French MVNO M6 Mobile selects Pantech UMTS phone

19 Mar 2007

French mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) M6 Mobile, the wireless communications arm of domestic TV broadcaster M6-Metropole Television, has signed a UMTS handset supply deal with Pantech of South Korea. Deliveries of the Pantech U4000 model, which features video telephony function, a 1.3-mega pixel camera, 260,000 colour TFT screen, Bluetooth, a Micro SD card slot and an MP3 player, have already begun. M6 Mobile uses Orange France’s network for its service and launched commercially in early June 2005. Pantech has supplied the U4000 to Orange since November 2006, the Korean firm’s first partnership with a Europe-based global mobile operator.

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