Russian mobile provider, ZAO SMARTS, has commissioned Siemens Information and Communication Mobile (Siemens Mobile) to deliver telecommunications equipment worth €30 M. The order encompasses delivery, installation and start-up of GSM technology (transmission, reception and switching systems), microwave systems, and GPRS network elements for the company’s subsidiary in central and southwestern Russia. More than 500,000 subscribers in the urban centres of Yaroslavl, Czeboksary, Ivanovo, and Saransk in the central and east-European part of the country are to benefit from the new network technology by the end of 2004.

Christoph Caselitz, head of the Networks Division at Siemens Information and Communication Mobile in Munich, commented, “We are pleased to be able to contribute to the growth of this company with our mobile technology.”