network may well be the first of its kind in Europe, which traditionally uses GSM technologies. Rival player, Telefonica O2 Czech Republic, is also planning to deploy […]