Motorola Awarded Contract to Expand COSCOM's Network Across Uzbekistan
"Motorola Inc. today announced a three-year frame agreement with MCT Corp. to expand the network of MCT's joint venture COSCOM across Uzbekistan, including its capital Tashkent. The network deployment is currently underway and will continually increase COSCOM's subscriber capacity and enable the operator to offer new high-speed data services to its subscribers. The expanded network will cover 900/1800 MHz bands and incorporates Motorola's Horizon II base stations that support GPRS and EDGE. In addition, Motorola will provide network optimization services across the network in Tashkent. The agreement, a portion of which will be financed by Motorola, builds on the company's 10-year relationship with MCT and will allow for long term cooperation, with a strategic focus on expansion and smooth migration to new technologies for COSCOM." From Yahoo! Finance, November 17, 2005.