Israeli Network to launch Push-to-Talk services

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Mobile Tornado Group, a UK based Push to Talk (PTT) technology, has announced that it has signed a contract with a major Israeli mobile operator. As per the terms of the deal, Mobile Tornado will be responsible for the supply of its patented IPRS Push-to-Talk technology platform and the provision of professional services to install and configure the system in …

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Siano Raises $20mn in Growth Round Led by JVP (Israel)

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Siano Mobile Silicon (www.siano-ms.com), the world’s leading supplier of digital mobile TV receiver chips, announced today that it has completed a $20 million expansion capital financing round. The round was led by leading Israeli venture capital fund, Jerusalem Venture Partners (JVP). The proceeds of the current round will be used for expanding the Company’s innovative product line as it extends …

EditorSiano Raises $20mn in Growth Round Led by JVP (Israel)

SingTel Chairman Mr Chumpol NaLamlieng to Resign (Singapore)

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Singapore Telecommunications (SingTel) has announced that Mr Chumpol NaLamlieng will resign as Chairman and Director of the company, and will be succeeded by Mr Simon Israel at the end of July. Mr NaLamlieng was appointed a non-executive and independent Director in 2002 and has been Chairman of the Board since 2003. He was President of Siam Cement for 13 years …

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Broadcom to acquire Square (US)

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Broadcom has inked a definitive agreement to acquire Israel-based security software developer Square. Broadcom is expected to pay around US$41.9 million, net of cash assumed, to acquire all of outstanding stock and other equity rights of Square. The boards of directors of the two companies have approved the acquisition. The transaction remains subject to customary closing conditions and is expected …

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DigiMo introduces m-payment platform (Israel)

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DigiMo has launched its mobile payment platform. The service requires no hardware or software modification at either the POS or mobile device itself, whether cell phone, tablet computer, or smartphone. It is ready for immediate deployment worldwide. Consumers who register for the service online, and supply their preferred billing method and phone number, will receive a PIN, after which they …

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Israeli court orders new auction of Modu patents

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An Israeli court has ordered Modu receiver Adv. Hanit Nov to hold a new auction for the company’s patents. According to reports, the court accepted the request by Google for a new auction. Kingston Technology won the original auction with a bid of US$5 million, while Google submitted a late bid of US$7 million. Judge Eitan Orenstin dismissed Kingston’s objections …

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Alvarion Loss expands on restructuring charges (Israel)

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Alvarion has stated that its first-quarter revenues dropped by 10.4% to US$46.5 million, and the net loss widened to US$14.5 million from US$4.9 million. The net loss included restructuring and other charges of approximately US$7.1 million related mainly to employee termination expenses and vacating office space. As of March 31, 2011, cash, cash equivalents and investments totaled $69.2 million. According to Eran Gorev, President and CEO …

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Orange and Partner to review royalties licence agreement (Israel)

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France Telecom and its Orange licensee in Israel, Partner Communications, have altered their royalties agreement to reflect more accurately France Telecom-Orange’s provision of marketing assistance and support with devices. The licence agreement, entered into on 14 September 1998, with the Orange Brand Services unit, provided for a royalty review period from 1 July 2012 to 30 September 2012 to be …

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Israel offers first Yiddish mobile phone

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An Israeli telecoms company is reportedly offering ultra-Orthodox Jewish clients a kosher smartphone with Hassidic folk music ringtones and a menu in Yiddish. While other firms have tapped into the religious market by offering phones free of internet access, with no email or access to Facebook which could lead users into temptation, none has so far offered its services in …

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Apple offers iPad 2 in Japan

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Apple is now offering the iPad 2 tablet PC in Japan. iPad 2 features a 9.7-inch LED-backlit LCD screen, dual-core A5 processor, two cameras, a front-facing VGA camera for FaceTime and Photo Booth, and a rear-facing camera that captures HD video, bringing the FaceTime feature to iPad users. iPad 2 delivers up to ten hours of battery life. iPad 2 …

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Israel approves one way roaming rules for new carriers

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Israel’s Communications Ministry has approved one-way roaming to help lower entry barriers for the new mobile carriers. The ministry published its decision on nationwide roaming, which regularizes the obligation of current mobile carriers to allow the two newly approved carriers to use their networks. The ministry reportedly decided that the roaming will be one-way. Current carrier Mirs Communications, which is …

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Mirs, 018 Xfone win mobile licence tender (Israel)

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Mirs Communications and 018 Xfone Telecom, have won the Ministry of Communications tender for two mobile operator licences and 3G spectrum. Mirs will reportedly pay US$206.27 million and 018 Xfone US$204.82 million, after beating Golan Telecom and Select Communications in the bidding. Golan Telecom is controlled by Xavier Niel, the founder of French operator Free, and Michael Boukozba, former CEO …

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