KPN to launch BlackPhone in January (Netherlands)

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KPN plans to launch the BlackPhone secure smartphone in January, Jaya Baloo, head of information security at KPN, told the paper NRC Next. Silent Circle introduced the Blackphone with Geeksphone in February, and KPN signed a licensing agreement with Silent Circle the same month. The smartphone runs a modified version of Android called PrivatOS. KPN had hoped to launch the phone …

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Dutch govt publishes updated spectrum plan (Netherlands)

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The Dutch ministry of economic affairs has published the National Frequencies Plan 2014. The update of the last plan from 2005 aims to make the policy more technology-neutral, brand-neutral, relevant and clear. The spectrum table covers frequencies from 8.3 kHz to 3000 GHz, most of which are already designated for a specific use, based on ITU and EU guidelines, as reported …

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Telecom attracted $2.46 billion worth FDI in 6 months (India)

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Foreign direct investments coming to India declined by about 16% to $2.45 billion in September, registering a fall for the second month in a row. The inflows had declined by about 10% to $1.27 billion in August. In September last year, the country had received foreign direct investments (FDI) worth $2.91 billion. Foreign investments showed a growth of 15 per …

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SMS, MMS still popular in Poland

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In 2013, the number of SMS sent in Poland was 52.2 billion (1,355 per inhabitant), which means a year-on-year decrease of 0.9 percent, as reported by Media2.pl based on the recent publication by the regulator UKE. According to Analysys Mason, in 2013 the average user in Poland sent 1,014 SMS, which ranks Poland above the average in the EU of …

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Dutch take smartphones, tablets on holiday – survey (Netherlands)

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According to a survey by media agency, with an initiative among 615 people aged 18 and over, around 90% of Dutch consumers with a smartphone take the device with them on vacation. The same goes for almost two-thirds of tablet owners and a third of laptop users. The survey also found that 60 percent of people take more than two …

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Vodafone NL adds new roaming bundle

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Vodafone Netherlands launched a new plan for roaming in the Vodafone partner markets. The plan Alles-in-1 op Reis XL will be available from 07 July and offer 100 minutes of outgoing calls, 100 minutes of incoming calls, 100 SMS and 100 MB for EUR 4 per day. The operator also offers the standard Alles-in-1 op Reis plan, for 20 minutes, 20 …

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3Q of Dutch use mobile internet on holiday (Netherlands)

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Almost three-quarters of the Dutch say they expect to use internet on their mobile phone during their holidays, according to a survey by DVJ Insights among 500 people for T-Mobile. Mobile internet is used mainly to send messages, check (sport) news, look at social media and mobile banking. Web browsing and music are also popular. Women use mobile internet on …

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Ziggo adds smartphones to mobile offer (Netherlands)

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Ziggo, the Dutch cable operator is adding smartphones to its mobile offer. It previously only offered Sim-only mobile plans. The company signed an agreement with the Phone House to offer handsets in the around 200 Dutch outlets of the retailer from July. It will offer three mobile plans and a choice of four phones – the LG L40, Samsung Galaxy …

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Ziggo upgrades security, capacity on Wi-Fi service (Netherlands)

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Ziggo is increasing the security on its network of Wi-Fi homespots with authentication through certificates. Ziggo customers will need to download the certificate information and reconfigure their home networks. In addition, Ziggo is increasing the speed of the service, with 10 Mbps reserved for guest use of the hotspots. The full speed will be available per user, rather than capped …

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Vodafone NL develops SuperSwitch net central in Eindhoven (Netherlands)

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According to a recent publication in nieuwemobiel.nl, Vodafone is its central network infrastructure completely upset. Instead of 12 smaller plants, the company goes to great 3 in case of emergencies can take over each other. This should scale straw rings belong to the past. Rotterdam 2012, a great fire caused the Vodafone traffic in South Holland was greatly disrupted for …

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