Bcom introduces industrial smartphone (Netherlands)

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BCom Mobile is introducing in the Netherlands the ATEX-certified EX-SM14 smartphone, for use in heavy industry and potentially explosive situations (‘Zone 1′). According to the company, the smartphone combines the latest specifications with a robust, waterproof body. The EX-SM14 offers functions such as video calls and remote support for maintenance activities. It comes with integrated push-to-talk (PTT) for one-touch communication …

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4G Americas expects 40 LTE-Advanced networks by end-2014

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4G Americas expects to see 40 or more commercial LTE-Advanced networks globally by the end of this year. According to 4G Americas, LTE-Advanced is now commercial on 20 networks in 15 countries including AT&T and Sprint in the US. Other countries with commercial LTE-Advanced networks include France, South Korea, Japan, Netherlands, Estonia, Australia, Czech Republic, Portugal, Russia and Singapore, among …

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T-Mobile NL to use 900 MHz band to boost 4G coverage

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T-Mobile Netherlands plans to use its spectrum in the 900 MHz band to improve the coverage of its 4G network. This should help improve coverage indoors, the company said at an event in The Hague. It also announced that the LTE network should reach national coverage by the end of 2015. The 900 MHz band frequencies will be deployed by …

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Globe expands data roaming flat rate to 15 more countries

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Philippines operator Globe Telecom has expanded the coverage of its standard rate for data roaming of PHP 599 per day to 15 more countries. The total service coverage now reached 35 countries. The default rate for data roaming is now available in Belgium, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Israel, Japan, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Netherlands, Norway, Qatar, Slovakia, Sweden, and Switzerland. Subscribers also …

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Essent to offer Nest Labs thermostat in Netherlands

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Dutch energy group Essent has partnered Google subsidiary Nest Labs ahead of the launch of the Nest Learning Thermostat in the Netherlands later this month. Essent will be the main provider of the thermostat in the country. Outside Nest Labs’ home market of the US, the device is already available in Canada and the UK and will launch soon also …

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Vodafone Romania offers 4G roaming in 15 countries

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Vodafone Romania announced its 4G roaming service was expanded to 15 countries. The service is offered without additional costs compared to existing roaming tariffs. The 4G roaming is now available in Austria, Belgium, South Korea, Switzerland, France, Germany, the UK, Norway, New Zealand, the Netherlands and Taiwan. The operator’s 4G roaming services are also available since November 2013 in Portugal, …

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M-commerce app by Paradigit (Netherlands)

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Paradigit, the Computer company has recently launched¬†a m-commerce app called Plux. The iPhone app shows product information, news and promotions from retailers. An Android version is also planned. The app allows users to search retail catalogues and order or reserve items. Users can opt in to share their information with advertisers and receive promotional messages. Participating retailers include Paradigit, Bike …

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Little interest in acquiring Google Glass in Netherlands

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According to a recent publication in Telecompaper, Google Glass has high name recognition in the Netherlands, but few consumers are waiting to buy the product, according to a survey by Multiscope of around 1,000 people. 80%¬†said they know what Google Glass is, but 83% said they have no interest in acquiring the product. Google Glass is currently available only in …

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KPN says no guarantee of 112 indoor coverage (Netherlands)

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Some 50,000 to 60,000 people do not have sufficient mobile coverage in their homes to even call the 112 emergency service, as reported by De Gelderlander from an interview with KPN director Jacob Groote. Another 1 percent of the country’s outdoor area, equivalent to around 60,000 football fields, is missing mobile coverage. The information from KPN comes ahead of a …

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Vodafone NL offers 6 months Netflix with Red plans (Netherlands)

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Vodafone Netherlands has started an offer of six months free Netflix for new customers to its Red, Red Super and Red Plus plans. The promotion runs until the end of this year and also applies for existing customers who take an extra 1 GB for EUR 10 per month. Netflix on its own costs EUR 8.99 per month, as reported …

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Mobile ads in Austria, Switzerland by Mobile Commerce

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Mobile Commerce launched their ‘D2S’ mobile banner ads in Austria and Switzerland Italy, Netherlands and Spain, this is for both mobile web and in-app traffic. Mobile Commerce partners with both SSPs and Ad Networks to monetize their direct publisher traffic. It’s a pay per click model and publishers benefit from a fill rate which is consistently around 90 percent or …

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