du unveils smartphone privilege offer in collaboration with MasterCard (UAE)

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du, in collaboration with MasterCard, has launched the all-new and exclusive Smartphone Privilege Offer for customers holding  Platinum or World MasterCard cards. By subscribing to either the Emirati or Elite Super Plan, customers will enjoy a range of exciting new benefits, created exclusively for them. These benefits include customers’ choice of the latest smartphones at a special, discounted cost and …

Editordu unveils smartphone privilege offer in collaboration with MasterCard (UAE)

New bundles from du give affordable, easy access to mobile data (UAE)

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With five exciting new data bundles from du, accessing internet on the go has never been easier. Whether one uses a smartphone, tablet or du’s 4G LTE internet key to access online content, one can now choose from one of five affordable packages, tailored to suit customers’ browsing needs. Each of the packages are easy to subscribe to and offer more savings …

EditorNew bundles from du give affordable, easy access to mobile data (UAE)

Vodafone reduces roaming charges by 60 percent (India)

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In order to make international roaming affordable, Vodafone India has introduced new international roaming pack for its customers in India. Vodafone, in order to keep its position intact in the Telecom Sector adopts a new strategy to lure customers. It has reduced its international roaming charges by 60 percent for Voice, Data and SMS, all in a single pack. The offer …

EditorVodafone reduces roaming charges by 60 percent (India)

Du introduces voice hubbing service (UAE)

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Du has launched a voice hubbing service which is aimed at Middle East and Asian voice carriers wishing to transit the UAE. According to the company, voice hubbing service demonstrated the company’s unique capability in the region to aggregate large volumes of traffic to key destinations. The service leverages voice bilateral agreements established by du with over 100 major global …

EditorDu introduces voice hubbing service (UAE)

Clearwire CEO Bill Morrow resigns (USA)

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USA based WiMAX network, Clearwire’s CEO Bill Morrow has resigned from the post with immediate effect citing personal reasons. This is not the first time he has left a company for “personal reasons”. He was the famed “turnaround guru” at Vodafone Japan until he suddenly resigned – for personal reasons – in July 2006, only to then take a job …

EditorClearwire CEO Bill Morrow resigns (USA)

SES ASTRA launches broadband project to provide ASTRA2Connect (Europe)

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European satellite operator, SES ASTRA has launched a new service that aims to provide communities in areas without conventional broadband internet access with its satellite-based broadband service ASTRA2Connect. The so-called sub-distribution service allows telecoms firms to offer satellite-based broadband connections via the existing last mile infrastructure. The sub-distribution allows SES ASTRA to provide small communities in the white spots with …

EditorSES ASTRA launches broadband project to provide ASTRA2Connect (Europe)

du launches new Point of Presence in partnership with Saudi Telecom for seamless inter-office connectivity between UAE and KSA

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Recognizing the need for optimum connectivity between businesses in the UAE and MENA region, du today announced a partnership with leading KSA operator Saudi Telecom to launch a new Point of Presence (PoP) in the UAE. The PoP is a multiservice node that will enable the delivery of secure and reliable inter-office connectivity, meaning du’s enterprise customers and carrier partners …

Editordu launches new Point of Presence in partnership with Saudi Telecom for seamless inter-office connectivity between UAE and KSA

Etisalat inks satellite backhaul deal with O3b Networks

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­O3b Networks, the developer of a high-speed, satellite-based internet network for telecommunications operators and ISPs has signed a global framework agreement with Etisalat. This deal will allow any of Etisalat’s Operating Companies to benefit from O3b services under a separate bilateral agreement. The five year agreement will witness O3b provide mobile backhaul, trunking and next generation services to Etisalat’s subsidiaries. …

EditorEtisalat inks satellite backhaul deal with O3b Networks

Du improves indoor mobile coverage with Alcatel-Lucent Femtocells (UAE)

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Du has announced that it will be deploying Alcatel-Lucent supplied femtocells for its fixed and mobile converged services, scheduled for launch by the end of 2010. Leveraging its existing fixed and mobile infrastructure assets, du will now deploy Alcatel-Lucent’s small cells technology to help its customers overcome indoor mobile coverage issues. Accordig to Farid Faraidooni, Chief Commercial Officer (du), Alcatel-Lucent’s …

EditorDu improves indoor mobile coverage with Alcatel-Lucent Femtocells (UAE)

Du expects infrastructure sharing deal by 2011

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As per the top official of the company, Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company, popularly known as du, is confident that the infrastructure sharing deal with fellow telecom giant Etisalat will be rolled out by the first quarter of 2011. According to reports citing Chief Commercial Officer Farid Faraidooni during GITEX Technology Week 2010, the company would expect to start the actual …

EditorDu expects infrastructure sharing deal by 2011

Bangladesh among Asia’s top 10 mobile markets

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has emerged as one of ‘s top 10 mobile phone markets in terms of adding net subscribers, according to the chairman of GSM Asia Pacific, a regional forum of the Generalised System of Multiple Access (GSMA) mobile operators, reports BDNEWS.GSM Asia Pacific Chairman Mehboob Chowdhury warned that though Bangladesh the 8th top mobile market in Asia, ahead of Thailand and …

EditorBangladesh among Asia’s top 10 mobile markets