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 …

EditorISPA asks for progress on spectrum auctions (South Africa)

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.

EditorFreshtel prolongs free modem, unlimited nights offer (Ukraine)

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)