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Chronology of the development of Telecoms in Cyprus

Chronology of the development of Telecoms in Cyprus
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Establishment of BesTel Communications Ltd. A joint venture between CYTA and ZTE Corporation of China, which aims at providing abroad high technology solutions in the field of telecommunications.

Official delivery of the Inteligent Network Services Platform by ZTE Corporation.

Access to the “Audiotex Services” via CYTAGSM Mobile Telephony.

Introduction of the “i-choice” service which provides fast and permanent connection to the Internet.

CYTA adopts the name “CytaGlobal” for its international activities, aiming at a dynamic and more effective promotion of its international products.

Introduction of “cybee”, the first mobile portal in Cyprus, which offers fast and immediate access to information or sources of information anytime of the day and from anywhere.

Commencement of operation of the BSFOCS (Black Sea Fibre Optic Cable System), which connects Bulgaria with Russia and Ukraine. CYTA is a co-owner and the commercial administrator of the system.

A new Customer Service Office operates in Polis (Paphos) bringing the total number to 11 nationwide.

Introduction of the new “National Numbering Plan”, which changed all 6-digit numbers to 8-digit.

New Internet service “NetRunner”.

New international service, “Cytanet Internet Roaming”, by Cytanet.

Introduction of the “Personal Number Service”, enabling easier communication with customers who have several numbers and are constantly on the move.

Official opening of the first CYTA Park in Strovolos, created in the framework of CYTA’s contribution to public works and the environment and its declaration made in the context of the Organisation’s 40th anniversary celebrations in 2001.

Introduction of the prepaid “CYTA COMMcard”, with which customers can make calls (national and international) and charge them to the card instead of their telephone.

Introduction of the new product “i-choice BusinessLite”, designed for those wishing to set up a local computer network.

Introduction of new Internet business products, NetRunnerbusiness and NetRunnerbusinessLite.

Commercial operation of the “GPRS” (General Packet Radio Service) mobile data transmission service.

Signing of an agreement for international roaming via the THURAYA Mobile Communications Satellite System.

Operation of a new Customer Service Office on Stratigos Timayia Avenue, Larnaca.

Automation of telephone communications with Turkey and the occupied areas of Cyprus for calls via the CYTA networks.

Publication of the “Visitors Yellow Pages” by CYTA.

Introduction of the “Multimedia Messaging Service” (mms).

Official opening of the CYTA Flyover Pedestrian Crossing on Limassol Avenue in Nicosia.

Signing of a bilateral agreement between CYTA and Maltacom - a Maltese group of companies.

New CYTA Park on Nicos Pattichis Avenue in Limassol.

Enhancement of the cybee Mobile Communications Portal with the introduction of the “Mobile Marketing Platform” and the “Information Service” of the Cyprus Automobile Association.

Signing of contract for the supply and maintenance of the equipment of the new Nicosia Air Traffic Control Centre (LEFCO Project).

The cybee Mobile Communications Portal in the service of education for the delivery of university entrance examination results via SMS text messages, in collaboration with the Ministry of Education and Culture.

New “Fax and Data” services from soeasy by cytagsm.

Agreement between CYTA and Siemens TeleIndustry for the provision of Softswitch technology.

Creation of a “CYTA Park” in Paphos between Alexandroupolis and Chios Streets.

New “CYTA Park” in Theseus Street in Larnaca.

Provision of the “Conference Call” service by the CYTAGSM mobile telephony service.

Provision of the “Calling Line Identification Restriction” (CLIR) service for fixed telephony.

CYTA achieves QMS ISO9001:2000 certification

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