Monday, June 2, 2003

MCI to build new GSM network in Iraq

MCI gets $500 million to build a new GSM network in Iraq. There are a couple of interesting aspects to this:

a. The sensible GSM network was chosen amid staunch lobbying by Qualcomm junkies to build an "American" CDMA network. Hooray!

b. MCI is not a wireless telephone company. Why are they getting to build a wireless network from scratch instead of other wireless carriers? They were actually a reseller of AT&T Wireless before their accounting scandals.

The Register: MCI wins Iraq gig, shovels $500m to shareholders

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