MIC restricts number of subscription to prepaid SIMs (Vietnam)

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www.WirelessFederation.com/news: Vietnam’s Ministry of Information and Communications (MIC) has reportedly ruled that individuals must only subscribe to a maximum of three pre-paid SIM cards from each mobile network provider. The new regulation also barred subscribers from using other people’s names, dates of birth and ID cards or passport numbers to buy pre-paid SIMs with exception of parents or guardians registering …

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Spice Mobile launches dual SIM handset in india

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www.WirelessFederation.com/news: Spice Mobile has launched GSM-CDMA dual SIM mobile handset in the Indian mobile market.  Spice’s latest offer supports live GSM and CDMA connections simultaneously and comes preloaded with host of VAS applications including from Nimbuzz, Reuters, Mitr, Opera Mini to name a few. The handset is price tagged a Rs 18,499/- and is based on the Windows Mobile 6.0 …

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Nokia Siemens wins TeliaSonera 3G contract

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www.WirelessFederation.com/news: TeliaSonera Finland and Nokia Siemens Networks have signed a contract on the deployment of a 3G radio network on the 900 MHz frequency. The new network will extend TeliaSonera Finland’s 3G coverage in a cost efficient way. It will enable mobile broadband services in the remote areas of the country and help further increase service quality in bigger cities. …

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Etisalat offers Wasel subscribers 100% money back on new connections, renewals and reactivations

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www.WirelessFederation.com/news: Etisalat today unveiled a special summer promotion in which new and existing pre-paid ‘Wasel’ subscribers get 100 per cent money back on new Wasel connections, Wasel renewals and reactivations to be used on international calls. The AED165 credit for new subscribers and AED100 credit for renewals and reactivations will be granted over a three-month period and are valid for …

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Egypt ends April with 45.587Mn mobile subscribers

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www.WirelessFederation.com/news: Egypt has ended April with a subscriber base of 45.587 million, gained 1 million in comparison with end-March, the government said. The country had 41.272 million subscribers at the start of the year, the government-run Egyptian Cabinet Information and Decision Support Centre reportedly said.

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China Unicom’s 3G coverage reaches to 100 cities

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www.WirelessFederation.com/news: China Unicom has reportedly launched  commercial 3G trials in 44 more cities on 28 June, raising its coverage to 100 cities. The most recent cities to be covered by Unicom’s W-CDMA-based network are: Datong and Yangquan in Shanxi Province, Huzhou, Lishui, Jiaxing, Shaoxing and Quzhou in Zhejiang Province, Ma’anshan, Chaohu, Tongling and Chizhou in Anhui Province, Shangrao, Yichun, Ganzhou …

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BSNL plans to bring in international strategic partner (India)

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www.WirelessFederation.com/news: India’s Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd. is reportedly deeming a proposal to bring in an international telecom operator as a strategic partner. The government will get more money by bringing in a strategic partner than by selling a stake or listing the state-run telecom operator, the report said. “A strategic partner will be a better option…provided the government is favorable …

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Azercell Telecom begins GPRS/MMS roaming service operations with Orange (Azerbaijan)

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www.WirelessFederation.com/news: Azercell Telecom LLC has begun the operation of  GPRS/MMS roaming service with UK’s Orange operator, the company said. This is the gfourth agreement with UK. The subscribers of Azercell Telecom working in the “Orange” by means of a mobile phone can access the Internet and share files. It does not require any additional settings, as well as GPRS / …

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Orange & T-Mobile in talks to form a joint venture in UK

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www.WirelessFederation.com/news: After the reports, of Vodafone eyeing the T-Mobile acquisitions, doing the rounds yesterday, today the new buzz in town says it’s Orange which is in talks with T-Mobile on sealing a deal. According to an industry source, the owners of both the mobile operators are in talks of forming a joint venture in UK mobile market and Vodafone is …

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Samsung Jet launches in Korea

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www.WirelessFederation.com/news: Samsung Jet S800 launches in the Korean mobile market in three versions, Samsung W850, Samsung W8500 and Samsung W8550. The three handsets are the same but have different names for the carriers they’ll be available on: SK Telecom, KTF and LG Telecom. In terms of features, the W850 / W8500 / W8550 offers slightly more than the Jet S800: …

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100,000 phone numbers port in Romania since the launch of NP – Anacom

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www.WirelessFederation.com/news: According to the figures revealed by Anacom, nearly 100,000 phone numbers were ported in Romania since the launch of number portability 35 weeks back. Of the total 100,000 ported numbers, 70,845 were of mobile telecommunication and 29,155 of landline telephony. In case of the mobile phone lines, all five operators gained new subscribers following the introduction of this facility: …

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SK Telecom & RIM introduce BlackBerry Internet Service in Korea

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www.WirelessFederation.com/news: SK Telecom and Research In Motion (RIM) (Nasdaq: RIMM; TSX: RIM) today launched BlackBerry® Internet Service and the BlackBerry® Boldâ„¢ smartphone, targeting business customers and professionals in Korea. The smartphone and service will be available beginning tomorrow through select SK Telecom retail shops, as well as SK Telecom’s online store and authorized business partners. BlackBerry Internet Service is a …

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