MTS asks NEC for NTT’s i-mode

16 May 2005

Russian cellco Mobile TeleSystems (MTS) has contracted NEC for the delivery of its i-mode service platform and handsets for deployment of the mobile internet access technology patented by Japan’s NTT DoCoMo. MTS plans to launch i-mode services in Russia in September, before rolling out the service at its Ukrainian, Uzbekistani and Belarusian subsidiaries next year. The value of the deal was not disclosed.