2degrees launches new service to control data consumption

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2degrees, the New Zealand mobile operator has launched a new service dubbed Worry-Free Data, which provides the firm’s customers advance warning when they are nearing their data limit, as reported by TP. Once reached, data use is halted until customers buy an additional pack. The service is available for all residential and corporate subscribers.

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Globe asks NTC to fine CGBP for sending text spam

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Globe Telecom, the Philippines operator has asked the National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) to fine the Center for Global Best Practices (CGBP) for sending text spam to Globe subscribers, the operator said in a statement. Globe also urged the regulatory body to permanently ban CGBP, its agents and employees from sending these spam texts to Globe customers. The operator also recently asked …

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Vodafone Ghana opens refurbished shop in Takoradi

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Vodafone Ghana has re-opened its retail shop in Little Hill, Takoradi, after a refurbishment. It is spacious with dedicated areas for specific customer needs, including an ‘Express zone’ for quick transactions such as bill payments, as reported by TP. There is also a Wi-Fi area and one where Small to Medium-scale Enterprises (SMEs) and other businesses can get expert. CEO …

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Telefonica Germany backs school environmental scheme

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According to Telefonica Germany, it is supporting the Federal Environment Ministry’s 2014 Energy Saving Championships by sponsoring the Beerwinkel primary school in Spandau to enter the competition. Initially, 240 schools take part, then this is narrowed down to sixteen, or one for each federal state in Germany. The competition aims to find the best climate protection project. Voters have until …

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India’s rural GSM subscribers reach 297.16 mln end-April

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India ended April with 297.16 million GSM subscribers in rural areas of the country, after a net addition of 2.58 million subscribers during the month, according to figures from the Cellular Operators Association of India (Coai). Mobile operator Bharti Airtel ended April with 94.75 million rural GSM subscribers, followed by Vodafone, with 89.69 million; Idea, with 75.70 million; Aircel, with …

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MTN to offer Simfy music service in South Africa

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According to a recent report in Telecompaper, MTN South Africa confirmed that it has signed an exclusive mobile operator agreement with Simfy Africa to offer its customers music streaming services. MTN customers will receive an exclusive rate of ZAR 49 per month for the Premium Plus service. Simfy Africa will allow MTN customers access to 23 million tracks, both international …

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Vimpelcom seeks new buyer for Telecel Globe assets – report

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Vimpelcom is apparently seeking to sell its Telecel Globe assets, despite agreeing to sell the company to Niel telecom for around EUR 75 million in 2013, TMT Finance reported. Niel Telecom had reportedly agreed to acquire Telecel Globe, which encompasses the Leo unit in Burundi and the Telecel Centrafrique unit in Central African Republic (CAR), subject only to closing conditions. …

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Anoite sells Travel business for GBP 45 mln in cash

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Anite, the Wireless testing systems provider has sold its Travel business to private equity group LDC for GBP 45 million in cash. The transaction is subject to the usual adjustments and GBP 1.7 million will be held in escrow at completion. Anite stated it wants to position itself as a global leader in wireless test solutions and concentrate on the division, …

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T-Mobile hikes 10GB price after forgetting to include VAT

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T-Mobile Netherlands has asked customers to pay more for an existing contract, saying it inadvertently excluded VAT from the price. However, the regulator ACM has questioned whether this practice is legal. Customers who signed a contract for a 10 GB data bundle in the period 16 January to 10 March have been asked to take a more expensive plan or …

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