Alcatel-Lucent, MTS jointly launch BlackBerry services

MTS Ukraine, a wholly owned subsidiary of OAO Mobile TeleSystems and Alcatel-Lucent announced the launch of BlackBerry Internet Service in the Ukraine for MTS customers.

BlackBerry Internet Service from Research In Motion is now available to contract MTS subscribers both on the MTS-Ukraine network and on roaming partners' EDGE/GPRS networks.

It is designed for smaller businesses and individuals, allowing users to access up to 10 supported personal email accounts.

'We are proud that MTS is the first carrier launching the BlackBerry Internet Service for consumers in CIS countries,' said Andrey Dubovskov, director general of MTS-Ukraine.

The BlackBerry solutionconnects users to their business communications on the move as well as family and friends, by making it easier for them to make calls, email, surf the net, access their organiser and use a range of a mobile software applications for both work and play.