Fox Network asks TWC to stop broadcasting channels to iPad (US)

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Fox Networks has reportedly told Time Warner Cable (TWC) to stop streaming cable channels to the iPad of pay-TV subscribers, stating such use isn’t authorized. According to Fox spokesman in Los Angeles, the company has sent a letter demanding the New York-based cable operator stop providing the channels, Scott Grogin. Fox News parent News Corp joins Scripps Networks Interactive (SNI) in …

EditorFox Network asks TWC to stop broadcasting channels to iPad (US)

Congstar slashes overseas call rates to 9 cents per minute (Germany)

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Congstar will be slashing the cost of overseas calls for pre-paid customers to 9 cents per minute from 01 April. This will apply to calls to fixed-line numbers in Country Zone 1, which includes all EU countries and other markets. Existing customers will be automatically switched to the new tariff between 07 April and 01 August. The move brings the …

EditorCongstar slashes overseas call rates to 9 cents per minute (Germany)

ISPA asks for progress on spectrum auctions (South Africa)

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The Internet Service Providers’ Association of South Africa (ISPA) has asked ICASA and the Department of Communications (DoC) to inform industry on how plans for the spectrum auctions in the 2.6 and 3.5GHz bands are progressing. ISPA welcomed the news that a specialist auctioneer will be appointed to handle the auction but urged ICASA and DoC to move quickly and …

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Freshtel prolongs free modem, unlimited nights offer (Ukraine)

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Freshtel has expanded the offer of a free modem and unlimited internet at night for new subscribers until 31 May. The FreshNight service enables unlimited internet access for 30 days from 0.30 to 8.30 hours. Freshtel provides services in Kiev and some cities in the region, including Brovari, Borispil, Irpen and Vishgorod.

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S&P cuts Nokia’s debt rating for first time (Finland)

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Standard & Poor’s  has cut Nokia Oyj’s debt rating for the first time citing market share losses and weaker” operating margins at the Finnish company. According to S&P, the long-term rating was lowered one step to A- with a stable outlook. S&P has since June 1998 ranked the debt A, the sixth-highest of 10 investment grades. Moody’s Investors Service has …

EditorS&P cuts Nokia’s debt rating for first time (Finland)

AT&T and T-Mobile deal to improve iPhone services (US)

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AT&T Inc.’s Chief Executive Officer, Randall Stephenson has stated that the deal would boost network capacity and improve service for devices such as Apple Inc.’s iPhone. As per him, the acquisition would improve capacity on AT&T’s wireless network by about 30% in some of the largest U.S. cities. It could also reduce charges for overseas roaming. He added that this …

EditorAT&T and T-Mobile deal to improve iPhone services (US)

PTCL signs VNO deal with ADG LDI for WLL services (Pakistan)

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PTCL has signed an agreement with telecommunication services provider ADG LDI to promote its wireless local loop services across Pakistan. PTCL is offering voice and data wholesale WLL services to prospective virtual network operators. These VNOs use the PTCL network infrastructure for service provisioning and use their own retail brand and sales and distribution channels to market the services to …

EditorPTCL signs VNO deal with ADG LDI for WLL services (Pakistan)

Telestone Q4 revenues grow by 84.5% (China)

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Telestone Technologies has reported that its fourth-quarter revenues grew 84.5 percent to USD 60.8 million from USD 33 million in the year-earlier quarter. Equipment sales grew to USD 35.5 million from USD 8.7 million, while service revenues grew to USD 25.3 million from USD 24.3 million and professional services revenues increased slightly to USD 25.3 million. The company secured approximately …

EditorTelestone Q4 revenues grow by 84.5% (China)

Verizon Wireless and Samsung deliver 4G LTE Mobile Hotspot

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Verizon Wireless and Samsung Telecommunications America (Samsung Mobile) today announced that the Samsung 4G LTE Mobile Hotspot is available for order. You can purchase your Samsung 4G LTE Hotspot from 3Gstore for $99.99 after $50 mail in rebate. Key features: Share 4G LTE internet connection with up to five Wi-Fi-enabled devices at the same time 4G LTE customers can expect …

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