Gars Telecom enters the corporate market third generation wireless mobile access service. Solution architecture allows providing high rates of the data transmission security that conducts a new niche on the wireless broadband data transmission market.

“3G Office” is a new FMC (Fixed-Mobile Convergence) class product by Gars Telecom oriented on the corporate market. Solution allows personnel connecting to the company work corporate network and using a high-speed channel with the maximum security level for the Internet access.

Wireless part of the product is realized on the EV-DO (Evolution-Data Optimized) which is the most progressive third generation wireless data transmission technology among available in Russia. This technology is able to provide 2,4 Mb/s connection speed that can be compared with access via fiber glass channel. In Russia EV-DO speeds are provided by CDMA network of Sky Link Company that has become a host carrier within the “3G Office” solution.

“Is CDMA network with EV-DO technology third generation network or not? It is philosophic question, — notes Alexandr Krupnov, Informcommunication Union President (‘Standard’, № 6(30) 2005). — There are global standards that determine what 3G network is, but they still have not ratified in Russia. Thus this theme should be accounted in the frame of foremost services rendering which nobody has”.

“Product architecture allows providing not only broadband wireless access to the client’s corporate network but making this connection maximum secure as well, — tells Ruslan Aliev, Gars Telecom Development Director. — combination of the mobility and security has allowed realizing product which by the speed criterion fits solutions of the third generation communications and furthermore enough protected to be in demand in corporate sector”.

Working upon the MVNO (Mobile Virtual Network Operator) model, Gars Telecom has advance experience in products realization based on the fixed and mobile communications integration. Yet in 2003 company developed judicial model and was the first who run B2B solution in cooperation with MegaFon Company. However, “GSM standard is out of date, regulator and ‘The Big Three’ carriers are not interested in MVNO development. And the number of the deterrents is very high that to develop solutions upon the GSM standard has become strategically ineffectively — reports Pavel Gorenkov, Gars Telecom CEO. — At the same time, satisfying demands of clients in data transmission speed and quality, we have come into conclusion that only third generation technologies will allow offering market an adequate solution. Fortunately, we came to mutual understanding with our partner company Sky Link. Owing to our cooperation solution ‘3G Office’ has become the logical addition to the telecommunication systems for the corporate sector”.

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Gars Telecom profile: telecommunication management, integration projects realization and telecommunication services rendering. Company is oriented to cooperate with big-sized corporate clients and telecom-carriers. Along with tradition telecom-services company renders services in telecom-consulting, outsourcing of the communication services and telecom-infrastructure, and also telecom-budget management.

Company exclusively realizes in Russia specialized telecom-solutions for commercial real estate market that fit international BLEC standard (Building Local Exchange Carrier), and develop telecom-consulting practice in Russian development market. In February, 2007 the total amount of the serviced area overpassed 1 000 000 squire meters.

Since 2003 Gars Telecom has become the only Russian Virtual Mobile Network Operator for corporate sector. The host provider is Megafon.

Among key corporate customers are TNK-BP, RussNeft, Alliance Oil Company, Ehrmann, JVC, GoodYear, Ideal Standard, Kalinka-Stockmann, MosFilm, TeliaSonera, Interros, IG “Eurasia”, FIAT, Schneider Electric, Eksmo and over 60 business centers.

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“Sky Link” is the leading CDMA carrier licensed in 65 regions with 104 million people that is 72 per sent of Russian population. “Sky Link” was founded in July, 2003 to create indivisible federal network of IMT-MC-450 (CDMA450) standard.

Technological advantages of the new digital standard allow providing “Sky Link” subscribers with the highest speed of the mobile internet access and data transmission (up to 2,4 Mb/s within Sky Turbo service area), quality voice, ability of storage and on-line access to any information and multimedia services, that are not available in the 2G networks.

“Sky Link” has become a member of the International 450 Association since 2003. Company was awarded for the most ambitious project in 2004 by IA “Sotovik” and became “Company of the 2005 year” by RBC.

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ITU (International Telecommunication Union) is the leading United Nations agency for information and communication technology issues, and the global focal point for governments and the private sector in developing networks and services. For more than 140 years, ITU has coordinated shared global use of the radio spectrum, promoted international cooperation in assigning satellite orbits, worked to improve telecommunication infrastructure in the developing world, and established the worldwide standards that assure seamless interconnection of a vast range of communications systems.

IMT-2000 (International Mobile Telecommunications 2000) is the global standard for third generation (3G) wireless communications, defined by a set of interdependent ITU Recommendations. IMT-2000 provides a framework for worldwide wireless access by linking the diverse systems of terrestrial and/or satellite based networks. It will exploit the potential synergy between digital mobile telecommunications technologies and systems for fixed and mobile wireless access systems.