Telecom firm, Sistema Shyam (SSTL) that offers telecom services in India under the MTS brand, is planning to launch phones in the country that will come with both CDMA and GSM connections next month.
SSTL Chief Marketing and Sales Officer Lenny Musatov said, “We will launch multimode phones from October. It will be CDMA with GSM smartpone in the price range of Rs. 6,000 to Rs. 12,000.”
The company has aligned the dual technology with the CDMA Development Group initiative and it will be able to offer international roaming to CDMA users around the world. The handsets will also work in the courtiers where there is no CDMA connection.
The company is working to expand its partnerships with new services providers across the world in order to offer international roaming facility to CDMA users in as many countries as possible. Chairman Federico Nienstadt said that new dual technology phones will allow CDMA phones to work even in countries that d not have CDMA services.
It is claimed that about 115 out of the total 331 operators across globe have already signed international roaming agreement. CDMA phones account for about 15 per cent of all the mobile phone connections in the world.
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