Telecom Italia CEO meets with Brazil minister

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Marco Patuano, the CEO of Telecom Italia, has expressed optimism regarding the bidding for the 700 MHz band and came to Brazil to confirm TIM’s interest in bidding, as reported  by Teletime. Speaking after a meeting with Brazil’s Communications Minister Paulo Bernardo, he declined to go into detail about the contributions to the ongoing public consultation, but pointed out that, in …

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Siminn announces new EU, EAA roaming prices

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Iceland telecoms operator Siminn said roaming prices will fall in the European Union and European Economic Area (EAA) on 01 July, making it 22% cheaper to call home, nearly 30% cheaper to receive calls and almost 26% cheaper to send an SMS. The price of outgoing voice calls in the EU and EAA falls from ISK 47.5 to ISK 36.9 …

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Zain Kuwait to sponsor musical

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Zain Kuwait has announced its sponsorship of ‘Shrek the Musical’, the hit Broadway show in the Middle East and Kuwait for the first time. The musical will be performed through two periods, from 29-31 May and from 5-7 June in Kuwait. The musical is inspired by DreamWorks Animation’s hit film franchise.

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Acer opens BYOC experience centre in Taiwan

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Acer has opened a build-your-own-cloud (BYOC) experience centre in Aspire Park, Taiwan. The experience centre demonstrates a range of apps in four key experiential zones developed by Acer as well as solutions in collaboration with partners. Visitors will be able to experience the BYOC ecosystem and learn how individuals or enterprises can develop their personal clouds, as reported by TP. …

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D-Link to start selling DIR-880L router in June

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D-Link will start selling its new AC1900 Wi-Fi router DIR-880L in June for approximately EUR 180, or for CHF 205 in Switzerland, as reported by maxwireless.de. It can reach speeds of up to 1,900 Mbps and the three antennae enable it to cirumvent problems such as thick concrete walls or microwaves, as they direct the signal to where it is …

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Telecom Namibia sponsors women’s football

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Telecom Namibia’s mobile arm TN Mobile has partnered with the 2014 Caf African Women Championships. The eight-nation football championship will take place 11 to 25 October in Namibia. Telecom Namibia MD Frans Ndoroma said Namibia was taking the necessary steps to attract more high-profile sport events.

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Claro, Movistar, Tigo to offer national roaming for Avantel

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Colombia’s Communications Regulatory Commission (CRC) has decided that mobile operators Claro, Tigo and Movistar will have to provide 4G LTE for new market entrant Avantel, as recently reported by La Republica, citing Jorge Palacio, Avantel president. Avantel customers will thus be able to access voice, SMS and internet services in areas where the operator has not yet deployed its own 4G …

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Zambia reaches more mobile money than bank accounts

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According to a recent publication in ITWeb, Airtel Zambia stated its number of mobile money users reached 3.1 million, with over 450,000 transactions on a monthly basis, compared to 1.8 million used announced in December 2013. The firm’s head of corporate communications and government relations, Yuyo Kambikambi said they are targeting to increase the daily transaction volumes, reports ITWeb. The announcement …

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Kyivstar introduces deferred payment option

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Kyivstar, the Ukrainian mobile operator announced a new deferred payment option for postpaid and business customers. They can arrange to defer payment of part of their bills to later months. Activating the service is free, and the amount deferred depends on how long they have been a customer and the monthly spend.

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2G case: Special CBI court to decide bail pleas of accused including A Raja on May 30

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A Delhi court today said it would hear on May 30 the arguments on bail pleas of former Telecom Minister A Raja, DMK MP Kanimozhi and seven other accused, charge sheet by the Enforcement Directorate in a 2G scam-related money laundering case. Special CBI Judge O P Saini stated this after special public prosecutor U U Lalit informed the court …

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Bharti Airtel adds maximum rural subscribers in April, COAI

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According to the industry body COAI, India’s GSM rural subscriber base grew 0.88% in April to 29.71 crore, with Bharti Airtel leading the way. During the month, mobile phone operators on the GSM technology added 25.8 lakh new subscribers in rural parts of the country, which is slightly slower than March, when it grew by 1.49%. No. 1 carrier Bharti Airtel, …

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