Taiwan international bandwidth up to 1.437 Tbps in Q4

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Taiwan’s direct internet connections with 17 countries (including Hong Kong and Macao) reached a total bandwidth of 1.437 Tbps in the fourth quarter of 2014, which represents an increase of 1.05 percent quarter-on-quarter and 18.40% year-on-year, as reported by DigiTimes, citing data released by the Taiwan Network Information Center (TWNIC). The report also shows that HiNet (operated by Chunghwa Telecom) …

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MTN to offer AWS Direct Connect

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MTN Group announced it will be the first African company to offer Amazon Web Services Direct Connect to business customers across multiple countries on the continent. The new service will leverage MTN’s Global MPLS network, to provide customers with connectivity between their data centres or businesses and the AWS EU-Ireland region. This will give enterprises across Africa a dedicated link …

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O2 Czech Republic discounts 6 smartphone models

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O2 Czech Republic is discounting six smartphones in its range in January. The biggest discount, CZK 2,000, is offered on the Samsung Galaxy S5. The model BenQ F5 is discounted by CZK 500 to CZK 4,695. The Alcatel OneTouch Idol 2 mini S is discounted by CZK 595 to CZK 3,600. The Huawei G6 LTE was discounted by nearly CZK 500 to …

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Singtel to test 5G technologies with Ericsson

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Singapore Telecommunications (SingTel) has signed a memorandum of understanding with Ericsson to study the future of 5G networks and its applications for both consumers and enterprises. The partnership covers workshops to align 5G requirements, and exchange ideas on potential technologies. Earlier in November, Singtel announced plans to launch a 5G Joint Innovation Programme with Huawei. The initiative will serve as …

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Claro Puerto Rico brings 4G technology to 25 localities

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Claro Puerto Rico has announced an ambitious plan to expand the coverage of its 4G network by around 70 percent, while at the same time extending the capacity of its 3G network and modernizing its access and transmission network. The operator further stated it had already deployed 4G technology in a total of 25 localities, including Aguada, Humacao, Salinas and parts …

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O2 Germany unlocks LTE for all customers

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According to O2 Germany, it has unlocked access to the mobile 4G network for all contract customers with immediate effect. The LTE activation for existing customers of O2 contract tariffs will occur automatically and free of charge for customers with LTE-enabled mobile phones and SIM cards less than ten years old. They will receive specifically tailored notifications via text message …

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Asus launches Zenfone 2 in Kenya

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Taiwanese firm Asus is set to join the race for Kenya’s mobile phone buyers with the launch of a smartphone in the market, as reported by Business Daily. The manufacturer has launched the Zenfone 2 as part of its expansion into Africa, it stated. Asus has also added the transformer book T300 Chi and a gaming machine to its portfolio. …

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Deutsche Telekom offers 50% smartphone discount

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Deutsche Telekom is launching a promotion on 28 January, offering a 50 percent discount on smartphones for new customers subscribing to a Magenta Mobil with the Smartphone or Top Smartphone option, as reported by teletarif.de. The promotion, running until 07 February, focuses mainly on the iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 5S , the Sony smartphones Xperia Z3 and Xperia …

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Etisalat transfers Moov assets to Maroc Telecom

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UAE-based operator Etisalat announced that it has completed the sale of its French-speaking West African operations to Maroc Telecom. The sale is part of the acquisition of a 53-percent shareholding in Maroc Telecom in May 2014. Etisalat, through its wholly-owned subsidiaries Atlantique Telecom and Etisalat International Benin, transferred its shareholdings in operations in Benin, the Central African Republic, Gabon, the …

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