4G Pocket mobile data plans (France)

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NRJ Mobile, the French MVNO has lately introduced the 4G Pocket mobile data plans costing EUR 14.99 a month for 3 GB of usage and EUR 24.99 for 10 GB over LTE or H+, with speeds throttled thereafter. The operator has combined its new plans with a Huawei E5372S32 mobile hotspot to which several terminals can be connected via Wi-Fi. …

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Mobinil laying the ground work for expansion (Egypt)

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Egypt based Mobinil stated that the telecom company is revamping as well as expanding its networks on the back of $671 million fresh investment. According to Hassan Qabani, Managing Director of Mobinil, the telco is looking to offer additional services while better managing the existing ones. Mobinil had set out on an employment drive early this week. The telco is …

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Airtel ropes in additional distribution channels to spread money transfer (Kenya)

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In a bid to lure more subscribers for its money transfer product, Airtel Kenya has added more distribution channels to its list while reducing transaction fees at the same time. The outlets of this money transfer product also, known as Airtel Money will take the form of banks, Nakumatt and Pesa Point. According to Airtel Kenya Managing Director Rene Meza, …

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After SK Tel, KT to cut basic mobile fees in October (South Korea)

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The second largest mobile carrier in South Korea, KT Corp announced its plans to cut monthly basic mobile fees by $0.93, come October as part of the carrier’s tariff savings plan to the tune of $448.18 per year. The government has been telling the South Korean telecom operators to reduce tariffs in its bid to arrest inflation in the economy, …

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Telefonica O2 Czech Republic, a.s. : 58% of Czechs surf 3G network from O2

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Telef√≥nica is strengthening its position in 3G networks. In the last month alone, Telef√≥nica added more than 80 new locations to the map of mobile broadband access. As of now, residents of 854 towns and villages in the Czech Republic can now connect to O2’s 3G network, which is 58% of the population. The expanding coverage drives forward the popularity …

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Telenor buys back 855,000 of its own shares (Norway)

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Telenor has on 9 August 2011 purchased 855,000 own shares at an average price of NOK 83.83 per share. After this transaction, Telenor owns a total of 28,104,021 own shares. The transaction is part of the share buyback programme announced by Telenor Group on 21 July 2011. The buyback programme comprises around 48 million shares, of which close to half …

EditorTelenor buys back 855,000 of its own shares (Norway)

Vodafone to test trial crisis texting service with Foreign Office (UK)

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Vodafone announced that it has partnered with the Foreign Office to put a free SMS service through the paces that will deliver text messages to the customers of Vodafone when out of their home country of potential dangers. This way Vodafone customers stand to receive information cum warnings when they travel to foreign countries, and they encounter a major crisis …

EditorVodafone to test trial crisis texting service with Foreign Office (UK)

ZTE preparing to head towards the exit door in DRC mobile joint venture

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The China based ZTE is a major supplier of telecom gear in Africa; still, the firm is understood to be devising exit plans in Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). ZTE is bracing up for the sale of its 51 percent stake in Congo China Telecom. The fourth largest telecom company telco in the DRC is partly owned by the government …

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BSNL finalizes tower-sharing deals with Tata, Etisalat DB, Videocon, Airtel, Aircel and R-Comm (India)

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Of late, BSNL has been in the news for a lot many times for its loss making ways. Nonetheless, BSNL could be heading towards making good use of its idle tower assets in the wake of a pact that the state owned telecom operator has signed with Tata Teleservices, Etisalat DB, Videocon Telecom, Bharti Airtel, Aircel and Reliance Communications whilst …

EditorBSNL finalizes tower-sharing deals with Tata, Etisalat DB, Videocon, Airtel, Aircel and R-Comm (India)

Korea’s SK telecom partners Japan’s GREE to facilitate the social gaming heavyweight’s expansion

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The previous week, China based Tencent had joined hands with the Japanese social gaming heavyweight GREE for augmenting a new open platform for feature phones and smartphones that works fine with the latter’s own game platform standards. Apparently, South Korea’s SK telecom is also treading the same route because the operator has partnered with GREE to facilitate the social gaming …

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