Peoplenet to launch new rates for international calls (Ukraine)

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Peoplenet will launch new rates for international calls from 10 April. Calls to fixed and mobile networks in Russia, Israel, Canada, China and the US will cost US$0.12 per minute. Calls to mobile networks in Azerbaijan, Armenia and Moldova will be billed at US$0.25 per minute and calls to fixed networks in these countries at US$0.37 per minute. Calls to …

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Pelephone selects MIND billing for MVNO platform (Israel)

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MIND CTI has announced it has been selected by Israeli operator Pelephone Communications to provide a billing platform for MVNOs. MIND provides Pelephone with an integrated billing and customer care system for full support of its MVNE (mobile virtual network enabler) operations. Since December 2010 Pelephone has been chosen as network supplier by a number of new carriers.

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Alvarion installs municipal WiMAX network in Huston (Israel, US)

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Alvarion has stated that it has deployed a municipal WiMAX network in the USA city of Huston. Based on the WiMAX network, the city is currently introducing traffic control in more than 3,500 locations throughout the city. City of Houston also plans to connect 400 water utility locations with the network, covering an area of approximately 640 square miles. The …

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Alon Holdings Blue Square announces signing of Mou with Partner Communications for launching MVNO services (Israel)

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Alon Holdings Blue Square – Israel Ltd. announces that in connection with the Company’s plans to enter the cellular communication market by becoming a Mobile Virtual Network Operator (“MVNO”), on March 23, 2011 – Alon Cellular Ltd. (“Alon Cellular”), a joint- venture company in which the Company holds indirectly 70.1%, signed an MOU with Partner Communications LTD. (“Partner”) for launching cellular services …

EditorAlon Holdings Blue Square announces signing of Mou with Partner Communications for launching MVNO services (Israel)

Cellcom makes $241 million bid to acquire NetVision (Israel)

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Cellcom has reportedly offered to acquire its sister company, fixed line voice and broadband operator NetVision, for approximately US$421 million in cash. Both companies are subsidiaries of the IDB Holding conglomerate. According to Cellcom, NetVision has not responded yet to their proposal and they can provide no assurances that they will enter into any transaction. If an agreement is reached, …

EditorCellcom makes $241 million bid to acquire NetVision (Israel)

Apple’s IPad an overwhelming favorite among U.S. minority population

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13% of first-generation immigrants currently own a tablet device, representing approximately five million Americans, according to a survey by mobile VoIP network, Rebtel. According to a survey, the iPad reigns supreme as the preferred tablet device, with two-thirds of tablet owners choosing the device. French Americans claim the highest percentage of tablet owners (17%), followed by Mexican-Americans (15%), Nigerian-Americans, and …

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Pelephone inks second MVNO deal (Israel)

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Pelephone, the mobile subsidiary of Israeli fixed line incumbent Bezeq, has reportedly signed a mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) deal with retailer Rami Levi. The development comes after Pelephone became the first cell comapny to sign an agreement with a virtual operator in December 2010, when it agreed to allow a company called Free Telecom to use its network. Under …

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RIM makes lead commitment to BlackBerry Partners Fund II

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Research In Motion and the BlackBerry Partners Fund have announced that RIM is making a lead commitment to BlackBerry Partners Fund II, a new US$150 million independent venture capital fund, focused exclusively on mobile computing. BlackBerry Partners Fund II is expected to launch in June 2011 and will have a broader international mandate than the first Fund. According to Jim …

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HOT violated ISP licence terms: NetVision (Israel)

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Israeli telco NetVision has reportedly claimed that HOT Telecommunication Systems, which last month was granted an internet service provider (ISP) licence by the Israeli Ministry of Communications (MoC), has violated the conditions of its new concession. According to reports, NetVision has handed over documentation to the regulator which it alleges demonstrate that HOT has not only violated the structural separation …

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Bezeq’s Pelephone to host virtual mobile operator

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Israeli cellco Pelephone has agreed to allow an MVNO to operate over its network. The move follows efforts by the country’s Communications Ministry to boost competition and lower rates for consumers, including the issuing of licences for several MVNOs. Pelephone has no pre-paid business and so was widely assumed to be the most likely candidate to host the country’s first …

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Sequans, Nokia Siemens Networks bring commercial TD-LTE closer

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Succeed in interoperability testing across all available bands, proving maturity of the TD-LTE ecosystem Marking a defined step forward in TD-LTE commercialization, Sequans, a leading chipset platform provider, and Nokia Siemens Networks have successfully conducted interoperability trials of the technology in the 2.3 GHz, 2.5 GHz and 2.6 GHz frequency bands. The demonstration tested the interoperability of Nokia Siemens Networks’ …

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Israeli hospital provides doctors with Hebrew language Apple IPads

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­An Israeli hospital has started giving Apple iPads to its doctors for use both on and off-site so that they can check patient records, test results, X-rays and CT scans, report on patient progress and plan ongoing treatment. According to Mayanei Hayeshua Medical Center (MYMC), it has invested in the latest iPad version 4.2, customized for use in Hebrew. The …

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