TIM to roll out HSUPA

Telecom Italia Mobile (TIM) is reportedly planning to launch a HSUPA (High Speed Uplink Packet Access) service in July, at the same time as it upgrades its HSDPA network from 3.6Mbps maximum speeds to 7.2Mbps (Class 8). Population coverage is also expected to double from 35 per cent in January to 70 per cent by […]

Weather moves in on Greece

Greek mobile operator TIM Hellas has been snapped up by Orascom head honcho Naguib Sawiris’ private-equity vehicle, Weather Investments, for a hefty Eur3.6bn. Weather bought the third place Greek operator from equity firms Texas Pacific Group and Apax Partners, which initially acquired TIM Hellas from Telecom Italia in June 2005 for Eur1.6bn. The sale price […]

3GSM Asia: Asian ops plan IM rollout

The GSM Association’s personal Instant Messaging (IM) campaign has scored further success in Asia, with mobile operators in Malaysia and Singapore planning the development and launch of interoperable IM services. Launched at the 3GSM World Congress in Barcelona last February, the initiative aims to make instant messaging on mobile networks as ubiquitous and popular as […]

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