Monthly Archives: August 2007

SEB Bank invests LTL 4.6 million in to faster data transmission technologies

SEB Bank, the largest bank in Lithuania, invests almost LTL 4.6 million in to the upgrade of its data transmission network. Upon the implementation of this project, the speed of the SEB Bank’s network will increase, even faster and more efficient customer service at the Bank s outlets as well as exchange of information between the Bank’s branches will be ensured. The tender to develop the Bank’s new network and to provide data transmission services has been won by TEO LT Teo LT (until 2006 called Lietuvos Telekomas) telecommunications company in Lithuania, owned by Telia Sonera group. Teo LT is the largest landline phone operator in Lithuania (monopolist until 2003).

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TeliaSonera seeks significant payment from Cukurova

Nordic telecoms operator TeliaSonera late on Monday opened the door to resolve its controversial deal for a stake in Turkcell, but said it would take a “significant sum” to break the long-standing deadlock.

Earlier this year, the International Chamber of Commerce found TeliaSonera’s 2005 agreement with Cukurova to buy a 27 percent stake in Turkey’s leading mobile operator, Turkcell, for $3.1 billion was binding, and that the Turkish conglomerate was obliged to work to close the deal.

Cukurova later sold half that stake in Turkcell to Altimo, the telecoms arm of Russian billionaire businessman Mikhail Fridman’s Alfa Group.

Kim Ignatius, TeliaSonera’s acting chief executive, said it was quite clear Cukurova could not give TeliaSonera all the shares agreed on in the 2005 deal, and that the two sides would have to agree on some kind of financial compensation.

“If the payment is significant, this could open an opportunity for some kind of larger agreement,” Kim Ignatius,

“I would like to stress the words ‘could open an opportunity’,” he said, but declined to elaborate.

Turkcell has a market share of about 60 percent in fast- growing European Union candidate Turkey, but faces increasing competition from Vodafone Group Plc and Avea. It also has assets in other growth markets in the region.

Ignatius, in charge until new CEO Lars Nyberg starts next week, said he did not expect rival Altimo could in any way get a controlling stake in Turkcell.

In April, Altimo said it had opened a court case against Cukurova because of contract breaches. It had said the court case could result in the seizure of Cukurova’s stake in Turkcell, which Cukurova denied.

TeliaSonera has been pushing for years to expand beyond its Nordic home market and last month it bought U.S.-based MCT Corp — with stakes in mobile operators in Uzbekistan, Tajikistan and Afghanistan — for about 2 billion Swedish crowns ($292 million).

“These are quite risky investments, but these are clearly also growth markets,” Ignatius said. ($1=6.854 Swedish Crown)

reuters.co.uk

„Teo”: dėl audros sutriko interneto ryšys

Dėl naktį iš ketvirtadienio į penktadienį siautusios audros sutriko paslaugų teikimas maždaug 1700 „Teo” fiksuotojo telefono ryšio ir 1300 duomenų perdavimo paslaugų gavėjams, informuoja bendrovė.

Didžiajai daliai klientų paslaugų teikimas jau yra atkurtas, šiuo metu vykdomi tolimesni gedimų taisymo darbai, kuriuos tikimasi baigti artimiausiu metu. Daugiausiai gedimų yra susiję su elektros tiekimo sutrikimais, taip pat nukentėjo žaibo iškrovų paveikta klientų įranga.

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TEO ZEBRA visoje šalyje nesugaunama nuo pietų

Antradienio popietę sutriko belaidžio interneto (WiFi) prieigos taškuose teikiama ZEBRA belaidžio interneto paslauga, praneša AB TEO LT.

Anot bendrovės, šiuo metu vyksta paslaugos atkūrimo darbai.

“ZEBRA belaidis internetas dėl techninių gedimų sutriko nuo antradienio popietės. Ryšys bus atnaujintas artimiausiu metu”, – VZ.LT sako Antanas Bubnelis, TEO LT atstovas spaudai. Pasak jo, Lietuvoje veikia apie 2.000 bevielio interneto ZEBRA taškų.

www.vz.lt

Neveikia TEO belaidis internetas

Lietuvoje nuo antradienio popietės neveikęs bendrovės TEO tiekiamas „ZEBRA belaidis“ internetas atnaujintas apie 20.30 val. Bendrovė teigė skubėjusi šalinti techninius gedimus, tačiau galimybės klientams suteikti kompensacijas už 6 val. trukusį ryšio sutrikimą kol kas net nesvarsto.

TEO atstovas Antanas Bubnelis DELFI pranešė, kad belaidžio interneto (WiFi) ryšys viešosios prieigos centruose nustojo veikti antradienio popietę.

Kada tiksliai įvyko gedimas, nepranešama, tačiau apie 18 val. TEO atstovas tvirtino, jog ryšys neveikia „keletą valandų“.

Pasak A.Bubnelio, prie interneto kavinėse, restoranuose, viešbučiuose, degalinėse ir kt. viešose vietose TEO klientai negali prisijungti prie interneto. Belaidžiu internetu besinaudojantys namuose klientai nepatogumų esą neturėjo patirti.

„Jau nustatėme gedimo priežastis ir tikimės, kad per porą valandų jie bus pašalinti“, – tikino TEO atstovas. Jis patikino, kad bendrovė kol kas nesvarsto apie kompensacijų suteikimą klientams, nes esą ryšys sutriko neilgam.

Lietuvoje yra apie 2 tūkst. belaidžio interneto prieigos taškų. Interneto sutrikimais TEO klientai šiemet skundžiasi nebe pirmą kartą.

www.delfi.lt

TeliaSonera to increase LMT stake; divest Lattelecom

TeliaSonera has revealed that it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Republic of Latvia and the management buyout consortium of Lattelecom to increase its shareholding in Latvijas Mobilais Telefons (LMT) from 60.27% to 100%. The MoU also contains plans for TeliaSonera to divest its 49% stake in Lattelecom to the buyout consortium, while the Republic of Latvia will also sell its 51% stake in the fixed line telco to the group.

www.telegeography.com

Gunplay blamed for Internet slowdown ( fiber optic cables shot with guns)

ISPs in the U.S. experienced a service slowdown Monday after fiber-optic cables near Cleveland were apparently sabotaged by gunfire.

TeliaSonera, which lost the northern leg of its U.S. network to the cut, said that the outage began around 7 p.m. Pacific Time on Sunday night. When technicians pulled up the affected cable, it appeared to have been shot. “Somebody had been shooting with a gun or a shotgun into the cable,” said Anders Olausson, a TeliaSonera spokesman.

The damage affected a large span of cable, more than two-thirds of a mile [1.1 km] long, near Cleveland, TeliaSonera said.

The company declined to name the service provider whose lines had been cut, but a source familiar with the situation said the lines are owned by Level 3 Communications. Level 3 could not be reached immediately for comment.

Cogent Communications warned that some customers may be experiencing disruptions because network lines had been cut somewhere between Montville, Ohio, and Cleveland. “Splice crews are currently doing preparation work on the new fiber cable before splicing begins to resolve the outage,” Cogent said in a note to customers.

According to Keynote Systems’ Internet Pulse Report, Cogent was experiencing significant latency problems on Monday.

The outage caused headaches for Christopher McCoy, a system administrator for a Web hosting company in Atlanta. “This Telia outage is really causing a pain,” he wrote in a blog posting. “Telia is one of my company’s main network providers, and explaining to your average Webmaster the details and specifics of a fiber break isn’t all that easy.”

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TeliaSonera meets Smith & Wesson

When I saw this on my IDG news ticker, I had to click through. Gunplay Blamed for Internet Slowdown I was hoping they meant that too many people were playing World of Warcraft. While that might be the case, the news item was about the more sinister option – somebody amed a gun at a chunk of fiber optic internet backbone near Cleveland and pulled the trigger, causing a service slowdown for many in the Norther half of the USA.

Some will call it terrorism, some will call it vandalism and some will blame America’s permissive gun laws. I call it an unplanned outage for which service providers must pay. Like too many airlines, too many service providers are delivering lousy service and not taking any responsibility for it. Skype can hide behind being free or blame Microsoft, but when somebody shoots a hole in the internet, the owner of that segment of fiber should own up to it, make good to customers, and come up with a reasonable physical security plan to prevent such from happening again.

Come to think of it, this is exactly the sort of thing the internet was originally designed for – it was a military network that was supposed to be able to function even in parts of it were destroyed. I suppose those designers were more visionary than we give them credit for. There was a slowdown, but not a failure.

Does your network have a flak jacket?

blogs.ipswitch.com

Atnaujintas TEO belaidžio interneto ryšys

Lietuvoje nuo antradienio popietės neveikęs bendrovės TEO tiekiamas „ZEBRA belaidis“ internetas atnaujintas apie 20.30 val. Bendrovė teigė skubėjusi šalinti techninius gedimus, tačiau galimybės klientams suteikti kompensacijas už 6 val. trukusį ryšio sutrikimą kol kas net nesvarsto.

TEO atstovas Antanas Bubnelis DELFI pranešė, kad belaidžio interneto (WiFi) ryšys viešosios prieigos centruose nustojo veikti antradienio popietę.

Kada tiksliai įvyko gedimas, nepranešama, tačiau apie 18 val. TEO atstovas tvirtino, jog ryšys neveikia „keletą valandų“.

Pasak A.Bubnelio, prie interneto kavinėse, restoranuose, viešbučiuose, degalinėse ir kt. viešose vietose TEO klientai negali prisijungti prie interneto. Belaidžiu internetu besinaudojantys namuose klientai nepatogumų esą neturėjo patirti.

„Jau nustatėme gedimo priežastis ir tikimės, kad per porą valandų jie bus pašalinti“, – tikino TEO atstovas. Jis patikino, kad bendrovė kol kas nesvarsto apie kompensacijų suteikimą klientams, nes esą ryšys sutriko neilgam.

Lietuvoje yra apie 2 tūkst. belaidžio interneto prieigos taškų. Interneto sutrikimais TEO klientai šiemet skundžiasi nebe pirmą kartą.

www.delfi.lt

Gunplay blamed for Internet slowdown

Internet service providers in the U.S. experienced a service slowdown Monday after fiber-optic cables near Cleveland were apparently sabotaged by gunfire.

TeliaSonera AB, which lost the northern leg of its U.S. network to the cut, said that the outage began around 7 p.m. Pacific Time on Sunday night. When technicians pulled up the affected cable, it appeared to have been shot. “Somebody had been shooting with a gun or a shotgun into the cable,” said Anders Olausson, a TeliaSonera spokesman.

www.networkworld.com