MTS beats Q1 forecasts despite profit decline

Russia’s Mobile TeleSystems (MTS) reported a 14 per cent year on year decline in Q1 2015 net income to RUB10.9 billion ($221.30 million), which just beat analyst expectations. The company, Russia’s largest mobile player with 74.5 million subscribers, said it was largely hit …

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Sailfish set to become Russia’s smartphone platform of choice

Work is underway which could see Sailfish picking-up support from Russia’s authorities, giving it a boost in a market that has already seen some push-back against the dominance of Google’s Android. According to the Ministry of Telecom and Mass Communications …

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MTS, VimpelCom to collaborate on LTE in Russia

Russian telco Mobile TeleSystems (MTS) and Dutch-based operator group VimpelCom have announced a partnership to develop and share LTE networks in Russia and the CIS region. The agreement involves rolling out LTE in 36 Russian regions over the next two years.

Huawei, MegaFon claim 5G services in Russia by 2018

Chinese infrastructure vendor Huawei and Russian operator MegaFon have announced a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to deliver trial 5G network services at the Fifa World Cup 2018, to be held in 11 Russian cities.

Samsung makes tentative Tizen launch

Global smartphone sales leader Samsung has finally unveiled a smartphone running on Tizen – the new, Linux-based, open-source mobile OS that Samsung has been developing in partnership with Intel ever since Nokia threw the towel in on MeeGo back in 2011.