Fibre networks help grow Dutch fixed telephony lines

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The Dutch fixed telephony market showed a small increase of 0.1 percent in connections in the third quarter to end September of this year with 6.213 million lines. After three quarters of decline, the market returned to growth, thanks to more fibre and DSL customers taking fixed lines, according to Telecompaper’s quarterly report about the Dutch fixed telephony market. Consumer …

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Viva Bahrain launches new promotion

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Viva Bahrain has launched a promotion giving prepaid mobile subscribers a chance to win prizes every day and hour. It is giving away 24 prizes daily over three weeks. They include gold coins, cash, laptops, mobile phones including the iPhone 6, smart TVs, tablets and data allowances. Viva’s prepaid customers have to spend BHD 3 on their existing line to …

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Monitise signs new deals, secures GBP 49.2 mln investment

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Mobile money technology specialist Monitise has announced details of new commercial partnerships involving Santander, Telefonica, MasterCard and IBM that are designed to accelerate the take-up and rollout of its global platform. Monitise will use its technology to build new mobile money capabilities for Santander, while an agreement has been reached with Telefonica to further cooperation with two country rollouts in …

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MTN Nigeria leads mobile phone usage with 76%

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A survey of the telecommunication sector has revealed that a higher proportion of Nigerians use two phone lines, with 76 percent having MTN as their main line. The result of the survey by NOI Polls in Abuja shows that subscribers use two phone lines either registered under one network provider or under two different ones, The Independent reported. This trend …

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ZTE brings three Blade series smartphones to Indonesia

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Chinese handset manufacturer ZTE has introduced three models of its Blade smartphone series, the ZTE Blade G, Blade G Lux and Blade Vec Pro, in Indonesia, The Jakarta Post reports, citing ZTE sales director Luo Mingbo. The three smartphones are expected to be commercially available on the local market next week, through online shop Lazada. According to Mingbo, ZTE has …

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CSC launches first Thai tablet brand (Thailand)

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Computer System Connection International (CSC) has introduced the first Thai-branded tablet computer, the ‘CSC Wisebook’. CSC has set a first-year sales target of 350,000 Wisebook units worth THB 2.5 billion, local newspaper The Nation reports, citing company CEO Pichai Neranartkormol.  “The 350,000 units are for Thailand this year. We will not stop only with the Thai market. We’re looking to …

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American internet users’ technology knowledge varies vastly

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Substantial majorities of internet users are able to correctly answer questions about some common technology platforms and everyday internet usage terms. Around three-quarters know that a megabyte is bigger than a kilobyte, roughly seven in ten are able to identify pictures corresponding to terms like “captcha” and “advanced search,” and 66 percent know that a “wiki” is a tool that …

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American internet users’ technology knowledge varies vastly (U.S.)

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Substantial majorities of internet users are able to correctly answer questions about some common technology platforms and everyday internet usage terms. Around three-quarters know that a megabyte is bigger than a kilobyte, roughly seven in ten are able to identify pictures corresponding to terms like “captcha” and “advanced search,” and 66%t know that a “wiki” is a tool that allows …

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New online holiday promotions by RCN

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RCN has introduced new online offers as part of its holiday campaign. Internet and digital cable TV services now come with free installation and up to a USD 100 Visa gift card for new customers purchasing qualifying services. RCN’s sale begins 26 November and ends at midnight on 1 December. To qualify, new customers must purchase their preferred package online …

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Russia Today targets Ecuador, Venezuela

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Russian state TV channel Russia Today (RT) is in negotiations with Venezuela and Ecuador in order to be included in these countries’ Digital Terrestrial TV (DTT), as reported by NexTV Latam. According to the report. RT has already started to do trial broadcasts in the Venezuelan DTT. RT also aims to launch operations in Cuba, Bolivia and Chile. The Spanish version of …

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