MTC Vodafone plans to offer its customers in Bahrain Siemens’ personalized messages, animated chat, video-streaming, and multimedia messaging for their mobile phones. The network will be built completely new and will encompass mobile technologies from GSM to W-CDMA from the Siemens Information and Communication Mobile Group.
Siemens mobile is providing the network infrastructure for the new network, which encompasses everything from GSM to W-CDMA, including GPRS and EDGE technologies. Starting in early 2004 MTC-Vodafone will be able to offer its customers a wide variety of new applications, including personalized messages and home pages, multimedia messaging, animated chat, video-streaming, and multimedia shopping.
In Kuwait, MTC-Vodafone and Siemens have already been working together for ten years. With 22 3G agreements, Siemens mobile is now among the top suppliers worldwide. Bahrain is the first 3G contract for Siemens mobile in the Middle East.
The Mobile Telecommunications Company (MTC) was founded in 1983 and is the largest mobile operator in Kuwait with almost 700,000 customers. In 2002, MTC entered into a Network Partner agreement with Vodafone mobile community. The agreement was the first of its kind in the Middle East and has been followed closely with an agreement to work as a partnership on the second GSM license in Bahrain. MTC-Vodafone Bahrain will commence as a service in December 2003. — (menareport.com)
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