PTML receives US$ 182.6 from PTCL for network upgrade (Pakistan)

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Pakistan Telecommunication Mobile Ltd. (PTML) has reportedly received an amount of US$ 182.6 million from parent company, Pakistan Telecommunication Company Limited (PTCL), for development of the opertaor’s network infrastructure along with improving its marketing efforts. According to reports, PTML is required to pay back the loan in eight quarterly installments after a period of three to four years. Sources claim …

EditorPTML receives US$ 182.6 from PTCL for network upgrade (Pakistan)

Orange France upgrades network for business consumers (France)

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Mobile operator Orange France has reportedly upgraded its mobile network enabling speeds up to 42 Mbps in nine cities. According to reports, the operator claims that its coverage area includes the regions of Paris, Grenoble, Lens, Lille, Lyon, Marseile, Nantes, Nice and Toulon. Further, sources claim that the operator hopes to increase its population coverage from 50 percent to 60 …

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Etisalat adds seven more HD channels to its IPTV service (UAE)

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UAE based telecommunications service provider, Etisalat, has reportedly added seven high definition channels from broadcaster MBC, to its eLife Internet Protocol TV (IPTV) service. According to reports, Rashed Majed Alabbar, Vice President (home product marketing), Etisalat, has said that the company always aims to provide the most engaging, refreshing and relevant content for their eLife customers. Alabbar said that these …

EditorEtisalat adds seven more HD channels to its IPTV service (UAE)

Telenor aims to increase stake in Unitech to 74 percent (Norway, India)

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Telenor Norway has reportedly revealed plans to increase its holdings in Unitech Wireless, which offers mobile services in India under the brand name ‘Uninor’, to 74 percent from 67.25 percent. The remaining stake is held by realty firm Unitech. The Norweign operator has reportedly told the Foreign Investment Promotion Board (FIPB) that it would induct other resident Indian shareholders in …

EditorTelenor aims to increase stake in Unitech to 74 percent (Norway, India)

Access charges for text messages reduced by 57 percent (Philippines)

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The new regulation by the National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) will reduce the access charges paid by mobile operators for the text messages sent by customers across all networks by as much as 57 percent. According to reports, the regulator has slashed the interconnection rates, a major revenue source for the mobile operators, from US$ 0.008 to US$ 0.0035, and expects …

EditorAccess charges for text messages reduced by 57 percent (Philippines)

DTAC launches new internet SIM cards (Thailand)

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Mobile operator DTAC has reportedly launched two new internet SIM cards, the Happy Internet Sim card for feature phones and the Happy Smartphone Sim card for smartphones and tablets, which offers users with internet speeds up to 42 Mbps. According to reports, the Happy Internet SIM offers users 300 internet minutes per month along with free airtime worth US$ 1.6 …

EditorDTAC launches new internet SIM cards (Thailand)

Telefonica to offer FonYou’s XtraLine solution app (Spain)

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Wireless carrier Telefonica is reportedly going to be the first to launch the ‘XtraLine’ solution app by FonYou, a Spanish cloud telephony provider. According to reports, the app will offer customers an additional phone line bundles with services such as advanced voice screening, call registers and video voicemail. As per sources, Fernando Nunez-Mendoza, CEO, FonYou has said that as long …

EditorTelefonica to offer FonYou’s XtraLine solution app (Spain)

Samsung wins appeal against Apple in Australia (South Korea, USA)

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Samsung Electronics emerged victorious against rival Apple Inc., as the federal court reversed its decision to ban the sale of Samsung’s Galaxy Tabs in Australia. According to reports, the court had granted Apple an injunction against Samsung in October, preventing any sale of the Galaxy 10.1 tab in Australia, over a patent infringement dispute. Apple had alleged that Samsung’s Tab …

EditorSamsung wins appeal against Apple in Australia (South Korea, USA)

RIM plans new business solution supporting multiple devices (Canada)

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BlackBerry maker, Research In Motion (RIM) has reportedly come out with a new software solution for its business customers which will enable them to manage different devices running on Apple’s iOS and Google’s Android along with BlackBerry devices. According to reports, Alan Panezic, vice president (platform product management), RIM, has said that the BlackBerry Mobile Fusion, as the device-management software …

EditorRIM plans new business solution supporting multiple devices (Canada)

AT&T plans to reduce T-Mobile’s subscriber base by 50 percent (USA)

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AT&T, the second largest wireless operator in the U.S. may reportedly be planning to lessen T-Mobile’s subscriber base by as much as 50 percent in an attempt to successfully close the US$ 39 billion merger as well as gain control of the assets including wireless spectrum. According to reports, with this move, AT&T hopes to address the concerns raised by …

EditorAT&T plans to reduce T-Mobile’s subscriber base by 50 percent (USA)

Smart Communications starts public trial of its LTE network (Philippines)

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Philippines’ leading wireless services provider, Smart Communications, has reportedly started the public trial of its LTE network in Manila which is expected to last for three months. According to reports, the operator plans to offer selected users access to thirty LTE sites in the capital, by providing them with LTE and HSPA capable dongles. As per sources, the dongle is …

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DoT may auction more bandwidth for wireless broadband services (India)

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The Department of Telecommunications (DoT) in India may reportedly auction more bandwidth in an attempt to provide wireless broadband services, post the government’s decision on a pricing policy. According to reports, India’s telecom secretary, R. Chandrashekhar said that there is one chunk of bandwidth for wireless broadband services available in 15 of India’s 22 service areas; however, the government may …

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