43% of firms plan to use cloud technology, survey

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Alcatel-Lucent claims that almost a half of Polish companies with 50+ employees declare that they work outside of an office environment and over 40% recognize the rise of BYOD as an important trend influencing their companies, as reported by PMR. The research also shows a shift in attitudes, with 38% of the companies ready to use managed services provided by …

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Vodafone Qatar begins mobile phone trade-in service

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Vodafone Qatar has launched a mobile phone trade-in service. Customers can take a used phone to any of Vodafone’s 23 retail stores and with the instant value given, they can trade them in for anything in store. This includes new devices, accessories, prepaid credit or postpaid bill payment for customers. The transaction happens simultaneously to ensure the customer can use …

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NCA ends sales ban on Vodafone Ghana early

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Ghana’s National Communication Authority (NCA) has rescinded the ban imposed on Vodafone Ghana’s sales and marketing activities. The NCA said it is satisfied with steps taken by the mobile operator to resolve challenges on its network following last month’s nationwide network outage, which left many customers unable to make and receive calls, send text messages and browse the internet, as …

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Turkcell achieves 63 Mbps downlink with 3G HSDPA tech (Turkey)

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Turkcell, Ericsson and Qualcomm Technologies, a wholly owned subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated, successfully demonstrated a live 3-Carrier High-Speed Downlink Packet Access (3C-HSDPA) on a commercial network. This is the world’s first such successful demonstration, Ericsson stated. The test used a feature that will be included in Ericsson’s software release 15A and was conducted on a smartphone powered by a Qualcomm …

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Old phones for charitable donations by Orange Slovakia

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In June, 1,321 customers of Orange Slovakia handed in 3,254 old phones. For every phone collected Orange gives EUR 1 to a charity programme. Currently, it is running a collection for Children’s Deed of the Year, which will last until the end of September. Thirty customers who bring in old phones can also win a Prestigio MultiPad 2 Ultra Duo …

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Megacom continues network expansion of 3G (Kyrgyzstan)

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Megacom, the Kyrgyzstan mobile operator is continuing with its expansion of a 3G network across the country. The operator launched a 3G network in the village of Arslanbob in the Jalal-Abad region this month and raised network capacity in numerous villages in Talas, Osh, Jalal-Abad and Chuya regions in January-June. The operator also upgraded its GSM network in the Dzhon-Aryk, …

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Samsung to develop devices, features with Trek Factory

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Samsung has signed a partnership agreement with Trek Bicycle, a worldwide bicycle manufacturer, to create mobile devices that can help athletes improve efficiency and monitor their health, racing cadence and speeds, and enable them and fans to stay connected. The partners will together identify opportunities faced by the Trek Factory Racing Team, a professional team that competes on the UCI …

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Swipe Telecom targets 3-fold revenue increase in 2013/14 (India)

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According to a recent publication in the Economic Times, citing Swipe CEO Shripal Gandhi, Indian tablet maker Swipe Telecom targets revenues of INR 3 billion revenue in financial year 2013/14, following its expansion in the country’s southern region. According to Gandhi, they are close to 12 year old brand in India. They have strong presence in Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, Rajasthan, Gujarat. …

EditorSwipe Telecom targets 3-fold revenue increase in 2013/14 (India)

Tigo Paraguay records 60,000 downloads of World Cup app

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Paraguayan mobile telephony operator Tigo recorded 60,000 downloads of the operator’s FIFA World Cup app, La Nacion reports. The app enables Tigo’s subscribers to view the 64 matches The app also offers exclusive commentaries in Spanish and the possibility to watch the football matches in HD. Tigo Paraguay is fully owned by Millicom, as reported by Telecompaper.

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International call bundles by Motiv

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Motiv, the Russian regional mobile operator has introduced its new ‘The CIS’ service. The package includes calls within the home region at low rates, as well as a bundle of calls to CIS states. It also provides unlimited on-net calls, 500 monthly texts and 3 GB. Calls to Kazakhstan cost RUB 1.90 per minute, with calls to Uzbekistan at RUB …

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Tele2 Russia expands GSM network in Bryansk (Russian Federation)

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Mobile operator Tele2 Russia has expanded its GSM network in the Smolensk region. Nine new GSM-1800 base stations were built in the city of Bryansk and the towns of Klintsy and Starodub. The exploitation of the infrastructure was cleared by the regional branch of the federal telecommunications regulator Roskomnadzor, as reported by Telecompaper.

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Emerge Mobile launches mobile POS in South Africa

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South Africa’s Emerge Mobile has launched its smartphone-based mobile payments system. Similar to US-based Square, the system allows users to accept card payments using their smartphones. iKhokha, a Cape Town-based financial services brand created by Emerge Mobile, has been named as the inaugural go-to-market vehicle for Emerge Mobile’s device, called The Edge, as reported by Techcentral. The device is a …

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